June 23, 2021

Expats & Students:
Move to Germany with less headaches

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We’d like to introduce you to our new sponsor, Expatrio.com!

 

Expatrio is a relocation platform for international students and expats wishing to live in Germany. They offer an all-inclusive service to minimize the German bureaucracy you’ll face when making the move. Both Alex and I know applying for a visa or residency permit to stay in Germany, includes a lot of paperwork. On Expatrio.com, customers can sign up for a Blocked Account & health insurance quickly, affordably, and completely online in English. A Blocked Account is a special bank account required when applying for a German visa (it provides proof of sufficient funds). Proof of Health Insurance is also required for visa applications and Expatrio will provide you with health insurance that is guaranteed to be accepted by the immigration office in Germany. In addition, their has many articles that provide information on studying abroad, working abroad, and living in Germany in general!

 

To learn more, please go to Expatrio.com & find the answers you seek.

May 26, 2021

Easily File Your U.S. Taxes

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Americans living abroad in Germany still need to file a tax return in the USA, even though they are no longer living there and they don’t actual owe money to the US government. It’s hard enough filing taxes in Germany and we know that also having to file a return in the U.S. can be a pain. But don’t worry, you can file a US tax return easily and stress-free via MyExpatTaxes.com! You can file your return through their website in as little as 15 minutes without missing a single deduction and always feel confident you’ve completed everything, since they include all the forms an expat would need. Taxes for US expats are due on June 15th this year, however you can file a free extension via the MyExpatTaxes software and once they submit the extension to the IRS, you'll then have until October 15 to complete your US taxes. 

 

Have you been hurt financially due to the Covid-19 pandemic? Once you become tax compliant as an expat, you can receive Stimulus checks! If you haven’t filed for a few years, no worries - MyExpatTaxes provides a tax amnesty program where you can make up missed years of filing, penalty free. Their Streamlined Procedure is one of the most affordable programs out there

 

To learn more please visit myexpattaxes.com

May 19, 2021

No Podcast Episode This Week

We're taking a little break this week, but we'll be bringing you a fresh new episode next Wednesday, May 26th. Don't worry, just a little one week break to take care of some things in this hectic thing we all call life!

April 1, 2021

AGDW Interviewed & Featured on

the "Understanding Train Station" podcast

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We were recently invited on an episode of "Understanding Train Station podcast, hosted by Felicia and Josh. You might already know Felicia as the host of the YouTube channel "A German Girl in America", who we've had on our own podcast twice as a guest. We had lots of fun talking with both of them and sharing our language learning experiences. Please check out the episode on YouTube here or you can listen to in in audio only format on whatever podcast platform you use. 

February 17, 2021

AGDW Interviewed & Featured on

the "Germany Experience" podcast

This week we were invited on an episode of Shaun Behren's podcast, the Germany Experience. We both had a wonderful time chatting with Shaun and being on his show. The topic covered was extremely interesting and we couldn't figure out why we had never talked about it on our own show. Please check out the episode when it is released on Monday, February 22nd.

December 29, 2020

Check out Stuttgart Expats!

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If you're interested in the expat community in the beautiful city of Stuttgart or just interested in the expat community in Germany as a whole, check out StuttgartExpats.com. They have a page that has useful links to the best shops, blogs, pubs, etc. in Stuttgart.

October 26, 2020

We're On YouTube!

Yes, the AGDW Podcast is on...YouTube. Our channel will have some of our episodes in full color video! Also, we'll have some bloopers and possibly other extras down the road. We're still just a podcast, so don't expect too much from us on the YouTube front. We can't guarantee a regular upload schedule, however, we'll do our best to add a little content when we can. We suggest subscribing to the channel because then you can ensure you'll see new videos when they go online. The best part is instead of just listening to us, you can now also see our beautiful faces. For some, a plus. For others...not so much. Regardless, enjoy!

September 30, 2020

We Have a New Sponsor!

The AGDW Podcast would like to welcome the new sponsor of our podcast, Coya Insurance! We know what you're thinking...a sponsor? So now there will be ads during the podcast?? Before you freak out, let us ease your concerns. We love our fans and would never recommend a brand that we felt wasn't valuable to the people who listened to us. I (Geoff) became a user of Coya long before we ever started the podcast. I chose them for my home insurance and my bike theft insurance. Why? Three simple, yet important factors: low cost, English support, and simplicity. I searched through many insurance carriers in Germany and found Coya was the one that supported expats the best. Everything was in English (the policy, the website, the customer support, etc.) and it was easy to sign up with no red tape. Plus, my home insurance is less than 5 Euro per month! Yes, you heard me right. I pay very little, yet it I'm covered up to 15,000 Euro in damage. We recommend Coya to anyone who is an expat in Germany and in need of home insurance, bike theft insurance, private liability insurance, etc. To learn more click here

And, just so you know, we were not asked to say anything above by Coya. All of that is purely our opinion and a real recommendation

September 2, 2020

AGDW Interviewed & Featured on

the "Moving Roadmap Podcast"

When it rains, it pours! We have been featured this week as guests on another podcast, which is an interview we recorded several months ago. The series is called the "Moving Roadmap Podcast" and the focus of our episode was the logistics of moving abroad, our lives in Germany since arriving, etc. The episode is online now!

Listen Here

August 26, 2020

AGDW Interviewed & Featured on

"The Get Up & Get Out Podcast"

We were invited to be guests on an episode of the Get Up & Get Out Podcast, which is hosted by Steve Krisel. The show features weekly interviews with real people that have "gotten up and out" of their home country to live and work somewhere in the world. He discusses with his guests the positives and negatives of living in another country along with tried and true tips for living abroad. We both really enjoyed being on Steve's podcast and think you should all check out our interview, which will be online on Monday, September 1st. 

Listen Here

August 8, 2020

AGDW Tours the Spreewood Distillery

& Interviews Co-Founder

The Americans in Germany Drinking Whiskey podcast finally took a trip down to the village of Schlepzig and visited the Spreewood Distillery, which produces the multi-award-winning STORK CLUB whiskey. It's situated in a beautiful corner of the Brandenburg countryside and is the perfect setting to learn about distilling. During our time we were able to interview Bastian Heuser, one of the Co-Founders of Spreewood Distillers and speak with him about German whiskey, being an expat in the USA, and more. The full episode will be released next week! Learn more about Stork Whisky here. 

July 20, 2020

AGDW Featured on

"Top 10 Podcasts" List

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The Americans in Germany Drinking Whiskey podcast has been featured in an article listing the “Top 10 Podcasts you should be listening to if you are an Expat in Germany”! The article has been published on the expat website www.citystarlings.com, which was founded by an expat in Munich, Germany.

 

You can read the article here

June 19, 2020

"Easy German" Founder to be Guest on AGDW 

Next week we will be interviewing Cari, which is one of the co-founders of the YouTube channel "Easy German". They create fantastic videos that help anyone to learn the German language through unscripted street interviews with everyday Germans. Each video includes subtitles in English and in German at the same time, enabling you to quickly recognize commonly used German phrases. We are sure to gain plenty of advice for those who are struggling to learn the German language. Stay tuned!

June 9, 2020

Interview on the Lost Geographer Podcast

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We were invited to be guests on an episode of the Lost Geographer Podcast, which is a show hosted by Rohith Amruthur that helps you to expand your knowledge about culture, countries and travel in general. Take a listen to learn more about our moves abroad and the first culture shocks we experienced while in Germany. We had a lot of fun being guests on Rohith's podcast and hope to collaborate with him more in the future. 

Click here to Listen to our episode