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February 20, 2009

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Natalie

I don't have any advice on how to discuss this with the boys. But we will happily visit you wherever you go... :-)

Karoline Boddington

Dear Claudia,
My goodness, my thoughts are with you and your family.
My husband has been laid off since November "08. Since I always am needed to work, it's not so bad.

Doug (not Muir)

Just a quick thought from someone in a similar situation -- it may not be too difficult for Doug to set himself up as a one-person company based in Germany. "Ich AG" is one of the jargon terms. That would pave the way to get insured under the German system (I think that if you're in one of the gesetzliche Krankenkassen, insurance for the kids may be close to free), as well as various other sources of support there. Depending on the nature of his law background, he may be able to get into professional bodies there.

Publishers take up to a year to reply to queries and unsolicited manuscripts, and simultaneous submissions to different publishers are frowned upon to such a great extent as to possible constitute informal blackballing. So writing that great novel will be a big help in 2012 or so.

Doug (not Muir)

Hi Claudia, you seem to have answered in the next thread. On the one hand, German taxes are of course generally higher. On the other, self-employed get to deduct a lot of things. A good Steuerberater is your friend.

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