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  2. January 29 Updates (they are not updating daily) Chapala active: unc. awaiting results: unc. Deaths: unc. Jocotepec active: +1 awaiting results: unc. Deaths: unc. Ixtlahuacán active: -2 awaiting results: +1 Deaths: unc PLEASE DO NOT POST ON THIS THREAD If you have questions or comments please do so by PM
  3. We have had an HSBC account for many years before Covid. They have never sent emails or delivered anything to our home. Messages do appear on the website when signed in. We have never been charged any fees with HSBC.
  4. It is 10 - 6. Printing error, sorry. PLEASE come
  5. So is it 10:00 to 6:00 or 11:00 to 6:00?
  6. That's what we generally do too, but we're sometimes out of Mexico when the bill comes due.
  7. I just pay my CFE bill with cash at the OXXO. It's too small an amount to bother with a debit card.
  8. You receive a new card in the mail in Mexico? I've never received anything in the mail, only flyers and bills stuck into our gate or mailbox. HSBC never mailed anything, I had to go to the branch any time I needed something. Admittedly this was a confluence of issues that had a lot to do with COVID, but IMO HSBC deliberately took advantage of the situation when the changed their fee policy when they knew access was a problem. A couple of questions: Does Citibanamex charge fees every month? Can you access your account with a laptop, or do they require a cell phone app?
  9. We have used Citibanamex for over 15 years without one drop of problems. We receive a new card in the mail a month before the old ones expire. Never a problem. You do what you think is best for you. This is what works best for us and I don't believe you will find another way that is "easier". Been here at Lakeside since 1997. Good luck.
  10. Looking at that thread and again at our latest bill, it seems that when the prepaid balance ran out they applied all previous credits for the last six month to our total surplus even though there was no surplus shown for the billed period on any of those bills (including this one.) CFE's billing is even weirder than I thought. The flip side is that due to the same billing calculations it does look like we can still actually use that surplus.
  11. Like many people in Mexico we have a small solar array to keep us from hitting the DAC rate. With the problem paying CFE online with American credit cards, we decided to prepay our bill in person so we wouldn't have to worry about it for a few months. We don't use much power most of the year and we paid about 5 month's worth of our small bill in advanced. During the next few months we thought our solar array had failed. We were charged monthly for electric usage when we should have had at least a small surplus. The array seemed to be working properly and the solar controller's meter said we were generating normally but nothing was showing up on our bill. Since we use so little power these charges were were minor, but we entered the winter months (when we use the most power) with a zero KWH's of power credit shown on our CFE bill. Last month the money we had prepaid ran out. Now the bill is showing ALL the power we generated for the last 6 months which is much more of a surplus than we would normally have because we've been paying for power each month despite our solar generation. The bill said the tiny credit they pay for a surplus will show on our next bill so I don't know if we can use it now or have lost it due to CFE's billing issue. IDK if this is a general problem with CFE billing or was specific to our account, but if you prepay your CFE bill be aware that your billing and solar credits may not be accurate until your prepay funds run out.
  12. I'm guessing these may be blocked from online bill pay use just like my US credit cards. After using those cards without a problem for years, attempted payments now always come back saying try a different card. American Express still works online for CFE, but that's about it. I definitely don't want to open another Mexican bank account, so this one has me stumped.
  13. I have not. Utilities are in my landlord's name and he doesn't want the hassle of changing. He knows we'll eventually trade-up. LQ
  14. They both look like they may work. Have you been able to use either one of these for utility payments in Mexico?
  15. A bit of a story... I lost online access to my no fee HSBC Mexico account at about the same time online payments with US credit cards stopped being generally accepted. When my ATM card expired a short time later (during the COVID lockdown) I had no way of getting it replaced without waiting an hour+ standing in line outside of the bank at least twice. And there was the risk of close contact with people inside. When I finally made it back into the bank (and with COVID it was months), I found out that HSBC had started charging fees and had essentially stolen all of my funds. They wanted about 1,500 pesos to reactivate the account in addition to the thousands i had already lost to their fees. Never again.
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  17. No, it just says for "indoor cats 1-6" They are Savory Chicken Entree . I might just eat them myself lol
  18. I’ve always used TurboTax. I only used a CPA one year that I worked out of the country.
  19. OP has suggested taxes aren't terribly complex but wishes to use a 'preparer'. May or may not know about TurboTax and the like but.... I have for years used Turbo and now H&R Block programs. Formerly wife ran an LLC and we had 'simple' stock holdings. Program could not have been more simple to use. After 'gathering' tax material, it usually takes me 3-4 hours to 'answer the questions and key in data'. Cost maybe $40 for the program. Only once had a problem and they 'cured' that pretty quickly. To each his own.....
  20. Do most of y'all have the pivoting ones? Because we have the decorative, glazed-ceramic ones with a spigot, where you invert the open garafon on top. Lacking extra counter space, we also have wrought iron stands (though there are wooden ones) like you can get at Arte Mexicano in San Antonio. https://goo.gl/maps/1hyJk2WAHkaaFx4w6 It's that kind of stand that I thought was being inquired about, which I've heard called a portogarafon or sopporte de garafon. LQ
  21. Plus you have streets and sidewalks that are nicer, better maintained and cleaner!
  22. That was us a year ago. After looking in the Ajijic area, we decided it was far too busy and ended up buying on the south side of the lake. We can go to Ajijic any time we like but have peace and quiet here in San Nicolás de Acuña
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