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Jan 31st 2020, 9:35 pm
Replies: 204
Views: 28,044
Posted By kodokan

Re: Gizza Job

It appears there are some decent gig jobs out there! I started a new one yesterday, doing deliveries for a company that aggregates produce from local farmers, then delivers to people’s homes once a...
Forum: USA
Jan 28th 2020, 5:28 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,296
Posted By kodokan

Re: Charlotte- Mecklenburg: Securing a school place

It’s highly unusual - at least in the multiple areas/ states I’ve lived - for a child who is in boundary to not get a place at the neighborhood school. The danger is more for kids who don’t live in...
Forum: USA
Jan 28th 2020, 5:00 pm
Replies: 1,661
Views: 398,087
Posted By kodokan

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Excellent further analysis, theOAP. You’re right, all/ most systems where a fixed line is being drawn will create different outcomes depending on people’s life choices and opportunities. I guess the...
Jan 26th 2020, 7:02 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By kodokan

Re: Administration To Crack Down On Visa For Pregnant Women

Realistically it is already happening. There are many accounts from people in Europe who were born in the US, returned to their home countries as babies or small children, and are now finding that...
Forum: USA
Jan 26th 2020, 6:57 pm
Replies: 1,661
Views: 398,087
Posted By kodokan

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Yes, it’s applied for any pension resulting from earnings on which SS contributions were not made.
Jan 26th 2020, 5:33 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By kodokan

Re: Administration To Crack Down On Visa For Pregnant Women

Or they could just re-amend the Amendment about birthright citizenship. That would solve the problem, and also solve the issues for the Accidental Americans like the sons of two of my UK friends, who...
Forum: USA
Jan 26th 2020, 5:25 pm
Replies: 1,661
Views: 398,087
Posted By kodokan

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

I went through exactly the same ‘hey, that’s unfair!’, but after researching and understanding how the whole system works, I now feel much better about the reason for the reduction in ‘my’ future...
Forum: USA
Jan 26th 2020, 5:23 pm
Replies: 1,661
Views: 398,087
Posted By kodokan

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

And it maxes out at reducing your SS by no more than $480 a month currently. I work on the assumption that my SS will be reduced by that full amount* because of the UK state pension; if it’s less,...
Forum: USA
Jan 26th 2020, 3:13 pm
Replies: 1,661
Views: 398,087
Posted By kodokan

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

The WEPing is because of how Social Security is weighted towards giving more to people who worked all their lives on low incomes. Someone with 35 years of credits based on minimum or low retail wages...
Jan 24th 2020, 6:49 pm
Replies: 204
Views: 28,044
Posted By kodokan

Re: Gizza Job

You’ve identified the issue, of course - sure, it’s technically a ‘tip’, but the reality is that it forms at least half of what we’re being paid. A typical order for me might be to drive 10 mins to a...
Jan 24th 2020, 12:47 am
Replies: 204
Views: 28,044
Posted By kodokan

Re: Gizza Job

There’s no recourse for us if the customer removes the tip in bad faith - it hasn’t happened to me, but I’ve seen posts in our Facebook group from other shoppers who’ve experienced this. They’re...
Jan 23rd 2020, 9:27 pm
Replies: 204
Views: 28,044
Posted By kodokan

Re: Gizza Job

Yes, I’m in Columbus, and my son is in his second year at OSU now. He loves it there, and has settled in really well - made good friends, enjoys his studies, and has a great on-campus part-time job...
Jan 23rd 2020, 8:30 pm
Replies: 204
Views: 28,044
Posted By kodokan

Re: Gizza Job

It is - it’s the one I work for 🙂
Jan 23rd 2020, 7:24 pm
Replies: 204
Views: 28,044
Posted By kodokan

Re: Gizza Job

The largest supermarket chain in my area is Kroger (same chain as Fry’s, Smith’s etc elsewhere). You can go direct to the Kroger website/ app, place your order online for delivery for a flat fee of...
Forum: USA
Jan 23rd 2020, 3:45 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,400
Posted By kodokan

Re: Move from London to NYC - request for advice

The online school resources - Great Schools, Schooldigger, Niche, etc - can useful neighborhood screeners. They really just rank test scores, which usually indicates areas where kids are coming from...
Jan 23rd 2020, 3:12 pm
Replies: 204
Views: 28,044
Posted By kodokan

Re: Gizza Job

Definitely true; half my income for gig work comes from tips.

if you use a service that shows the tip up front to the contractor, you’ll likely have a much better experience if you tip up front....
Jan 22nd 2020, 6:51 pm
Replies: 204
Views: 28,044
Posted By kodokan

Re: Gizza Job

Same here on cash tips for the grocery shopping and delivering I do. I get an extra cash tip perhaps once every 30 deliveries or so; most customers tip up front in the app, almost universally at the...
Sep 5th 2019, 2:05 pm
Replies: 204
Views: 28,044
Posted By kodokan

Re: Gizza Job

Very. The company sends me a 1099 at year-end, which I then use to complete a Schedule C. I track my mileage automatically using an app that detects when I’m driving, and deduct the standard IRS rate...
Sep 5th 2019, 3:52 am
Replies: 204
Views: 28,044
Posted By kodokan

Re: Gizza Job

Ha, no! I meant personal message, via the messaging system.

I am actually signed up to PostMates, but have so far only done one delivery. It was underwhelming.
Sep 4th 2019, 10:17 pm
Replies: 204
Views: 28,044
Posted By kodokan

Re: Gizza Job

I earn money in a similar way - my ‘boss’ is an algorithm in an app - but mine is for personal grocery shopping and delivery. It pays MUCH better than that. I make around $12-$13 on average for every...
Forum: USA
Oct 30th 2018, 1:18 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By kodokan

Re: Tax allowance - Part Year

Definitely one for a specialist - not sure you will be able to file as Head of Househokd Household after only 3 months in the US, and meet the requirement to have provided at least 6 months of...
Forum: USA
Sep 15th 2018, 12:06 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By kodokan

Re: School vaccinations specifically Hep B

Ah no, he’ll need the usual three then.

The fast track schedule may cause you problems. Not having them at the expected CDC intervals is considered the same as not having them. One of my kids’...
Sep 14th 2018, 11:35 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,157
Posted By kodokan

Re: Starting from scratch at 35, anyone else ever done it for felt the same?

You’re doing great! We moved to Switzerland in our mid-30s with very little in the way of assets to our name as we’d been a one income family in the UK. Built up some pensions and so on there - no...
Forum: USA
Sep 14th 2018, 11:14 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By kodokan

Re: School vaccinations specifically Hep B

If your son is somewhere in the ages 11-15 range, inclusive, then there’s a separate Hep B vaccination protocol for adolescents. This protocol only requires two vaccinations for full coverage.
Forum: USA
Sep 3rd 2018, 1:25 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By kodokan

Re: British to US school

Assuming the visa/ citizenship is sorted out, your next challenge will likely be that the school district will insist that school registration can only be done using the address of a designated...
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