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Forum: Australia
Nov 26th 2012, 10:37 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,717
Posted By Smudger82

Re: Exchanging Aus Driving License for UK

Yep, you're right. My bad.

Any more recommendations on Insurance Companies greatly received.
Forum: Australia
Nov 26th 2012, 12:07 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,717
Posted By Smudger82

Re: Exchanging Aus Driving License for UK

Thanks mate - they won't insure ANY non-UK drivers, unfortunately. So I am thinking it might be worth double-insuring for the 6 weeks, with a second policy that accommodates over-seas drivers...
Forum: Australia
Nov 26th 2012, 10:41 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,717
Posted By Smudger82

Re: Exchanging Aus Driving License for UK

That tool you linked to. If you go right through and say you are coming from Aus to the UK it says she is able to exchange after being a UK resident for 5 years. I was on the previous Gov website a...
Forum: Australia
Nov 26th 2012, 9:25 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,717
Posted By Smudger82

Exchanging Aus Driving License for UK

Hi all,

Has anyone had a similar problem? I am British, my wife is Oz-born but a British citizen, with a UK passport.

We have been living in Australia for 2 years and are going back to the UK...
Forum: Australia
Aug 28th 2012, 4:56 am
Replies: 57
Views: 6,051
Posted By Smudger82

Re: Stay or Go?

Yep it sure does, lots of little savings = one big saving. And we don't make conscious decisions to 'save money'. We just save money as a result of not wanting to waste food and not buying packaged...
Forum: Australia
Aug 28th 2012, 4:41 am
Replies: 57
Views: 6,051
Posted By Smudger82

Re: Stay or Go?

Same. We cook enough at night so there's left overs for lunch the next day at work.
Forum: Australia
Aug 28th 2012, 4:29 am
Replies: 57
Views: 6,051
Posted By Smudger82

Re: Stay or Go?

Absolutely. My wife and I are both from families of chefs, so we are able to make things all from scratch. Good fruit and veg from Aldi, meat from a cheap butcher, specials in Coles / Woolies. People...
Forum: Australia
Aug 28th 2012, 4:20 am
Replies: 57
Views: 6,051
Posted By Smudger82

Re: Stay or Go?

Read the details properly. I said we get ABOUT the same as the OP's potential income. I didn't say our income was $70k. If it is important you know, I have just calculated and it is $78,500.

Those...
Forum: Australia
Aug 28th 2012, 3:02 am
Replies: 57
Views: 6,051
Posted By Smudger82

Re: Stay or Go?

You'll make it work and you will make new friends in time. Plenty people on here will scare-monger you with the cost of living, but you will make it work I am sure. Our household income is about the...
Forum: Australia
Aug 28th 2012, 12:58 am
Replies: 27
Views: 13,398
Posted By Smudger82

Re: UK Nova forced to shut down?

How about using an iPad to watch UK iPlayer? Anyone know any good, cheap, VPNs?

We have Apple TV, so in theory should be able to stream iPlayer to our widescreen from the iPad.

Anyone done this...
Forum: Australia
Apr 7th 2012, 8:48 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,660
Posted By Smudger82

Re: HELP, I NEED A NEW LIFE :)

Get a Sheila! Just get your three month tourist visa and go hunting!
Forum: Australia
Mar 9th 2012, 4:53 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,993
Posted By Smudger82

Re: Mortgage Criteria

We paid $2k on a $300k mortgage, lenders insurance that is.

Also we only needed a 10% deposit, that was with CBA. That was me on a temporary spouse visa and the OH a citizen.
Forum: Australia
Feb 6th 2012, 5:24 am
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By Smudger82

Re: Travelling with one infant and one child

Yeah, we always go BNE - NCL with Emirates, really good to miss Heathrow. They aren't too bad, seem to charge about 70% for the older child.
Forum: Australia
Feb 6th 2012, 5:07 am
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By Smudger82

Travelling with one infant and one child

Hi all,

Does anyone know which airlines are the most competitive when travelling with a three year old and a one year old. Most seem to charge 10% of an adult fare for the infant and up to 100%...
Forum: Australia
Jan 21st 2012, 10:52 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 8,992
Posted By Smudger82

Forum: Australia
Jan 21st 2012, 10:33 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 8,992
Posted By Smudger82

Re: Move from UK to Australia

It must kill you to be trapped in a place you hate so much.
Forum: Australia
Jan 21st 2012, 10:02 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 8,992
Posted By Smudger82

Re: Move from UK to Australia

Good luck to you, try and ignore the bitterness of people on here who have had the big move gone sour for whatever reason. You only live once, so give it a go. It's not for everyone, but you won't...
Forum: Australia
Jan 21st 2012, 8:50 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 8,992
Posted By Smudger82

Re: Move from UK to Australia

Rubbish. People from various countries/background successfully make the change work.
Forum: Australia
Jan 16th 2012, 9:15 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 4,327
Posted By Smudger82

Re: Investing in US Property

Betting on the exchange rate isn't really for me, I'll be buying in GBP so there's not that level of gain? Thanks for all the advice though.
Forum: Australia
Jan 16th 2012, 9:21 am
Replies: 55
Views: 4,327
Posted By Smudger82

Re: Investing in US Property

Cheers :thumbsup:
Forum: Australia
Jan 16th 2012, 8:28 am
Replies: 55
Views: 4,327
Posted By Smudger82

Re: Investing in US Property

Could you PM with the info?
Forum: Australia
Jan 16th 2012, 7:53 am
Replies: 55
Views: 4,327
Posted By Smudger82

Re: Investing in US Property

Thanks - some good advice there. Much appreciated. A good property manager is crucial, I have dealt with some really shoddy property managers who really couldn't give a toss about the calibre of...
Forum: Australia
Jan 16th 2012, 2:57 am
Replies: 55
Views: 4,327
Posted By Smudger82

Forum: Australia
Jan 16th 2012, 1:58 am
Replies: 55
Views: 4,327
Posted By Smudger82

Re: Investing in US Property

I've never seen the problem with being half a world away, but I do take your point about not fully understanding the market.
Forum: Australia
Jan 16th 2012, 1:33 am
Replies: 55
Views: 4,327
Posted By Smudger82

Re: Investing in US Property

:lol:

Yeah, point taken. I had considered that, I have a friend in Florida that can check these things out.

To come back around to the original point of the thread, I guess my biggest fear is...
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