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Forum: USA
Dec 5th 2021, 1:12 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By penguinsix

Re: A potential move - Princeton NJ

I'd second the comments on the costs. $1,500 will not go far, especially in COVID times when it seems rental properties are very very hard to find. Many properties that used to be rentals are being...
Forum: USA
Dec 5th 2021, 1:06 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,853
Posted By penguinsix

Re: health insurance for 70-year-old immigrating to USA?

We were in this situation and it was a nightmare. Some serious coin and that was only if we could find a company that was interested in doing this. Travel insurance (when we looked at it) had some...
Forum: USA
Sep 9th 2021, 6:42 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Mortgage to build on land in the USA

Rocket Mortage has a good primer on the different types of "construction loans" and "construction mortgages" that are available (note: I've never used Rocket and don't know much about them, but this...
Forum: USA
Sep 9th 2021, 6:40 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Would you grade-skip if coming into US school system from UK?

There is no perfect answer to this question. In some cases, you may find them academically advanced, and in other cases, they may be on par or even behind their peers in the USA. I think a great deal...
Forum: USA
Sep 3rd 2021, 1:25 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Help with Schools - UK to Florida

Hi and welcome.

We have a pretty extensive primer on enrolling kids into school in the USA in the WIKI. It will cover some of the basics and also delves into the specifics of finding the right...
Aug 20th 2021, 11:41 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By penguinsix

Re: HSBC USA closing.

I'm HSBC Premier and I think they are keeping a small operations base to handle Premier, Jade and Private Bank accounts. Not sure if that means they'll maintain a few physical branches or not.
Forum: USA
Aug 20th 2021, 11:37 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,296
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Hotel chain you can trust

We drove across the country with La Quinta. Waffles and pretty clean, and many of them had washing machines which helped on our multi-week excursion.

Most were very new. Bathrooms are basic but...
Forum: USA
Jul 10th 2021, 11:45 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By penguinsix

Re: How much is this tablet in the USA

$259 with an instant $60 savings for a final price of $199, but you have to buy before July 11.
Forum: USA
Jul 9th 2021, 11:01 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,089
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Moving to Mississippi - Driving?

College towns are (usually) one of the few places in the USA where you can get by without a car, but, in general, it is a hell of a lot easier to live there with one than without. You'll come to...
Forum: USA
May 21st 2021, 2:49 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By penguinsix

Proof of vaccination requirements

At the moment things seem to be a bit spotty between different countries, but I wanted to mention an issue I discovered in our future travel plans.

Some countries are requiring that proof of...
Forum: USA
May 13th 2021, 9:40 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By penguinsix

Re: US vs UK taxes for self Employed

Last I checked a non-US citizen cannot own an S-Corp. You would likely be looking at an LLC arrangement rather than an S-Corp setup.
Forum: USA
Apr 15th 2021, 2:31 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 3,702
Posted By penguinsix

Re: I moved last month and I have still so many questions

I believe that you are considered self-employed, in the eyes of the USA, because the employer is not making the necessary tax payments. This is going to cause you a problem in that you are going to...
Apr 15th 2021, 2:23 pm
Replies: 482
Views: 30,577
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Covid-19 Vaccination -- Have You Gotten It?

I just got Pfizer #1 at a drive thru facility in Maryland. Was pretty efficient. Felt a bit tired the next day and took a nap, and quite thirsty.
Forum: USA
Mar 31st 2021, 4:52 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,996
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Relocation Package

Green Card is a major issue. Get that in writing from the get-go if that is a concern. In fact, even if it isn't you might ask for it as you don't know how you'll feel in 3 years.

Relocation money...
Forum: USA
Jan 24th 2021, 8:37 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,857
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Do my UK qualifications transfer to the US?

Probably true, but once they have a US bar they could do what is called "contract attorney" work (i.e. document reviews) where you review boxes and boxes of documents (or in digital terms, TBs of...
Forum: USA
Jan 22nd 2021, 2:44 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,857
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Do my UK qualifications transfer to the US?

If you are willing to do an LLM degree at an American law school, then you could sit for the Bar exam in Texas (or New York) that would get you licensed to practice law. An LLM is a one-year course...
Forum: USA
Jan 22nd 2021, 2:42 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By penguinsix

Re: How to find a Short term Rental / Sublease?

I think the term of art here is "corporate apartment". This is what many companies call short-term leases and facilities that you can rent on a month-to-month or part year arrangement.
Jan 19th 2021, 2:46 pm
Replies: 482
Views: 30,577
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Covid-19 Vaccination -- Have You Gotten It?

In DC they have a formal registration process like other places, but at the end of the day if someone didn't show and there is leftover vaccine opened in the pharmacy, they go "if there is anyone in...
Forum: USA
Jan 17th 2021, 8:09 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,757
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Using VPN to watch British TV

After years with overplay I switched to Nord. VPN works with BBC but not SmartDNS.
Jan 12th 2021, 8:19 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 2,588
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Immigration with a child

I'm not really sure you need a court order as much as permission. A document between the two of you that says you are allowed to emigrate, signed and witnessed may be sufficient. This may save you...
Jan 8th 2021, 10:20 pm
Replies: 145
Views: 31,840
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Netflix Documentaries

Watched this the other night.

In the 1970s in Detroit, street racers would come out at night and race on the back streets and alleys. Every once in awhile though, a black Dodge Charger Hemi would...
Forum: USA
Jan 8th 2021, 10:17 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,259
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Sell or keep UK house

We left a house unoccupied for a number of years. That was a big mistake. We should have rented it or better just sold it. When we returned there was this and that which had to be replaced, and...
Jan 4th 2021, 8:16 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,909
Posted By penguinsix

Re: State taxes after moving to UK

State taxes are a [email protected]#$%@#$%@#$% pain for US expats. I mean, I really really hate this part of working overseas.

As noted, 'it depends' is the correct answer, but in many cases, you'd probably be...
Jan 4th 2021, 2:28 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,565
Posted By penguinsix

Re: What did you get for Chrimbo?

Kids got kayaks, bb guns, a board game (Twilight Struggle: The Cold War (https://amzn.to/3pKJ012)) and books (i.e. anything possible to get them off the computer screen)

Wife got a weighted...
Jan 3rd 2021, 11:16 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,513
Posted By penguinsix

Re: Who pays for residential tax?

Never have a renter pay your taxes unless you want to lose your house. You could end up in arrears and have your property sold in a tax lein sale.

Property tax is based on the owner of the...
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