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Yesterday, 6:19 pm
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Posted By newadventure

Re: Let's talk about cars

Thanks! Useful info
Yesterday, 5:42 pm
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Re: Let's talk about cars

Do you mind me asking how much you pay for swapping in a new motor? Our Highlander has done 250K miles and is starting to consume oil. Looking at prices of second hand cars, it may make sense to just...
Forum: USA
Jan 25th 2023, 5:15 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,983
Posted By newadventure

Re: Options for UK Pension (Defined Contribution)

Using a similar approach to my retirement as i have to raising our children (benign neglect), i appear to have ended up in a similar position re: pensions as our financial guru, Glasgow Girl. That's...
Forum: USA
Oct 18th 2022, 7:46 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,674
Posted By newadventure

Re: US Tax return

Thanks both.
I looked at the IRS link, and it says there are still 5.3 mn unprocessed returns from 2021 and late filed prior year returns. I will wait a little longer.
I did go into my IRS account...
Forum: USA
Oct 18th 2022, 5:22 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,674
Posted By newadventure

Re: US 2020 Tax return

Well, it's now well over a year since my previous post and still nothing from the IRS (i am waiting for a refund from my 2020 tax return, paper-filed in May 2021). I have called a few times, but...
Forum: USA
Oct 4th 2022, 1:01 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 3,979
Posted By newadventure

Re: Electricals - to ship or not to ship

Unless i am misunderstanding, it is not a PITA at all. I bought a digital antenna approx 1' x 1' from Amazon for $20. It hangs above the tv hidden behind a shutter and gives us access to many local...
Sep 23rd 2022, 5:30 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By newadventure

Re: Traveling to England for visit

Also, depending on where you will fly into in US, it may be worth getting the free Mobile Passport app. I arrived at JFK yesterday afternoon. 60 min line for foreign visitors, 40 mins for LPR and US...
Aug 24th 2022, 5:37 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,130
Posted By newadventure

Re: WHO CAN AFFORD THESE PRICES

Norse Air starting low cost flights JFK-LGW: https://thepointsguy.com/news/norse-atlantic-london-gatwick/
Aug 17th 2022, 5:19 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,113
Posted By newadventure

Re: Driving in TX, new resident

Ha! Been here 10 years and went to pick up my car yesterday after being told the keys were left on the driver's side rear tyre. Couldn't find them, went inside to the shop, made the guy come out and...
Forum: USA
Jul 25th 2022, 6:01 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By newadventure

Re: Is 401(k) limit pro-rated for partial year

I have just been thinking about this. Once you hit the max limit, you can't contribute any more. How can your employer continue to contribute if they are matching your ($0) contribution?
Forum: USA
Jul 25th 2022, 5:58 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,795
Posted By newadventure

Re: UK USA Pensions & Finances- Seeking Advice.

I hadn't thought about this. Presumably if you use your SIPP to purchase an annuity, that would be WEP'd? What about if you took regular monthly amounts from the SIPP - would they be WEP'd?
Forum: USA
Jul 5th 2022, 5:38 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,356
Posted By newadventure

Re: British Passport renewal time

Applied for daughter's passport 10 Jan 2022, arrived 14 Feb (but this was an adult passport). I renewed mine Oct 2021, all went fine until DHL delivery. I was told it would be delivered on 18 Oct and...
Forum: USA
Jul 1st 2022, 5:14 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 3,090
Posted By newadventure

Re: Water heater replacement

You'd have thought someone would have tried to capture this by now and use it to perform some useful work
Jun 27th 2022, 7:01 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By newadventure

Jun 27th 2022, 5:21 pm
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Views: 1,001
Posted By newadventure

Re: Citizenship and passport application

Thanks Rete. Write up, as requested:

I was one of 62 new citizens coming from 31 different countries at the first outdoors ceremony in SC since covid. Location was Middleton Place, a plantation...
Jun 23rd 2022, 6:51 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By newadventure

Citizenship and passport application

Just a note in case this is useful for someone and also because i am chuffed as about to become a US citizen after arriving here on an L1-B 10 yrs ago
17 Nov 2021 - Sent in application
11 May 2022...
Forum: USA
Jun 17th 2022, 5:47 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By newadventure

Re: US/UK Taxation - avoiding being resident in UK

Hello ArizonaTrail,
Others with more knowledge will chip in, but to get the ball rolling:
I doubt you will be domiciled in the UK if you spend more than 183 days, that is a different thing...
Forum: USA
Jun 13th 2022, 7:42 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 4,910
Posted By newadventure

Re: UK US Difference

I guess 95% of the 'driving' i do is around town or on a highway/dual carriageway, but it is not really driving, it is getting from A to B. Very different if you are on windy/hilly roads but they...
Forum: USA
Jun 13th 2022, 5:50 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 4,910
Posted By newadventure

Re: UK US Difference

I don't understand this. Perhaps when automatics caused higher fuel consumption. But now 7 speed (and more) automatic transmissions must be more fuel efficient than manual. If i was driving round a...
Forum: USA
Mar 30th 2022, 5:49 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,098
Posted By newadventure

Re: How to make bank transfers

I am not sure how to check, but i believe you can transfer more than the £10K limit by logging in online rather than via a phone app. Sounds strange, but i seem to recall having to do this for a...
Mar 15th 2022, 5:27 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,016
Posted By newadventure

Re: Citizenship Interview

As per the instructions on the form 797-C:
The form itself, a black or blue pen, green card, passport (and previous passport, not sure if this was nec), birth certificate for her and the children on...
Mar 11th 2022, 5:27 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,016
Posted By newadventure

Re: Citizenship Interview

Thanks Rete and Tom.
Quick recap of timeline:
Got greencard Jul 2016
Applied for citizenship Jul 2021
Rec'd notice of interview Feb 2022
Interview and oath ceremony Mar 2022
Mar 10th 2022, 10:18 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,016
Posted By newadventure

Re: Citizenship Interview

Thanks everyone for your help and suggestions - Mrs P (and 2 out of 3 children) are now US citizens. Test ended after 6 questions, then through the questions on the N400. Mrs P had reported a...
Feb 18th 2022, 5:11 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By newadventure

Re: USCIS N-400 advance notice for final Interview

...and it looks like March is going to be a big month for US Citizenship on the forum! Eldest daughter has been informed that an interview date letter is on the way. Good luck everyone!
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