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Forum: USA
May 19th 2012, 5:32 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,820
Posted By oxonlad

Re: Batteries... just so ya know

The USPS Union will not expose its members to horrific damaged caused by batteries on a daily basis across the United States. They have taken a brave stand against the most dangerous household item...
Forum: USA
May 19th 2012, 4:48 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,820
Posted By oxonlad

Re: Batteries... just so ya know

Thanks, USPS! Like I needed any other reason to use FedEx/UPS :-) "We can't be bothered to deal with the new guidelines, but our profitable friends are!"
Forum: USA
May 19th 2012, 12:54 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,402
Posted By oxonlad

Forum: USA
May 19th 2012, 11:54 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By oxonlad

Re: Travelling to UK with American In-Laws

Just go to the Non-EU line. Might have to wait a bit longer, but much less of a hassle.
Forum: USA
May 18th 2012, 7:06 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,402
Posted By oxonlad

Re: Saverin expatriation.

Why don't you ask that question of those on this forum who are looking for one?
Forum: USA
May 18th 2012, 6:33 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,402
Posted By oxonlad

Re: Saverin expatriation.

I fully support Saverin's right to take his money elsewhere - American should not be turned into a financial prison. So I suppose I understand both sides of the coin.
Forum: USA
May 18th 2012, 6:21 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,402
Posted By oxonlad

Re: Saverin expatriation.

This forum is filled with people, not from the USA, who feel otherwise. A US Passport still is - and will be for the foreseeable future - the most valuable document you can possess in the world....
Forum: USA
May 16th 2012, 2:54 pm
Replies: 272
Views: 57,813
Posted By oxonlad

Re: UK Passport timeline

I wouldn't worry too much. If there are any issues, you'll receive everything back - and once you send it back in, they're usually pretty quick about finishing the process (you're not placed at the...
Forum: USA
May 16th 2012, 2:31 pm
Replies: 151
Views: 19,206
Posted By oxonlad

Re: Anyone else finding working in the US too tough?

Nearly lost my wheel on the way to JFK last year. A manhole cover was missing on the highway.

NYC infrastructure is about 100 years old in most places, and it shows...
Forum: USA
May 16th 2012, 1:42 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By oxonlad

Re: Travelling to UK with American In-Laws

I traveled with my nephew (who did not have a UK passport) last year, and we both went through the Non-EU line. If they don't have stamps in the EU line (for non-EU Passport holders), you might have...
Forum: USA
May 15th 2012, 9:45 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,239
Posted By oxonlad

Re: Any recommendations of good towns for families in new jersey

Long Beach Island! Or, if you're a mainland type of person - Manahawkin :-)
Forum: USA
May 15th 2012, 9:19 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,630
Posted By oxonlad

Re: HSA verses HRA health accounts

Contribution limits can be found here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_savings_account
Forum: USA
May 15th 2012, 6:55 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,630
Posted By oxonlad

Re: HSA verses HRA health accounts

It will most likely double the max out of pocket - but it also increases your max yearly contribution to the HSA to $6,000.
Forum: USA
May 15th 2012, 3:21 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,630
Posted By oxonlad

Re: HSA verses HRA health accounts

If you switch from a HDHP to a standard HMO, it should be up to you whether you reclaim the money that you (in good faith) placed in a HSA to fund your previous plan. To pay a penalty to recover...
Forum: USA
May 15th 2012, 2:59 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By oxonlad

Re: Best Carrier

UPS is great. Since there are UPS stores nearly everywhere - if you have any issues - you can discuss them in person.
Forum: USA
May 15th 2012, 2:28 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,630
Posted By oxonlad

Re: HSA verses HRA health accounts

Obviously because you don't understand basic tax terminology.

A tax break/writeoff is generally non-recoverable (for instance, writing off dependents, qualifying expenses, etc). With a HSA (I'm...
Forum: USA
May 15th 2012, 12:21 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,630
Posted By oxonlad

Re: HSA verses HRA health accounts

There is no "tax break" for contributing to an HSA, besides the fact that the contributions are "pre tax". To pay an additional 20% to take out your own money (for instance - if you leave a job, and...
Forum: USA
May 14th 2012, 11:57 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,630
Posted By oxonlad

Re: HSA verses HRA health accounts

I'd go with an HSA. The money never expires - and you can put up to $3,000/year into the account tax free. The only issue is that if you need to take that money back out - not only do you pay your...
Forum: USA
May 14th 2012, 10:24 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,630
Posted By oxonlad

Re: HSA verses HRA health accounts

What kind of deductible are we talking?

With my High Deductible Health Plan, I'm responsible for the first $1500, then the plan covers 50% of the next $1500 in my out of pocket expenses. My max...
Forum: USA
May 14th 2012, 9:12 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,630
Posted By oxonlad

Re: HSA verses HRA health accounts

HSA's are the way to go, if you're a healthier individual. I have one through my company, and have nothing bad to say about it.
Forum: USA
May 14th 2012, 7:22 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 2,744
Posted By oxonlad

Re: Best State of the Union? It's....

That sort of logic would have been 100% valid 10 years ago - but the location of where a couple of computer programmers are doing their thing, creating the next $billion company - is now irrelevant. ...
Forum: USA
May 14th 2012, 7:07 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 2,744
Posted By oxonlad

Re: Best State of the Union? It's....

As a New Yorker who lives about 30 minutes from MA, I totally disagree with that. Most economic opportunities are in the midwest, and south. To pick any state in the Northeast only means one thing....
Forum: USA
May 13th 2012, 5:40 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,308
Posted By oxonlad

Re: buying an iPhone in the US

Just unlock your current phone, and get a PayGo sim in the US. The iPhone takes a micro sim (unlike many other phones) - but you can cut a 'regular' sim card down to size (there are many guides...
Forum: USA
May 11th 2012, 7:41 pm
Replies: 272
Views: 57,813
Posted By oxonlad

Re: UK Passport timeline

I would call the Embassy, to see if they can update the return address to Texas, so that even if you aren't there - your family can hold it for you:...
Forum: USA
May 9th 2012, 3:25 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,759
Posted By oxonlad

Re: I want to work in USA question!

Most foreign nationals I know in the states married an American. Just saying... it's an option!
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