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Forum: USA
Feb 5th 2020, 2:14 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,044
Posted By Alan17

re: Moving to Southern California/Florida

If you’re looking to move to OC bear in mind that going to LA for a boxing club could involve a 2 hour each way drive if you’re going up in an evening through the week, easily.

The color you are...
Forum: USA
Jan 27th 2020, 9:15 pm
Replies: 112
Views: 46,049
Posted By Alan17

Re: UK Pensions related to UK/US Tax Treaty

Appreciate the long and detailed response. As others have been quick to point out unless you get audited nothings 100% certain but good to see someone has tried (and succeeded).
Forum: USA
Jul 21st 2019, 12:17 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,177
Posted By Alan17

Re: Micro Chips on US Credit Cards

On the question of using US cards in the UK, just back and had no issues whatsoever. Even going round some of the more lesser inhabited parts of the Highlands had no issue - the machines just spat...
Forum: USA
Jun 1st 2019, 2:57 am
Replies: 112
Views: 46,049
Posted By Alan17

Re: UK Pensions related to UK/US Tax Treaty

Pulaski

You are correct (as usual) which is why I indicated “with any degree of success”. I would define success as having claimed it but certainly going through an audit would indicate it had...
Forum: USA
Jun 1st 2019, 1:47 am
Replies: 112
Views: 46,049
Posted By Alan17

Re: UK Pensions related to UK/US Tax Treaty

Just seen this thread bumped to the top of the list just when I was going to post a question.

I'm doing my annual retirement planning and noticed a few websites advertising that they could help...
Jan 23rd 2019, 5:40 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,722
Posted By Alan17

Re: Brexit: Flights Home

I'm flying back in July, transiting through Heathrow. I'm expecting delays, long queues and lost luggage.

So, no change from pre Brexit then.
Forum: USA
Jan 23rd 2019, 5:37 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By Alan17

Re: Passport Photo

I tried Costco, Walgreen and CVS and was met with various levels of incompetence and ignorance as far as non US passport sizes. I ultimately took my own and used an online app to create a photo. It...
Forum: USA
Jan 3rd 2019, 3:41 am
Replies: 19
Views: 862
Posted By Alan17

Re: Cell Phone Number

A US phone number or a US cellphone number?

if the former then you can sign up for a Skype account and get a SkypeIn number that’s a US number. Then when you’ve moved you can convert the SkypeIn...
Forum: USA
Aug 15th 2018, 6:54 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,547
Posted By Alan17

Re: I want to advise my co-tenants not to shoot themselves in the foot - how?

Which implies one is working on a B1/B2. Theres one way to get rid of your problem.
Forum: USA
Sep 23rd 2017, 1:04 am
Replies: 64
Views: 5,771
Posted By Alan17

Re: Need info moving to usa

It’s been a while since I went through the H1B process but I recall that it was a 4 year degree OR degree equivalence of 4 years experience in the field equating to 1 year or academic study.

Not...
Forum: USA
Aug 18th 2017, 3:23 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 6,165
Posted By Alan17

Re: Moving to San Diego,CA USA

San Diego city isn't cheap (neithers the county) but you can get better value in north county housing wise. RB is easily commutable from San Marcos, Carlsbad, Vista etc. The Discovery Hills and San...
Aug 9th 2017, 10:01 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,029
Posted By Alan17

Re: West Coast heebie jeebies

Contingency plan - head to TJ until it all dies down.....
Forum: USA
Apr 30th 2017, 3:32 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,807
Posted By Alan17

Re: Moving to So cal advice

Wouldn't drop us in the ocean for sure, but just because the San Andreas is not in OC doesn't mean a quake there's impact wouldn't be felt. This is a good simulation of how it might ripple through. ...
Forum: USA
Apr 30th 2017, 2:51 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,807
Posted By Alan17

Re: Moving to So cal advice

Take a look at downtown Orange. Lots of bars and restaurants and a good nightlife. University town and some level of public transportation, but you'd likely still have a commute to Irvine. Wouldn't...
Mar 29th 2017, 10:46 pm
Replies: 198
Views: 26,377
Posted By Alan17

Re: so, how does your FB data get used?

No you don't. You use it in exchange for information on you gathered as part of your FB usage, which they then sell on, use for targeted advertising, etc.

Thats their business model, among other...
Forum: USA
Mar 24th 2017, 1:35 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,738
Posted By Alan17

Re: Orange County, Ca - Schooling

Not a surprise to any of us who live in OC. Santa Ana's not where you want to be, or parts of Anaheim. Neither are great areas. We're in Anaheim Hills which is part of Anaheim but geographically and...
Forum: USA
Mar 9th 2017, 2:15 am
Replies: 45
Views: 1,934
Posted By Alan17

Re: Not Just Healthcare; Prescription Plans Are Very Important

Second Pulaski on checking GoodRX. I just got new insurance and was due a refil on generic cholesterol pills. $244 on the approved prescription insurance which was a significant increase. Checked...
Forum: USA
Mar 9th 2017, 2:10 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,381
Posted By Alan17

Re: British Actors moving to the States

Never heard of him. According to IMDb biggest claim to fame is getting kicked off Blue Peter for snorting coke.
Forum: USA
Dec 25th 2016, 8:40 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,849
Posted By Alan17

Re: Relocating to Orange County

All the ones you're looking at (except Temecula) are in the south. Wondering if that's deliberate? You'd definitely pay more for a rental the closer to the shore you are.
We are in north OC. Good...
Forum: USA
Oct 19th 2016, 2:38 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,535
Posted By Alan17

Re: Living on Jersey Shore and commuting to Lower Manhattan

My in laws live in Monmouth County - I've taken the train in many times to Manhattan. Its about an hour and a half to Penn Station, then you'd need to figure out how to get to wherever you're going...
Forum: USA
Aug 31st 2016, 7:58 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 6,512
Posted By Alan17

Re: Uk Pension for Green Card Holder - Can I move to SIPP

I'd never heard that before. My new company is transferring its 401K to Fidelity next year so I did a quick check to see if they're still on the list - unfortunately not. Only "ABL/Shirley MacKay...
Forum: USA
Jan 13th 2016, 3:52 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,967
Posted By Alan17

Re: Backpacking Advice

Check out Trek America Trek America | USA Tours | The Best Way to Travel America (http://www.trekamerica.com)

I did a few of their west coast national park tours when I lived in the UK and came...
Forum: USA
Oct 27th 2015, 1:35 am
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By Alan17

Re: Transiting through LHR with BA...

Most times I've flown through Heathrow I've checked my bags to the final destination. Usually either Aberdeen or Amsterdam.

However on more than one occasion my bags haven't actually made it....
Forum: USA
Oct 24th 2015, 3:52 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By Alan17

Re: Bye Bye Fresh & Easy

I went into our local one last night. They're offering up to 30% off everything in the shop now to clear it out.

On a related note they're now out of HP Sauce and British bacon.
Oct 14th 2015, 1:05 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,873
Posted By Alan17

Re: Hi! Moving to the USA, How to make it easier on husband?

What Pulaski said. You've really got to want to give it the clean break though.

Except give US soccer a try. MLS has gotten way better since I moved here 16 years ago.
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