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Dec 13th 2019, 7:15 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By Harveyspecter

Re: Filing my N-400! Have one question

Thanks for confirming, it's what I suspected
Dec 13th 2019, 7:14 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 10,604
Posted By Harveyspecter

Re: Home Ownership Is Mayhem

Yep I'm on a 30yr, but intend to pay it off in 20. The reason being we are a single income family atm so when my wife is working we will get back to overpaying. But for now it suits me to make the...
Dec 13th 2019, 6:33 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By Harveyspecter

Filing my N-400! Have one question

Hi all,

Just one quick question. I am filing my N-400 (Naturalisation application) and have everything filled out. However under section 8 (Employment and schools attended) it says to list any...
Forum: USA
Sep 30th 2019, 3:01 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,312
Posted By Harveyspecter

Re: Shipping PC from UK To US

Try https://www.transglobalexpress.co.uk/ (https://www.transglobalexpress.co.uk/)

I've used them a few times to ship some gearboxes out there (a lot heaver than a PC) and it came to about $500....
Forum: USA
Jul 26th 2019, 3:30 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 31,220
Posted By Harveyspecter

Re: Opportunity to go to USA California - Should i go?

Welcome to the club! We've all been there, done that. You'll be just fine and it will be completely worth it, good luck!
Jul 23rd 2019, 2:53 pm
Jul 22nd 2019, 3:12 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,524
Posted By Harveyspecter

Flying into Chicago on "Black Friday" (Friday before Christmas)?

My brother is planning to come and visit us for Christmas and intends flying into Chicago O Hare on Friday December 20th. I know this is considered "Black Friday" in the UK but does it mean the...
Forum: USA
Jul 2nd 2019, 6:10 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,087
Posted By Harveyspecter

Re: Retiring warm somewhere near the coast, suggestions?

Thank you all for the responses, exactly what I was wanting i.e varied opinions.
Forum: USA
Jul 2nd 2019, 3:13 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,087
Posted By Harveyspecter

Re: Retiring warm somewhere near the coast, suggestions?

Thank you, but we would want a coastal state
Jul 2nd 2019, 2:06 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 4,434
Posted By Harveyspecter

Re: CR1 Journey Complete

I remember, but I couldn't recall the form number for the sponsors!
Forum: USA
Jul 2nd 2019, 1:30 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,087
Posted By Harveyspecter

Retiring warm somewhere near the coast, suggestions?

This is a while off yet as I'm only 36 but my wife and I were recently discussing retirement plans. We currently live in the midwest but she is from WA, and I grew up in Pembrokeshire Wales. As a...
Jul 2nd 2019, 1:21 pm
Replies: 128
Views: 15,851
Posted By Harveyspecter

Re: Is It Wrong To Want To 'Look' For An American Girlfriend

Same thing happened to me! Wasn't intentional but definitely glad it happened.
Jul 2nd 2019, 1:18 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 4,434
Posted By Harveyspecter

Re: CR1 Journey Complete

AR-11 form is the form you need for the change of address. You'll need to update any address changes you do between now and when your hubby becomes a citizen.

As a fellow spouse visa immigrant...
Forum: USA
May 6th 2019, 8:24 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,043
Posted By Harveyspecter

Re: Shipping to the USA

WHS /\

Beware as well, don't just got for the cheapest company, because some are known to low ball then hold you to ransom with fees while they have hold of your personal possessions. I went with...
Forum: USA
May 6th 2019, 8:11 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By Harveyspecter

Re: Shipping Options

I second Andy's recommendation. I have used them twice and both times have been seamless and the items arrived safely.

They quote based on volume and are very good at packing things as tight as...
Forum: USA
May 6th 2019, 7:50 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,640
Posted By Harveyspecter

Re: When To Sell Car? Also Any Recommendations?

Totally agree, both my cars re AWD though (Indiana) for the following reasons:

1. My wife's 2015 Ford Escape: I take comfort in knowing if we have snow she shouldn't have any issues getting home...
Forum: USA
May 6th 2019, 7:47 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,640
Posted By Harveyspecter

Re: When To Sell Car? Also Any Recommendations?

My answer is the same as most others here: Keep it. You have a car that can easily go 200K is maintained that you have owned from new and hence know how it has been treated, with no more payments....
May 6th 2019, 4:55 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,586
Posted By Harveyspecter

First time travelling back to the UK as an expat - Checklist

I emigrated in June 2016 and for the first time since doing so, I am headed back to the UK later this month to visit family. It's going to be interesting seeing the place after 3 years! I had a few...
Mar 27th 2019, 3:46 pm
Replies: 7,421
Views: 415,259
Posted By Harveyspecter

Re: Let's talk about cars

True, but it was other reasons too. For example the 3.5 Honda engine of that generation fitted to Pilots and Ridgelines was noted for being noisy and poor on gas.



I have a 9 month old and...
Forum: USA
Mar 21st 2019, 7:05 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,137
Posted By Harveyspecter

Re: Stay in LA or return to UK? Will appreciate thoughts

My 2 cents here. Think long and hard before moving back without your husband. It is easy to say 'until 2021' but having had to live apart from my wife for over a year after we got married it was a...
Mar 18th 2019, 7:23 pm
Replies: 7,421
Views: 415,259
Posted By Harveyspecter

Re: Let's talk about cars

Haha, maintenance costs aren't an issue to me as I do it all myself, repairs that are dealer specific are what puts me off.
Mar 18th 2019, 6:49 pm
Replies: 7,421
Views: 415,259
Posted By Harveyspecter

Re: Let's talk about cars

I've considered them, but anything before the ecoboost models isn't great on economy.
Mar 18th 2019, 6:48 pm
Replies: 7,421
Views: 415,259
Posted By Harveyspecter

Re: Let's talk about cars

I've ruled out Honda because the models I've looked at have timing belts and I hate changing them. Forget a Toyota because they are silly money here (2003 Tacomas sell for double most over vehicles...
Mar 18th 2019, 3:32 pm
Replies: 7,421
Views: 415,259
Posted By Harveyspecter

Re: Let's talk about cars

I've given up looking for a car in my budget to buy outright and will most likely use that towards half a car and put the other half on payments until I get my bonus at the end of the yr. Just seems...
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