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Forum: Australia
Feb 17th 2019, 8:59 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 9,111
Posted By dave99

Re: Playing ping-pong

The isolation some are critical off, I find to be one of the most active things about Perth.
As I've traveled I've stayed in so many places that are just packed and overflowing with people...
Forum: Australia
Jan 25th 2019, 9:22 am
Replies: 74
Views: 9,111
Posted By dave99

Re: Playing ping-pong

I also work IT, high five fellow nerd :)
The good thing with IT is that even in a downturn or slump there is always plenty of IT work in Perth. Honestly a lot of the time tey are just grateful to...
Forum: Australia
Jan 23rd 2019, 5:26 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 9,111
Posted By dave99

Re: Playing ping-pong

The biggest gotcha, is that you might not feel like you will settle back in Australia either.
You might forever feel you don't belong in England and you don't belong in Australia.
I think this is...
Forum: Australia
Jul 10th 2018, 9:05 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,621
Posted By dave99

Re: Super anyway to cash it out when moving back to the UK?

good find there, thanks
I don't think I fit into any of those categories.
There must be a way surely. Just letting all that money sit there and be consumed by fees seems crazy
Forum: Australia
Jul 10th 2018, 8:52 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,621
Posted By dave99

Re: Super anyway to cash it out when moving back to the UK?

I've got citizenship in Aus, been here 10 years and planning on returning to the UK :)
Forum: Back Home
Jul 10th 2018, 8:22 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,936
Posted By dave99

Re: Annual update: 3 years ago today...

The trade deal they are working out seems like it would give all the benefits of being in europe with none of the hassle. So may be it will work out for the best?
Forum: Australia
Jul 10th 2018, 8:09 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,621
Posted By dave99

Super anyway to cash it out when moving back to the UK?

Hi, has anyone figured out a way to cash out their super?
Is that possible?, it seems silly to leave and have it consumed by fees, is there any other options.
Thanks
Forum: Australia
Dec 24th 2017, 9:27 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
Posted By dave99

Re: Looks like a nutcase has struck again.

The problem is 'the west' goes and kills innocent children and familys. If someone bombed your town and shot your mother through the head while she was trying to carry your brother away from the...
Forum: Australia
Dec 21st 2017, 1:19 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By dave99

The life of an expat?

Anyone else had the following experience...

Those who choose to leave “home” and live somewhere new are often looking for a change, an escape, a purpose. And the distant observer may envy these...
Forum: Australia
Nov 24th 2017, 11:54 am
Replies: 66
Views: 5,088
Posted By dave99

Re: Boomeranging - how to choose between Melbourne and Sydney

I'm in Perth now and considering a move to Sydney, can anyone give me some advice or their experience with Sydney?

I lived in Melbourne for a year and although it was fun the weather was...
Forum: Australia
Jul 10th 2017, 10:30 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,768
Posted By dave99

Re: Health Care Insurance

Also worth mentioning you pay a 2% charge for every year over 30 where you haven't been paying private insurance. So if you haven't had it before you might get an extra 14% charge.
After you have...
Forum: Australia
Jul 5th 2017, 10:56 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,768
Posted By dave99

Re: Health Care Insurance

Hi, I can offer some experience.
I signed up for HIF and had been paying them for a coupe years when I needed a hernia surgery.
So I went in and saw the doc, gave him my insurance details and...
Forum: Australia
Apr 6th 2017, 1:39 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,771
Posted By dave99

Re: UK Pension / Investing

How did you manage to transfer your UK pension over?, do you mean it gets paid into your bank in small sums or were you able to withdraw it all somehow?

Thanks
Forum: Australia
Mar 31st 2017, 12:33 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By dave99

Re: Renting a Flat in Australia ~ Are British References Helpful?

I have rented a lot and to be honest they only care about two things here in Perth. Do you have money in the bank and do you have a job. Everytime they call my employer but not my previous land...
Forum: Australia
Nov 2nd 2014, 9:59 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,187
Posted By dave99

Re: Breaking lease - help needed

You can notify them that you want to break the lease. I have done it before. What normally happens is that they will say to you that you have to continue paying until a new tenant is found and you...
Forum: Australia
Nov 2nd 2014, 9:51 am
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By dave99

Re: Network Administrator looking for work

Most employers use agencies now to fill positions in IT. They are flooded with CV's, it is very difficult to get the attention of the agents.
Once you do get their attention, a phone interview with...
Forum: Australia
Sep 14th 2014, 9:59 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 4,099
Posted By dave99

Re: Melbourne or Perth

Well thank you for your opinion on my opinion, I wont second guess or try to disprove yours, or put you down. I don't think thats in the spirit of the site, everyone's entitled to their own views and...
Forum: Australia
Sep 11th 2014, 8:57 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 4,099
Posted By dave99

Re: Melbourne or Perth

Perth and melb are complete opposites. Perth has wide open spaces, beautiful beaches and low population meaning larger houses are available in a sprawling suburbia. However its well known that theres...
Forum: Australia
Aug 21st 2014, 9:19 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 7,369
Posted By dave99

Ping pom confused UK>Perth>UK>Perth>Melbourne>UK?

Hiya
I have been a bit of a ping pommer and need some help. I just lived a year in Melbourne and hated it, absolutely hated the city lifestyle. Now I have just flown back to the UK, which I thought...
Forum: Australia
Jul 21st 2014, 12:55 am
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By dave99

Re: Anyone used an online tax service?

I have gone ahead and lodged with etax.com.au it seemed pretty straight forward even for me. The only catch I noticed is they try to encourage you to have their fee collected direct from your tax...
Jul 20th 2014, 7:36 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,225
Posted By dave99

Re: Decision made - time to go back

good luck, you must be feeling a bit like a weight has been lifted. Not knowing and struggling with it can take a toll, but now you have decided you can breathe a sigh of relief and get down to...
Forum: Australia
Jul 20th 2014, 7:33 am
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By dave99

Re: Anyone used an online tax service?

Thanks for this, etax have a nice looking website with your recommendation I think I will give them a shot. You never know with online based stuff if its a risk, but getting a recommendation makes me...
Forum: Australia
Jul 20th 2014, 7:31 am
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By dave99

Re: Anyone used an online tax service?

I will admit to tax baffling me a bit, I remember a few years ago I looked at the forms and was stumped at the first question. It seemed to be written in leagalise but it might as well have been...
Forum: Australia
Jul 19th 2014, 6:25 am
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By dave99

Anyone used an online tax service?

Hiya, can anyone recommend a safe online tax company to use. HRBlock keeps cropping up in searches, has anyone had experience with them or know any others?

Mine should be simple but I have no clue...
Forum: Australia
Jun 9th 2014, 6:37 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,994
Posted By dave99

Re: Move to Melbourne?

I wouldnt bother to be honest. Melbourne is very much like London, the weathers pretty rubbish and its packed with people.

Walking down the street in the city and get jostled and walked into...
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