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Forum: USA
May 1st 2014, 8:41 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,887
Posted By delbitter

Re: "Failing to plan is planning to fail" - so here is mine

I would be worried if my wife took 6 month to get a job! She already has a few people to meet to talk about work.

we will have about $5k-$6k cash for various costs in first few months. Our 2...
Forum: USA
Apr 30th 2014, 3:28 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,887
Posted By delbitter

Re: "Failing to plan is planning to fail" - so here is mine

Had a big thread going about my income previously.

It was agreed (by most) that as my company is very small it seemed fine for now. There would be a lot of potential for rises in the future and if...
Forum: USA
Apr 30th 2014, 2:57 pm
Forum: USA
Apr 30th 2014, 2:18 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,887
Posted By delbitter

Re: "Failing to plan is planning to fail" - so here is mine

They are paying for our return. We will return every 4 months for a week. 27th september is return flight.

My only worry with asking them to go through green card now is that if in a years time...
Forum: USA
Apr 30th 2014, 1:33 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,887
Posted By delbitter

Re: "Failing to plan is planning to fail" - so here is mine

All good points. I may just find a "decent" savings account to put it in and then at least it is easily accessible.
Forum: USA
Apr 30th 2014, 11:29 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,887
Posted By delbitter

Re: "Failing to plan is planning to fail" - so here is mine

AH ok so maybe I am thinking of a condo then?! Most I see are high rise but it seems the home owners costs maybe be higher



No I don't, just verbal for now. We are a small company and they have...
Forum: USA
Apr 30th 2014, 10:41 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,887
Posted By delbitter

"Failing to plan is planning to fail" - so here is mine

Moving to Chicago in 2 days!

Excited is an understatement for how my wife and I are feeling. As a worrier I like to have plans in mind so wanted to see what you think!

Situation:
me (28 y/o...
Apr 19th 2014, 1:50 pm
Apr 19th 2014, 1:32 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By delbitter

my wife doesn't need ESTA on an L2 right?

Hey all

went to get an ESTA for my wife but after checking it looks like we don't need one if I am on an L1 and he is on an L2 VISA right?

Thanks,
Forum: USA
Apr 18th 2014, 6:41 pm
Replies: 305
Views: 26,455
Posted By delbitter

Re: How have you been treated here as a Brit?

That is particularly weird then.

Some yanks do have a very limited view of the world though. Not always in a bad way, I get the australian comments a lot which makes me laugh
Forum: USA
Apr 18th 2014, 6:29 pm
Replies: 305
Views: 26,455
Posted By delbitter

Re: How have you been treated here as a Brit?

wow. I assume you or your parents are of asian origin?

I think we are good at co habitating with other ethnicities in the UK. They are with MOST ethnicities in the US but they do resort to...
Forum: USA
Apr 18th 2014, 6:02 pm
Replies: 305
Views: 26,455
Posted By delbitter

Re: How have you been treated here as a Brit?

I have met a lot of people in my travels and 99% are incredibly nice.

The only bad experience I had was with some relations of our friends in Indiana.

They lived in the sticks and us coming to...
Forum: USA
Apr 18th 2014, 5:56 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,534
Posted By delbitter

Re: Bank account question. Proof of address an issue

Yeah nice. I was planning on going straight to social security office when I get there and then chase (bank) after that :)
Forum: USA
Apr 17th 2014, 4:07 pm
Replies: 169
Views: 10,363
Posted By delbitter

Re: Why the US?

Edited!

It's been a long week lol
Forum: USA
Apr 17th 2014, 4:04 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,534
Posted By delbitter

Re: Bank account question. Proof of address an issue

It is just a place for 2 months though so a lease isn't involved. It is using airbnb.com
Forum: USA
Apr 17th 2014, 4:04 pm
Replies: 169
Views: 10,363
Posted By delbitter

Re: Why the US?

Never been. That's why I said (maybe in a different post) that certain areas of the country are better than others.

I hear up north people are much friendlier.
Forum: USA
Apr 17th 2014, 3:34 pm
Replies: 169
Views: 10,363
Posted By delbitter

Re: Why the US?

Agree with number 2!

I don't feel a community spirit here in the UK. I travelled the US a lot and people seem so much more friendly. I can converse with a yank and they seem happy to talk but...
Forum: USA
Apr 17th 2014, 3:30 pm
Replies: 169
Views: 10,363
Posted By delbitter

Re: Why the US?

The passport stats don't exactly count here. US is so huge you can ski, beach, kids holidays etc etc

The only reason to travel is to experience a different culture. In the UK we grow up on the...
Forum: USA
Apr 17th 2014, 3:13 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,534
Posted By delbitter

Bank account question. Proof of address an issue

Hi all

I read the wiki about obtaining a bank account in the US.

My wife and I are moving over on an L1 visa in 3 weeks and will have an apartment for two months before we find our own place.
...
Forum: USA
Apr 17th 2014, 3:07 pm
Replies: 169
Views: 10,363
Posted By delbitter

Re: Why the US?

the housing market is better in the US.

As young-ish first time buyers my wife and I struggle to find decent house with a £20k deposit and house price of £200k-£225k. In the US our money will go...
Forum: USA
Apr 15th 2014, 8:22 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,309
Posted By delbitter

Re: Cellhphone Hellphone!

Looks good and I do like good customer service! Will check them out.
Forum: USA
Apr 11th 2014, 4:08 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 5,483
Posted By delbitter

Re: Will I be earning enough?

Ah great. I will check this out!

It does worry me that I just watched a Tony robbins motivational video where he talked about earning just $38k per year lol. I guess that was California though!
Forum: USA
Apr 11th 2014, 9:56 am
Replies: 67
Views: 5,483
Posted By delbitter

Re: Will I be earning enough?

Yeah we are planning on waiting a year before the "evaluation" from us and the company. At the point we will stay or come back to the UK.

If we stay it will be green card applications and...
Forum: USA
Apr 11th 2014, 9:26 am
Replies: 67
Views: 5,483
Posted By delbitter

Re: Will I be earning enough?

This is very interesting. I will look into if we can qualify for a subsidy. I would assume not!

our quote came out to about $430pm for both of us on basic cover. Will take that for starters and...
Forum: USA
Apr 11th 2014, 9:24 am
Replies: 67
Views: 5,483
Posted By delbitter

Re: Will I be earning enough?

Yeah and I was a "mature" student a couple of years ago so I still keep some student ways in the money saving department.

I am also lucky that my wife is not materialistic. She did really want an...
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