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Forum: Australia
Feb 6th 2016, 5:50 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,110
Posted By isgraham

Re: Cost of iiving comparison 2016

I lived in Sydney for 5 years then moved back to London 5 years ago. I had a month in Sydney in October and for me it's not so much that Sydney is more expensive than London it's more about the...
Forum: The Barbie
Mar 19th 2015, 7:40 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,598
Posted By isgraham

Re: UK National Debt Surpassed £1.5 Trillion

Then of course there is this Australian households awash with debt: Barclays (http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/australian-households-awash-with-debt-barclays-20150316-1lzyz4.html) and...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 13th 2014, 8:46 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 5,287
Posted By isgraham

Re: Are people still moving to Oz?

The assertion that London is more expensive than Sydney really depends upon what you do for a living. In my case given the relatively poor salaries available in Sydney compared to the cost of...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 26th 2014, 10:21 am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,902
Posted By isgraham

Re: Tesco

Tesco got it wrong when they started to blatantly rip off their customers doing things like pushing up prices for a week or two by 10% then giving a 5% discount. Prior to living in Australia I used...
Forum: Australia
Oct 19th 2014, 6:15 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,609
Posted By isgraham

Re: Australian tax on UK rental

You could use the property to borrow against in the UK, rent it out and use the funds to make a start in Australia. That's more or less what I did and the Australian tax system is very generous to...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 20th 2014, 6:05 am
Replies: 514
Views: 25,865
Posted By isgraham

Re: Scotland and Independance

From my personal experience the No campaign were nowhere to be seen in dalkeith just outside Edinburgh until last weekend. What happened 2 weeks ago was that westminster realised that there was a...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 10th 2014, 9:30 pm
Replies: 514
Views: 25,865
Posted By isgraham

Re: Scotland and Independance

Anybody describing Blair as a socialist is either being provocative or they are an idiot.
Forum: The Barbie
May 2nd 2014, 9:11 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,438
Posted By isgraham

Re: Peaches Geldof Dead Aged 25

Just another dead junkie, no loss to the world.
Forum: The Barbie
May 1st 2014, 4:19 pm
Replies: 451
Views: 17,409
Posted By isgraham

Re: Share the pain

They should remove negative gearing and save something like 13billion per year. Any form of middle class benefit should go as well.
Forum: Australia
Jan 30th 2014, 7:42 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,127
Posted By isgraham

Re: Salary level in Sydney

To match £60k in London you will need around A$150k in my opinion. I personally wouldnt go back for less than $250k but that's just me.
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 28th 2014, 6:39 am
Replies: 117
Views: 7,525
Posted By isgraham

Re: Benefits Street on 4oD

Because like me you could end up in a nice big 4 bed house in Richmond Upon Thames with a large garden and 2 holidays abroad each year 1 to Brazil and 1 to Australia. Unemployed people don't get...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 2nd 2014, 7:46 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 5,731
Posted By isgraham

Re: Favourite part of Australia.

The Oaks was good but I preferred my balcony with a 180 degree view of the harbour. Excellent views of the NYE fireworks etc.
Forum: Australia
Dec 16th 2013, 6:29 am
Replies: 61
Views: 7,986
Posted By isgraham

Re: QUITTING TEACHING - Where do I start?

If you really don't know what you can do then I'd suggest going for a business analyst role. You don't need to know anything or even get anything right to be good at it all you need to do is stick...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 9th 2013, 7:05 pm
Replies: 204
Views: 14,995
Posted By isgraham

Re: The weight loss, diet and relaxation thread

I decided to loose my extra weight about 3 months ago after an unpleasant chat with the doctor about my blood pressure. I started running which as a confirmed and lifelong hater of running came as a...
Forum: Australia
Nov 28th 2013, 6:45 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,814
Posted By isgraham

Re: Edinburgh to Sydney

If you enjoy doing outdoor things that don't cost or are after a fantastic life experience then Sydney is fantastic, financially however it sucks. Settling in for me was simple and still have a lot...
Forum: Australia
Nov 27th 2013, 9:34 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,814
Posted By isgraham

Re: Edinburgh to Sydney

Well first off I wouldn't move from Edinburgh to Sydney for that salary it would barely be equal to a London salary at the same level given that Edinburgh is cheaper than London I reckon you will...
Forum: Australia
Nov 25th 2013, 2:02 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 17,058
Posted By isgraham

Re: Comparable London salary in Sydney

It would be like living in London on a salary of no more than £40k possibly a bit less.
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 8th 2013, 6:30 am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,091
Posted By isgraham

Re: looks like I was right all along

I take issue with the description of people that look at the Sun as readers, most of them simply can't.
Forum: Australia
Nov 5th 2013, 6:52 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,417
Posted By isgraham

Re: Australian Employment Outlook 2014

Yes but it's not always to India that the jobs go. Why some of my mates are waiting to be retrenched from their jobs in Macquarie their jobs are being recruited for in London. In fact I was offered...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 31st 2013, 9:39 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 7,369
Posted By isgraham

Re: Going back to the street you grew up in.

I went back to the road I grew up on 3 years ago. It was nice when I grew up and is still nice now. I bumped into some old school mates, they haven't moved on at all still talking about silly...
Forum: Australia
Oct 23rd 2013, 6:51 pm
Replies: 241
Views: 12,642
Posted By isgraham

Re: Positive signs in the Australian Real Estate Market

That's a meaningless statistic. You need to compare earnings to mortgage to gauge affordability. My house is about 8x my salary but my my mortgage is only 2.75 times my salary. Your stat would...
Forum: Australia
Oct 21st 2013, 8:11 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,291
Posted By isgraham

Re: Rushing back to the UK / Ireland due to a death?

I had to do it 5 weeks after I moved to Australia because my father died suddenly. I haddock to get flights on the day because there were no available seats for the rest of the week because it was...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 24th 2013, 8:23 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By isgraham

Re: RIP The Box

The blocking in the UK kept me out for all of 2 minutes while I found a proxy to go via.
Forum: Australia
Sep 7th 2013, 8:11 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,916
Posted By isgraham

Re: Oz investment property when living in UK

No you can't because you fall under UK tax law which doesn't allow negative gearing.
Forum: Australia
Aug 27th 2013, 9:00 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 6,503
Posted By isgraham

Re: Best Mosquito Repellents?

No idea about marmite and to be honest I treat Vegemite as medicine because frankly its not great but in my experience it does work. I was so attractive to mosquitoes my wife used me to prevent...
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