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Sep 11th 2020, 4:31 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By Richard8655

Re: Moving back to the UK after living abroad over 5 years

I'd just add it's really not that hard to renew or get a first passport even when living outside the UK. It would make identification for health care and any other benefits that much easier for...
Sep 9th 2020, 11:23 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,754
Posted By Richard8655

Re: The rose tinted glasses are off.

Link looks very good for retirement options. Will need to schedule a visit once overseas travel opens up. EU is definitely a huge plus. Again, many thanks!
Sep 9th 2020, 7:46 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,754
Posted By Richard8655

Re: The rose tinted glasses are off.

Thanks much, Moses. This information is exactly what I was looking for. I just shared your post with my spouse and we see this as something also for us. The photos of the countryside there are...
Sep 9th 2020, 4:26 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,754
Posted By Richard8655

Re: The rose tinted glasses are off.

Eye opening and always good to hear many perspectives and experiences in moving back. I'm of similar mind. Not at all thrilled with the values here in the US, and pretty awful these last 4 years. But...
Jan 5th 2020, 5:50 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,351
Posted By Richard8655

Re: "Underbelly" and the privatisation of Edinburgh

Quality of life is right. Disneyfication is a real threat to choosing and moving to a place that's genuine and real. It reminds me of the flocks of tourists going to Romania not to discover the...
Oct 11th 2019, 5:38 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 722
Posted By Richard8655

Latest housing prices and location question

We're finally getting closer to our move to Ireland from the US in retirement. As I plan to visit and look for best places and housing costs, is there still a huge difference between house ownership...
Oct 7th 2019, 1:55 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
Posted By Richard8655

Re: Sex for rent issues in Dublin

Sounds like these landlords need services found in special districts of Amsterdam or Frankfurt. Leave these poor renters alone. They certainly have enough worries!
Aug 19th 2019, 8:19 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,534
Posted By Richard8655

Re: $ -£ exchange rate

US pension and SS will go a long way as $/£ edges closer to parity. It is tempting for expats in US to return for this reason. But then you're left with the Brexit aftermath economic and political...
Jul 30th 2019, 12:30 am
Replies: 62
Views: 13,662
Posted By Richard8655

Re: Brits in Ireland post Brexit

Ok, thanks for the very informative link. It does help clarify where we are today in policy. Although freedom of EU movement and employment is missing (obviously) and that's definitely not...
Jul 29th 2019, 2:24 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 13,662
Posted By Richard8655

Re: Brits in Ireland post Brexit

Again, I certainly hope your thoughts on maintaining the existing CTA agreement holds up. But I don't see how there can be a liberalization of immigration when freedom of movement with the EU is...
Jul 29th 2019, 2:11 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 13,662
Posted By Richard8655

Re: Brits in Ireland post Brexit

Yes exactly, and interesting points. Scotland for sure will clamor for another departure referendum and may be successful this time. The UK economy will take a hit, and perhaps for quite a while. In...
Jul 29th 2019, 1:53 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 13,662
Posted By Richard8655

Re: Brits in Ireland post Brexit

Yes thanks, my confusion, CTA future status is what I meant to refer to. I certainly hope Brexit has no impact, but I'm not so certain given the increasing anti-immigration attitudes and policies in...
Jul 29th 2019, 2:44 am
Replies: 62
Views: 13,662
Posted By Richard8655

Re: Brits in Ireland post Brexit

Not intending to keep resurrecting this informative thread, but things seem a bit worrisome lately (to me, anyway). With Boris Johnson now appearing willing to crash out of the EU by end of October,...
Mar 25th 2019, 2:29 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,767
Posted By Richard8655

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

Maybe Chicago as an alternative? Much more diverse culturally and very European compared to the rest of the US, especially LA.



Receiving Social Secirity benefits in the UK is not difficult al...
Mar 15th 2019, 1:59 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By Richard8655

Re: Canadian Permanent Resident on renouncing PR & Departure Tax

How do you know I didn't? My CRA reporting was more than 10 years ago. On the earlier version of the T1135, there was no need to identify particular foreign assets, or to give the precise cost. My...
Mar 14th 2019, 11:53 pm
Replies: 11,332
Views: 287,210
Posted By Richard8655

Re: Politics of Chequers, No Deal, etc

I'm not sure if this has been brought up earlier. But it struck me, why is it ok for May to keep going back to parliament and asking for another vote of her plan over and over until she gets it, but...
Mar 14th 2019, 2:44 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,184
Posted By Richard8655

Re: High Anxiety Cat - should he fly?

R

I don't disagree with most of what you say here. Each cat is different and some may tolerate air travel better than others. But applying human assumptions to cats can work both ways. It may be...
Mar 14th 2019, 2:05 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,184
Posted By Richard8655

Re: High Anxiety Cat - should he fly?

No one knows for sure, but as a life long cat owner my feeling is they generally do not like to travel (unlike dogs) and prefer the familiarity of their local personal territory. What may be...
Mar 14th 2019, 12:26 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,184
Posted By Richard8655

Re: High Anxiety Cat - should he fly?

Our cat would never tolerate an overseas flight, especially now that they go into the plane's cargo hold. We also think it's somewhat cruel to the animal. Dogs are much more outgoing and do better in...
Mar 8th 2019, 4:02 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By Richard8655

Re: Canadian Permanent Resident on renouncing PR & Departure Tax

Hi oxygen28,

Once we crossed the land border and returned to the US, we continued to file both CRA and US returns. But we filed CRA returns only because we still owned a house in Canada and had...
Feb 28th 2019, 1:59 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By Richard8655

Re: Canadian Permanent Resident on renouncing PR & Departure Tax

We were in the same situation. US citizens who became Canadian permanent residents and lived there for a year. With difficulty finding a job in my field, we moved back to the US. This was 10 years...
Feb 20th 2019, 3:29 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 22,871
Posted By Richard8655

Re: Reasons for returning to the UK

Our belief that health care is a right, not a privilege. The cost of health care in the US can easily bankrupt you if not properly covered by private health insurance, which itself is more interested...
Feb 9th 2019, 7:32 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,975
Posted By Richard8655

Re: Ireland now with Brexit

Thanks for the reply and your personal thoughts and experiences on this subject. Sorry about your FIL, but it sounds like you both made his remaining years more comfortable by maintaining nearby...
Feb 8th 2019, 8:10 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,975
Posted By Richard8655

Re: Ireland now with Brexit

But just to add, I think whichever perspective we take on this issue, the Common Travel Area agreement provides great options however we see this.
Feb 8th 2019, 7:55 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,975
Posted By Richard8655

Re: Ireland now with Brexit

Good point. But I'd say that the drop in housing prices and national currency is a pretty clear indication of uncertainty and of something not quite right, if not an outright prediction of a...
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