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Forum: The Lab
Jan 6th 2020, 2:07 am
Replies: 56
Views: 8,788
Posted By mrken30

Re: BBC Blocking all VPNs

Just "upgraded" to Roku ultra, unfortunately the beeb is now blocking some specific devices. The VPN works but the device is blocked. I am able to download on my phone and then pay offline to the...
Oct 24th 2019, 5:57 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,776
Posted By mrken30

Racism in the UK

I have been considering moving back to the UK in a few years. However I have started to see tweets against white Americans and telling them to go home. My kids have American accents and I do not...
Oct 9th 2019, 6:18 am
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By mrken30

Re: Cellphone Advice Please!

Take a good look at toggle mobile. They allow a US and UK phone number on a single account. The Sim cards can only be bought in the UK
Oct 9th 2019, 6:16 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,169
Posted By mrken30

Re: To buy or not buy....!

Don't assume appreciation is always less than the UK. Prices in the UK have also been falling part few months in some parts. Also some parts is the US appreciate faster than the US. Also maintenance...
Sep 22nd 2019, 6:26 pm
Replies: 197
Views: 24,029
Posted By mrken30

Re: so, how does your FB data get used?

We have already moved some off our PHI data to India
Forum: USA
Aug 30th 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: USA
Aug 30th 2019, 4:12 am
Replies: 289
Views: 87,833
Posted By mrken30

Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributio

If the pension age goes up to 75 I'm not sure if voluntary contributions are worthwhile.
Aug 29th 2019, 5:32 am
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By mrken30

Verified by Visa

Does anyone else have a UK debit/credit card that requires "Verified by Visa"? If so how do you get around not having a UK mobile number?
Thanks
Aug 26th 2019, 4:47 am
Replies: 67
Views: 12,700
Posted By mrken30

Re: Netflix Documentaries

if your watch the Great Hack you should watch the Brexit movie
Aug 25th 2019, 7:38 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,005
Posted By mrken30

UK banks problematic for US citizens

For some US citizens that ignored the fact they were born in the US, there can sometimes be issues. Maybe they should change the law to stop forcing people to be US citizens. You would have thought...
Aug 25th 2019, 2:58 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,251
Posted By mrken30

Re: $ -£ exchange rate

Slightly off topic, but does this mean there is little benefit to having a ROTH account if it's my intention to retire in the UK?
Aug 22nd 2019, 9:33 pm
Replies: 2,629
Views: 152,282
Posted By mrken30

Re: WTF Murders/Killings in the US

This is a welcome change for the better

https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-stop-swatting-before-it-happens-seattle/
Aug 14th 2019, 5:18 am
Replies: 37
Views: 4,932
Posted By mrken30

Re: Thinking of moving back to the UK...but still not super sure...

I am also thinking about moving back to the UK but purely for financial reasons. If the pound falls to parity with the dollar my financial situation will be much better than it is in the US. One...
Forum: USA
Aug 12th 2019, 9:05 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By mrken30

Re: Buy to let mortgage UK

I would recommend following landlordtweets on twitter to see all the legsilation nightmares that being a UK landlord has. Also it looks like S21 is going away, so getting people out is going to...
Forum: The Lounge
Aug 9th 2019, 6:42 pm
Replies: 1,141
Views: 91,998
Posted By mrken30

Re: WTF back in the UK

They finally managed to banned those immigrant electrons.
Forum: USA
Aug 6th 2019, 11:03 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By mrken30

Re: UK Bank / savings question?

If you think the exchange rate is bad now, wait and see what happens if there really is a no deal Brexit. I have been thinking 1.30 was a bad rate but now we're down to 1.20. What are your plans if...
Jul 30th 2019, 12:59 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,251
Posted By mrken30

Re: $ -£ exchange rate

And the pound keeps falling. I wonder how many expats will see this as a good time to move back financially. I do fear how the country will fair after this is all over.
Jul 29th 2019, 10:01 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,406
Posted By mrken30

Re: Can we sue Boris Johnson for our losses?

If you are a landlord, isn't this a great time to buy more property if you are earning dollars? Surely if you are living in the US you are in a better position than you would be if you were still in...
Jul 29th 2019, 9:55 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,251
Posted By mrken30

Re: $ -£ exchange rate

If it goes to parity I have told my family that we will sell up and retire in the UK. I am not sure how likely that is.
Jul 29th 2019, 8:28 pm
Replies: 197
Views: 24,029
Posted By mrken30

Re: so, how does your FB data get used?

If you liked the "Great Hack" you should watch the movie, "Brexit"
Jul 22nd 2019, 4:25 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,874
Posted By mrken30

Re: Red Arrows Announce 2019 USA?Canada Tour

The Oregon airshow is normally in my backyard. Unfortunately runway repaving means the red arrows will be 40 minutes away.
Forum: USA
Jul 20th 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: USA
Jul 20th 2019, 3:23 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,937
Posted By mrken30

Re: Do I need an accountant if renting out home in UK?

Yes you will need to pay tax. You will also file a schedule E
Forum: USA
Jul 4th 2019, 2:55 pm
Replies: 1,632
Views: 387,972
Posted By mrken30

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

Yes you can claim both but I think there is a US exit tax after 8 years. I can't remember the details.
May 16th 2019, 7:29 pm
Replies: 9,605
Views: 509,313
Posted By mrken30

Re: What has p*ssed you off today...part II

I have my suspicions that they do not want overseas voters to vote. I am now not able to vote because my sister did not fill in form number 4 in order for me to be able to vote. The reason that she...
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