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Mar 20th 2015, 11:34 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By mwdake

Re: Are imported UK foods really expensive in the US?

Thanks, I would never of thought of that.
I will give it a try.
Mar 20th 2015, 12:17 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By mwdake

Re: Are imported UK foods really expensive in the US?

Batchelors Mushy Peas at my local supermarket for $2.69, that is pretty spendy for a small can of peas. I got them for a while but have since stopped.
Forum: USA
Mar 7th 2015, 4:29 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 10,127
Posted By mwdake

Re: UK to Texas driving licence

It was a Kingdom, then a Republic, then a Territory and now a State.
Forum: USA
Mar 7th 2015, 4:01 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 10,127
Posted By mwdake

Re: UK to Texas driving licence

Of course, how could I forget the Republic of Hawaii.
Forum: USA
Mar 7th 2015, 2:28 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 10,127
Posted By mwdake

Re: UK to Texas driving licence

I love the Texas attitude to the rest of the US; they are the only state that used to be their own country.
When I lived in Texas, and the few times I have visited since, I found Texans to be most...
Mar 2nd 2015, 1:21 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,586
Posted By mwdake

Re: Europcar and credit card insurance coverage.

I have rented at Manchester Airport dozens of times but only ever had that one problem.
Mar 1st 2015, 3:07 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,586
Posted By mwdake

Re: Europcar and credit card insurance coverage.

I did, I should have said that.
I think the CC company were taking the rental company side though.
Mar 1st 2015, 2:21 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,586
Posted By mwdake

Re: Europcar and credit card insurance coverage.

This happened to me many years ago.
I made a reservation with one of the big rental companies via phone and got the rate etc, I told them I wished to decline extra coverage because my CC covered it...
Forum: USA
Feb 19th 2015, 11:15 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By mwdake

Re: US Mortgage - monthly repayment calculation

Also be sure to check what the property taxes you will pay and not just what the current owner pays. Some states, like where I live, have annual caps on property taxable value increases; but when...
Feb 7th 2015, 1:59 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,897
Posted By mwdake

Re: Impromptu road trip

Probably too late now, but...

Most of the hotels in the Historic District are pricey.
I don't know what your budget is but there is Comfort Suites one block from where the Historic District...
Jan 31st 2015, 8:24 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,897
Posted By mwdake

Re: Impromptu road trip

Savannah itself is worth the journey, it is one of my favorite places to visit.
If I were making the trip I would take a side trip to the A1A road near Jacksonville then stop in Fernandina Beach for...
Jan 31st 2015, 8:17 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 716
Posted By mwdake

Re: Commonwealth Expats in Arkansas

If you will be living in Little Rock you will have no trouble finding English, Irish, Scottish, Australian and New Zealand folks; there are plenty of them located there.
Arkansas at one time would...
Jan 27th 2015, 11:11 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By mwdake

Re: International Travel w/Infant

Not all airline/airplanes have those.
I once requested the bulkhead seat and bassinet on AA, got the bulkheads seats but the bassinet was a cardboard box with pink and blue teddy bears that went on...
Jan 24th 2015, 8:06 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 986
Posted By mwdake

Re: Amazon Prime membership $72 today only

I'm in the same boat. Auto renew day was today and it has already gone through my credit card.
I always wonder about these specials for new members only, why wouldn't a company want to reward loyal...
Forum: USA
Jan 17th 2015, 3:58 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,593
Posted By mwdake

Re: Moving to Alabama

I actually thought about that for the mrs. as she only had a provisional license at the, she ended up taking the ridiculously easy test in a different state.

When I got my TX license I got the...
Forum: USA
Jan 17th 2015, 1:31 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,593
Posted By mwdake

Re: Moving to Alabama

That's how I got my first US license in TX but it was more than 30 years ago.
They just looked at my UK license and gave me a TX one by reciprocity, no test written or practical. I also kept the UK...
Jan 6th 2015, 11:35 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,377
Posted By mwdake

Re: LAX to LHR flight

Yep, like many things these days it sometimes meets ones needs and other times not.
It has worked for me in the past. I also used their explorer function a few months back and when I saw flights to...
Jan 6th 2015, 10:35 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,377
Posted By mwdake

Re: LAX to LHR flight

Try kayak.com, enter a search for what you need and when then you will be able to set up an alert that will send an email each day with the latest prices. I think you have to sign up for an account,...
Dec 12th 2014, 1:44 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,405
Posted By mwdake

Re: Airline Fuel Surcharge

I recently booked 2 tickets to Brussels for next spring, the actual airfare part was only $27 each way and the taxes and fees were $632. I guess the airline makes most of its money on the fess part....
Nov 7th 2014, 1:56 am
Replies: 101
Views: 5,316
Posted By mwdake

Re: accessing inheritance money

You can open a bank account without a SSN, you can apply for and use a TIN from the IRS.
Some banks will accept the TIN, but the OP probably won't want to do that either.
Forum: USA
Oct 22nd 2014, 11:23 pm
Replies: 165
Views: 9,929
Posted By mwdake

Re: Am i Too Old To Re-Train

I never said it was not difficult, I was using an example to say it was possible and share my experience.

I forgot to apply rule #1 before posting.

So, no need to tire yourself any further...
Forum: USA
Oct 22nd 2014, 11:11 pm
Replies: 165
Views: 9,929
Posted By mwdake

Re: Am i Too Old To Re-Train

You are right for the reasons you say but they are atypical.
Just go to any nursing school and see how many of the student nurses are in their 40's.
The nursing schools are full of people wanting...
Forum: USA
Oct 22nd 2014, 11:00 pm
Replies: 165
Views: 9,929
Posted By mwdake

Re: Am i Too Old To Re-Train

Yes you are right, the USA is famous for people staying in 1 career for all of their life.
Forum: USA
Oct 22nd 2014, 10:47 pm
Replies: 165
Views: 9,929
Posted By mwdake

Re: Am i Too Old To Re-Train

No you are not too old to re-train.


At 44 and after a 20 year career in healthcare I wanted to change careers.
Using my experience in healthcare and learning some programming skills I got a job...
Forum: USA
Oct 17th 2014, 10:54 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,997
Posted By mwdake

Re: Home insurance in Florida

Find a local independant insurance agent, local to Titusville that is..
They will try find insurance on the private market, but that is difficult; otherwise they will try the state insurance pool...
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