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Forum: USA
Jul 21st 2015, 1:16 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 5,622
Posted By jackattack

Re: To all Brits - Americans understand you?

Slightly OT, but still relevant to accents. And the Herts reference made me remember. I too, have the standard news reader BBC accent. Herts born and bred. No discernible accent.

Ten or so years...
Forum: USA
Jul 21st 2015, 1:06 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 5,622
Posted By jackattack

Re: To all Brits - Americans understand you?

I will never order at the drive through. We only do it on road trips though, when the whole family is in the car. I'm driving and I make hubby, who is sitting in the passenger seat, shout across me...
Forum: USA
Jun 9th 2015, 5:12 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,796
Posted By jackattack

Re: Anyone in the Raleigh area?

Whoah. You live in a 10,000 sq ft house? Was that a typo? I've seen those online and on the TV but didn't know that real people actually lived in houses that big.

Do you have lots of kids or large...
Forum: USA
May 26th 2015, 2:21 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 6,311
Posted By jackattack

Re: If you could live anywhere in the USA?

We are also in Maryland. I fought tooth and nail against relocating from the CA Bay Area but actually quite like it here. Only downsides are the mosquitos in the summer, crap skiing and nasty...
Forum: USA
May 26th 2015, 2:14 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,168
Posted By jackattack

Re: Cadburys and Customs

So naive poster here - what are the easy indicators of UK vs American cadbury?
I seem to have no issue in persuading my 3 US born kids that British chocolate is waaaay better than American. Hubbie...
Forum: USA
Apr 8th 2015, 5:34 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
Posted By jackattack

Re: Craigs list Vs Trulia/Zillow looking for rentals in Pacifica/Bay Area SF

Check the school district. There are some good and some mildly mediocre schools in Pacifica. That could explain the difference in rental price.
Forum: USA
Mar 29th 2015, 1:40 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By jackattack

Re: Timing: dual citizenship, passport, name and travel issue

I just called BA, and they confirmed, contrary to my expectation that it's actually very easy to update a name on a flight ticket. I have to email them with copies of my UK passport and new US...
Forum: USA
Mar 27th 2015, 10:13 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By jackattack

Re: Timing: dual citizenship, passport, name and travel issue

Thanks for this. I will call British Airways and ask about the name change on the ticket.

I just got a letter this week telling me about the interview location and time 1:47pm (talk about...
Forum: USA
Mar 27th 2015, 4:24 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By jackattack

re: Timing: dual citizenship, passport, name and travel issue

Ha. Thx. I guess I knew that.
Too much Game of Thrones reading!
Forum: USA
Mar 27th 2015, 3:13 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By jackattack

Timing: dual citizenship, passport, name and travel issue

I am currently a UK citizen and green card holder, living in the USA for the last twelve years and finally in the process of becoming a US citizen.

My UK identity continues to be in my maiden...
Forum: USA
Mar 6th 2015, 3:48 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 4,158
Posted By jackattack

Re: CHEESE!

Round here Whole Foods has a great selection. I agree that finding a really good, take the roof off your mouth, cheddar is a challenge. But if you like a wide range of good cheese, then Whole Foods...
Forum: USA
Jan 26th 2015, 11:58 am
Replies: 52
Views: 4,520
Posted By jackattack

Re: People of the SF East bay......

I lived coast side for ten years (three different locations - Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay and then El Granada). Each time moving slightly closer to SF where I was working. We chose to buy there because...
Forum: USA
Dec 5th 2014, 4:12 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,970
Posted By jackattack

Re: Employer's unmatched 401k scheme

I'm confused about this bit - any insight on what the restrictions are on converting IRA to ROTH? Other than having to pay the tax (at marginal rates), I didn't think that there were any...
Forum: USA
Jun 5th 2014, 2:07 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,728
Posted By jackattack

Re: Having a baby in the USA: our experience

Wow. You must be something special. Steak and champagne!

I thought that we had pretty good insurance and all I got was a cup of apple juice and some ice chips (which I then promptly threw up).
May 23rd 2014, 3:28 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,957
Posted By jackattack

Re: What happens when H1B is rejected?

Most H1B petitions are 'rejected' because they don't get selected for processing. Meaning that there were more than twice as many applications for H1B than there were available visas. Did you get a...
Forum: USA
May 22nd 2014, 9:49 pm
Replies: 132
Views: 7,316
Posted By jackattack

Re: University costs for your kids -- do you have a plan?

It was 2 years ago. Modeled on Stanford. Undergraduate only.

I agree, it seemed ludicrously high. We didn't do anything different after the conversation so she didnt get any commission but it did...
Forum: USA
May 22nd 2014, 3:10 pm
Replies: 132
Views: 7,316
Posted By jackattack

Re: University costs for your kids -- do you have a plan?

We met with a financial advisor a few years back who did some projections for us. Our daughter was roughly 4 or 5 at the time and I seem to remember that the advisor estimated that by the time that...
Forum: USA
May 19th 2014, 2:58 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By jackattack

Re: Visiting Canada but visa is in old passport. Possible?

From experience, they often 'clip' just the front page to make it obvious that the passport isn't useable but don't touch any of the interior pages to avoid invalidating anything inside.
Forum: USA
May 4th 2014, 4:18 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 10,182
Posted By jackattack

Re: Anyone used Transferwise to move money?

I was hunting earlier to see what the limit was on the amount to transfer but couldn't see it.

I just found it, apparently it's £1 million! Shouldn't be any problem there for me then!
Forum: USA
May 4th 2014, 4:14 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 10,182
Posted By jackattack

Anyone used Transferwise to move money?

A friend just told me about a new company to move funds between countries. It's called Transferwise and was apparently set up by the people who built sykpe and paypal.


It's a better deal than...
Forum: USA
Apr 29th 2014, 2:21 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 3,669
Posted By jackattack

Re: Birth Delivery Options- Which Country?

I think that you can find plenty of examples of non intrusive delivery in US hospitals and intrusive delivery in UK hospitals. I have delivered twice in the US (California). Never delivered in the...
Forum: USA
Mar 19th 2014, 8:11 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 4,419
Posted By jackattack

Re: Newbie move to California

I had my Green Card through marriage, so didn't need to have Apple work on it.

But I have a friend who moved (with Apple) to the US and they immediately applied for his green card so it is...
Forum: USA
Mar 18th 2014, 5:31 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 4,419
Posted By jackattack

Re: Newbie move to California

I am not sure of the latest info but last year Apple had shuttles (what we would call luxury coaches) from SF and East Bay to Cupertino. A few each morning and evening. Thing to bear in mind is, the...
Forum: USA
Mar 17th 2014, 2:29 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 4,419
Posted By jackattack

Re: Newbie move to California

PM me if you have Apple specific questions. Both hubby and I worked there for a combined 17 years until last summer when we moved jobs and locations. I still have a ton of friends who work there, and...
Forum: USA
Jan 21st 2014, 1:35 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By jackattack

Re: Purchase power, moving to Bay Area in 1 month!

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=817233

Here is a very current thread discussing income and living in the Bay Area. There are also a ton of threads on similar topics, use the search...
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