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Forum: USA
Oct 26th 2018, 10:00 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,510
Posted By davenay67

Re: Five go on an adventure

Well well, who shit in your coffee today ?

And it's dumb-ass BTW....
Forum: USA
Oct 26th 2018, 6:25 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,576
Posted By davenay67

Re: Passed my driving test today!

When I passed my car license in CA back in '97 you were good as long as you didn't crash into anything! My test was so short and easy that I couldn't believe it was over so quickly, I was waiting for...
Forum: USA
Oct 26th 2018, 6:21 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,510
Posted By davenay67

Re: Five go on an adventure

Good luck on the move!

That's quite a change in weather, the heat of Texas to the cold of Alaska.
Jul 23rd 2018, 7:03 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By davenay67

Re: All the Queen's Horses

I'm surprised such a small town has $53M to lose in the first place!
Jul 23rd 2018, 6:59 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By davenay67

Re: Chicago Plans!

Lot G is outdoors, so be prepared to shovel your car out if we get a decent amount of snow. Usually not a problem, but you never know. I use this lot when I travel for work.

There are some parking...
Forum: USA
Jun 23rd 2017, 8:58 pm
Replies: 4,546
Views: 325,897
Posted By davenay67

Re: Price of gas update...

Yeah. San Francisco is the pinnacle for CA. I remember paying a $1.39 in SF when gas in LA could be had for 99c. (That's going back a few years.... :) )
Forum: USA
Jun 23rd 2017, 8:55 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By davenay67

Re: UK bank accounts and US residents

Thanks for the quick replies....much appreciated. :thumbup:

I will work with my local NatWest branch when I take my next trip back to the UK in the next few weeks. I would like to sort out the...
Forum: USA
Jun 23rd 2017, 8:46 pm
Replies: 4,546
Views: 325,897
Posted By davenay67

Re: Price of gas update...

I envy most of your gas prices. Here in the Chicago area we are challenging parts of CA for highest priced gas in the country....:(
Forum: USA
Jun 23rd 2017, 8:45 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 17,768
Posted By davenay67

UK equivalent of estate sales

In our area estate sales are quite common, the idea that the contents of an entire house can be dealt with in a single weekend.

Relevant to my other thread about UK bank accounts, my mother will...
Forum: USA
Jun 23rd 2017, 8:40 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By davenay67

UK bank accounts and US residents

I still have my NatWest checking and savings accounts from when I lived in the UK. When I first moved over here I wasn't sure if I was going to stay or not, so simply changed my address to my parents...
Mar 12th 2017, 5:40 pm
Replies: 1,906
Views: 152,987
Posted By davenay67

Re: Home and garden projects

And the fact that you can feel an 80ft tree on your own lot without hiring a tree service is also a big clue. I can only cut down trees that will not hit either my house or the neighbors...
Forum: USA
Mar 12th 2017, 5:32 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,372
Posted By davenay67

Re: Thought I'd share some good news.

Getting that first credit card does indeed feel like rolling a 6 to start the game. :thumbsup:
Forum: USA
Mar 11th 2017, 4:23 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 3,985
Posted By davenay67

Re: 7 or 8 seater SUV- any recommendations?

Bottom line is that any vehicle that can seat 6 or more people and carry luggage is going to be BIG. That will entail driving a lumbering vehicle that will devour fuel and potentially offer some...
Forum: USA
Mar 10th 2017, 8:13 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,940
Posted By davenay67

Re: Tax Question

I agree..!! Thanks for the answers.

I tried browsing the Wiki but did not find my answers. I guess I have been too much of an ostrich since first moving over here in '97, but as time passes and...
Forum: USA
Mar 10th 2017, 5:28 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,940
Posted By davenay67

Re: Tax Question

The OP inherited 110,000 GBP from their mother. In their situation they used that money to pay down their existing UK mortgage, which triggered a capital tax gain due to the currency rate difference....
Forum: Meet-ups
Mar 8th 2017, 7:32 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,522
Posted By davenay67

Re: Chicago

An individual did place the request to be voted on. All 4 cities were against the idea and the item was removed from the ballot before voting. We are still 4 independent cities at this time.
Forum: USA
Mar 8th 2017, 3:54 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 6,033
Posted By davenay67

Re: Need help in Los Angeles

Yikes. Is this a trick question? Does anyone like this stuff? :sick:
Forum: Meet-ups
Mar 4th 2017, 6:22 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,522
Posted By davenay67

Re: Chicago

Did you arrive and setup in Plainfield yet?

I live in Lisle, which is only few miles north of you. Also lived in Naperville before that, which is next door.

Let me know if I can help in any...
Forum: USA
Jul 25th 2012, 3:49 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By davenay67

Re: Conundrum - liquidating UK asset and getting money to USA....

Thanks for all the inputs, folks. This situation is more complicated than I originally imagined, so I will take the underlying advice and speak to the CPA we use for our (US) taxes.

The house was...
Forum: USA
Jul 24th 2012, 9:22 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By davenay67

Re: Conundrum - liquidating UK asset and getting money to USA....

Working on the principal that ignorance is not a form of defense, then a court would probably find fault with me.

Bottom line is I am where I am....can't change the past. I need to figure out what...
Forum: USA
Jul 24th 2012, 9:04 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By davenay67

Re: Conundrum - liquidating UK asset and getting money to USA....

I didn't even know what FBAR was until joining BE a short while ago. Ignorance is no excuse, but I did kinda forget about the whole policy that was established with house proceeds, and it wasn't...
Forum: USA
Jul 24th 2012, 8:56 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,497
Posted By davenay67

Re: Katy TX to Chicago 'burbs...

But hey, looking on the bright side, Chicago is so much cooler of a downtown than Houston and our humudity (whilst bad to us) is nothing compared to the sauna that Houston can be.

Seriously,...
Forum: USA
Jul 24th 2012, 8:34 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,497
Posted By davenay67

Re: Katy TX to Chicago 'burbs...

Chicagoland is pricy. Sultan is correct....Your tolerance for sitting on a train will determine how much you get for your money....
Forum: USA
Jul 24th 2012, 8:30 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By davenay67

Question Conundrum - liquidating UK asset and getting money to USA....

Background:

I am a UK citizen who has lived in the US for 15+ yrs now, as a permanent resdient on a Green Card. I currently live in the state of IL.

I owned a house in the UK, which I rented...
Forum: USA
Jul 24th 2012, 7:46 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,032
Posted By davenay67

Re: Transferring money from the UK

Xoom.com (according to the customer service rep I just spoke to) can only transfer money from the USA to the UK, and not the other way around.
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