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Forum: USA
Jul 1st 2016, 1:02 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,037
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: Best way of transferring money back to Blighty???

I use transferwise, the exchange rate and charges for $1000 was

The rate was 1 USD = 0.7535 GBP, and the fee charged was $9.90.
Forum: USA
Jun 7th 2016, 6:18 pm
Replies: 224
Views: 16,584
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: Free Cup of Tea (AND a Sticky Bun???)

I have not read through all your posts, but I gathered you like small towns... a beautifully small town is Fairhope in south Alabama. Its 20/30 minutes from the i10 and is often ignored by tourists...
May 19th 2016, 1:01 pm
Replies: 275
Views: 16,427
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: How happy are you living in AMERICA?

I like the USA! On a whole!

From a selfish point of view if you have good medical insurance, you get world class treatment, you get the best treatment not necessarily the most cost effective.
...
Forum: USA
May 18th 2016, 4:23 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 7,123
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: Car Lease Options

a note of caution is that you do more miles than you did in the UK!

If you can lease over 36 months you will get a great deal! I was limited to 24 months!

Hyundai are good! only 36 months min...
Forum: USA
May 11th 2016, 2:57 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,114
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: Best bank accounts to transfer

I had good success with setting up an account with Wells Fargo even before I was issued a Social Security Number (SSN)

I also had great success with the local credit union in this case it was...
May 6th 2016, 2:24 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 6,971
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: L1-A interview in London -anyone done one recently who could share experience ple

:goodpost:

I had a similar experience

*walking to counter*

So you work for *Big European company* Why should I give you a visa when there *Big American Company* rivals?

*My brain is...
May 6th 2016, 12:33 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 6,971
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: L1-A interview in London -anyone done one recently who could share experience ple

Hello, I did my L1 visa interview in Aug last year, its a piece of cake really!

They will ask you who you work for?
What you do? (checking if it matches the Petition)

Of course you can be...
Forum: USA
Apr 28th 2016, 12:30 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,464
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: UK to USA Education?

Some schools offer International Baccalaureate which is recognized by university's world wide.

Plus sometimes in certain areas there are international school, where they could potential continue...
Forum: USA
Apr 15th 2016, 1:15 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,882
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: Our new life in Mobile, AL

Hello,

If you have a lot of money to invest in the USA, you will not want to live in McVoy, you may be attracted by cheap housing in this area but its cheap for a reason! Its because the areas...
Forum: USA
Apr 14th 2016, 1:06 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,882
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: Our new life in Mobile, AL

Hey Cockney Joe,

I moved to Mobile, Alabama in September last year from the UK. Mobile is an up and coming area and I guess within in 10 years will be a great place to live!

A lot of people...
Forum: USA
Apr 8th 2016, 2:31 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,076
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: Denver - Cost of living

Rent 1200
Petrol 200
Utilities 150
Car payment 300
Cell phone 120
Food. 200

These figures are pretty accurate however I would think you will pay more for car insurance at first... I paid just...
Forum: USA
Feb 22nd 2016, 4:56 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 5,877
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: Furniture / Bed shopping

CORT clearance furniture Really good place that sells second hand rental furniture and its good quality... I bought our whole 3 bed apartment for $4500... Including decorative items!

They even...
Forum: USA
Feb 19th 2016, 6:41 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 965
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: Passport with J1 Visa Stamp Stolen

The DMV wanted visas/passport and I-94 for me in Alabama!
Forum: USA
Feb 19th 2016, 5:10 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 965
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: Passport with J1 Visa Stamp Stolen

Applying for a Replacement U.S. Visa

Lost or stolen U.S. visas cannot be replaced in the United States. For replacement of a visa, you must apply in person at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad....
Forum: USA
Feb 17th 2016, 1:19 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,263
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: In defence of Florida!

You pretty much described what Ive been through, I'm in Alabama but on the Eastern Shore near Mobile, Al, Close to the Gulf and Beautiful beaches!

So Pulaski comment's really are true the South...
Forum: USA
Jan 27th 2016, 4:40 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,438
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: Moving from UK to USA

Bacon butty and brown sauce haha :goodpost: I did bring 2 x large bottles of HP brown and Fruity on my recent trip home.
Forum: USA
Jan 7th 2016, 7:39 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,737
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: Transferring Money from USA to UK

The exchange rate is hardly worth losing sleep over unless your sending huge amounts of cash, I have tried all of these exchange sites including Xe.com

Xoom.com get my money hassle free into my UK...
Forum: USA
Jan 7th 2016, 6:15 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,737
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: Transferring Money from USA to UK

Xoom is brilliant can transfer up to $3500 for $5! I used my bank at first but I was getting charges all over the place.. in the usa end and the uk end!
Forum: USA
Jan 7th 2016, 6:13 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 4,972
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: Florida Car Insurance Quote - Is this normal?!?

Our Car Insurance -

2013 Hyundai Veracruz 3.8 V6 SUV (Top Spec) and Hyundai Sonata (base model)2.5 V4 is $219 per month for me and my wife... we arrived in the US in August.

$2628 per annum!...
Dec 7th 2015, 4:55 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: Sending Christmas cards to the UK, in bulk

Moonpig is the cheapest option.... its not quite the same as a handwritten card though...
Forum: USA
Dec 1st 2015, 5:40 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,249
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: Car Insurance - Cancelled by State Farm?

30 days in Alabama! It was a lot of FUN! The clock was ticking from the moment we landed!

To Pass our test sort car purchases out etc.
Forum: USA
Dec 1st 2015, 5:34 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,050
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: Elderly Parent tax issues back in Blighty

There retired... taking a state pension so therefore they dont pay an tax at all on it!

They shouldn't pay any tax unless there earning a lot of money from other sources than pensions such as...
Forum: USA
Dec 1st 2015, 3:51 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,386
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: Please help: Consent to let from mortgage company and earning money from the UK?

Is it a bad thing? people are still buying houses?

Yes its making it harder for a first time buyers for sure, as once they start renting they cant afford to save for a deposit!

The bubble will...
Forum: USA
Dec 1st 2015, 3:07 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,386
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: Please help: Consent to let from mortgage company and earning money from the UK?

Its become more popular and if you have some cash sitting in a bank it makes more sense to mortgage a property on a buy to let mortgage... you in essence are making money! The house in essence pays...
Forum: USA
Nov 30th 2015, 5:40 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By nick.simpson19

Re: Tax Returns

Your company should supply you with an accountant considering your the reason you moved state side??? unless it was one of those forced deals ;)
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