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Jan 11th 2015, 8:12 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,553
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: Flight Costs - Hmmm.

and Wow, an Icelandic discount airline, has started flights (from March 2015) Boston (also Baltimore) to Gatwick with Reykjavik stopover, but apart from a few much publicized $200 fares, flights are...
Jan 11th 2015, 6:52 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,553
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: Flight Costs - Hmmm.

Boston-London prices have skyrocketted - last year, an expensive summer ticket was 1200-1400, off-season under $1000. Now direct flights are $1700-1900, and without a Sat night stopover, around...
Forum: USA
Jan 11th 2015, 5:08 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 9,218
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: Best way to transfer funds from UK to USA

I've used transferwise, easy and low cost. Paypal is simple but relatively high cost, fees and poor FX rate, around 5% cost altogether. I used to use Oanda for larger amounts (you could also short...
Forum: USA
Aug 21st 2012, 1:31 am
Replies: 79
Views: 10,347
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: Essex (UK) Family thinking of moving to Savannah GA Advice needed

Aside from the current income/costs issue, there are some longer term considerations - would this be a huge boost to husband's career, that would pay off later?
Something about the relatively low...
Forum: USA
Aug 20th 2012, 3:56 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,961
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: Haggling down on a used car in CA.

KBB and/or Edmunds give you the "invoice" price, at which the dealer allegedly gets the car from the manufacturer. That is usually about the lowest you can go (the dealer gets other kickbacks, it's...
Forum: USA
Aug 18th 2012, 9:24 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 8,488
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: How do trailing spouses cope finding a job? - CA

you said "My masters was in Education (I used to be a teacher many moons ago). My most recent post in the UK was as the Team Manager for a Telecoms Project Management team for one of the UK's biggest...
Forum: The Lab
Aug 1st 2012, 10:18 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,204
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: sim cards for US-UK

I don't know about the Tesco cards, but I imagine they are based on a rebranding of one of the major networks.

Some key features that are useful for us expats who visit the UK quite frequently...
Forum: USA
Aug 1st 2012, 9:49 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 7,940
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: Chemistry teacher and family looking to make the move...

university level would be even tougher, unless you are a freshly minted phd with a couple of publications, or an accomplished academic already. There are hordes of grossly underpaid adjuncts in most...
Forum: USA
Jul 31st 2012, 8:52 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 3,842
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: The all singing and all dancing one and only Presidential election thread.

When Mittens loses, he can star in the next season of "an idiot abroad" with Gervais. His audition went beautifully!
Forum: USA
Jul 31st 2012, 8:40 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 7,940
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: Chemistry teacher and family looking to make the move...

might have better luck with a private school, where a Brit degree might be valued, and teacher accreditation is more flexible.
Forum: USA
Jul 30th 2012, 8:59 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,006
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: temporarily moving and renting in US

and renting a place in the US is not always so easy, you need 2 or 3 month's rent (1st, last, and security deposit), some will ask for credit history...
Forum: USA
Jul 30th 2012, 1:45 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 6,565
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: Mitt Romney's Opinion on Great Britain

only bombshell seems to be willingness of Romney to let Israel bomb Iran.... might appeal to some, but hopefully will be seen as wild and risky, a foreign policy idiot and loose cannon.

Obama...
Forum: USA
Jul 30th 2012, 2:57 am
Replies: 61
Views: 6,565
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: Mitt Romney's Opinion on Great Britain

been 'ere 25 years, and said we'd leave if Reagan got a second term, if Bush sr. got in, if Bush II won, or won AGAIN, and somehow we are still here.
Frankly, Romney is less scary, more of a...
Forum: USA
Jul 21st 2012, 3:21 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: UK Graduate hoping to study in the USA

Emerson (in Boston) http://www.emerson.edu/ has one of the best national reputations for communications, media production, etc. Worth a look, if you have arm and leg to spare....
Forum: USA
Jul 21st 2012, 2:58 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: UK Graduate hoping to study in the USA

NYU has a great reputation, but I'd be cautious about SCPS - I'm sure the quality of the courses is excellent, but brand names really count here, and you might well end up staying. Many universities...
Forum: USA
Jul 20th 2012, 8:20 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,066
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: Moving to Boston

been in Brookline nearly 20 years, (was more affordable then), and schools are very good, also in most of western 'burbs, but do check the various rankings. Back Bay and Cambridge are very pricey and...
Jul 20th 2012, 2:39 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,475
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: Going Native?

I don't know if there were cases of non-renewal of green cards, but there were definitely some deportations for trivial offenses. We never looked back, once we knew we were here for keeps, we took...
Jul 20th 2012, 1:53 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,475
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: Going Native?

we got our green cards around 1994, so they did have 10 year expiration dates. The point is that after 9/11, there was considerable chatter that they might not be automatically renewed.
Forum: USA
Jul 20th 2012, 1:30 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,048
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: Possibility of ever moving to America?

there are a thousand versions of this joke - not saying it's hell, but it's not exactly heaven either!

A very sick person is granted the opportunity for a preview of heaven and hell.

He goes...
Jul 20th 2012, 12:50 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,475
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: Going Native?

my understanding was that after 9/11, they stopped renewing green cards automatically. That was a spur to go for citizenship. And our son would be going to university in a few years, and who knows...
Jul 19th 2012, 6:33 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,475
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: Going Native?

spouse got in last night from Heathrow to Boston, and was held up 30 mins because person in front in the line (queue!) was interrogated, then apparently arrested and deported. INS agent's comment:...
Forum: USA
Jul 17th 2012, 2:24 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,446
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: Moving to NYC area with work...HELP!

flights from Boston back to LHR are nearly 1 hour shorter than from NYC!
depends on where your customers are, of course. Access to NYC area airports can be horrendous in traffic.
Jul 16th 2012, 2:10 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,459
Posted By davidtheprof

Wink Re: Making friends...

our experience is that the locals here are full of smiles, have a nice day, etc., but very private and reserved beneath that. Friendships are more formal, you need to book time weeks ahead, and so we...
Forum: The Lab
Jul 13th 2012, 7:26 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,535
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: Samsung Galaxy S2 - update to Icream Sandwich? any tecchie Geeks out there?

My son recently got a Galaxy S2, I was looking on the forums about possibility of updating to ICS - best to check out the android forums
http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s2-international/
...
Forum: USA
Jul 13th 2012, 2:06 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,906
Posted By davidtheprof

Re: Are you a UK expat in the USA and have you been audited by the IRS?

Red flags for audits: home office, large expenses for self-employed in relation to income (they have ratio guidelines for various types of business), also important is variability in expenses and...
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