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Forum: USA
Dec 19th 2009, 11:25 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 3,421
Posted By scotch03

Re: Did you hear? It has been snowing in the UK!

Really?
It snowed in the UK?
Oh my goodness, when did it last snow in the UK? Oh, like last year and every year.

I hear it rained also...
Forum: USA
Dec 16th 2009, 11:38 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,964
Posted By scotch03

Re: Is a 401k worthwhile if you're only staying a couple of years?

Indeed, as I said the seminar speakers were very clear that it covered giving up residency regardless of citizenship.

Anyway, all it means is that if anyone is thinking about doing it they may...
Forum: USA
Dec 16th 2009, 11:30 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,964
Posted By scotch03

Re: Is a 401k worthwhile if you're only staying a couple of years?

Here is an article online about this "exit tax"

http://tinyurl.com/ycy362p

It's a long read......
Forum: USA
Dec 16th 2009, 11:27 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,964
Posted By scotch03

Re: Is a 401k worthwhile if you're only staying a couple of years?

Certainly is a huge difference.
I am very sure. The audience were all Brits who gasped and asked questions and the conclusion was that its best not to disclose the "I wont be back part", although...
Forum: USA
Dec 16th 2009, 7:43 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,964
Posted By scotch03

Re: Is a 401k worthwhile if you're only staying a couple of years?

Just quoting the so called tax and legal experts at the seminar!
Forum: USA
Dec 16th 2009, 2:25 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,964
Posted By scotch03

Re: Is a 401k worthwhile if you're only staying a couple of years?

If you surrender your residency then your 401K/IRA is taxed at an additional 30%, plus 10% early withdrawal as well as income tax.

I only learned this at a seminar a few weeks ago hosted by the...
Forum: USA
Aug 18th 2009, 5:21 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,375
Posted By scotch03

Re: Phoenix Arizona suitable for raising a family?

Suitable for growing cactus, that's about all.
Aug 18th 2009, 5:16 am
Replies: 65
Views: 2,028
Posted By scotch03

Re: Scottish Parliament 10 years after devolution.

Are you asking Scots who live in the US to answer?

Anyway from what I know (which isn't much) its been a success in the sense that people in Scotland have a bigger say in what happens. I doubt...
Aug 15th 2009, 10:47 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By scotch03

Re: Naturalization interview aug 24 some check list help

I took all those docs two weeks ago for my interview and the officer only ever looked at my DL.

I was wearing a suite, I think its just showing respect.... although never heard of anybody being...
Forum: USA
Aug 10th 2009, 3:32 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,326
Posted By scotch03

Re: Processing time for US citizenship.

I submitted my papers for citizenship early April and have the ceremony on Wednesday... so it has been fast!
Forum: USA
Feb 12th 2009, 3:38 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,897
Posted By scotch03

Re: Wilshire Boulevard, LA - does someone know this area?

Its a LONG street - which part? Downtown... Miracle Mile?
Forum: USA
Feb 12th 2009, 2:47 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,611
Posted By scotch03

Re: Any Brits living in Vacaville, Fairfield or Davis?

http://www.meetup.com/solanoexpats/

This is the first meeting - if you cannot come please sign up anyway so that we can arrange a second meeting/outing.
Forum: USA
Feb 11th 2009, 10:19 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,611
Posted By scotch03

Re: Any Brits living in Vacaville, Fairfield or Davis?

I'm going to set up a meetup.com and suggest an event plus a date - will post a link as soon as I do.... watch this space
Forum: USA
Feb 9th 2009, 3:26 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,611
Posted By scotch03

Re: Any Brits living in Vacaville, Fairfield or Davis?

In Suisun there is a decent place called Joy of Eating and Mimi's in Fairfield is also not too bad.
Forum: USA
Feb 7th 2009, 12:05 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,128
Posted By scotch03

Re: British Airways Private Fare to LHR

Is your sister hot and single? ;)
Forum: USA
Feb 6th 2009, 11:50 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,611
Posted By scotch03

Re: Any Brits living in Vacaville, Fairfield or Davis?

How about all meeting for a breakfast? Makes a change from beer blah
Forum: USA
Feb 6th 2009, 3:15 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,611
Posted By scotch03

Re: Any Brits living in Vacaville, Fairfield or Davis?

I'm in Vallejo and Fairfield every day! Sometimes VV too!
Forum: USA
Dec 30th 2008, 1:48 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,180
Posted By scotch03

Re: re-mortgaging....... comparing rates ?

This is a great time to refinance. PM me if you want some specific assistance with refinance.
Forum: USA
Jun 19th 2008, 2:03 am
Forum: USA
Jun 17th 2008, 2:49 am
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By scotch03

Re: Anyone near Santa Rosa, California?

Not too far at all.
Vallejo, CA.
Forum: USA
May 23rd 2008, 8:11 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By scotch03

Re: Can E2 visa holder have an IRA?

Pop into your local Edward Jones office - locate an office at www.edwardjones.com
Forum: USA
Apr 18th 2008, 4:29 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By scotch03

Re: best way to post items to the US

The comment about Asians with poor English was a little rough. And I doubt working in the Post Office is the most exhilarating of experiences.
Forum: USA
Apr 18th 2008, 3:37 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By scotch03

Re: best way to post items to the US

Having to serve you might make them a little unhappy.
Mar 15th 2008, 12:22 am
Replies: 54
Views: 2,011
Posted By scotch03

Re: Good Friday: School's out?

Doesn't sound that surprising to me.

When I was at school only the Catholic schools closed for Good Friday.
Forum: USA
Mar 14th 2008, 1:21 am
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By scotch03

Re: Health Insurance - Urgent Help !

Call ehealth.com - if you don't like the sales rep ask for Bob Hurley - I can assure you that you will be looked after.
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