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Forum: USA
Jul 23rd 2021, 9:22 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Owen778

Re: Trading UK shares from the US

I imagine most of the big brokers in the US will accept foreign shares transferred in from the UK and trade them, but doing that from paper shares may make it harder.

I was able to transfer some...
Jun 24th 2021, 12:57 am
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Owen778

Re: Premium Bonds

I seem to remember that they:
1. Count as gambling. And 2. Even if not would be taxable in the US, so a pretty bad investment.
May 23rd 2021, 8:12 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By Owen778

Re: Car Rental Prices (UK)

Anchorage has been hit hard by this, and I believe there are essentially no rental cars available for much of the summer. The local news did a story on it, and reading the online comments was...
Forum: USA
May 20th 2021, 3:32 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,588
Posted By Owen778

Re: Reflections after 20 years in the US

Far too many people fail to realise that Trump is more of a symptom than a cause.
May 15th 2021, 11:04 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 2,341
Posted By Owen778

Re: Prescription eyeglasses

So, I'm looking into this at the moment. My wife has ordered several pairs from Zenni recently and been happy with them. Not sure if I'm going to order from them, Warby Parker, or stick with my local...
May 4th 2021, 9:14 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 981
Posted By Owen778

Re: Unconfirmed earthquake

Odd. What you describe sounds like at least a 3, more likely 4 magnitude. In my experience, magnitude 2.5 is pretty much not detectable. The Earthquake Canada website doesn't list a 4.5 anywhere in...
Forum: USA
Apr 25th 2021, 5:07 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,362
Posted By Owen778

Re: Mainly Financial Queries & a few others

For banking, this is the survey I usually link people to: https://www.jdpower.com/business/press-releases/2020-us-retail-banking-satisfaction-study

VA is in the Mid-Atlantic Region and GA is in...
Forum: USA
Apr 23rd 2021, 7:20 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By Owen778

Re: Moving to US or UK after marriage

It's a difficult decision that many of us faced, but it's impossible to help without more information. Why did you agree for her to come to the UK instead of you move to the US? With the limited...
Forum: USA
Apr 5th 2021, 3:19 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,176
Posted By Owen778

Re: Intercompany transfer to Houston

Salaries are generally significantly higher for comparable jobs in oil and gas in the US. It will depend on which sector within oil and gas you're in, and I don't know too much about technical sales...
Forum: USA
Mar 21st 2021, 9:32 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By Owen778

Re: College Age Kid Wants to Study Online in UK

Something else to check up on: if he's living in the UK for a year, he may become liable to pay college tuition at international rates instead of in-state rates. That could be a lot more expensive.
Jan 18th 2021, 9:07 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,224
Posted By Owen778

Re: costco membership really is worldwide...

In Texas, we had a membership for a while, but could see no reason to go there instead of HEB, even if a few things were significantly cheaper. In Alaska, we go every few weeks, mostly because of the...
Forum: USA
Jan 15th 2021, 12:52 am
Replies: 151
Views: 12,152
Posted By Owen778

Re: Job and life in Boston questions :)

I meant too small to be likely to have a European office, which would be required to obtain the one year of employment with them before he could use an L visa.
Forum: USA
Jan 14th 2021, 9:52 pm
Replies: 151
Views: 12,152
Posted By Owen778

Re: Job and life in Boston questions :)

Boston Willy - I'm quoting Boiler for emphasis, as this is the key point in this whole thread, not covered by any of your questions.

Even assuming you meet the requirements for an H1-B visa, there...
Forum: USA
Jan 14th 2021, 8:57 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,430
Posted By Owen778

Re: What British Food to Bring

You will find that in Houston you don't need Amazon or specialist international stores for most of this stuff. There are several World Markets in the area, and they're a good resource, but I think...
Forum: USA
Dec 9th 2020, 3:03 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,018
Posted By Owen778

Re: Moving to NY: two teens year 10 and year 8

I agree that even with an L-1 visa application, "early 2021" is likely unrealistic, at least Q1.

That said, I don't see from her posts that the OP hasn't worked for the company. Internal...
Forum: USA
Nov 30th 2020, 9:35 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,357
Posted By Owen778

Re: Can I invest in the US Stock Market on a O1 Visa?

You can. The question comes whether your US brokerage is willing to comply with the laws of the country you move to once you are no longer resident in the US.

Assuming you're British, it can be...
Nov 21st 2020, 12:49 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,511
Posted By Owen778

Re: Built In Obsolescence

Nice!

I would have been tempted to stand up and say "Thank you for admitting that to us, that was a near miss. We'd better go to the Toyota dealership."
Nov 17th 2020, 8:50 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 5,181
Posted By Owen778

Re: Satisfactory Departure - trying to extend my ESTA!

Something else to consider - she may end up being in the US long enough to count as subject to US taxes under the substantial presence test for calendar year 2020....
Nov 15th 2020, 8:31 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,252
Posted By Owen778

Re: Dallas is the destination..

I agree with this. The O-1 visa is an employment visa, though. I am not an immigration lawyer, but it seems unlikely that you'd get an O-1 visa as an opera singer, if you aren't normally employed as...
Oct 23rd 2020, 8:34 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,594
Posted By Owen778

Re: What car to buy

That's some, er, unconventional advice for a commuter vehicle. I agree with the second sentence, at least. On the first, those vehicles were discontinued in 2009, 2010 and 2014. I have no idea why...
Oct 23rd 2020, 8:07 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,594
Posted By Owen778

Re: What car to buy

Personally, I wouldn't buy a muscle car to drive somewhere as snowy as upstate NY. You do see a few of them in Anchorage, but I suspect people moving here from Texas bring them with them. I will...
Forum: USA
Oct 10th 2020, 3:46 pm
Replies: 385
Views: 123,998
Posted By Owen778

Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributio

The UK is ahead of the US. Their daytime is late night / morning for us.
Sep 23rd 2020, 5:44 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 5,883
Posted By Owen778

Re: how is online schooling going?

That reminds me of the communications we had from our district in spring, not wanting to put too much extra stress on students and parents, though the "you don't need to bother" message that sent was...
Sep 23rd 2020, 5:39 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 5,883
Posted By Owen778

Re: how is online schooling going?

So, Anchorage School District have now changed their minds. They plan to have the kids go back to full-time in-person school with masks and social distancing (can't imagine how that will work) with...
Forum: USA
Sep 1st 2020, 9:01 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 978
Posted By Owen778

Re: UK passport photos in Massachusetts

This is the website I have bookmarked, though there are others. It's a lot cheaper to take your own picture, have it printed at CVS or similar, and cut it out yourself.
https://www.idphoto4you.com/
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