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Forum: The Lounge
Jul 9th 2013, 7:33 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,361
Posted By tnguy

Re: Let's talk about [diesel] cars

Not too bad finding diesel around here. Though often the dual diesel/petrol pumps are in the minority and blocked by people filling up their huge-tanked SUVs. If you install something like GasBuddy,...
Forum: The Lounge
Jul 8th 2013, 5:00 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,361
Posted By tnguy

Re: Let's talk about [diesel] cars

I <3 my diesel Jetta. 45mpg. Can get from here to Pensacola and further on a single tank. It's getting on a bit now though, just passed 222000 miles. I wouldn't mind a nice diesel Audi.
Forum: USA
Jul 3rd 2013, 9:23 pm
Replies: 233
Views: 23,211
Posted By tnguy

Re: Desperate to make the move to USA now I'm 30 and "grown up!"

Apparently when we came to the US on holiday when I was a kid, I said I was going to live here one day.

Well, here I am.

Totally forgotten I'd said it though.
Forum: USA
Jul 2nd 2013, 8:00 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,271
Posted By tnguy

Re: Driving from Canada to USA on UK Driving License?

Well, certainly in the US it's covered by reciprocal agreements but the upside is that it does have "International Driving License" written across the front in very authoritative looking letters....
Forum: USA
Jul 2nd 2013, 7:56 pm
Replies: 233
Views: 23,211
Posted By tnguy

Re: Desperate to make the move to USA now I'm 30 and "grown up!"

Someone's paying for it. If you think it's "free" then the US is probably not the place for you.
Forum: USA
Jul 2nd 2013, 7:56 pm
Replies: 233
Views: 23,211
Posted By tnguy

Re: Desperate to make the move to USA now I'm 30 and "grown up!"

The country *is* screwed. Unfortunately, that's also true of most available destinations.
Forum: USA
Jul 2nd 2013, 7:54 pm
Replies: 233
Views: 23,211
Posted By tnguy

Re: Desperate to make the move to USA now I'm 30 and "grown up!"

I'm sure $500 to $1000 to the right hands will take care of that nicely. Maybe even less.
Forum: USA
Jul 2nd 2013, 3:35 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,271
Posted By tnguy

Re: Driving from Canada to USA on UK Driving License?

You'll probably want to get an international driving license. Not strictly required (I believe) but may help cut short any complications if you end up being stopped by a po-po who's not too bright.
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Forum: USA
Jul 2nd 2013, 3:30 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,883
Posted By tnguy

Re: What I should do about my mobile phone

Just buy a prepaid out here. They are available for $18 and up.

If you really want to receive calls from the UK and want to swap your sim card in, you'll be wanting something based off of t-mobile...
Forum: USA
Jul 2nd 2013, 3:25 pm
Forum: USA
Jul 2nd 2013, 3:07 pm
Replies: 233
Views: 23,211
Posted By tnguy

Re: Desperate to make the move to USA now I'm 30 and "grown up!"

There is also the green card lottery (of Canter and Siegel fame). Unfortunately, when I looked into this for someone, it seems it is very skewed towards people from disadvantaged nations and if...
Forum: USA
Jul 2nd 2013, 3:02 pm
Replies: 233
Views: 23,211
Posted By tnguy

Re: Desperate to make the move to USA now I'm 30 and "grown up!"

You're not really seeing the whole story though. If you're referring to foreign immigration being a problem in the UK, be aware that the US has approximately 12 million Mexican illegal immigrants and...
Forum: USA
Jul 2nd 2013, 2:41 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,889
Posted By tnguy

Re: kids glasses

Sounds like what used to be referred to as "NHS specs".

http://www.college-optometrists.org/filemanager/root/site_assets/museum/spectacles/2011.20web.jpg
Forum: USA
Jul 1st 2013, 8:13 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 10,546
Posted By tnguy

Re: Anyone got anything good to say about the US medical system?

America has been heading down the socialist path a long time. They've just been walking a little slower.
Forum: USA
Jul 1st 2013, 5:25 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 7,838
Posted By tnguy

Re: USA versus UK move

Have to say, been here in the US for 12 years now. It's a fact that there's some things I miss about England but every time I go back for a visit, it's not long before I know that I'm not going to be...
Forum: USA
Jul 1st 2013, 5:10 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,889
Posted By tnguy

Re: kids glasses

I don't know how much extra it is but they have those frames that are supposed to be extremely difficult to break. (Flexon is the first one that springs up on Google).
Forum: USA
Jul 1st 2013, 5:08 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,893
Posted By tnguy

Re: Finding a bank in us, for uk citizen!!!!

I know my parents were able to open an account here as non-residents. They were with Suntrust. I seem to recall it was a bit of effort and they needed to get a tax effort but nothing too onerous...
Forum: USA
Jul 1st 2013, 4:57 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 10,546
Posted By tnguy

Re: Anyone got anything good to say about the US medical system?

If you're poor, do nothing.

If you're very rich, do nothing. If you're invested in healthcare, order up some gold hubcaps for the Porsche

If you're a middle class worker, prepare to work harder...
Forum: USA
Jul 1st 2013, 2:55 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 10,546
Posted By tnguy

Re: Anyone got anything good to say about the US medical system?

If you don't use it, you don't pay. It makes sense for a reasonably healthy person to take a higher deductible to save on the premiums. If you have the option to put money into a medical savings...
Forum: USA
Jul 1st 2013, 2:51 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 10,546
Posted By tnguy

Re: Anyone got anything good to say about the US medical system?

The US health system has its problems but Obamacare did nothing at all to address the issues and may (will) make them worse.

The primary issue is that healthcare tends to be attached to your job....
Forum: USA
Jul 1st 2013, 2:40 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,889
Posted By tnguy

Re: kids glasses

It's important to remember that a vision plan is not really insurance but a payment plan. Since they need to make a profit off of it, you should consider whether it is worth having compared to paying...
Forum: USA
Jun 28th 2013, 4:51 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,986
Posted By tnguy

Re: A house V condo in America

I couldn't do a condo. I couldn't even tolerate living with a HOA. If I had to go small, I'd probably go for an apartment or something.
Forum: USA
Jun 28th 2013, 4:48 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,821
Posted By tnguy

Re: Transferring money from UK to US

Had good experiences with CurrencyFair.com
Forum: USA
Jun 28th 2013, 4:43 pm
Replies: 2,189
Views: 300,458
Posted By tnguy

Re: UK Foods in the US Share your finds!

Walmart seems to be getting on to something these days. The local one has McVities Digestives and my wife picked up a pack of Tetley tea a few days ago. I've also seen English Cheddar in the deli...
Forum: USA
Jun 28th 2013, 4:38 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,308
Posted By tnguy

Re: Fracking Air Fare Prices!

A while back I set up a script to hourly ping Delta's website for fares based over a wide range of times within a date range in August. Very interesting results. Fares would gradually creep up, then...
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