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Forum: USA
Apr 3rd 2019, 3:58 pm
Replies: 154
Views: 9,432
Posted By talkto_menow

Re: Possible move to Virginia

Except for visiting London for one day only back in 1992 I do not have personal experience, but from what I can gather through the various media UK society is probably the closest to what you can...
Forum: USA
Apr 3rd 2019, 2:52 pm
Replies: 154
Views: 9,432
Posted By talkto_menow

Re: Possible move to Virginia

I suggest to do a simple test. You entire monthly net pay should be close to $5,800. One third of this amount which is $1,900 can be safely used for rent expense. Check out what type of property you...
Forum: USA
Apr 3rd 2019, 2:44 pm
Replies: 154
Views: 9,432
Posted By talkto_menow

Re: Possible move to Virginia

I included both state and federal tax obligation. However, each individual's calculations might be different.

100k salary is not ideal, but the cost of living in that area is different than in big...
Forum: USA
Apr 3rd 2019, 1:51 pm
Replies: 154
Views: 9,432
Posted By talkto_menow

Re: Possible move to Virginia

This is an estimate. Most of the US companies pay their employees bi-weekly. Hence, there will be 26 pay periods. 100k divided by 26 is $3,847 every two weeks. The amount of taxes paid may vary. If...
Forum: USA
Sep 10th 2018, 9:05 pm
Forum: USA
Sep 10th 2018, 8:17 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By talkto_menow

Re: Is there any way to listen to BBC radio time shifted to my time zone?

LBC mostly. I will have to find a link for BBC. From my experience if there is a problem it is caused by a radio station alone. LBC is smooth. I'm not from UK, so I'm not familiar with shows that are...
Forum: USA
Sep 10th 2018, 7:07 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By talkto_menow

Re: Is there any way to listen to BBC radio time shifted to my time zone?

There is a little cost associated with it. You need a dedicated PC. Preferably small factor low power like Intel NUC. It does not have to be powerful, but it cannot be weak either. It needs to...
Forum: USA
Sep 10th 2018, 6:21 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By talkto_menow

Re: Is there any way to listen to BBC radio time shifted to my time zone?

The only way to do it is by recording audio stream on your PC. I came up to the solution to this problem by building my own radio recorder that in addition to record scheduled shows, it also creates...
Forum: USA
May 30th 2018, 2:11 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,985
Posted By talkto_menow

Re: "Professional" job without degree

Is there something your would like to share with everyone?
Forum: USA
May 29th 2018, 8:28 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,985
Posted By talkto_menow

Re: "Professional" job without degree

This is more general advice. Currently people are questioning the value of CS degree giving actual cost of the college education in US. Regardless of that, I would strongly suggest for anyone who is...
Forum: USA
May 14th 2018, 2:52 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,894
Posted By talkto_menow

Re: Moving from London to New York

Please consider that taking Metro North or LIRR trains every day will add significant cost to your budget. LIRR single ride is about $10, however they do offer monthly pass. Metro North might be...
Forum: USA
May 7th 2018, 3:16 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By talkto_menow

Re: ACCA qualified - prospects in USA? + CMA exam?

I would say that in most cases CPA is helpful for someone who wants to work in taxation or in audit. I actually witnessed situation that someone with CPA was hired for accounting managerial position...
Forum: USA
May 4th 2018, 6:10 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By talkto_menow

Re: ACCA qualified - prospects in USA? + CMA exam?

This is tricky. I'm an Accountant working in a state public sector. Personally I never had a need for taking CPA exam, neither I was interested in working as an Auditor. Only once, I worked with...
Forum: USA
Sep 14th 2017, 6:46 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,115
Posted By talkto_menow

Re: Manhattan advice

It would be helpful if you could say more about your budget. Manhattan is always more expensive than other boroughs and its also not family friendly at all. Your best option will be probably to hire...
Forum: USA
Aug 4th 2017, 8:43 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 5,084
Posted By talkto_menow

Re: How easy is to find a good job in the USA with a British bachelors degree?

Hello everyone

I'm not a frequent poster on this forum. I decided to take part in this discussion as it is something that I can contribute from my own experience. Before I came to United States I...
Forum: USA
Jun 29th 2016, 3:53 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,861
Posted By talkto_menow

Re: Advice would be greatly received!

It's you who asked me question first.
Forum: USA
Jun 29th 2016, 3:22 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,861
Posted By talkto_menow

Re: Advice would be greatly received!

I really do not want to hijack this thread and tell my personal story.

College degree is tricky thing. When you get to US you are competing with thousand if not millions of legal and illegal...
Forum: USA
Jun 28th 2016, 8:07 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,861
Posted By talkto_menow

Re: Advice would be greatly received!

I know this forum is mostly for British expats and as somebody who was born in Poland, I was interested in finding British opinions about current events in UK. As I said before I live in US for quiet...
Forum: USA
Jun 28th 2016, 3:49 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,861
Posted By talkto_menow

Re: Advice would be greatly received!

You would be surprised :)
Forum: USA
Jun 28th 2016, 3:35 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,861
Posted By talkto_menow

Re: Advice would be greatly received!

If I remember correctly when you sponsor someone you need to show your assets like bank accounts etc. There is nothing there about providing a proof that someone has a job.

This case seems to be...
Forum: USA
Jun 27th 2016, 9:24 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,861
Posted By talkto_menow

Re: Advice would be greatly received!

Ooopsy daisy

This is what happens when you rush.

Well since you are US citizen already, process is straight forward. That part I wrote about US citizen sponsoring close relatives applies.
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Forum: USA
Jun 27th 2016, 8:43 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,861
Posted By talkto_menow

Re: Advice would be greatly received!

I apologize but English is my second language. I've been living in US for the last 24 years and I'm US citizen. I went through the naturalization process and I understand some procedures.

US...
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