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Forum: USA
Mar 11th 2014, 7:41 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: Medical insurance

Also keep in mind that even if your employer offers health insurance, it often takes 3-6 months of working there before you become eligible.
Feb 22nd 2014, 7:04 pm
Replies: 7,438
Views: 428,551
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: Let's talk about cars

Most of them have their quirks, the smaller ones like the Toyota T100/Ranger & Mazda B2000/B3000/whateverthechevyiscalled tend to drive a little more car like, the bigger ones - especially older ones...
Forum: USA
Feb 18th 2014, 7:17 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,247
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: How soon can I buy a car?

In CA, you have 30 days to re-register the car in your name and the plates stay on the car unless the current owner has personal plates on it that they want to keep. You can drive it for that long as...
Feb 18th 2014, 6:09 pm
Replies: 7,438
Views: 428,551
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: Let's talk about cars

CarMax tends to give you fairly low offers anyway and they won't be interested in a Towncar that old.

CL or ebay is probably your best bet, maybe Autotrader but there aren't that many people...
Forum: USA
Feb 13th 2014, 4:58 pm
Replies: 4,459
Views: 313,931
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: Price of gas update...

Looks like premium jumped 8c overnight out here at my local Costco.

Fun.
Forum: USA
Feb 12th 2014, 9:03 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,432
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: Deputation from the UK to the USA

TBH if somebody wants me to stay abroad, then change the conditions on me and offer a generous 25% pay cut, it wouldn't be a very hard decision to tell them what to do with that offer.

As you're...
Forum: USA
Dec 28th 2013, 3:56 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: Car insurance, where to start (Houston)?

First, get yourself a US license. That's not exactly hard, and it does make a difference when it comes to getting insurance.

Second, I'd talk to as many insurance agents as you can to get quotes....
Forum: USA
Dec 13th 2013, 6:13 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,702
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: Where to live when working in Manhattan?

The office is on the Upper East Side. I figured I'd either be looking at someplace way up the Hudson River or over in Jersey.
Forum: USA
Dec 13th 2013, 4:02 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,702
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: Where to live when working in Manhattan?

I don't really want/need to stay in NYC, I'm not a big fan of big cities anyway but there's not going to be much of a chance for something else there.

To quantify "affordable" I'd have to find...
Forum: USA
Dec 13th 2013, 3:27 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,702
Posted By TimNiceBut

Where to live when working in Manhattan?

I'm talking to some people about a possible consulting gig[1] in Manhattan for a year, but for various reasons my wife isn't going to move across the country so I need to be able to support the house...
Forum: USA
Dec 7th 2013, 5:57 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 58,491
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: Converting your UK Appliances to work in the US

In most places you still do, especially for local programming, but people tend to have cable anyway and aren't aware that you can get programming over the air.
Forum: USA
Dec 6th 2013, 12:42 am
Replies: 69
Views: 58,491
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: Converting your UK Appliances to work in the US

No, you need a step up transformer to go from 120V to 230V. Step down would be the other direction, from 230V to 120V.
Forum: USA
Dec 6th 2013, 12:37 am
Replies: 52
Views: 3,145
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: Anybody ever contested a speeding ticket?

Sometimes the court is willing to reduce the violation to a lesser one (ideally a non-moving violation) that doesn't incur points and an insurance hike. You'll still end up paying a fine, but the...
Forum: USA
Dec 6th 2013, 12:27 am
Replies: 69
Views: 58,491
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: Converting your UK Appliances to work in the US

Have you checked if either can deal with the appropriate voltage range (usually says something like 100V-240V on the label if they can)?

If not, then you need a step-up transformer and a fairly...
Nov 25th 2013, 3:32 pm
Replies: 7,438
Views: 428,551
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: Let's talk about cars

I don't think the problem is downstream of the engine. My guesses are either a tiny intake leak that allows just enough air in to weaken the mixture, fuel or ignition issues. I'd also check the...
Forum: USA
Nov 13th 2013, 11:28 pm
Replies: 4,459
Views: 313,931
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: Price of gas update...

$3.79 for premium for me today, but then again I filled up at Shell...
Forum: USA
Nov 13th 2013, 5:59 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: Car Dealer's Bank Fee?!?

I think the main mistake was to try and finance a car at a dealer. Try talking to a local bank or credit union for decent financing with fewer shenanigans, then go to the dealer - they might well try...
Forum: USA
Nov 13th 2013, 5:55 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,154
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: Relocating to San Francisco - Where to live?

Parking in the Financial District is no fun and very expensive, so another vote for commutability by public transport.

As to where you live, it also comes down to affordability. San Francisco is...
Forum: USA
Nov 13th 2013, 5:51 pm
Replies: 4,459
Views: 313,931
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: Price of gas update...

Gardnerville traditionally is cheaper than Carson City also, especially the two Arcos. I usually try to avoid filling up in Reno for obvious reasons.
Forum: USA
Nov 5th 2013, 2:44 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 58,491
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: Converting your UK Appliances to work in the US

... which is why one should buy a generously sized one.
Forum: USA
Oct 26th 2013, 4:31 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,536
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: student loans

I'd be wary to take out a student loan that is not a federal one. Private ones are both a lot more expensive and there have been too many reports of shenanigans with them recently.

Keep in mind...
Forum: USA
Oct 25th 2013, 3:04 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 3,692
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: Ok sayI give up on Jamaica and the Phillipenes

First problem is a visa. No visa, no problem with Obamacare.

And no, the ACA most likely can't help as most, if not all, pensioners here are on Medicare and getting private insurance at Medicare...
Forum: USA
Oct 25th 2013, 3:01 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 8,099
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: Is this normal, or have I just landed a crap job?

Norwegian, maybe?

Iceland Air also has pretty reasonable fares across the Atlantic if you don't mind stopping in Reykjavik.

But yes, in general the fares to Europe seem to be highway robbery...
Forum: USA
Oct 24th 2013, 3:43 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,575
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: Another Salary comparison question. Sorry.

That's going to be a fun commute unless you want to row a boat across the bay.
Oct 23rd 2013, 8:00 pm
Replies: 7,438
Views: 428,551
Posted By TimNiceBut

Re: Let's talk about cars

Not very good tyres, either.
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