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The Expat Tenant's Guide To Renting Property In The USA

Posted on Friday May 12, 2017 (08:23:06)
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Renting a property is the most popular option for expats in the US, since it offers flexibility, but there are some basic issues expats need to be aware of before beginning their search.

It should also be noted that homeownership in the US is another popular route for many expats. Twice the number of expats buy a property in the US than they do around the world - 40% to 24% respectively.   more ...

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Report: The US Cities That Attract The World's Top Tech Talent

Posted on Tuesday May 09, 2017 (08:32:40)
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Expats looking for a tech job will benefit from knowing which are the 25 top-rated tech cities in the United States. Those looking to start or expand a business that relies on technology will also want to know where to tap the best tech talent.   more ...

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How To Move To The USA With Your Pet

Posted on Friday May 05, 2017 (17:12:36)
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Moving abroad can sometimes bring with it a host of worries - from getting your paperwork sorted to planning your journey. If you're travelling to the United States, fortunately there is a lot of information that can help make your journey more easy. Almost everything you require is listed on government websites or public portals. However, if you're planning to take your pet along with you, there's still a lot more you need to know.   more ...

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Studying in the US? Here’s What You Need To Know Before You Go

Posted on Thursday May 04, 2017 (10:36:43)
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Every year, thousands of people travel to different destinations in the world for leisure, work and study. A vast majority of this population comprises students who are travelling overseas for a better education. One of the most popular destinations for students is the United States of America. Since the early 1990s, the US has been a prominent destination for people of various nationalities who want to study abroad. There are a number of universities in America that have gained global recognition and are sought after by students. In 2013, the US alone accounted for almost twenty percent of the global student population of 4.1 million - more than any other country.   more ...

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A Guide To Banking In The US For British Expats

Posted on Friday April 28, 2017 (09:18:25)
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For any Brit seeking to open a bank account in the USA there will be much that is familiar about the process. There are however some key differences that can trip you up along the way.

This is one of those things you may find easier to sort out before making your move abroad. It may complicate the process having to open an account before you have residency, but it can help you to bypass the more challenging elements of the US system.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Starting A Business In The US

Posted on Tuesday April 18, 2017 (10:00:44)
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When it comes to starting a business in the US, there are a lot of opportunities and a wealth of information available to entrepreneurs. Whether your plan is to open a daycare or seize construction opportunities, the options available to you in the US are seemingly endless. This article will cover some of the basic information regarding starting a small business in the States. For more detailed information and suggestions on starting your own business, check out the US Small Business Administration’s website.   more ...

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5 Fantastic Road Trips For Expats In The USA

Posted on Monday March 27, 2017 (11:22:37)
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There is so much to see, do and experience in the United States of America, and a road trip is an excellent way to enjoy the beauty as well as the culture of this country. These journeys are a great way to soak in the sights of sparkling waters, breathtaking mountains, natural forests, seasonal foliage, and historic structures. Hitting an open road is one of the greatest pleasures for someone who loves driving, regardless of the destination. The best part is that you don’t have to drive a long distance to find a great highway, as the US is full of them.   more ...

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Understanding Expat Healthcare In The US

Posted on Monday March 20, 2017 (10:40:07)
The reputation and costs for the American healthcare system are known throughout the world and health premiums will not be cheap.

That's because healthcare in the US is a costly process, it's ranked as being the most expensive in the world.

According to one national British newspaper, many British expats opt to fly home to the UK for health treatment rather than navigate the American healthcare system. The newspaper points out that even after paying for air fares, the treatment still costs less than it does in the US.   more ...

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9 Ways To Save Money While Living In New York

Posted on Monday February 27, 2017 (11:27:44)
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There is always something to do in New York, and expats moving there will be spoilt for choice. From exotic restaurants that serve up a multitude of different cuisines, to traditional American diners. There are restaurants, bars, nightclubs and live concerts scattered across the city that never sleeps. New York is an ideal destination for those who want to remain rooted with their culture, considering that the city is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse cities in the United States.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Tipping In The US

Posted on Friday February 24, 2017 (07:20:26)
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One of the most frequent questions expats in the United States find themselves asking is simple: Why am I expected to tip for services? Tipping in the US has a relatively short history, and its necessity is linked to the wage laws surrounding workers, particularly servers, in restaurants. In the US, it is considered polite to tip at least 10% of your overall bill, even if the service was poor. If the service met your expectations, 20% is expected. If the service was exemplary, it is acceptable to tip 25-30% or more. While it may seem utterly ridiculous to have to tip even if your service was poor, there’s a reason behind it.   more ...