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A Guide To Banking In The US For British Expats

Friday April 28, 2017 (14:18:25)
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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

Tuesday April 18, 2017 (15:00:44)
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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

Monday March 27, 2017 (16:22:37)
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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

Monday March 20, 2017 (14:40:07)

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

Monday February 27, 2017 (15:27:44)
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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

Friday February 24, 2017 (11:20:26)
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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 ...

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USA - Recommended Blogs

Friday February 03, 2017 (15:53:13)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at the USA and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

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How Living The American Dream Can Turn Into An Expat Nightmare

Thursday December 15, 2016 (20:24:02)

The American Dream, rooted in the Declaration of Independence, proclaims that all men have been created equal and have the right to life, liberty, equality as well as the pursuit of happiness. In the past, this ideal only applied to white men; however, it has undergone a significant change over a period of time. Today, men, women and children in the United States of America are entitled to these rights, regardless of their race, color, nationality, age, gender and social status.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To The Cuisine In New Orleans And Five Restaurants You Should Try

Thursday December 15, 2016 (18:56:23)

New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, is also one of the culinary capitals of the United States. The city is nothing less than paradise for any food lover. This vibrant Louisiana city has an eclectic cuisine that is unique, colorful, hearty and flavorsome, to say the least. The traditional recipes are a strong reflection of its Cajun, French and Creole roots. Many preparations are strongly influenced by soul food too since the Creoles were of mixed race, with West African and Native American ancestry.   more ...

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Expats And The Election: A Selection Of Viewpoints

Wednesday November 02, 2016 (12:46:36)

With over 8 millions expats living outside of America, the absentee votes cast in the 2016 Presidential election could make a large difference to the outcome. With essential topics of immigration, healthcare and the effects this changing landscape could have on businesses, the thoughts and opinions of many individuals who have chosen to make their homes on distant shores are an interesting snapshot onto the possible election outcome.   more ...



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