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Understanding Expat Healthcare In The US

Monday March 20, 2017 (15:40:07)

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 (16:27:44)
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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 (12:20:26)
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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 (16:53:13)
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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 (21:24:02)

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 (19:56:23)

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 (13:46:36)

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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Why British Expats In The US Should Rethink Everything They Know About Corporate Culture

Sunday October 09, 2016 (19:50:24)
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The US has a large immigrant population and British expats form a significant part of its diverse, multicultural society. It is known to be a place of opportunity and serves almost like an expat magnet due to the many advantages it provides them, such as low taxes, inexpensive food, good weather, ethnic diversity and its many beautiful national parks. The US also prides itself on a strong work ethic, something that expat professionals appreciate.   more ...

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Moved To New York City? 9 Must-Have Experiences

Sunday October 09, 2016 (19:04:07)
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The Big Apple is definitely one of the most interesting and lively places to live in. It almost buzzes with urban energy all day and night. Most people who move to New York City soon realize that the world is indeed their oyster! This place can offer you a plethora of new experiences in terms of culture, diversity, cuisine, shopping, sightseeing, nightlife, entertainment, art and learning.   more ...

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How To Open A Bank Account In The USA - A Guide For Expats

Sunday October 09, 2016 (17:08:48)
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Opening a bank account is not always that straightforward when an expat moves to a new country, especially when the expat has no credit history.

However, it is possible to open a bank account before the expat leaves their home country, particularly if they are in the UK, since many British banks have a big presence in America.   more ...