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Baby products craved by expat moms in India?

I'm visiting some expat friends in India who are on baby girl #2. What baby products (from high end, organic products to anything purchasable on amazon) do Western moms living in India miss the most / absolutely cannot find in India? [more inside]
posted by cranberryskies on Mar 8, 2013 - 5 answers

Just moved to the UK 3 months ago from the US. Have US tax questions.

Just moved to the UK from the US in mid-October. I haven't paid any income tax in the UK yet due to not earning above the personal allowance, and I have a same-sex partner in the UK who is not a US citizen and never lived in the US, and I did a bit of cross-state moving in the US before relocating overseas, so this may make my state returns from California and my reporting of foreign bank accounts more complicated. [more inside]
posted by the_wintry_mizzenmast on Jan 12, 2013 - 2 answers

Please help me not burn down my new apartment in Singapore

Who makes reliable, well manufactured step down transformers? [more inside]
posted by zennoshinjou on Dec 26, 2012 - 8 answers

Corporate security while working internationally

My company has a security policy against using their equipment outside the U.S.A. What steps can I take to get them to make an exception for me? [more inside]
posted by puddleglum on Dec 18, 2012 - 13 answers

US bank recommendation for Canadians recently moved to the Bay Area?

US bank recommendation for Canadians recently moved to the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by Chaotic Bedlam on Nov 13, 2012 - 6 answers

How is life in Abuja?

My friend is moving to Abuja, Nigeria! What should she know? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on Oct 31, 2012 - 5 answers

What do Australian expats do about their super?

I'm an Australian living in the EU (I'm a resident for tax purposes). How on earth do I contribute to my super back in Australia? Google is no help [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on Oct 30, 2012 - 5 answers

Help us decide if we should move to Edmonton?

Edmonton, Canada! That's where we (me, husband, 13 month old daughter and our trusty dog) are considering moving. We currently live in sunny Perth, Western Australia. What should we know? [more inside]
posted by jasperella on Oct 1, 2012 - 30 answers

Where should I spend a few months abroad?

I'm a freelance web designer in New York State hoping to move abroad for 2-3 months early next year. I'm very interested in going somewhere warm, cheap, and accessible. A few more details inside... [more inside]
posted by cvp on Sep 13, 2012 - 8 answers

What are the pluses and minuses of moving to Italy?

What are the pluses and minuses of moving to Italy? [more inside]
posted by davisnot on Sep 12, 2012 - 18 answers

Moving to the Washington or California: A question in many parts

Several opportunities for my family to move to the States from Canada have come up and we are considering moving however we, early 30's SAHM and Husband + toddler, have no idea how basics such as down payments, mortgages, health insurance and retirement accounts work down there. We are considering a move to Bellevue, WA or Mountain View, CA so any advise on deciding between these two would also be great :) We are well versed in how all of these things work in Canada and are current home owners, so Bonus points for any side by side comparisons of how the American and Canadian systems differ or are similar. [more inside]
posted by saradarlin on Aug 26, 2012 - 20 answers

Where's the best place to learn a foreign language?

I'm going to quit my job and spend 6 months living in another country learning a language. I'm looking for your personal experience with excellent schools. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by boghead on Aug 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Interview attire: UK academic edition

What should I wear for my job interview. Difficulty: UK, technical position at an academic institution. [more inside]
posted by penguinicity on Aug 6, 2012 - 18 answers

What types of jobs or careers would let me live in the US but travel internationally every couple of months?

What types of jobs or careers would let me live in the US but travel internationally every couple of months? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Jul 27, 2012 - 21 answers

What was time apart from your significant other like for you?

Help me make a decision: What was your experience living abroad without your partner for a year or more? [more inside]
posted by wintersweet on Jul 7, 2012 - 38 answers

How to work in/move to a gay supportive country where same-sex marriage is legal?

I'm looking to work in/maybe move to, a country where same-sex marriage is legal and gay people are treated equally. Any recommendations? Any advice from expatriates? I've been in a committed and loving relationship with my partner for over 6 years. Looking forward, I would like to move to a country where I can get married, live, work, raise a family and be openly gay in a country with as much respect from the law and the community as everyone else. [more inside]
posted by Firegal on Jun 18, 2012 - 35 answers

Can I visit the US and not jeopardize my tax status?

Help me with a "24 hour rule" in regards to expat taxes and being in transit. [more inside]
posted by drstein on Jun 3, 2012 - 7 answers

I'm moving to Santiago, Chile! What now?

I'm moving to Santiago, Chile! What now? [more inside]
posted by saul wright on May 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Cape Town and the living is easy

I am moving to Cape Town, South Africa in January. Need specific info, contained herein. [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on May 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Resuming the expat lifestyle: should I stay or should I go?

I've recently returned to my home country after 12 years overseas. Just as I'm slowly starting to feel settled again after 6 months at home, an unexpected and very attractive job opportunity offers to take me abroad again. Should I resume the expat lifestyle? Of course it's not that simple... [more inside]
posted by aussie_in_NY on Apr 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Going to my antipodes for summer research!

I'm going to Malaysia to do research for the summer: advise me, please! [more inside]
posted by reren on Apr 26, 2012 - 4 answers

What do I need to know to be an effective and prepared expat American in Belgium?

What are the quirks to living in Europe that will surprise me as an American and what do I need to know to be an effective and prepared expat American in Belgium? [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Apr 23, 2012 - 50 answers

Tell me why I should be excited to move to Plymouth, England

Talk me in to being excited about moving to Plymouth (UK, not US) [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Mar 4, 2012 - 22 answers

So many places, so little time

Expat-Filter: Help me choose where to live next! [more inside]
posted by photo guy on Mar 1, 2012 - 19 answers

Getting a US credit card as an expat

How can an American expat get a credit card that isn't from a big bank? [more inside]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Jan 14, 2012 - 9 answers

something rockin' in the state of Denmark?

Is Denmark (specifically Copenhagen) a terrible or awesome place to live as an expat? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jan 3, 2012 - 12 answers

How do I pimp my resume in English ?

I'm french-speaking, possible new job needs my resume in English. Please help me pimp my resume. [more inside]
posted by Baud on Dec 13, 2011 - 6 answers

USA Tax question: American Expat beginning investor

How do taxes work on investments in mutual funds? I am a novice at investing. American citizen working overseas and building a portfolio finally. I've established my emergency savings and am heading into taxable investments. Unfortunately, I am unable to contribute to my Roth IRA or contribute to a traditional IRA while claiming FEIE (Foreign Earned Income Exemption) with the IRS. I'm looking into investing in Vanguard's VWINX fund. How would US taxes work on these investments?
posted by thatgirl1985 on Dec 9, 2011 - 4 answers

UK citizen in US seeking financial adviser who knows both systems

I'm a UK citizen, working and paying taxes in the US, seeking a financial adviser/planner with knowledge of both systems — but someone who deals with relatively ordinary expats, not just multimillionaire hedge fund managers. Where do I begin, or do you have specific recommendations? [more inside]
posted by oliverburkeman on Dec 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Can I obtain a Tier 2 visa after doing a Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa in the UK?

Can I obtain a Tier 2 visa after doing a Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa in the UK? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 8, 2011 - 1 answer

Bank accounts for expats?

Are there any US banks that will allow me to open an account online or by phone with a US passport instead of a driver's license? [more inside]
posted by Ariadne on Oct 29, 2011 - 16 answers

How do I land a job in the Bay Area - when I'm currently overseas? Or should I move first?

How do I land a job in the Bay Area when I'm currently living overseas? Or should I throw caution to the wind and move there first? [more inside]
posted by The Shiny Thing on Oct 24, 2011 - 4 answers

What are the drawbacks to renouncing U.S. citizenship

Thinking of renouncing U.S. citizenship. Can you think of drawbacks I haven't considered? [more inside]
posted by Anxietygirl on Oct 13, 2011 - 21 answers

How do I make internet dating work if half my time is spent between two countries?

Help this part-time expat do Internet dating while living between two countries. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2011 - 4 answers

I need a new UK bank account. Are there any that provide solid online banking, sensible fraud protection, and multi-currency?

I need a new UK bank account. Are there any that provide solid online banking, sensible fraud protection, and multi-currency? [more inside]
posted by wingless_angel on Sep 14, 2011 - 17 answers

Moving overseas permanently, need moral support!

My husband and I have decided to "settle down" in Australia - his home country (I'm from California); we'll probably make the move in about a year. I've lived in Australia before, but the permanency of it is...new. I was wondering if anyone had any advice or knew of any good resources for expats or "lifers". [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Sep 7, 2011 - 12 answers

US Tax Law Change for Americans Living Abroad

As a US citizen, living and working abroad for many years, I recently heard of a new law that I must file tax returns on the US by Aug 31, 2011 or face a penalty. Anyone know about this? If US citizens live and pay taxes abroad, they generally are exempt up to $91,500.
posted by foxinsocks on Aug 27, 2011 - 9 answers

Do any UK car insurers take US driving experience into account?

Do any UK car insurers take US driving experience into account? [more inside]
posted by piato on Aug 25, 2011 - 6 answers

Finding friends in Japan

Where should an American expat go to meet people in Japan? [more inside]
posted by 7life on Aug 10, 2011 - 10 answers

When should I apply for this job abroad?

I want to apply for a job in another country, but I'm not ready to actually make the move yet. Given the logistics of finding a job internationally, what should my timeline be like? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2011 - 10 answers

What has you experience been with regaining US Citizenship after voluntarily renouncing it?

What has your experience been with regaining US Citizenship after voluntarily renouncing it? Wiki and word of mouth says previous citizens would be welcome...mostly... [more inside]
posted by talljamal on Jul 20, 2011 - 21 answers

US VS UK Credit

I am a US citizen who has lived in the UK for the past 7.5 years. I'm thinking of returning, but I wonder what credit implications will be. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Tough decision: life abroad vs. staying at home

Fellow expats: Need some advice! Weighing the travel/stability/benefits of my current career choice vs. the personal costs of a transient expat lifestyle [more inside]
posted by photo guy on Jun 20, 2011 - 33 answers

Uh, uh, papers, um, just papers, uh, you know, uh, my papers, business papers.

I am an American moving to Argentina. What documents do I need? [more inside]
posted by special agent conrad uno on Jun 13, 2011 - 6 answers

How to work effectively in Ireland as a young, early career 'mananger'?

I'm an American moving to Ireland for a temporary, six-month assignment. How do I fit in and understand the work culture to ensure I'm successful? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2011 - 9 answers

Is there a Mint-like money management site or app that includes European banks?

I really like Mint, but it doesn't allow me to add on foreign banks. I have a particular need for a financial management system that can show my European and offshore bank accounts. Anyone know of anything? Thanks!
posted by matrushka on May 20, 2011 - 6 answers

Student Loans for Foreigners in China?

I'm from the US and I've gotten into a degree seeking program at a university in China. Student loans from the US, whether private or otherwise, are not available. Does anyone know how to get loans for studying in China as a foreign citizen? [more inside]
posted by ignorantguru on May 15, 2011 - 4 answers

From the Pacific Northwest to Buenos Aires

I am moving to Buenos Aires in July. I'm looking for advice, stories, and friends. [more inside]
posted by special agent conrad uno on May 3, 2011 - 4 answers

Let's Go Mexico (City for 6 months)

I am a US citizen considering spending 6 months in Mexico City in about 12 to 18 months from now. What kind of things do I need to consider over the next year or so? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 24, 2011 - 2 answers

Canadian Election returns in Austin?

Where can I watch the Canadian Federal Election in a bar/coffeshop in Austin, TX? [more inside]
posted by jpziller on Apr 19, 2011 - 3 answers

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