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How do I help someone Overseas build credit in the US?

How do I build someone's credit while they are overseas and not a US citizen? I am getting married to someone who is Japanese (in about 5 months) and lives in Japan right now. Because I know we will one day want to buy a house, I want to start building her credit as soon as possible because I know that it is easier to get a loan with two people signing instead of one. [more inside]
posted by locussst on Mar 4, 2014 - 10 answers

teach me to be rich - expat edition

Recommend me some resources to educate myself about long-term financial planning. Difficulty: international couple, moving to third country, no idea where or when we will establish a permanent residence. [more inside]
posted by homuncula on Sep 7, 2013 - 8 answers

what kind of job is this?

Hi Everybody, I'm new here. I'm trying to identify my next steps in life and am looking high and low for options, ideas and answers. I'm still working, but have also taken on more than a couple volunteer roles to try out a different industries. I found MetaFilter a few months ago and tho I haven't posted much, I've been reading and I thought it would be a good idea to put it to you. I want to apologize in advance for any newbie mistakes. And say thanks in advance for taking a minute to read this. Here goes. [more inside]
posted by round_four on Apr 9, 2013 - 14 answers

Need help buying a diving board for some poor Estonian kids

Need help with some of the details of buying a diving board for some poor Estonian kids [more inside]
posted by LordSludge on Mar 29, 2012 - 6 answers

Sending "small" amounts of money from US to Denmark?

I'm in the US. I have a niece in Denmark with a birthday coming, and I'd like to send her $50. How? [more inside]
posted by Runes on Mar 4, 2012 - 13 answers

Burned once more by my online shopping habit

I bought some clothes online from a store based in the UK, shipped to the US. Is this surprise customs/duty/shipping charge normal? [more inside]
posted by ghostbikes on Dec 22, 2011 - 15 answers

Local credit union won't do. So long, "People before profit".

International banking filter: I'm moving to Stockholm from Seattle in about a month. What's the best way to set up an account in Swedish krona when the person supporting me will be giving me money in US dollars? Also, what is the cheapest and fastest way to transfer money from US accounts in USD to the Swedish (or international?) SEK account? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Jul 11, 2011 - 2 answers

Ruin our child's shot at president?

Should we stay or should we go? Make a big international move as a pregnant couple or with a tiny baby? Lots of (possibly) relevant details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 29, 2011 - 25 answers

Help for a first time international traveler

I'm considering taking an international vacation next summer. I've never been outside of North America and I have very little disposable income. Besides saving and obtaining a passport, what can I do in the next year to prepare? Is there anything I can do now or soon that will make my trip less expensive? What are some great budget travel locations? [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 on Jul 18, 2010 - 17 answers

Road trip USA for Aussie noob

International Travel novice: What do I need to know that I don't know that I don't know? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Apr 17, 2009 - 28 answers

Cheapest method to send $30k to Dubai UAE?

Simple question: what is the cheapest method to send $30k from the USA to Dubai, UAE? Any advice or experience is greatly appreciated! Options I have considered are - Paypal - Western Union - Moneybookers
posted by lupefiasco on Mar 29, 2009 - 11 answers

Safe way to transfer money

How to handle an international refundable payment so that all parties are satisfied? [more inside]
posted by Julnyes on Apr 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Ebay seller in Texas buyer in Europe how can both be protected

How can an ebay seller in Texas sell something to me in Europe with both of us being protected? [more inside]
posted by stereo on Apr 1, 2008 - 8 answers

Panamaniacs, tell me about Panama!

My wife-to-be and I are going to Panama for our honeymoon. Following are a whole slew of questions about Panama! [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Mar 20, 2008 - 16 answers

Magic money?

I loan an amount on Kiva. Lets say it's $25, which at the time of lending is £12 GBP. When I get the money back 6 months later, I get £13 GBP back. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Dec 25, 2007 - 17 answers

Help me get my money out of Japanese bank account from Canada

Help me get my money out of a Japanese bank account. I'm in Canada, and have no plans to go to Japan in the near future. Is there a good, cheap way to transfer money to me? [more inside]
posted by mariokrat on Sep 26, 2007 - 6 answers

Transfer funds internationally - fast!

What's the fastest way to transfer money from a British bank account into an American (Honda car dealer's) account? [more inside]
posted by TrashyRambo on Sep 4, 2007 - 7 answers

How best to transfer American dollars for use in Glasgow during a year abroad?

Is this [AskMe post] the best way to use American funds for living expenses in Glasgow? What other options are available? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Aug 30, 2007 - 10 answers

Sending money from US to Germany

A german friend of mine needs to send me ~US$300. What is a simple and inexpensive way for her to send me the money from Germany to the US? Speed is not important.
posted by kickingtheground on Jul 18, 2007 - 15 answers

I'm here, my money's there

Can anyone recommend a financial advisor who specializes in clients who live overseas? [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Jul 12, 2007 - 2 answers

Alternatives to the "suitcase full of £50 notes" method

What is the best, most cost-effective way to transfer about £9,000 from a bank account in the U.K. to another in Spain? [more inside]
posted by doctorpiorno on Feb 26, 2007 - 14 answers

International money transfers between family members

What's the best way to transfer money from my father's (residing in Japan) account to my own in the US for banking/investing, and what complications may there be? Or, if he's not expecting extreme rates, are there better options he can pursue himself within Japan? [more inside]
posted by Muu on Dec 9, 2006 - 6 answers

How to send yen from dollars?

I'm looking for a way to send, from the U.S. to Japan, money in denominations of yen. The merchant wants a money order in yen, which rules out Paypal. Do you know of a web-based or brick and mortar business that will take my payment in dollars, convert it into yen, and ship out a money order or give me a money order to ship?
posted by jeffmshaw on Oct 16, 2006 - 11 answers

International personal finance

I'm leaving in a week and I still can't figure out a good solution to managing my US finances from the UK. [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Aug 30, 2006 - 20 answers

How should American living overseas handle inheritance

Expat American hates money, inherits share of house, perhaps $100,000. Do I need an accountant, a lawyer or something else to advise? [more inside]
posted by planetkyoto on Dec 2, 2005 - 12 answers

International Money Transfers

MoneyFilter: I get paid in the US and I live and work pretty much everywhere (mainly Europe). I've had it trying to transfer chunks of cash between the US and abroad: it's slow, expensive and a pain-in-the-neck. Any electronic/web-based solutions to this that people have been happy with? [more inside]
posted by costas on Mar 16, 2005 - 19 answers

Transferring money Down Under

International money transfers. I'd like to transfer some money, from the UK, to a family member in Australia. I'd like to do this as quickly and cheaply as possible. Preferably online. Any suggestions? (More inside) [more inside]
posted by MintSauce on Mar 19, 2004 - 10 answers

Are there any international virtual currencies?

There's Paypal, eGold, amazon bucks et al. Is there a "net-cash" system out there that people from all over the world - from Aruba to Brazil to Zimbabwe - can use?
posted by dabitch on Dec 16, 2003 - 5 answers

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