Do you have questions about renovation, education, kids, transport, healthcare and more. Within the 'Settling In' section we cover anything and everything to do with owning a property and/or living in The US.
National sports and pastimes
Ask any American how they would describe America to a foreigner in terms
of endearment or merely favourite pastimes and the most common answer would
probably be: “baseball, apple pie and Uncle Sam.”
Although this may seem like a bizarre combination to those unacquainted
with the American lifestyle, it is probably a pretty concise definition in
many ways. To complete the picture, it may be prudent to add in the
historical activity of quilting and the more More...
Law and the Police
When you relocate to another country, it is essential that you take
the time to investigate the legal system so that you know what you can and
can't do and what is acceptable behaviour. This week, Carole
Wirszyla of the USA Buying Guide provides an insight into law
enforcement and policing in the USA and provides some
need-to-know background on the most important areas of the law...
British expatriates are generally well respected in More...
Finding work in the USA
Beginning your job search when looking for work in the
USA can seem like a daunting task, especially given the current
economic climate. This week, Carole Wirszyla of the USA Buying Guide
provides an insight into the type of work available, tips on how to find
work and how to increase your chances of finding employment by looking for
the right employment opportunities.
Job seeking in America is no different than finding work in the UK and,
with the right More...
Healthcare – Part 1
American healthcare is heavily dominated by the private sector with some
provision for people with low-income and for the ageing population in the
form of Medicaid and Medicare.
Eligibility criteria for Medicaid vary according to the state in which you
reside, but Federal regulations require that you are a resident, have a
social security number and generate income at or below the Federal poverty
guideline. Individual states can waive these regulations and expand More...
Communication options made simple
The key to setting up communication in any new place is to first determine
your usage needs. People who only use the internet to check email or browse
the web need far less speed than those who like to upload videos, play
games and stream movies. Those who watch very little television are
unlikely to need multiple television channels like an avid sports fanatic
or movie buff. Likewise if you just use a telephone for emergencies and
don’t need it to be a permanent fixture in your More...