Im back from Australia

I'm back!

After a cheeky fortnight (two weeks for those of you playing at home) away in Australia, I'm back…


Why (and how) you should update your emergency contacts as an expat abroad

Did you know that your iPhone has a special feature called "Emergency SOS"? If you push the…


100 articles

My 100th Article!

Woo! We made it to 100 articles! Thank you so much for the support, assistance, and help that…


How to network in New York City

How to Network in New York City 101

One tip that I give a lot of people planning to move to New York is that you need to network.…


Pay your taxes IRS tax season 2018

Doing your tax as an expat in America in 2018

It's almost tax time. In fact, the tax "season" officially opened two days ago which means that:…


Code Blue Weather Emergency

Code Blue Weather Emergency

The Department of Homeless Services has policies called “Code Blue” for winter nights when at least…


How to prepare for your first American Winter

Preparing for your first American Winter

So it's getting a bit cold outside and you've come from a country that doesn't get quite as cold?…


Net Neutrality Matters

What the hell is Net Neutrality?

You may have heard of or seen some posts around the internet in the past few days, weeks, and…


It's Flu Season and you should get a Flu Shot

It's Flu Season and you should get a Flu Shot

Did you know that every year, more than 2,000 New Yorkers die of seasonal influenza and pneumonia,…


Social Security Numbers

Who should I give my social security number to?

So you've arrived in the US and if you followed my Starter Guide you'd be well on your way to…


What to do when you're moving house on a visa

Do you know what to do when you move address on a visa?

There are some things on this site that are all for good fun (see my upcoming article on the rules…


Immigration Diversity Lottery USA

Diversity Lottery Now Open (Updated 10/16)

Update (10/16): The DV Lottery page is down for maintenance with a very important note: Due to a…