What the hell is a Venmo? Who is Cash App? Where is Zelle Pay?

What the hell is a Venmo? Who is Cash App? Why is Zelle Pay?

You’ve moved here and you’ve worked out how to setup your Social Security Number and your bank account, you’ve worked out tipping, and you even have an apartment… But people keep asking … Read More

Where to get your first credit card when you move to America

Where to get your first credit card when you move to America

Gaining a credit score and building a credit history in the United States is one of the most important first steps in moving here, but is also one of the most difficult. Your first credit card … Read More

How to Write the Perfect Apartment Listing

One of the most common posts you’ll see online in expat communities is apartment listings, so I think it’s about time that we come to an agreement about how these posts are written. If you’re advertising or looking for an … Read More

Dinner with New Friends

Dinner with New Friends

Since moving to NYC and starting this website to try and help Aussies (and other expats) new to NYC, I’ve met some really awesome people one-on-one. Some of the people I’ve met have had specific questions they … Read More

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 in the land of noisy car horns and cold weather, and I’m loving it already. Sorry about the radio silence, I needed … Read More

The Double Taxation Agreement – How Australian Expats Can Benefit

The Double Taxation Agreement – How Australian Expats Can Benefit

A double taxation agreement (also know as a tax treaty or DTA) is an agreement between two countries that seeks to avoid or mitigate the double taxation of personal and business income.  Australia has signed a double taxation agreement with … Read More

How To Recreate Aussie Christmas For Expats

How To Recreate Aussie Christmas For Expats

This is my second Christmas in the US, my sixth Christmas in the northern hemisphere and my seventh Christmas spent away from family. At this time of the year I start reminiscing about all the summery Christmassy (yeah, it’s a … Read More

The most useful apps I’ve found

Obviously, your phone is an incredibly handy tool, and once you have a cell plan (remember, you have a “cell phone” now, not a “mobile”), you can go ahead and start using some of these very handy apps. Most are available on … Read More