17 Apr 2017
Two years ago, my first blog post was about Easter in Maine. I can’t believe that I have been writing this blog for two years now. And I still have things to talk about. I just don’t seem to run out of ideas.
14 Apr 2017
Everybody has to file taxes by mid-April. The deadline is usually April 15th. That sometimes varies, because April 15th can fall on a weekend. But what doesn’t change is that if you don’t file your taxes by then you have to pay a penalty to the IRS.
11 Apr 2017
As foreigners we have to be a little bit more careful about paying taxes than US citizens. Maybe we have money on foreign tax accounts or we inherit something from our family back home. The IRS, the American tax revenue service, has some weird rules that apply to those cases.
7 Apr 2017
3 Apr 2017
Every language has its own sound. You can recognize which language a person speaks even if you can’t understand a single word, just by hearing the sound of the voices and seeing the body language. I personally see the differences of languages especially in women.
30 Mar 2017
Today, when I did my weekly grocery shopping, I saw them again. A group of girls were sitting outside the grocery store (in this frickin’ cold) behind a table shouting at every passing customer that they have cookies to sell.
27 Mar 2017
23 Mar 2017
Andrew forwarded me this article and I had a ball! It is a really fun article about how the use or misuse of a certain comma could cost a company a lot of money. The story was published nationwide, but I really recommend reading this specific article because the author...
20 Mar 2017
This was something I was well aware of when I moved here: I needed to get a good credit score in order to become a fully valuable person in American society. If you have a bad credit score banks won’t give you bank accounts, credit cards, or loans in case...