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How to Transfer Money from Abroad to the US

How to Transfer Money from Abroad to the US

15 May 2017 Karina S. Henkel

It’s so strange in the US.  Americans are way ahead in some things. Their cars, for example, have a higher standard than what I am used to in Germany. With standard I mean the gadgets that you can find in them. America is a modern nation with people who love their gadgets exactly as the Europeans do.

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Inheriting in America

11 Apr 2017 Karina S. Henkel

Inheriting in America 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.

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Beware of Your Credit Score

20 Mar 2017 Karina S. Henkel

Beware of Your Credit Score 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...

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Lucky is the American Who Marries a German Woman

13 Sep 2015 Karina S. Henkel

Lucky is the American Who Marries a German Woman Big and shiny engagement rings are SO American. Every married woman I meet wears an impressive engagement ring together with the wedding band on her finger. It usually has at least one huge diamond, often more.

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What the Heck is a Credit Rate?

27 Aug 2015 Karina S. Henkel

What the Heck is a Credit Rate? I read about it on the Internet long before I moved to the US. The higher your credit rate, the better your chances of getting a good loan if you need to buy a car or house or whatever.

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