15 May 2017
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.
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.
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...
13 Sep 2015
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.