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  • 5 Signs You’re Experiencing Culture Shock

    5 Signs You’re Experiencing Culture Shock

    Moving to the United States, or any new country for that matter, is a huge change for most people. After the hustle and bustle of moving is over and the fun of sightseeing is behind you, reality begins to set in. It is very normal for an Expat to experience culture shock. It’s important to remember that there are resources available to help you with your transition in the United States.

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  • Building a Credit Score in the United States

    Building a Credit Score in the United States

    If you’re moving to the United States and you’ve begun shopping for housing, vehicles, or even tried buying a cell phone, you may have heard the term “credit score”. A credit score is a number calculated based off your history with lenders that determines your credit-worthiness. Basically, your credit score tells lenders whether to loan you money, what your interest rate should be, and how much to charge you for a down payment.

    If you’ve begun shopping for major items in the United States, you also may have heard that as an Expatriate, you enter the United States with a credit score of 0 – just for perspective, a bad credit score is considered 300 and below – ouch!

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  • Working in the United States? Studies Show You’re Going to Need a Car

    Working in the United States? Studies Show You’re Going to Need a Car

    The average employee in the United States starts their weekday the same way, by getting in their car and driving to work. In fact, this is the reality for 87.89 percent of the U.S. population. The National Household Travel Survey, conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation, shows that almost 90 percent of workers in the United States commute to work in a car, truck or van.

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  • Allocating Your Lump Sum Package When Moving to the USA

    Allocating Your Lump Sum Package When Moving to the USA

    A lump sum relocation package has many benefits. However, if allocated poorly, it can end up costing money and adding stress. Many people underestimate how complicated and expensive moving can be. According to HealthStatus, moving is the third most stressful event one can experience. So using all your resources efficiently is important to having a successful move to the USA!

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  • 90-Day Checklist for Moving to the United States

    90-Day Checklist for Moving to the United States

    You have just received the exciting news that you've landed your new job in the United States. Congratulations!

    Moving to the United States is a huge change full of exciting possibilities, however it is a complicated process, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed and stressed if you don’t plan ahead. Your next step will be to plan out your relocation to ensure you and your family have a seamless transition.

    Plotting out a timeline for your move will help you stay organized and on track for your move. Each Expat’s relocation journey is different and timelines may need to be adjusted depending on how much time you have to execute your move. The RelocateUSA 90-Day Checklist for Moving to the United States will help keep you organized as you relocate the United States!

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  • Improving the Odds: Tips for School Placement Success

    Improving the Odds: Tips for School Placement Success

    1. Schools' admissions teams know their institutions well and know what kind of children will thrive in their environment. Work with them, and don't try to circumvent them.

    2. Beware of suggestions that a "donation" to a school is one way to gain admission. Such a stance carries with it large reputational and legal risk for both the employee and employer.

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