Skip to main content

View Diary: A little help with moving to the US (37 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  You'll probably want to bring (3+ / 0-)

    a doctor with you.  Or a sh*t ton of money.

    All joking aside, you're moving to a very very cool place.  +1 to the credit union idea.  They were started to give the working class access to financial opportunities that were previously open only to rich people (borrowing money at reasonable interest rates, etc.)  Rates are usually fairly competitive with large corporate banks and are fair across the board, not better or worse based on credit score.

    Thanks for everything, Richard. We'll finish it for you.

    by ProgLegs on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 11:11:24 AM PST

    •  Good point, healthcare coverage is factor too. (4+ / 0-)

      The university has an optional student plan. We are also checking coverage under Canadian healthcare, tourists are well covered but if she is living there she may lose coverage.

      I've chosen quality-of-life over financial gain so often I'm now completely broke.

      by coldCanadian on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 11:19:31 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  I was able to keep coverage for some time (0+ / 0-)

        as a student.  Eventually I stopped because my grad stipend increased to the point that I would have to pay the OHIP premium and it was no longer worthwhile to keep it as I had insurance through the university as well.

        Alberta may have different rules than Ontario and my experience was 25 years ago.

        "To see both sides of a quarrel, is to judge with hate or alarm" - Richard Thompson

        by matching mole on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 04:54:28 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site