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    Best Online Shopping Option For Family In Cordoba

    My husband and I live in the US, but his family is in Rio Cuarto, Cordoba. I'm really making a go at it to finish up all of my Christmas shopping early but am running into a roadblock. What would be the best website as far as shopping/shipping to their door? My sister-in-law lives in Cordoba...
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    Obamacare: I Need Advice

    Ahhh I'm happy to see that the site is still full of kind-hearted souls. I pay my health insurance out of pocket but thanks for letting me know I should "wo"man up and cover my family (GASP a mother who maintains the family and husband who is the stay-at-home dad!!). I commend you on being able...
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    Obamacare: I Need Advice

    Please, by all means, go to the non-functioning website and try to fill out the pages. Better yet, call and have them pass you from person to person with no one giving you a straight answer. The "marketplace" is a complete joke. They ended up sending us the forms to fill out in the mail. Sent it...
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    Obamacare: I Need Advice

    Ha, yes this did occur to us. We've called 4 times total. Each time, the same thing. No one knows anything.
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    Obamacare: I Need Advice

    Right now, yes, I'm able to write off my premiums as a nice deduction and I use an HSA for any out-of-pocket expenses. What we were told when we called Obamacare is that we will now only be able to write off any expense past 10% of my AGI. The woman we talked to was, for lack of a better word, a...
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    Obamacare: I Need Advice

    I'm an independent contractor here in the US and pay my own health insurance for my family and I. We were able to continue on our current plan until June 2014, and then have to switch over to Obamacare, si o si. When my husband called to get us into the marketplace, so we could check out the...
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    Visa Wait Time For Spouse Of Us Citizen

    On a green card, you need to go back every six months and if you're going to be out of the country for longer than a year, you need to notify USCIS. If you drop your green card status, you just have to re-apply but our lawyer told us is easier the second time around. So you could essentially...
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    Visa Wait Time For Spouse Of Us Citizen

    One thing to keep in mind, is that our lawyer told us that there are red flags when changing status on a tourist visa. If you apply for your green card between 1-30 days after arrival, BIG red flag. 30-60 days, better but 60-90 days is the BEST. If you file between 1-60 days, USCIS can...
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    Visa Wait Time For Spouse Of Us Citizen

    After checking with our lawyer, we decided to get married here in the US and then process his immigration paperwork. We were told specifically that it takes an incredibly long time when dealing with immigration cases from Argentina. Neither of us wanted to be apart for a year or more.. We...
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    Are Expats Leaving?

    We've joined a group of Argentines who live here in Indianapolis. There are about 100 in the group and we get together for asados, guitarreadas (or however you spell it), playing futbol, etc. When I asked if anyone would move back, there was a resounding NO.
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    Are Expats Leaving?

    I'm paying US $480 for a family of three. All well visits are covered with no Co-Pays. We do have a high deductible of $5k, but given the fact that we never use our Health insurance, its ok if something should happen. Plus, you can set up an HSA account, where all money saved there is tax...
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    Women Who've Made A Home Here For Love

    Its not even a matter of being able to support yourself in Argentina. Should the OP and her SO decide to move to the states (or anyone else for that matter), she will also need to be able to support them financially and prove this support to USCIS. In the end, with how much I was earning in...
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    Women Who've Made A Home Here For Love

    Yes, very, very true. In that case, you just have to put the kids first and put aside the egos/wants of the adults. But it would be easier to discuss this prior to making the decision to get married/have kids. My brother-in-law had a fairly amicable split until 6 months ago when he started...
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    Women Who've Made A Home Here For Love

    This is quite an interesting topic. I met my husband in Buenos Aires as well and definitely wasn't expecting to stay for very long. When we first started dating, I told him that if he never wanted to move to the US, that I couldn't be with him. My rational was that someone always needs to...
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    Long Hot Summer ...power Cuts

    We've had power cuts on and off for the past two weeks here in Palermo (S. Ortiz and Las Heras). The other day it was 6 hours and a mad rush to Starbucks for all of the work from homers!!
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