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    Sayha or bust. got a reaction from KittyKat3072 in Tax return and I-134 for k1, please help   
    Never heard you had to be gainfully employed for 1 year. Produce an employment letter from your employer who your currently employed with forget about 2012. They are concerned about income now. One year i did not make enough for the poverty guidelines out of the 3 yrs of tax transcripts I submitted never once questioned about it.
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    Sayha or bust. got a reaction from lip411 in Some concerns about my fiance will try to sponsor her mom later -   
    Hey John you will have a lot of time to change your mind. once your wife arrives she will not be able to sponsor till she becomes an U.S citizen in which she can apply for her moms visa. You will have 3 years of your wife convincing you to do it. My wife will file in a few months when she gets her Citizenship document. I'm elated that her parents will be living with us. "Happy wife, Happy Life".

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    Sayha or bust. reacted to Ryan H in I want to file I130 for my wifes mom and dad.   
    You won't file, your wife will. She will not be able to file until she has her Naturalization Certificate in-hand because she will be required to prove citizenship and one way to do that is to make a copy of the Naturalization Certificate and submit it with the file.
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    Sayha or bust. reacted to aleful in I want to file I130 for my wifes mom and dad.   
    hi
    you cannot file for in laws. once your wife has gone through the oath ceremony and has her certificate, then she can file for them
    one petition for each of them
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    Sayha or bust. got a reaction from Lettyana in How long did you know your partner before getting married?   
    19 months. Too many people like to add their 2 cents instead of answering the question, get used to it. lol
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    Sayha or bust. reacted to ExPatty in N-400 Citizenship.   
    Your wife signs part 12, you sign part 13 if indeed you're doing it for her. If this is HER application they want to know about her former marriages; fill it out as if you are her. It's not your application, but rather hers
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    Sayha or bust. got a reaction from chaandsteve in Odd things your spouse does.   
    I wanted to share some of the odd things my wife does. Share some of your stories.
    1. Sweeps the carpet with her small straw broom.
    2. Caught her cleaning the bath tub with a toilet brush.
    3. When taking pictures never a pic taken with 3 people.
    4. Refuses to use our brand new dishwasher. Most of our dishes are cleaned in cold water with extreme amounts of dish soap.
    5. Our son uses a bucket in the shower and doesn't turn on the shower head.
    6. Cleans her teeth before she eats, not after.
    7. When buying pants she measures the waist with her neck. Never seen this done before.
    8. Rarely likes to put food in the icebox after she cooks.
    9. Uses msg and sugar like it's going out of style."Guess she doesn't want me around for too long...lol"
    10.Likes to squat on a chair instead of sitting while we eat dinner.
    Despite all what I describe, I wouldn't change a thing and love her so much!!!!
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    Sayha or bust. reacted to Mariana2012 in Building credit   
    Have him put you on one of his cards as an authorized user and also get a secured card.Denial lowers your score. So try to ot get denied again
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    Sayha or bust. reacted to ca_babe in Finances and Planning for Future   
    Credit Cards: We only use credit cards to get the rewards. We use Fidelity Amex that gives 2% rewards on all purchase which is deposited to a Fidelity 529 account. We never carry a balance. If we can't pay it in full, then we can't afford it and we'll wait until we can pay for it in full. I signed up for several cards that gives bonus points for opening and is free during the first year. I got around $4k in rewards from them. It only works if you don't care that your FICO score goes down by about 10 points and if you are not getting any sort of loan in the near future. Also, you have to remember to cancel them before the annual fee kicks in.
    529 Account: We opened one before we had a kid. We opened under my husband's name and contributed to it. When our first child was born, we changed the beneficiary to our first child. We use uesp.org which uses Vanguard Index funds. They have very low expense ratio. California has a 529 but it's not tax deductible so I don't get any benefit from opening one in California. As I've mentioned earlier, we also have rewards from our credit cards deposited to our 529 account.
    Life insurance: We got a 30-year term life insurance. It's a lot cheaper than life insurance. To those who hasn't heard of it, the insurance benefit only pays if you die before the 30-year term and does not after the term. The kids will be old by then and wouldn't need support from us.
    Food: Cut down food costs by $800 a month a eating home cook meals instead of going out. I also lost 25 pounds.
    401ks and IRAs: We used to max out our 401k and IRAs especially during the recession. When it comes to allocation, we do not change our allocation based on the market conditions. We chose an allocation based on our age. We stick to it regardless of the market conditions. Then, we adjust to more stable funds as we get older. We are now only contributing up to the percentage where my husband gets a match from his company.
    Mortgage: We got a 30-year loan in 2008, we maid extra principal payments to it. In 2012, we refinanced to 15-year loan. We are now working on paying it off in the next 4 years that's why we stopped contributing the max to our 401ks and IRAs. I mostly wouldn't get a mortgage if I had to do it over again. It limits our capability to move to a new job or to move to a new area with great schools for the kids. Renting is better! Most of the payment towards a mortgage goes to interest anyways.
    Car loan: I bought my first car at 32. I was taking the subway before then to get to work. My husband and I share the car if I couldn't take the subway. Had to buy a minivan to accomodate multiple strollers and other kids' stuff. I took a 3-year car loan which I paid in 1.5 year. I wouldn't get a car loan again ever. It made me think I had more money than I actually had.
    Budget: We live on less than once income. We save the rest. Pick toys for the kids that they will be interested in playing more than five times and doesn't cost much. Live a simple life. Trying to move towards a debt free life. No designer bags, no designer clothes. Pay tithes and give offerings.
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    Sayha or bust. got a reaction from Mariana2012 in Building credit   
    The card is a citi bank diamond preferred. Here's the link. https://creditcards.citi.com/credit-cards/citi-diamond-preferred-card/
    Good luck . She was employed but she gets a 1099 which shows little income, I doubt that helped much on the application.
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    Sayha or bust. reacted to TBoneTX in Is a K-1 Fiance Visa Lawyer a waste of time?   
    Do NOT underestimate the trouble that a high-fraud consulate can cause. Do NOT.
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    Sayha or bust. got a reaction from 888888 in Finances and Planning for Future   
    I don't have a clue on a 529, I probably not doing the smartest thing by accruing my wife's money in our savings at such a small interest rate but I need large amount in the fall for the 2 of the kids tuition and down payment for the house, so I couldn't tie my money up in the Roth account till after all this done and over with. Plus just sent a significant amount overseas to build my wifes mom and dad a new home. It will all come together at some point.
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    Sayha or bust. got a reaction from 888888 in Finances and Planning for Future   
    I put 10% in my 401k, bought a bit more term life insurance in case I croak in addition to what my job offered. Bank all my wife's earnings that we will later put into a Roth account after we pay for the kid's(4) College education and down payment on our dream house. I never turn down any overtime and continue to work my heating and Air on weekends and evenings after my full time Job.
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    Sayha or bust. got a reaction from Mariana2012 in Finances and Planning for Future   
    I put 10% in my 401k, bought a bit more term life insurance in case I croak in addition to what my job offered. Bank all my wife's earnings that we will later put into a Roth account after we pay for the kid's(4) College education and down payment on our dream house. I never turn down any overtime and continue to work my heating and Air on weekends and evenings after my full time Job.
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    Sayha or bust. got a reaction from besaangel in Odd things your spouse does.   
    I wanted to share some of the odd things my wife does. Share some of your stories.
    1. Sweeps the carpet with her small straw broom.
    2. Caught her cleaning the bath tub with a toilet brush.
    3. When taking pictures never a pic taken with 3 people.
    4. Refuses to use our brand new dishwasher. Most of our dishes are cleaned in cold water with extreme amounts of dish soap.
    5. Our son uses a bucket in the shower and doesn't turn on the shower head.
    6. Cleans her teeth before she eats, not after.
    7. When buying pants she measures the waist with her neck. Never seen this done before.
    8. Rarely likes to put food in the icebox after she cooks.
    9. Uses msg and sugar like it's going out of style."Guess she doesn't want me around for too long...lol"
    10.Likes to squat on a chair instead of sitting while we eat dinner.
    Despite all what I describe, I wouldn't change a thing and love her so much!!!!
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    Sayha or bust. got a reaction from Dr. Obvious in Treating Foreign Women Like a Commodity   
    Think of the people on here going through their 3rd and 4th marriages, think they'd learn by now how to talk to and about there loved ones. J/S.....
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    Sayha or bust. got a reaction from I AM NOT THAT GUY in Tax return and I-134 for k1, please help   
    Derek, Did you not say your current income is 200% above the poverty? You have no worries now. Now if if you loose your job right before the AOS then you might have to worry because you will not be able to produce an employment letter. Right now you have to be strong and confident for your fiancee. Instant message guys like pushbrk and jimvaphuong they are very educated on the visa process and will give accurate and to the point advice.
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    Sayha or bust. reacted to ScottThuy in Shipping/ Mailing to Vietnam   
    most reliable and cheapest way, asking a friend to carry it with them on their trip.
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    Sayha or bust. reacted to I AM NOT THAT GUY in Tax return and I-134 for k1, please help   
    Not in there, is it? ...and now you are causing the OP to panic.
    If you can't prove it with your most current tax return, you can use your last few pay stubs and an employer letter.
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    Sayha or bust. reacted to I AM NOT THAT GUY in Tax return and I-134 for k1, please help   
    Once your date arrives in the US, you get married, and you apply for AOS, you can also include your spouse's income if you get an RFE asking for more proof of income. Your spouse will be able to work with an EAD. The USCIS is less concerned about your prior salary history, and more concerned about your future income prospects. If you are currently making sufficient income that when annualized will exceed the 125% threshold for your family size, don't sweat it, and you don't have to wait for 12 months to the good as was posted by capri.
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    Sayha or bust. reacted to I AM NOT THAT GUY in Tax return and I-134 for k1, please help   
    Show me where you found that in here:
    http://www.state.gov/m/a/dir/regs/fam/
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    Sayha or bust. got a reaction from I AM NOT THAT GUY in Tax return and I-134 for k1, please help   
    Never heard you had to be gainfully employed for 1 year. Produce an employment letter from your employer who your currently employed with forget about 2012. They are concerned about income now. One year i did not make enough for the poverty guidelines out of the 3 yrs of tax transcripts I submitted never once questioned about it.
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    Sayha or bust. reacted to IndigoSkies in wife left and filed divorce   
    You need a divorce lawyer. You can't get USCIS to investigate her. She's got her green card. Even if she didn't get the 10-yr card, she could've gotten it without you I'm sorry to say but you've done goof'd. Time to cut your loses (as best as you can) and move on.
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    Sayha or bust. reacted to mamaSue in Odd things your spouse does.   
    Why would she have crawled out from a rock!!??
    She comes from a different culture, that's all!!!
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    Sayha or bust. reacted to Tahoma in K-1 visa--90 days expiring soon   
    Her visa expired when she arrived in the U.S. When she arrived, she was issued an I-94. Her I-94 is the document that allows her to stay 90 days in the U.S. Her I-94 expires on February 13.
    Shortly after she files to adjust her status, the USCIS will send her a letter saying that they received her application. That letter is the legal document that allows her to stay in the U.S. until she gets her conditional green card.
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