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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 05 Dec 2013 6:54 pm

Bay Area company with office in Ang Mo Kio? Does your husband work for a famous produce vendor? If so, check the map and commute options closely as their office is not convenient to MRT nor many bus routes.


Somers wrote:, my husband's office near Ang Mo Kio,

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Postby henrycc » Mon, 09 Dec 2013 3:34 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Bay Area company with office in Ang Mo Kio? Does your husband work for a famous produce vendor? If so, check the map and commute options closely as their office is not convenient to MRT nor many bus routes.


Somers wrote:, my husband's office near Ang Mo Kio,


Lol i was thinking the same thing. If it is Apple I know of one employee that lives in Ang Mo Kio. This will save you a bunch in rent but it is out in the burbs.

Now to be frank you have a tough decision there as that haircut of the RSU as well as the company match is pretty significant. I would sit down and do a spreadsheet that looks at your US salary and SG salary accounting for taxes. This then give you a break-even point and might use that as a point to get the SG money up. Do note that when in year 2 you would not have to pay state tax. Also the first US$98K is not subject to US taxation as well as you can exclude some housing payements. My gut is that you actually may come out ahead even with out the bonus/match.

As for being paid in SG or US I would say take USD. For me I get paid in SG but every 3 months have to convert to USD as my savings are all in the US. Would of been easier if this money all went into my US bank account.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 09 Dec 2013 6:44 pm

henrycc wrote: haircut of the RSU


Oh lol I missed the RSU part until you mentioned it. Now I know for a fact he works at Apple. :)

edit: Decided to PM the advice as it's not relevant to most of those on this board.


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