The joys of experiencing a new culture, cuisine, and set of customs; the new cities; the countryside; and, perhaps, even a language to explore – as Saint Augustine famously said, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.”
In addition to the joy, however, moving entails its share of stress: visas, housing, employment, schools for the kids. And, in order to make everything else work, the need to master a new financial system. “But America’s the land of the free,” you may be saying, “a nation of immigrants.” While that may be true, it doesn’t make the sprawling fifty-state federation any less tricky to navigate.
Fortunately, you’re in luck: we’ve prepared this quick guide of the most important things to know when moving to the U.S., zeroing in on those pesky finances. Read on.
With some careful pre-trip planning in these areas, you can spend less time worrying upon your arrival and more time enjoying all that America has to offer, from its cities to its national parks, sports, film, and a vibrant multi-racial, multi-ethnic culture. Welcome!
Planning a move or just arrived in the U.S.? To get familiarized with banking in the U.S., we have curated eight educational modules, which you can access via the HSBC Financial Wellness Center.