I’m freaking out. I can’t keep up financially. My student loans are over 1000 a month. My rent is close to 2k in NYC. My low salary has me using my Credit card to eat. I don’t have family to fall back on. I’m 25 and feeling trapped. I know I need to budget better and am starting there but wondering what others to do cope and if I should be freaking out as much I am?

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Any Partners have the Amex Centurion card? If so, when did you start making/spending enough to justify it?

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My H1-B visa has expired and I need renewal stamping. Anyone have recent experience of this? I believe Mexico just stopped doing this for TCNs, and that Bahamas only allows those that have NOT changed employer since their first visa - can anyone confirm? It also looks like Canada is emergency only

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Just got an approval on O1 visa extension. Anyone hiring mid-level Art Director in NY?

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Received an offer to upgrade my Amex Everyday to an Everyday Preferred for 40k points. Is that considered a good offer? And if I do upgrade, will it count towards 5/24?

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Any agencies willing to work with an art-based CD/ACD on a W8-BEN? I’ll be returning to the US later in the year as I already have an O1 visa but because I’m outside the US the IRS stipulates I use a W8 (it’s the same thing as a W9 situation, the only difference is that they are US based workers) Already contracted with a few agencies, its totally legal and simple. Worked at some good US shops over the 5 years and understand the market well. DM me for details.

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Positive/ negative thoughts on the Southwest credit card?

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Has anyone recently done their L1 or H1B visa stamping in Canada ?

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Have any Indian citizens been able to update their I797 information to extend validity beyond the current visa expiration date? Unable to select any appointment time slots on TTP appointments page.

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Moving to Canada in August due to non-selection in lottery. But just got to know a close colleague is getting married in November and would like to attend their wedding in US. Will have to apply again for tourist visa. Will this an issue? Concerned about timelines/re-entry given I would’ve just left the country. I’m planning to come back via H1/L1 later so would obviously want to avoid any visa rejections. Thanks!

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So I just got back from the consulate and my visa was approved. My NIE eligibility, on the other hand, got severely scrutinized but in the end I received a small paper (just a few lines on a blank piece of paper) saying my NIE is approved. The consular officer did however say that it is subject to further investigation and may ultimately be denied. This got me quite confused. Anyone else that has had the same? Can I still be denied at the border?

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Has Chase rolled out the 100k signing bonus for the CSP yet? Looks like the existing offer is still 80k/waive AF/$50 grocery credit.

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Does anyone have a referral to a 75k Amex gold card?

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Has anyone gotten the 125k Amex platinum welcome offer? Interested in applying for the card but only seeing 75-100k lately. Advice to get targeted? Also what’s bonus via Amex gold referral?

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Anyone here work at Visa? Curious about the current WFH situation.

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What’s the most advantageous way to pay for engagement ring? I’ve got the cash saved but was curious if paying with a credit card for points plays. Also have ESPP cash I was considering. Any advice?

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Anyone work at Visa in SF/foster city who I can chat with? Have an offer and am curious about the current WFH situation.

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How many immigration statuses can one have? Can you be on an L1A visa as well as a H4 visa and a GC at the same time? Does it matter at all?

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Best way to score a google Vegas hotels deal? Costco travel, Amex travel ( I have a Amex platinum card), or any recommendations? Thanks a lot!

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I am on L1A visa now with KPMG (not a Manager yet) and about to start GC process, will the firm file my GC in EB1c category?

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Thoughts on JPMorgan Chase? The firm always seemed illustrious to me but as I get older the thought of being in the office and formal attire seem so dated. Not sure if it’s even worth it.

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Hey fish— after your visa transfer was approved by USCIS. How long did it take to get the I-797 approval notice mailed to you?

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Need credit card advice - what would you recommend if I don’t plan on using my points to travel and most of my spending is on groceries, going out to bars and restaurants, and online shopping? Currently use the Uber card which has significantly declined in value since I got it. Thank you!

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CSR people. Looks like our Lyft Pink membership is ending. Anyone know if Chase will cover the renewal fee or should I manually cancel it?

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My husband’s H1B visa stamp expires in October 2021. His i797 ends June 2022. Can we go to Mexico in August 2021 and come back without him having to get his visa stamped again? TIA!

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All the folks out there on a visa (e.g. H1B), what are some side hustles you have to earn some extra $$. Need some extra hope today to keep at it!

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My credit card company booked a flight and added my middle name to my first name so it shows up on the plane ticket as one big first name. Will this be an issue when boarding, or should I try to get it fixed prior?

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Any exits in Austin area or remote with healthcare consulting background, SM or AD level? Also, I am tired of completing at home assignments for companies with no ROI, how do you guys deal with this issue. Strategy to cut to the chase quickly?

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Is there any material benefit in getting I-140 premium processing if you are on an L1B visa? I am from a backlogged country FYI

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New company filed for visa transfer and Uscis California center received it on 6/10. It’s expedited filing and am wondering how long it’s taking for approval to come? Have you folks heard of lot of RFEs or rejections lately like it was in the last administration?

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Anyone using CSR points to redeem for Apple products with the 50% bonus? Is it worth it? And recommendations on the AirPods Max?

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Anyone have an idea of the salary range for a VP PM type role at JPMorgan Chase? From my understanding, VP can be a pretty wide band. 9 YOE.

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Anybody know if AmEx drug tests contractors?

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I am on H1B visa. Just put my 2 weeks notice, but my employer wants me to stay for 4 weeks. Can i just leave in 2 weeks? Will this cause any issues in future to get experience letter/other docs?

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Hey Fishes- So my parents got B2 Visa on March 2020 to come for my graduation in May. But due to covid, they couldn’t travel. The visa has duration of 5 years. I heard somewhere that if you don’t travel within 1 year of obtaining visa, you can’t use the remaining visa? Is that true?

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Anyone into credit card churning? I have $15k in expenses coming up and considering opening up a few cards to take advantage of the spend. Any recommendations?

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I am on H1B visa. Just put my 2 weeks notice, but my employer wants me to stay for 4 weeks. Can I just leave in 2 weeks? Will this cause any issues in future to get experience letter/other docs?

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I recommend Lex Friedman’s podcast with Nic Carter. Nic carter is amazing. He slightly covered many FUDs against bitcoin. Especially on layered scaling and how Bitcoin can become a base protocol for banks etc. we often hear this comparison on how BTC has only 7 TPS where as Visa has 100k TPS. Well BTC is not competing with Visa in fact Visa is adopting BTC. Read about “Payment Stack” to understand more.

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Will Chase renew lyft pink for CSR holders? Did anyone try to get them to renew?

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I moved to Canada as i didnt win h1b visa lottery :( i am currently interviewing for a firm in the US that is willing to sponsor me a visa. What type of visa should i seek out for? Is it even possible?

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Going on my first international trip for work. Damn. These are where the points are really at... 30k EQM and ~66 k of miles.... not to mention hotel and Amex points. Getting to see awesome new places and work in challenging problems - I want more of these trips!!!

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Any reasons I shouldn’t give in to Amazon prime rewards visa, considering I am a frequent amazon and Whole Foods purchaser? Also wondering if its best to close one of my two other cards subsequently..

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Can anyone comment with a list of all the documents required when going back to our home country for visa stamping? What needs to be taken to the embassy?

Did anyone successfully get AMEX platinum to waive the annual fee? I was just told no. Saw a post but it was for corporate cards. I have 30d from when the annual fee hit my card to cancel and get the amount back in full (no pro-rating). There have been a few perks added but the net still seems high for just accumulating points I can get from other free/lower fee cards since I'm not using any AMEX services.

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My dad is looking for a bank account that offers low to $0 fees for outgoing international wire transfers, any ideas on any? Anything other than Chase Sapphire Banking, thanks!

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Folks - need your advice. My spouse came to the US on h4. She did COS to H1b & has been working for the past 1.5 years. She has not got her stamping done yet. She does not want to work anymore. Can she go out of the county & get a H4 visa again? Will her current H1b status be an issue? Please advise

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UK 🐠, what is the process of switching jobs on Tier 2 visa? At what stage should I resign from current job? (After receiving offer letter, after receiving CoS, etc.) Since my notice period is 3 months, what start date should I ask for the new job? If I want to negotiate at current job, when should I inform them?

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Hi guys! I work at PwC within the data transformation and analytics group. I got an RFE related to specialty occupation for my Visa. Do you recommend going for premium processing?

Is there a way to waive the point forfieted fees of $35 for Amex when the balance is not paid in full. Despite the fact that I alway submit my T&E religiously I still get point forfieted. :/

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What’s everyone doing with your Amex membership rewards fee? Cancel the program and find a way to use those points or pay the fee for the year?

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Does anyone know if a H1b visa holder can take unpaid leave in several months?

@PwC folks- once I pay the $90 fee on the corporate Amex, is there any internal paperwork required?

Hey Fishes , Can anyone please refer me at JP morgan and Chase ?

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🐟s - any anecdotes on your experience getting H-1B stamping done in Canada or Mexico (Indian passport)? Any reason to choose one over the other? Is it risky to do so (my current visa stamp is expired, have an approved extension 797). How long did you plan the trip for?

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Anyone worked from India lately due to getting stuck for a visa or any other reasons? What are the implications especially from a tax perspective? Is it doable? Need tips. Tia

I’m a total newbie to investing. I’ve never done it. Should I just open a Chase investment account? I’ve been advised the best place some of my savings is in the stock market just don’t know best way to do so. Thank you in advance

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Q1. Anyone working for the US but from India on a semi permanent basis? (More than 3-6 months) Q2. Know anyone working for the US from India, and travelled to the US on a tourist visa continuing their work for the US company?

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H1B fishies, I need some information regarding credit cards. I opened a student credit card with citi in 2015 and had a low credit line as expected. As I made more money, I got another card and my credit line increased etc. However, citi is now telling me that I do not have the correct documents to verify my identity and they needed info. Which was fine - I faxed my Drivers license and H1b approval to their fraud department and followed up multiple times. Now they are telling me that I need this

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How does vacation cancellation work? What am I ok to ask for? Had a trip booked and got put on a production that happens the same week.

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