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Is the company asking me to commit fraud by asking me to apply for reimbursement of half of trip expenses paid entirely by my colleague?

It does not sound like fraud, if your colleague is also told to expense only half the room cost despite originally paying all of it. The company's position seems to be that since two employees ...
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Is this a reasonable financial plan? - Spend all of your money every few years?

I can see several problems with your plan: Retirement exists for a reason. There are various things that may prevent you from working when you are older: You may be less able to work, be it because ...
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Euros - Can I trust air.money?

The air.money website is actually a service of city forex which is registered with FCA/HMR/ICO: FCA AUTHORISED PAYMENTS INSTITUTION# 524412 HMRC MSB Registration #12191402 ICO Registration #...
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Is the company asking me to commit fraud by asking me to apply for reimbursement of half of trip expenses paid entirely by my colleague?

I don't understand how you can claim half the expenses. Every company I work for requires receipts, invoices, bills or statements of account or similar proof of having made the expense. You don't have ...
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Euros - Can I trust air.money?

Update: it appears airmoney has been acquired by fairfx. AirMoney seems to deliver money either through the Doddle service, or the Royal Mail. You are given a tracking number for either, so the ...
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Is this a reasonable financial plan? - Spend all of your money every few years?

Some employers actually support a lifestyle similar to this in form of allowing "sabbaticals". It usually works like this: Over a course of a few years, you either work extra hours or take a paycut. ...
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Can I bring a large sum of inheritance money into the U.S. through an airport?

Technically, yes. But it may not be a good idea. You will need to declare it, because it's over $10000. And you will have to explain to the officer why you are carrying $1M. If they don't believe ...
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Is this a reasonable financial plan? - Spend all of your money every few years?

The very big risk I can see is that you don't plan to retire, ever: Repeat steps 1 and 2 until graveyard time. While that might sound feasible now, at a still fairly young age, can you honestly, ...
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Is the company asking me to commit fraud by asking me to apply for reimbursement of half of trip expenses paid entirely by my colleague?

In such a situation, I'd write on the expense claim something like: Paid for by [Other Employee Name] - receipts for full amount will be attached to [Other Employee Name]'s expenses claim. Please re-...
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Is the company asking me to commit fraud by asking me to apply for reimbursement of half of trip expenses paid entirely by my colleague?

Is this fraud (i.e. a crime)? It depends. What is the source of the reimbursement? And is your colleague requesting a full reimbursement? If your colleague only requests 1/2 reimbursement, then that ...
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Passing credit cards fee onto the customer in the UK

At the moment, they're allowed to pass on the actual cost of taking a card payment, i.e. typically the charge their card processor makes to them. From January 2018, all surcharges will be banned. ...
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Are travel cost reimbursements taxable in the United States?

This is by no means authoritative tax advice, but my understanding is that typically this is not taxable income. I'm having a hard time finding official information on what happens when you are ...
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Can a business reimburse travel booked with award miles?

If self-employed, only the $2400 could be claimed as business expense, the $300 is a discount on a service so would have no bearing on taxes one way or the other. I'm confident in the claim above, ...
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How to get my money back from the Police?

I can think of a couple of options for you. One would be to write a letter to Acting Garda Commissioner Ó Cualáin, the head of the Garda Síochána. The address of headquarters is An Garda Síochána ...
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Banking Travel Rule and Nomadic living

First, I assume this is the USA based on tags. What "Travel Rule" are they referring to? We are fulltime RVers and move every 1-3 weeks. I use a commercial mail service in Florida. When I went to ...
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Banking Travel Rule and Nomadic living

The Patriot Act and related legislation (notably the Bank Secrecy Act) places regulations on financial institutions operating in the US. These laws require institutions to be able to help the ...
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Under the Affordable Care Act, do I get penalized if my dependents don't have insurance for the time they are not in the US?

In general, there are some exemptions that may apply to your situation, but may not, depending on the exact specifics. In particular the two exemptions that seem relevant: If your wife and son are ...
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Is this a reasonable financial plan? - Spend all of your money every few years?

You are missing out on a huge chunk of compound interest Long-term investments enjoy the magic of compound interest, which requires that growth in savings stays invested so it can grow even more. ...
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Company is late in paying my corporate credit card statement - will it hurt my credit?

According to an article on Bankrate.com from 2011, yes, it can hurt your credit: With individual liability accounts, the employee holds all responsibility for the charges, even if the company pays ...
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Does this very cheap traveller insurance make any sense?

Some countries don't have robust life insurance markets. Some countries have horrible travel fatality statistics. Some countries don't have very good liability law enforcement. Is $2 on top of a ...
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Company is late in paying my corporate credit card statement - will it hurt my credit?

After doing some investigating, my employers contract with the credit card company has a clause that basically specifies that despite my name being on the credit card, and bills being sent to me, all ...
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What are my investment options as a perpetual traveller?

Answering my own question and adding some clarifications based on what I've learned in the last 4 years. I still have ongoing tax-residency in the UK, as I generally don't spend long enough anywhere ...
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Is this a reasonable financial plan? - Spend all of your money every few years?

No, generally your plan as stated is not reasonable. Unforeseen emergencies mean you are running the risk of finding yourself in a financial black hole by spending your money every few years. What ...
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Suppose that you have no home address. Which state would you pay income taxes too?

I travel a lot for work. At least I did before this year. I can confirm that each state will tax you if you earn more than a certain amount, or work in their state more than some number of days. It ...
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How to mitigate risk of having cash with you when abroad, how to move it across countries while minimizing its time physically on your person?

The simplest answer is "don't". Folks used to solve this with travelers' checks. These days credit cards are the easiest solution, and if you need cash it's often possible to make a ...
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Does paying for some travel-related service (e.g., Airbnb) via installment payments (e.g., Klarna) count as travel with Rewards World Mastercard Card?

This all boils down to how the transaction is reported to the bank. They don't really care what you bought or where, what they care is how much they charged the merchant for the transaction, and that ...
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Does AAA really provide Disney World discounts? Was I just ripped off?

AAA rarely provides discounts. They are kind of like a travel agent, and guess what? You can't get discounts from travel agents either. If AAA does have a discount, it will be on a very specific, ...
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Healthcare mileage deduction for IRS Tax calculation

You cannot deduct mileage from your transportation to and from your regular place of employment. You can only deduct mileage that was driven specifically for medical treatment. Therefore, I would ...
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Worth canceling an old Amex Charge Card Account?

I'm assuming that you have a spotless credit history, and that your credit score is very high. If that is the case, get yourself a rewards card that you like with no annual fee, and close your ...
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Is the company asking me to commit fraud by asking me to apply for reimbursement of half of trip expenses paid entirely by my colleague?

Does this sound correct? Can be correct, but where I am it would be awkward. More for the company than for your or your colleague. (see below) No other company I've been with would think it's ...
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