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We are getting a divorce, "amicably". We are not going through lawyers. We agree on all the asset splits which really boil down to: she keeps the residence, I keep the investment home (these properties have about the same amount of equity in them), I will sell the investment property to a) pay her off for 1/2 of my pension (which is not, and can not be made liquid) and b) possibly finance a down payment on a new home for me. How best to structure this so as to limit my/our tax liabilities? [more inside]
A middle-aged gentlemen with apparent car trouble approached me, a single woman on my way to work, for help. I declined, and now I'm wondering how I could could/should have handled the situation differently. [more inside]
Is it a known issue that the try-on glasses at the store always come out looking a bigger when they're made?
After reading this recent article on Metafilter I was wondering which specific organizations are doing HIV prevention, education and treatment work serving the particularly vulnerable populations mentioned in the article. I'd like to find a good organization to donate to. I'm finding this a bit of a difficult question to answer solely through Google. [more inside]
I had this book when I was a kid in the early 90s that I loved to death. It had a really generic title and now I can't find it. Help! [more inside]
What would the best method be to set a reminder for myself ten or twenty years in the future? [more inside]
NYC Mefites: I have just come into possession of a case (12 x 10.5 oz boxes) of Yehuda matzo thins (unsalted, not Kosher for Passover) which fell off a truck from Jerusalem. I kid. The source is legit. It's fresh. But I can't use it. So where can I give this away in Manhattan that it will be used and appreciated? [more inside]
I find myself headed back to the annual American Library Association conference for the first time in quite a while and, as in the past, feeling a little overwhelmed. Sessions I can hack, but it's all the other, ancillary stuff - receptions, actually worthwhile vendor dinners, etc., etc., etc. - that I always seem to overlook and miss out on. So, librarians of MeFi, do you know of anything happening outside the regular conference sessions that I should try to make it to? How can I feel like I really wrung the full value out of my registration and travel costs?
My grandparents just returned home from a two week vacation visiting us, to find their house had been robbed. Whoever did it knew they were out of town because their RV was gone, and took their time over multiple days. This wasn't just a quick pop in, grab the TV and laptops, and leave. They turned the entire house upside down and took everything of any value, including sentimental jewelry from my great and great-great grandmothers, the safe, etc. [more inside]
P-Model 101: What are the names of the members of the band in this iconic photo of the band P-Model?
My fiance and I agreed to exchange gifts at our wedding. I have foolishly forgotten to get something. Help! [more inside]
It seems we at MetaFilter are exceptionally clever, so I turn to you with this request. What are some song titles or lyrics that can be puns about writing? Example - 'I put a spell check on you' - Jay Hawkins.
A co-worker did not show up at work today. This is utterly unlike him. Someone in our Texas office talked to him at 8:30 and he said he was on his way in. He doesn't respond to text, his phone goes to voicemail, he's not on slack. He bicycles to work. We're in San Francisco. [more inside]
A relative died a month ago, and a week ago my partner and I went to their house to photograph what was in the house. Two days later, someone broke in and stole a bunch of it. The local police department was too cash-strapped to ever show up, and I'm out of town for two weeks. Do we have any options for recovering our stolen goods? [more inside]
For Reasons, I'm thinking of changing my small child's name, but just learned I can't amend the birth certificate, just get a "deed poll" document. How much of a problem is this? [more inside]
What's something fun I can do this Tuesday morning for my birthday? In NYC, not too expensive. And I think it's supposed to rain. [more inside]
I need to buy a car. Everyone with a Tesla S raves about it. It's apparently the most enjoyable ride ever devised. And I'd be fine with the electric limitations. Problem: I'm nowhere close to being able to afford it (I have savings, but iffy income). Yet I've devised a justification! Please talk me out of it! [more inside]
It was a history of the Deep South. It was probably an economic and legal history. It was probably for the time period after the Civil War and up to about WW2 or a little past WW2. [more inside]
I really like living in a city and being able to walk to restaurants, cafes, bars, museums, etc. Is it possible to find a scaled-down version of this within a ~30 min. commute (driving or public transport) of Andover, MA? [more inside]