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How do I insure a newborn on short notice?

We just found out the baby we're having any day now is probably not eligible for medical care at birth on her mother's insurance plan. Help! [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on May 22, 2014 - 17 answers

Give up financial stability to move where you'd prefer to be?

My heart says one thing, but my head says another, and I am paralyzed in making any kind of decision. I need help, thoughts, opinions, anything. [more inside]
posted by umwhat on Apr 30, 2014 - 44 answers

Parent may have cheated the other out of significant money. What to do?

I think one of my (divorced) parents may have withdrawn legally shared assets and the other parent may be unaware. What is my moral responsibility in this situation, or is it none of my business? Complexities inside. [more inside]
posted by corb on Apr 16, 2014 - 19 answers

National Lampoon's European Vacation Moocher

What's the age cutoff to expect to be able to tag along with your parents on a vacation? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Nov 25, 2013 - 34 answers

Selling my car without getting any money.. How to protect myself?

For reasons that were mutually beneficial at face value, I sold my car to my SO's parent. However, therein lies the problem.. any way to get myself in a better situation than the one I've inadvertently gotten myself into without realizing the full ramifications of my decision? [more inside]
posted by lunastellasol on Sep 5, 2013 - 23 answers

What should my MIL do with this money to ensure a steady retirement?

After the untimely death of my soon-to-be-father-in-law, my future mother-in-law is expecting to receive a fairly large life insurance pay out. What should she do with this money to ensure a comfortable retirement without her husband? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2013 - 7 answers

Where to go next in personal finance journey?

How to balance saving, paying off debt, improving living situation, having a baby, getting spouse more involved in finances, better managing retirement accounts, and a partridge in a pear tree. [more inside]
posted by wannabecounselor on Jun 4, 2013 - 14 answers

Fighting family

I lent my cousin a very special item. Now they won't give it back. Do I fight or retreat? [more inside]
posted by mumimor on May 31, 2013 - 40 answers

How to Anonymously Send Grandmother Money?

How to anonymously send my Grandmother money? I love my Grandmother to pieces. She's one of my favorite people. She's the most charismatic woman I've ever known.. she just has a way with people. I watch her engage others in awe; she can disarm an utterly rigid stranger in a few seconds by simply bestowing her beautiful aura upon them. Pathetically, people have taken advantage of her throughout her entire life. I won't go into details because it's irrelevant, but her story is a sad one. Anyway I'm an adult now and I'm making a good living. I want to help her out without her knowing it's me, and for the rest of her life. She would never accept financial assistance from me so I have to be stealthy. [more inside]
posted by OneHermit on Feb 23, 2013 - 17 answers

Take the money and run!

My 'rents want to support me. I don't really feel like I need their support anymore. Am I being silly by not considering their offer of money? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2012 - 39 answers

I need a time machine

A little more than a month ago, I started a full-time telecommuting job that I thought was my dream job. When I took it, I was working part-time (and had been since my son was born two years ago). This is my first full-time job since becoming a mom. I now think I made a big mistake. [more inside]
posted by trillian on Aug 14, 2012 - 21 answers

Money issues with family

Can you shed some light on this situation with my mom and her hints about her financial situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2012 - 33 answers

Like water, money slips through my fingers...

Mid-40's father having nervous breakdown over money woes and long standing relationship to money. [more inside]
posted by littleredwagon on Feb 18, 2012 - 26 answers

Being realistic about paternal relationship

How do I become comfortable with how my father chooses to be involved in my life (minimally, not of his own initiative) as an adult? What are the limits between healthy and compassionate effort on my part and a realistic acknowledgment of both of our limitations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 - 8 answers

How bad is owning half a house?

What's the legal liability ramifications of owning half a house? (I already have a lawyer. I wanted a second/English opinion.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2011 - 17 answers

How does one push away from parental control while still maintaining a close emotional relationship?

How do i preserve my relationship with my mother while still making decisions she doesn't approve of? [more inside]
posted by becomingly on Apr 26, 2011 - 33 answers

How do I ask for money from people who care about me in a way that makes it easy for them to refuse?

How do I ask for money from people who care about me in a way that makes it easy for them to refuse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 31, 2011 - 8 answers

Are you an adult who is financially supported by your parents’ money? How do you deal with that?

Are you an adult who is financially supported by your parents’ money? How do you deal with that? [more inside]
posted by meta_asker on Dec 10, 2010 - 63 answers

Why can't I win even if I win?

When you "win" an argument with your spouse, it's not really winning, or is it? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Sep 17, 2010 - 47 answers

Needed: Post-Summertime Eligible Dependent Care Expense Ideas

YNMA, obviously... wife and I overestimated our dependent care expenses this year...by a lot. I have to come up with valid expenses, for the remainder of 2010, that we can occur to cover 3K remaining in our account. Any ideas? We did the camp thing this summer, but ended up not signing up for a few of them from our original budget. Our son is in kindergarten at a private school, so we're past the time we can pay for tuition out of this account. PLEASE HELP!!!! Thanks mefite nation!!!
posted by littleredwagon on Aug 30, 2010 - 14 answers

The Case of the Missing Money

Old Tax Mystery: I found some folders of taxes done in 1994,1995, and 1996. i was 16 in 1994. These folders contain statements for some custodial accounts, some of them for very large sums. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Aug 16, 2010 - 32 answers

How can I figure out if my uncle is really sick?

My uncle has cancer...allegedly, and our family members are rallying together to help him. How can I give without feeling like a sucker? [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Jul 19, 2010 - 11 answers

What to do about a major secret my mother has kept from me?

My mother has always been emotionally abusive and unable to support me in any way, but after what I found out today I feel like never speaking to her again. Has my family gone too far this time? I really feel lost on this one and would love any and all advice, including legal advice. This is going to be quite long... [more inside]
posted by delicate_dahlias on Apr 10, 2010 - 79 answers

Helping a child that isn't mine

If you had $200 to help a child, what's the best way to spend that money? [more inside]
posted by GrubbyUtter on Feb 9, 2010 - 18 answers

He IS heavy, he's my brother

I'm closing the family bank/charity. What do I say when the next sibling asks for a "loan"? [more inside]
posted by sfkiddo on Dec 26, 2009 - 29 answers

Santa would've brought gifts if given enough warning!

My family decided in November on not buying Christmas gifts this year as we are all adults and have what we need anyway. I get paid once a month and right now am living cheque to cheque. So I spent the money I had saved up on extra credit payments. Now they've changed their minds and all want gifts. I have 25 dollars to last me til the 30th. How do I get through this holiday without being as bitter as I am now? And not feel like a loser for no one having a gift? [more inside]
posted by beautifulcheese on Dec 12, 2009 - 27 answers

What practical things can you do to help loved ones caught in a cycle of poverty

As a follow-up to this question I asked last week... What *practical* things have you done as a loved one of friends or family that were struggling financially or were stuck in a cycle of poverty. Have you loaned money? Paid bills? Helped them write a budget? Let them move in? Bought them groceries? Filled up their gas tank? There must be other things I'm not thinking about. What advice would you give to a parent whose adult child was floundering?
posted by jeffreyclong on Oct 22, 2009 - 14 answers

Where to go for a Humble Retirement

In twenty-five years i'll be retiring with my minimal social security benefits and medicare to keep me briefly going. I've got no savings right now, but I'm almost done paying my debts. I rent. I want somewhere tiny, a bungalow with a kitchen, perhaps a tiny garden, stonking bandwidth, maybe near a lake, maybe near a wood, but really not so much. I just want to whittle sticks, greet neighbours, not climb stairs, and hack on code. I don't mind renting again until i die. Where should I move in the US, and when? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2009 - 6 answers

As an adult, do you still get help from you parents? In your family, what's the cost of money?

Money and family. It gets sticky. Moving towards financial independence, and wondering how other people deal with money and their families. What's the rub? [more inside]
posted by Rocket26 on Aug 16, 2009 - 62 answers

BA vs AS and career choices

An appeal to very patient people: Please help us plan our financial/academic future! [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Jul 7, 2009 - 5 answers

How do you make money when you arne't allowed to leave the house?

How can my 18-year-old sister make enough money to move out on her own when she has no car or license, no job experience, and unsupportive parents? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Apr 27, 2009 - 34 answers

how to write a letter to an insecure and abusive father

How to write a brief email to a disrespectful parent who stole money to try to get it back? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2009 - 18 answers

What can/should we do to help my father-in-law?

What can/should we do to help my father-in-law? He's mismanaged his money, he's unemployed and he's in danger of losing everything. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2009 - 15 answers

Money from crazy parent, accept or reject?

I received a check for $3,000 from my mother who I have not spoken to for nearly seven years. Should I cash the check? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2008 - 45 answers

How to handle a retro-reduced inheritance?

How to handle a retro-reduced inheritance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2008 - 14 answers

How much interest for a family loan?

A family member loaned me money a few years ago. I would like to pay it back with interest. How much interest should I pay it back with? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 17, 2008 - 21 answers

What is my next step? To business, or not to business..

I have a business idea. For the last 8 month I have day-dreamed about making it happen. I find myself ironing out all the details that would make the business run, but I lack the funding and experience of running a business. There are also personal issues that I keep me from moving on to the next step (not that I know what the next step is). Come on in for the rest… [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2008 - 10 answers

Help my sister without giving my husband a heart attack?

How do I tell my husband about being representative payee for my sister's SSI payments? We've helped her before, and they don't get along. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2008 - 16 answers

Help with debt collectors trying to get money for a bill that is not mine.

Debt collectors are calling about a bill from 6-7 years ago. The bill actually belongs to my father whom I have redirected their inquiries. They keep calling and the billing information they gave to me is my fathers old address but for some reason they have my social security number attached to the bill. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2008 - 11 answers

I don't want your money, but don't give it to her.

My uncle recently sent me some money through my sister. And just as she always has done, she's frittered it away and I'll never see a cent of it. I don't really care because I'm used to it, and I don't care for the money either. But how can I warn my uncle without giving off a "Give me more money" message? [more inside]
posted by Xere on Aug 20, 2007 - 12 answers

How can I help my dad who has begun to lose all hope?

How can I help my dad who has begun to lose all hope? My father has gone through a string of major life setbacks lately. I'm worried about his health, his mental state, and his future. And I'm wondering how best to help him turn things around. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 23, 2007 - 9 answers

Best way to lend / give money to family..

FinancialFilter: I am going to help out a family member pay off some credit card debt (over the IRS 10K gift limit.) What is the bet way... [more inside]
posted by cowmix on Jul 22, 2005 - 9 answers

What do you do with a little brother who can't pay?

I'm moving into an apartment with my two brothers in about a week. The younger one has had major issues over the past year finding a job and paying rent. What can I do to help him? [more inside]
posted by bibbit on May 23, 2005 - 10 answers

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