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Final pre-purchase car questions!

Continuing my car questions (1, 2, 3). We’re buying a gently used Forester. Two questions I need to resolve before picking up the car: should I finance any part of the purchase (can pay all cash), and should I pay to extend the bumper-to-bumper warranty to seven years? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Mar 26, 2014 - 14 answers

What should my elderly parents do with their only asset, a liquid $250K?

I'm seeking as many opinions as I can get from people with knowledge of financial advising and/or trusts & estates and/or estate planning, about what my parents (in their 80s) ought to do with their $250,000 in liquid assets. I'm NOT looking for the kind of detailed plan we'd get from an advisor whom we hire; I'm looking for short, quite general, common sense answers (such as "These ONE OR TWO types of instruments are good/bad; all others are to be avoided/considered.") I'm also looking for as many answers as I can get. In order to get that assortment of answers, I want to disclose only a very few specific things about the folks: 1. they currently rent an apartment; they do not own a home. 2. they are in their 80s--relatively healthy and can drive, shop, take care of themselves, but I'm not sure how long that'll last. I'd like to see them in a retirement community within a couple years. 3. Their only income (which doesn't amount to much) is social security. 4. They lose about $2,100 in total expenses every month. That's just about equal to what they take in each month. 5. Their one and only significant asset is a liquid $250,000. Okay, at their age, and considering all the above, WHAT IS/ARE THE MOST PRACTICAL THING(s) THEY SHOULD DO WITH THAT LUMP OF LIQUID MONEY? THANK YOU from their worried adult child with a family of my own!
posted by losdavos on Oct 24, 2013 - 14 answers

Help me keep track of cash spending.

I need an iOS app to track cash spending, preferably with a quick category function. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Aug 7, 2012 - 13 answers

What benefit does a Negative Operating Cycle get you?

What benefit does a Negative Operating Cycle get you? Other than just cash on hand. Amazon has a lot of cash because they practice Just In Time inventory management & sell out of their products before the bill for that product comes due. Other companies pay the bill first & then wait for the stock to sell out to recoup their money. Aside from the benefit of having cash on hand, what benefit do you get from this? [more inside]
posted by MesoFilter on Feb 17, 2012 - 19 answers

Help my track my dollars and cents!

How do I track daily spending, when I mostly use cash? [more inside]
posted by just_ducky on Jun 13, 2011 - 21 answers

Making a budget

I'd like to make a budget, electronically, and track my expenditure. [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Jun 12, 2011 - 12 answers

All about the Benjamins

Help me make bank. [more inside]
posted by allymusiqua on Apr 11, 2010 - 13 answers

Where is All My Money Going?

What is the best online web 2.0 personal expense tracking sites? [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford on Jan 26, 2008 - 19 answers

Certificate of Deposits

What is the best place to get a CD (Certificate of Deposit)? [more inside]
posted by benji on Jul 5, 2007 - 8 answers

Investment options for the young and the restless?

A friend needs to find a good place to park some money that will ultimately be used for house down-payment purposes. Help me come up with a few good investment options. [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Jan 26, 2007 - 23 answers

short term, conservative investing

I just got a $50,000 home equity loan to remodel our kitchen, but we might not pay the contractor for 3 months. Can I do anything with the money to make a little interest, at least to cover the 5.9% interest, before then? Right now it's in our savings account. [more inside]
posted by luriete on Dec 22, 2005 - 7 answers

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