For boring, complex, tax-related reasons, I have more than $4,000 which must be spent on goods or services in the next week. What vouchers, memberships, services or products should I buy to put the money to good use and hopefully make the next year awesome? (In Sydney, Australia or online).
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posted by embrangled
on Jul 3, 2013 -
Would it be acceptable if we ask people to deposit money into an account for our son's education instead of giving gifts? [more inside]
posted by no bueno
on Nov 9, 2012 -
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 -
Looking for ideas on the most annoying and fun way to give my nephew cash for the holidays... because I am THAT uncle! [more inside]
posted by niteHawk
on Dec 29, 2011 -
My girlfriend and I have been dating for almost six months now, but I know we have a special connection. I know she is very emotionally involved in our relationship as am I. We are planning on moving in together during the summer (mostly to save money).
We are both 23 and live in Boston. She is Chinese, concerned with the environment, and about to go to grad school. I have been working on my start-up company. Neither of us have much money. That does not mean I can't do something special for her.
The day before Valentine's is our 6-month anniversary which my girlfriend is planning and has already got some tickets to the opera for us to see. We agreed that she would plan our anniversary and I would plan Valentine's.
What are some special things I could do or give her to show her I love her?
posted by 1awesomeguy
on Jan 26, 2010 -
14 years ago I was given a baby grand piano for Christmas, where it lived at my mother's house until now. She recently remodeled and sold it (with my full agreement) since I have no room for it and interstate moving would cost as much as a new piano. She wants to give me the proceeds since it was my present, but I think we should at least
split it since it was a really expensive gift and it has remained at her house. What do you think? [more inside]
posted by true
on Dec 25, 2008 -
What date acquired and cost basis should I put for two items reported on a 1099-B, when there are several unknowns? [more inside]
posted by daisyace
on Apr 10, 2008 -
When I was a kid I could buy the world for $20 but now with $100 I can’t get crap. What can I buy for $100 that’s fun? [more inside]
posted by doorsfan
on Apr 9, 2008 -
I've been invited to the wedding of the daughter of some casual friends. I live in the US now but most of the weddings I've been to were when I lived in the UK. I'm not sure what an appropriate amount is for a money wedding gift. I've heard it should be equal to or greater than the amount per head the family is paying for the reception. How accurate is this? It seems to me if that's the case, the wedding is less of a celebration than a business transaction. Anyway, I'm afraid of giving an inappropriate amount. Advice please!
posted by TheManticore
on Jul 31, 2006 -
What would you do if $730 (US) fell into your lap unexpectedly? I want to surprise my wife with something really cool and unexpected, but my creativity is on its annual holiday vacation.
posted by vraxoin
on Dec 15, 2003 -