My landlords (a lovely 60-something couple who we like and who like us and with whom we have multiple acquaintances) are staying at their/our house for 1.5 weeks while we are on vacation. Can I ask them to knock a few bucks off that month's rent and not be an asshole? [more inside]
I went back to school to get some certificates. During the two years since I finished, I have never received even one invoice for my education debt. I have not been contacted in any way. I can't even figure out who I owe money to. Am I going to be in trouble? [more inside]
I saw a post on tumblr, about why some larger bills have little stamps on them. The reason they gave is that drug dealers will stamp the bills to keep track of them. This makes absolutely no sense to me. So question one is, does this sound accurate? Does anyone have any way of saying if this is or isn't true? Question two, why the heck are these stamps on bills? Here's a picture of a purported drug dealer stamped bill.
As the holidays approach I'm again on the search for unused money in 20s, 10s, 5s, and 1s for gifts. I've been lucky over the years by finding the bank tellers that have ordered unused bills but there has to be a better more systematic way than going from bank to bank. Any suggestions? Thanks
My girlfriend is consistently late in paying her month's share of the utilities, and sometimes she doesn't pay it at all. Everything is in my name and I'm worried my credit score is taking a tumble. Please help. [more inside]
Can someone identify this paper currency? [more inside]
How do I avoid paying a $2345 cell phone bill on a phone that was stolen?! [more inside]
I currently use an OLD version of quicken for mac and keep hearing how much improved and simplified managing my finances would be if i migrated over to mint.com. Although I pay all my bills online, do my banking online, etc. the thought of putting all of that info together in one place is a little scary. Can anyone explain the pros/cons to mint.com. Right now it takes forever to download transactions and pay bills via my bank's website, reconcile these with my quicken accounts, not to mention the bills I pay directly on particular websites (earn miles via credit card), so I thought consolidating might be the way to go.
How can I quickly reorganize my life/habits to adapt to new demands? [more inside]
Why did the cashier give me these two particular five dollar bills at the casino? [more inside]
Special snowflake budget filter: I tracked my spending in 2010, how can I improve my budget for 2011? [more inside]
How can I get my financial house in order? Lots of debt and terror. [more inside]
I need $150 by March 31st. Running out of ideas to obtain it. What can I do? [more inside]
Am I being unreasonable to think that my SO should pay for more things in our relationship just because he makes 10 times more than me? [more inside]
How should I best handle moving in with my boyfriend? [more inside]
I'm looking for a financial coach, someone who can help me develop better financial habits. Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
So, I have a roommate. I love her, we usually get along just fine, but recently we argued over some financial stuff and now we're not really on speaking terms. How the heck should I handle this? (Long post, long story) [more inside]
This moving out thing, uh...how do I do this (financially)? [more inside]
I'm visiting the US (work reasons) on a visit visa but going to be here for about 2-3 months. I'm looking to pay my CC off (Canadian Tire options mastercard except my BofA account here doesn't list them as a payee. CTFS has said "send us a check", but it might take them about 30 days to clear it. I want the payment to be done fast. Is there any other way to make a payment to them? (Any other ways to pay TELUS, DSL, etc.. would be appreciated as well) Thanks!
I have moved over to the UK from Australia a year ago and have some questions about bill paying practise, tv licensing and direct debit. [more inside]
My roommate owes me $500 in bills and will likely owe twice as much until our lease is up. I need the money. What do I do? [more inside]
Help me understand US Treasury securities. [more inside]
My electricity bill is out of control! [more inside]
How do I conceptually wrap my head around a monthly budget that doesn't want to play by the rules? My money matters are fairly simple, but the timing is killing me. [more inside]
Why is our electricity bill so high? [more inside]
Cash Advance Filter! [more inside]
Dollar bill spam? I just got a US dollar bill with a URL on it. Going to said URL brings up the web site of a hotel in the dominican republic. Is this an actual thing? Or is this just someone having some fun? [more inside]
I just finished watching the horribly mangled version of the Big Lebowski on Comedy Central. I never really thought about in all the times I watched it til now, but how do you think Lebowski pays the bills?