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Landlord staying at my place while I'm gone - should I ask for $$?

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]
posted by tristeza on Aug 10, 2014 - 21 answers

Did My Education Creditor Forget I Owe Money?

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]
posted by matt_arnold on May 16, 2013 - 25 answers

Do drug dealers stamp their money?

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.
posted by trogdole on May 11, 2013 - 8 answers

Finding New US Money (bills)

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
posted by KneeDeep on Nov 12, 2012 - 5 answers

How to deal with the financial consequences of my girlfriend's tough times?

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]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2012 - 23 answers

Can someone identify this paper currency?

Can someone identify this paper currency? [more inside]
posted by parrot_person on Mar 11, 2012 - 6 answers

Can I throw my cellphone provider out the window?

How do I avoid paying a $2345 cell phone bill on a phone that was stolen?! [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on Nov 8, 2011 - 12 answers

i don't want to lose my money, identity, or anything else! how trustworthy is mint.com?

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.
posted by dublin on Jul 5, 2011 - 7 answers

anyway, i'm going to stay positive!

How can I quickly reorganize my life/habits to adapt to new demands? [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Jun 23, 2011 - 15 answers

Cashing in casino chips.

Why did the cashier give me these two particular five dollar bills at the casino? [more inside]
posted by Taurid on Jan 23, 2011 - 7 answers

How can I build a better budget?

Special snowflake budget filter: I tracked my spending in 2010, how can I improve my budget for 2011? [more inside]
posted by gillianr on Jan 4, 2011 - 14 answers

Financial advice needed.

How can I get my financial house in order? Lots of debt and terror. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 1, 2011 - 12 answers

Fast Cash

I need $150 by March 31st. Running out of ideas to obtain it. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by spinto on Mar 26, 2010 - 49 answers

Money Matters

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]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2009 - 100 answers

How should I best handle bills when moving in with my boyfriend?

How should I best handle moving in with my boyfriend? [more inside]
posted by belau on Sep 28, 2009 - 38 answers

Drop and give me 36 (months of consecutive on-time payments)

I'm looking for a financial coach, someone who can help me develop better financial habits. Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2009 - 12 answers

I'm so over this roommate drama.

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]
posted by wild like kudzu on Aug 1, 2009 - 24 answers

Cutting the umbilical cord

This moving out thing, uh...how do I do this (financially)? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Apr 6, 2009 - 37 answers

Pay Canadian bills while in USA (CCs, etc)

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!
posted by Vandal on Mar 13, 2009 - 13 answers

Do I legally have to set up direct debit accounts with everyone?

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]
posted by phyle on Dec 16, 2008 - 13 answers

Roommate owes me money. What do I do?

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]
posted by bondgirl53001 on Apr 17, 2008 - 24 answers

Help me understand US Treasury securities.

Help me understand US Treasury securities. [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Apr 4, 2008 - 10 answers

Electricity bill of doom

My electricity bill is out of control! [more inside]
posted by johnsmith415 on Jun 4, 2007 - 17 answers

Budgeting around strange timings

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]
posted by sarahsynonymous on May 9, 2007 - 20 answers

Bill's Big

Why is our electricity bill so high? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Aug 1, 2006 - 23 answers

I need quick cash

Cash Advance Filter! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2005 - 30 answers

US dollar bill with a URL for a hotel in Domincan Republic?

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]
posted by o2b on Dec 28, 2004 - 8 answers

Big (Broke?) Lebowski

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?
posted by angry modem on Dec 22, 2004 - 20 answers

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