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Ways to avoid a one-way car rental "drop off fee"?

I need to drive a rental car one way from Memphis to Atlanta and want to know if there's a way to avoid the hefty "drop off fee" that I wasn't aware I'd have to pay. [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay on Mar 6, 2016 - 14 answers

What's the best way to save for the new baby in my life?

I have a new baby family member -- my first! hooray! -- and I'd like to put some money into savings for him. What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by spindrifter on Aug 11, 2015 - 7 answers

Save for a house, or save for retirement?

Which should come first once I start making more money: save for a house, or save for retirement and a 6 month safety net? [more inside]
posted by Hermione Granger on Aug 4, 2015 - 38 answers

How do I decide how much money to spend on convenience?

Since getting a high-paying job, I've discovered that paying for convenience or wants instead of needs actually makes me feel bad. I'd like to get around that. [more inside]
posted by Questolicious on Mar 30, 2015 - 40 answers

How do single low-income / working-class Canadians save for the future?

Hello all. I am a low-income mid-30s Canadian living alone, no dependents. Advice from bank staff and popular internet blogs confuse me and don't make sense in my world (e.g. ensure an 8-10% return - but how do I do that without jeopardizing my future if I retire in a decade the investment does poorly). I feel some investments I made were silly but am not sure if I am paranoid. Please suggest good directions to explore. I will give specifics about my situation below, with my specific question in the last paragraph. [more inside]
posted by partly squamous and partly rugose on Mar 16, 2015 - 20 answers

New job, new budget, yay!/halp?

I'm about to make more money than I ever have before. Help me figuring out saving and investing. [more inside]
posted by sockity sock on Feb 14, 2015 - 8 answers

Can I borrow 5 dollars?

What are some quick, legal, and ethical ways to make extra money over the next few months? Relevant details inside. [more inside]
posted by MariJo on Sep 6, 2014 - 19 answers

UK wine drinker wanting to save money!

Looking for somewhere online that sells cheap wine by the box. Anyone recommend a good website? [more inside]
posted by welovelife on Aug 21, 2014 - 2 answers

Is your child's allowance dependent on chores?

Hi, My ten year old daughter wants to start getting an allowance this summer when school is out. My husband and I thought about it and we thought 10 dollars a week would be good. But we are trying to decide the pros and cons of attaching the allowance to chores. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on May 5, 2014 - 44 answers

Financial planning for somewhere...?

I graduated college last year. I know I should be at least thinking about saving and 401ks and things like that but I moved countries, started grad school and I don't know where I'll be living in three years let alone thirty. How do I do financial planning? [more inside]
posted by raeka on Jan 14, 2014 - 8 answers

Time to buy a house!

I have a newly good income, a very tiny (yes, I mean very tiny) beginning of a savings account, shitty credit, a little (in the hundreds) debt and I want to buy a house. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by latkes on Jan 13, 2014 - 10 answers

Where can expats save/invest money in Canada?

Where can expats save/invest money in Canada? The bank's interest rate is so low. Please tell me there is a better way to invest my money! [more inside]
posted by liltiger on Dec 1, 2013 - 5 answers

How to save some money for a rainy day?

I've recently acquired a small sum of money and I'd like to put it somewhere where I can't touch it, except in emergencies. It's not a massive amount, but its more than I usually have on hand and I'd rather not squander it. If I just leave it in my bank account I know I'll end up using it up. Where can I put it so that its aavailable in emergencies but is still hard to access? If it gains interest that would also be good. I'm in Australia.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants on Aug 20, 2013 - 6 answers

Is it worth it to open a high yield savings account in 2013?

Are they good for using as a nest egg of sorts (e.g. money to live on when I'm in between freelance gigs) or for saving up for something specific (a vacation, Invisalign braces, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by Anima Mundi on May 27, 2013 - 11 answers

What are your best painless tips for saving money?

What are your best tips for saving money in ways that don't impact your quality of life and don't require much effort? I'm talking about things like: cut the dryer sheets in half, get twice as much out of a single box, impact on quality of laundry = 0, effort = nearly 0.
posted by bq on Jan 14, 2013 - 57 answers

Stepping around marketing markups?

I've noticed that mineral oil marketed to those who will use the oil on butcher blocks is much more expensive than food grade mineral oil that is marketed to those who will use the oil as a laxative. I buy the cheaper version, thank you very much. Are there other items out there where one can save a buck or two by purchasing the more cheaply marketed version of an item?
posted by starkraven on Jan 9, 2013 - 56 answers

How to get my finances in order this late in the game?

Starting from scratch at 45 years old, what's the best strategy for saving money & planning for old age? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2012 - 11 answers

Socialising on a budget

Socialising on the cheap. How does one do it? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on May 15, 2012 - 13 answers

Online banks allowing automatic transfers to other banks?

Are there any online banks that allow recurring automatic transfers to another bank? [more inside]
posted by zazzles on Mar 26, 2012 - 18 answers

Financial responsibility for dummies

Hey Mefites! Please help me become more financially responsible. I don't think I live particularly extravagantly but I don't even know how to start budgeting. I live pretty much paycheck to paycheck. I feel really bad about this, and could do with some ideas about how to build up a money-tracking and budgeting plan from scratch. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Feb 29, 2012 - 26 answers

The wind fell. Now what?

I got a large bonus this year which will probably never be repeated. After taxes, it was 26K. I don't have any immediate needs (no medical issues, etc), and I know next to nothing about investing. Given this economy, what should I do with it? Stocks? Bonds? Saving account? IRA? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2012 - 19 answers

Should I cut up the credit cards?

Please help me curb shopping impulses and addiction. Please share with me ideas on how to resist impulses to buy. [more inside]
posted by BlueMartini7 on Nov 14, 2011 - 20 answers

What IRA to choose?

What's the best Roth IRA to invest in? Does Fidelity waive the $2500 deposit if you sign up for monthly withdrawals? [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Jan 31, 2011 - 7 answers

What should I do with 50k?

Say you're in your mid-twenties and suddenly have around 50k you want to start investing/saving. How would you go about doing it? [more inside]
posted by torietorie on Oct 21, 2010 - 18 answers

Looking for a program that will track deposits and expenses

Looking for software or an app that will allow me to track expenses via SMS, but that will also allow me to track how much money is left in my account. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Aug 23, 2010 - 3 answers

Upgrade current iPad?

What is the best way to get a second generation iPad when it comes out in exchange for my current one? The most cost effective way would be the best.
posted by antgly on Aug 10, 2010 - 4 answers

How to make the most of doubling my salary?

My salary just doubled. How can I make the most of it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2010 - 26 answers

Ways to save

I'm trying to save money on monthly bills. I recently read that "40% of all electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off." Is this accurate? If so, what devices or ideas are there to conveniently "unplug" things (whose plugs often have 3 prongs). Related tips for stopping money leaks like this are welcome. [more inside]
posted by cashman on Feb 12, 2010 - 26 answers

They already took 30% once, I don't want them to do it again.

What's the best way to save money for the express purpose of later giving it to someone else? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jan 5, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me not turn into a hopeless Scrooge!

I rule at saving money, and suck at the alternative. Please help this frugal girl learn to spend her hard-earned cash without experiencing fits of anxiety. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2009 - 34 answers

A little extra cash each month

What would you do with an extra $600 a month? [more inside]
posted by little_c on Sep 3, 2009 - 33 answers

Student discount directory for the Arlington, TX area?

I'm starting my first day as a college frosh tomorrow. I want to take full advantage of everything the college experience has to offer-- like student discounts! But repeated Googling has failed me; I can't seem to find a directory of local business or events that offer student discounts! I live in Arlington, TX. Can the hive-mind point me towards any comprehensive directories for student discounts in the area?
posted by ShawnStruck on Aug 23, 2009 - 9 answers

How to get cash-back on credit cards, and other sweet deals?

My first credit card..looking for cash-back (and other sweet deals) [more inside]
posted by idyllhands on Aug 10, 2009 - 12 answers

Fun Money Sites & Games For Kids

My 7 year old son has developed a passion for money. He enjoys collecting unusual coins and bills, spotting bargains at the grocery, playing 'store' and (yikes) making bets for cash. His favorite character is Mr. Crabs. Finance is not my specialty *snort* so any suggestions for age appropriate sites/activities that revolve around the wise use of filthy lucre will be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by maryh on Jul 21, 2009 - 26 answers

Saving Money by Keeping Hot Water Heater on "Low"?

Am I saving myself money by turning my propane heater to "Low" when I'm not using hot water? [more inside]
posted by Andrea2880 on Dec 31, 2008 - 7 answers

Is penny-wise pound-foolish with replacement filters?

With some products, the off-brand is as good as any other brand, sometimes even coming off the same production lines in the same factories. With other products, there is a quality difference between brands. How about for replacement HEPA filters for a Kenmore air cleaner? (And, as a bonus, should I believe the warning against washing and reusing the charcoal pre-filters?) [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Oct 30, 2008 - 4 answers

[iPhone Filter] Do I need to upgrade my plan?

iPhone 3G without 3G Plan? [more inside]
posted by brandoniain on Sep 21, 2008 - 7 answers

What's the safest possible thing that I can do with my money?

What's the safest possible thing that I can do with my money? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Mar 20, 2008 - 28 answers

When is the best time to buy a vacation package to get the best deal?

When is the best time to buy a vacation package to get the best deal? [more inside]
posted by sevenyearlurk on Feb 23, 2008 - 5 answers

Yet Another Savings Question

How can I maximize my savings for a trip I'm planning for 2009? [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Nov 9, 2007 - 6 answers

How to Diversify Retirement Account

I'm planning to diversify my retirement account in the next 5-7 years. I need some advice on the best way to do this. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Jan 15, 2007 - 9 answers

Down payment blues

I am looking to buy a house in the next 2 years or so. Should I (a) suspend payments to my 401(k) and build up my after-tax cash reserves, or (b) keep making my regular contributions, and borrow against the balance when the time is right? [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder on Jan 13, 2007 - 10 answers

Travelling to San Diego for the first time and need a place to stay that is relatively in expensive and near the Hotel Circle area.

I am traveling from VA to San Diego for the first time in August. I have never been further west than Leawood, KS. The purpose of my trip is to attend a continuing education event being held at the Town and Country Resort, which is located at 500 Hotel Circle North (San Diego, CA 92108). [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Jul 7, 2006 - 10 answers

save how, why, what?

How much should a teenager save? And how and why? (Plus complications) [more inside]
posted by anadem on Mar 11, 2006 - 13 answers

How do I save money?

What are some of the little things that you did that ended up saving you a lot of money in the long run? [more inside]
posted by cellphone on Mar 9, 2006 - 94 answers

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