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In search of some intermediate financial advice.

MeFites have always been pretty good at giving basic financial advice, like how to start saving, building a budget, getting out of debt, etc. I'm there already. I find myself in the surprising situation of being comfortable these days, and I'd like to know: what's next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2014 - 13 answers

Reliable sources of corrective financial advice in South Carolina?

My in-laws in South Carolina, who don't have a stellar history with money, are facing some challenges that are really restricting their circumstances. They're not against cleaning up their act in terms of budgeting and being smarter about money, but don't really have a head for it. What's the best way to help from a distance? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Dec 5, 2013 - 6 answers

Someone to count the coins in that jar for me.

How does one go about finding a personal accountant in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Apr 17, 2012 - 3 answers

Mass transit.

I'm spending nearly $400/month on automotive-related expenses for a car I don't enjoy driving. That's about 25% of my monthly income, and when it really comes down to it, I think I'd rather be saving that money for something better, like travel. Or education. Or Scotch. Lots and lots of Scotch. [more inside]
posted by bhayes82 on Nov 7, 2011 - 34 answers

What budgeting software do bi-weekly earners use?

Help me find a simple budgeting software that knows how to handle bi-weekly income and spending. [more inside]
posted by Dojie on Jul 14, 2011 - 9 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

Any other YNABers out there?

I'm a newbie to YNAB software and need some input from fellow users: What is the best way to learn how to use this software? There are so many forums, tutorials, videos, and the manual (which is a nightmare to use) that I am lost! Help! I just want a step-by-step guide that goes in some kind of sequential order and shows me how to use all aspects of the program. [more inside]
posted by luciddream928 on Apr 3, 2011 - 5 answers

I'm going to live in a cardboard box when I retire if something doesn't change.

i want a financial advisor who helps me create a personal budget and who also helps me with investments and financial planning. Who does that?? [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Mar 4, 2011 - 7 answers

Kan I Haz Household Budget Manager???

Looking for this type of service.... [more inside]
posted by littleredwagon on Feb 9, 2011 - 6 answers

Online Finance Tool Wishlist

Does the online finance tool of my dreams exist? [more inside]
posted by Raze2k on Nov 19, 2010 - 2 answers

How to set up a montly spending budget as self-employed?

Self-employed types with variable monthly incomes: how do you set up and stick to a monthly spending budget? [more inside]
posted by El Curioso on Aug 30, 2010 - 7 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

Help for a first time international traveler

I'm considering taking an international vacation next summer. I've never been outside of North America and I have very little disposable income. Besides saving and obtaining a passport, what can I do in the next year to prepare? Is there anything I can do now or soon that will make my trip less expensive? What are some great budget travel locations? [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 on Jul 18, 2010 - 17 answers

I want to be like a squirrel putting away nuts for the winter.

Twenty-something Canadian girl would like some financial and investing advice. [more inside]
posted by catburger on May 15, 2010 - 15 answers

Quicken and Mint - The best of both worlds

Please help me find financial management software that both (1) keeps data in sync when used on multiple devices and, (2) works offline. [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Apr 22, 2010 - 10 answers

Financial crisis in the family, what can we do?

My mom was diagnosed earlier this year with diabetes, and thats where things started getting really bad. The insurance we have won't cover anything she's needed for it. [more inside]
posted by jrdnbaade on Dec 4, 2009 - 33 answers

Here's all my passwords dude

Rudder or Mint? Is there a big difference between these two services? I'm an obsessive bank account checker and pay everything online. [more inside]
posted by sarelicar on Nov 16, 2009 - 15 answers

Help me avoid spending like a sailor on shore leave

What are some tips on wisely handling an increase in income? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2009 - 19 answers

credit ratings across nations

I was born in the US, lived in Canada for ten years, and moved back to the States last year. While I was in Canada, I built up a solid credit rating- I had two credit cards, an unsecured line of credit with low interest (7%) and overdraft protection on my checking account up to $3,500. At one point when I was underemployed I built up some credit card debt, but I payed it off. Last year, when I moved back to the US for grad school, I got into a bad pattern of leaning on my credit cards and low-interest line of credit to pay for moving and start up expenses. This June, the world financial collapse coincided with one of my own- I was employed super part time, was making around $750 a month and was struggling to pay rent and buy $20 worth of groceries a week. I just couldn't pay my debt, and I paid very minimally, then not at all. I know I probably should have called the bank and tried to work something out, but what can I say- I panicked and froze. Currently, my total debt load is $14,000 on the line of credit, $3,700 on the overdraft and $1,400 on my Visa. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2009 - 6 answers

Inspire me with your frugality

Total financial ruin filter: I am terrible at managing my very small amount of money. How did you learn to manage your money better than me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 8, 2008 - 38 answers

Family of four, moving to Bay Area, making $115K. Is this crazy?

Family of four, moving to Bay Area, making $115K. Is this crazy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2008 - 15 answers

Can I put a mortgage on hold for 1 to 2 month due a medical circumstance?

We're expecting our first child in a matter of months. My wife's employer doesn't provide paid leave so we've tried to rearrange the budget so we can soften the blow of lost income. I had a thought... can you delay a mortgage payment 1 or 2 months and add those months on the end? [more inside]
posted by timmins on Jan 8, 2008 - 14 answers

iBudget

What's the best budgeting/personal finance for my Intel iMac running 10.5.1? [more inside]
posted by Pants! on Dec 26, 2007 - 12 answers

Am I ready to buy a house?

Am I ready to buy a house? Disgusting details inside. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Oct 29, 2007 - 38 answers

Software for money management

Help me micromanage my household money! What software program should I use? [more inside]
posted by chef_boyardee on Oct 3, 2007 - 12 answers

Need a quick and easy system or app to help keep track of small transactions while I'm out.

I am looking for a good way to use my iPhone, Mac, and/or .mac account to keep track of small amounts of money that my friends and I owe each other. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Aug 5, 2007 - 14 answers

Traveller looking for ideas to further finance trip beyond the 40 hour work week...

How can I access/acquire more funds for my upcoming trip to Asia? [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on Jul 5, 2007 - 5 answers

I love the car, but the car can't love me back.

Should I sell my car? Am I doing the math right? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2007 - 21 answers

Convince my wife not to quit her job

How can I convince my wife that we need her income and that as much as we'd like to have our son at home with her instead of in Day Care, we have to face reality or severely cut back our lifestyle. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 8, 2007 - 28 answers

How can I better track my finances and stick to a budget when dealing with many accounts and currencies?

I'm looking for recommendations on budgeting software that is international-friendly (multiple currency support, ease of entry and import of data). Any experiences from other international users? [more inside]
posted by irian on Apr 25, 2007 - 4 answers

Teaching personal finanance to Burmese students

Asking for a friend: She will be going to Thailand to teach students mostly from Burma and needs some advice. [more inside]
posted by gauchodaspampas on Feb 22, 2007 - 3 answers

How to sell an upside down car?

I owe more than my car is worth. My monthly auto-expenses are too great. I would be better off with a truck. Advice? [more inside]
posted by farmersckn on Nov 15, 2006 - 23 answers

Finance and Buget

Where is all my money going? Does anyone have any clever financing/budgeting tips. [more inside]
posted by retro88 on Sep 3, 2005 - 19 answers

Family Budgets

Trying to create and stay on a family budget. Has anyone had any success following a plan from a book or website? Should I hire a financial consultant? (More . . .) [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Aug 2, 2004 - 17 answers

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