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Dad, my Headphones don't work...again

Cheap headphones that can survive children...are there such things? [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Dec 5, 2012 - 4 answers

iPhone, iPhone, quite contrary, where does my money go?

I would like an iPhone budgeting app that doesn't make me link it to a bank account. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by thewestinggame on Dec 4, 2012 - 11 answers

Where's the money, Lebowski?

My husband and I have a bunch of money leftover at the end of each month after bills have come out, but we don't know where it is. [more inside]
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith on Dec 3, 2012 - 57 answers

Gifting on a shoestring...

Looking for blogs/websites dedicated to thoughtful & creative gift-giving on a budget. DIY, crafting, homemade/canned foods, scrapbooking a huge plus. [more inside]
posted by luciddream928 on Nov 27, 2012 - 5 answers

The opposite of 'what is worth spending on'

What store-brand products are a good value? [more inside]
posted by Fig on Nov 22, 2012 - 45 answers

The troubles of coming in under budget

I have $300. Do I buy a stand mixer, or dump it into my savings account? This is more about the principles of frugality/growing up than the specific item. [more inside]
posted by itesser on Nov 16, 2012 - 42 answers

I have no frame of reference here, Donny.

How can I get an idea of what typical expenses and reserves are for a condo that has about 12 units and a few garage spaces are? Please help me figure out if my condo's assessment hikes are reasonable. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2012 - 5 answers

How do I prioritize between emergency savings, retirement, and student loan payments in a new marriage?

Newly married, and trying to figure out emergency savings vs. retirement vs. paying off debt vs. saving for a family. Please help me prioritize. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 7, 2012 - 22 answers

states borrowing money from who?

My state, like many, has referendum on our ballot requesting permission to borrow money. Where does the money come from? [more inside]
posted by Librarygeek on Oct 28, 2012 - 10 answers

Summer in Japan. How can I make this happen?

Traveling to Japan this summer with my sister. Help me make this the best trip ever and not lose my mind. [more inside]
posted by Marinara on Oct 24, 2012 - 7 answers

College Costs

How much of the budget for the average American college or university is allocated to salaries & benefits? [more inside]
posted by chara on Oct 22, 2012 - 6 answers

I guess we can't get married in a cardboard box.

Help two budget wedding dorks make the most of appointments, touring venues, etc. What questions do we need to ask in person? How do we get it all done in a weekend? Can we get discounts on entry fees for looking at all these places? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Oct 10, 2012 - 6 answers

Riding intercity trains, dressed in European grey.

How and where can I shop for neat and tasteful men's clothing while staying within a responsible budget? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Oct 7, 2012 - 12 answers

Expected budget for experienced lone budget traveler in West Africa?

How safe are the following (mostly) West African countries, and what can I expect my budget to be? [more inside]
posted by maya on Sep 27, 2012 - 7 answers

What are some good recipes for chicken drumsticks?

What are some good recipes for chicken drumsticks? [more inside]
posted by shoesietart on Sep 17, 2012 - 17 answers

Family budgeting for people who LOVE spreadsheets.

Household finances: My SO and I have started to give ourselves "allowances" to put an outer limit on our discretionary spending. Have you done something similar? What did and didn't work? Any thoughts on the specific questions inside? [more inside]
posted by 5845(f)(1)(D) on Sep 12, 2012 - 23 answers

Make me salads in a dorm room

Salads are expensive eat-out fare here. What set-up can I use in my dorm room to make cheap, tasty salads? Restrictions: only microwave, limited fridge space. (Is it even possible?) [more inside]
posted by undue influence on Sep 9, 2012 - 17 answers

Cheapest PC money can buy

What is the cheapest modern computer I can buy and where to get it? [more inside]
posted by shotgunbooty on Sep 3, 2012 - 16 answers

Graphing Politics

Why doesn't Obama or any politician for that matter use graphs to explain things? For all of their sophistication in Internet and social media, why doesn't the Obama campaign just go on television and show the American people a damn chart? Are we that stupid or am I missing something here?
posted by jasondigitized on Aug 19, 2012 - 22 answers

finding good budget accommodation near art students league

I will travel from Ireland to study at The Art Students League on 57th St. Any recommendation on finding an adjacent good room to rent, or within easy access in a safe secure neighbourhood, as my budget is very tight. I would also be happy to swap accommodation or hospitality/study period. Thanks
posted by helen frances on Aug 1, 2012 - 10 answers

Advice for buying a wedding dress online

Did you buy a wedding dress online? Do you have any shop recommendations or advice to make this as painless as possible for me? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Jul 26, 2012 - 21 answers

Pleasant Peasant Fare

Help me stretch my budget with new 'old' recipes? Looking for 'heritage' meals that might be technically challenging or time-costly, but use cheap ingredients. [more inside]
posted by Catch on Jul 15, 2012 - 22 answers

Making Youtube Videos to promote your site on a shoestring budget

Is there a way to make high quality youtube videos using a smartphone (Iphone 4 or Samsung Galaxy S2)? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Jul 13, 2012 - 1 answer

Sitting on a gold mine

Is there a cheaper chair that does what an Aeron does? [more inside]
posted by darksasami on Jul 11, 2012 - 16 answers

Budget Insanity! Or, how am I so broke?

I'm starting a job where I will make $700/week, with additional overtime after 60 hours per week (pretty rare). The job provides excellent health benefits that cost $80/month. I live in Los Angeles, I'm trying to live within my means, and I'm freaking out. It's hard to tell if my budget is out of whack - can you help me? [more inside]
posted by ablazingsaddle on Jun 27, 2012 - 76 answers

A cheap, relaxing week in August in Italy

I'm looking for a cheap, relaxing place to do very little (maybe sightsee a bit, eat, nap, take photos, etc), in northern Italy or Sicily, for a week in August (say, the 8th to the 15th). Total expenditure under €500 for the week would be awesome. Details within... [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jun 25, 2012 - 2 answers

Help a n00b create a personal budget!

Novice/don't know what the hell I'm doing Filter: Moving away from home for the first time and need to create a budget! Any tips/help? [more inside]
posted by horizonseeker on Jun 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Should we use a pro photographer for our wedding, and why? How could we cut costs?

Should we use a professional photographer for our wedding? Is it worth it, and why? If so, how could we cut costs? [more inside]
posted by EmilyClimbs on Jun 9, 2012 - 73 answers

I'm hiring a freelance programmer for the first time...what pitfalls should I watch out for?

I'm hiring a freelance programmer for the first time...what pitfalls should I watch out for? [more inside]
posted by internet_explorer on Jun 8, 2012 - 11 answers

Number of prosectors working in Oregon

How do I find out how many prosecutors are working in Oregon? [more inside]
posted by alteredcarbon on May 28, 2012 - 5 answers

So, then, which IS the droid I'm looking for?

Starting a new job and I am being given a smartphone. Or, actually, $100-$150 to buy a smartphone. My plan will be unlimited on Sprint. What phones do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by azpenguin on May 13, 2012 - 17 answers

gorgeous high-res photos of baby vomit

Non-photographer new parents looking for a decent camera to capture their wee one! [more inside]
posted by Theta States on May 8, 2012 - 12 answers

And then there's always Supercuts

LonghairFilter: Man with shoulder-length hair ISO $0-$20 trim in NYC. [more inside]
posted by NolanRyanHatesMatches on Apr 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Looking for a good automatic bill payment solution

Please give me your recommendations and tips on automatic bill paying solutions. I currently use Bank of America's Bill Pay with my checking, but I'm hoping to find something better. [more inside]
posted by forforf on Apr 29, 2012 - 7 answers

What are some good budget fashion sites?

What are some small-ish online stores for budget fashion accessories? [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo on Apr 27, 2012 - 4 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

Living on a budget in London

We've just relocated to London (Richmond-area but not Richmond) from abroad, and we're looking for some budget planning advice. [more inside]
posted by jonobarel on Apr 13, 2012 - 39 answers

Wedding bell blues...

Wedding filter: Help me help a friend find a wedding dress on a budget in Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by melangell on Apr 4, 2012 - 16 answers

How to plan TV documentary soundtrack budget?

First TV work soundtrack commission. How to best spend £2K budget? [more inside]
posted by yoHighness on Mar 23, 2012 - 11 answers

How can I make a similar graphic?

How can I make a budget/financial graphic like this for a non-profit? It would be incredibly useful for fundraising and board meetings. [more inside]
posted by beisny on Mar 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Two people. One income. Indefinitely. How to make it work?

I am about to be unemployed for an indefinite period, and my cohabitant boyfriend and I are about to start living on his income alone. Please give us some guidance so we an avoid practical and emotional pitfalls. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Mar 16, 2012 - 30 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

Like water, money slips through my fingers...

Mid-40's father having nervous breakdown over money woes and long standing relationship to money. [more inside]
posted by littleredwagon on Feb 18, 2012 - 26 answers

Business Travel Increases for 2013

Where can I find a source giving anticipated increases for business travel for 2013 for budgeting purposes? [more inside]
posted by cainiarb on Feb 9, 2012 - 2 answers

What's an inexpensive tropical getaway for an extended visit?

I am looking for an reasonably inexpensive tropical place to spend 6-8 weeks or so this coming spring. This would be more working sabbatical than full-on vacation. In a perfect world, I'd be able to rent an apartment or villa and be able to do my own shopping, cooking, etc. [more inside]
posted by billyfleetwood on Feb 8, 2012 - 5 answers

Interior design blogs for us plebians?

What are some on interesting interior design blogs that feature regular homes and apartments, done on a budget, as opposed to opulent, fancy, expensive places? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Feb 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Need kitchen renovation ideas!

I'm looking for help with kitchen renovation ideas! [more inside]
posted by joshuamcginnis on Feb 3, 2012 - 21 answers

Top travel tips for Uganda?

Hurrah! I have both a visa and a return flight organised for Uganda at the end of March. Share with me your top tips! Caveat: I'm on a really tight budget.
posted by ozgirlabroad on Feb 1, 2012 - 7 answers

Where to get cheap and fresh fruits and veggies in Alexandria, VA?

Grocery shopping in Alexandria, VA without a car and on a $200/month budget? [more inside]
posted by elisse on Jan 28, 2012 - 25 answers

What do I want? What do I need? Why do I want it? What's in it for me?

Some general and specific questions about bringing your budget classification terms in line with published guidelines. In your personal budget, how do you classify fees like overdrafts, ATM fees, ATM refunds etc? What about taxes paid and refunds received? How do you determine wants and needs? [more inside]
posted by bleep on Jan 21, 2012 - 10 answers

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