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Creative cost saving ideas inside small governments?

Especially now, during this time of economic downtown, it would seem to me that many small cities across the nation are probably struggling with budget shortfalls. Are their online resources, forums or blogs that deal with collecting and discussing creative cost-saving measures for small cities ? I'd be especially interested in internal measures as opposed to citizen-related (external) programs, but any good links for either type would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by jmnugent on Jan 13, 2009 - 1 answer

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

One cheap laptop with everything, please.

Cheap, lightweight(ish) PC laptop with an optical drive? Or should I just spring for a MacBook? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Jan 6, 2009 - 14 answers

Mediocre Home Makeover, Brokeass Edition

[Interior decorator filter] Help us arrange/decorate an 11-x-16 living area cum office cum tv room for minimal dollars and maximum effect. [ghetto blueprint and list of requirements included] [more inside]
posted by mr. remy on Dec 19, 2008 - 6 answers

more bang for my meager buck

I'm going to Rome for one week in February. How can I cheap out on lodging while there? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Dec 9, 2008 - 10 answers

Super cheap meal planning for a single cook

Are there any emergency cheap meal plans for single people? [more inside]
posted by craichead on Dec 5, 2008 - 22 answers

Poor but picky man needs shoes both sturdy and stylish.

Poor but picky man needs shoes both sturdy and stylish. [more inside]
posted by waltzing astronomers on Dec 3, 2008 - 3 answers

free me from my free time

How should I use my copious amounts of free time while being poor in a country where nobody understands me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2008 - 34 answers

Managerial woes

My department is seriously understaffed. How do I effectively present a case to add more employees? Resources, tips and advice? What are some key elements to this request/plan? [more inside]
posted by engling on Nov 16, 2008 - 8 answers

How Do We Set Up a Bi-Weekly/Monthly Budget?

So my wife and I want to set up a budget to monitor expenses and so forth. Very responsible, yes? Here's the snag, we are paid bi-weekly, and have both bi-weekly and monthly bills/expenses to track. All the online budget tools seem to be set up for monthly tracking. What to do? [more inside]
posted by joelhunt on Nov 12, 2008 - 12 answers

Spring-assisted knife on a budget?

I am looking for a reliable, reasonable quality spring-assisted knife on a budget. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Nov 9, 2008 - 13 answers

State budget listings.

Looking for a comprehensive listing of each states budget surplus or deficit for the Fiscal Year 2008. More inside... [more inside]
posted by Sgt.Grumbless on Nov 4, 2008 - 3 answers

Is Citysearch effective?

Should I pay to advertise on Citysearch? [more inside]
posted by vito90 on Oct 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Taxes and GDP

How do changes to the tax rates correlate with changes to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and how are those changes forecasted? [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Oct 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Assembling a budget stereo.

I am confused about assembling a relatively budget, quality home stereo system. (long) [more inside]
posted by Marquis on Oct 13, 2008 - 14 answers

lock in or take my chances re heating oil rate?

I'm looking for thoughts on whether I should lock-in a heating oil rate of 3.79 for the season. [more inside]
posted by madamjujujive on Oct 1, 2008 - 11 answers

How is babby paid for?

Advice/resources for adjusting our household budget to accommodate a child? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 1, 2008 - 14 answers

Warm vacation destionations on a budget?

My wife and I are looking to go someplace warm this winter for 7-10 days and would like to see a lot of cool stuff and relax without breaking the bank. We were thinking Costa Rica, and have been looking at Caravan for tour packages ($1k, all inclusive). We would be flying out of Chicago. Does anyone have other recommendations for us to look into?
posted by adi on Sep 20, 2008 - 2 answers

Piano on a Budget

Our children are taking piano lessons. They need a piano. We don't know what we're doing. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Sep 19, 2008 - 25 answers

What's your secret tip for saving money at the grocery store?

What's your secret tip for saving money at the grocery store? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Sep 15, 2008 - 59 answers

Om nom nom for cheap!?!?

Help a clueless student eat on a $100/month budget. [more inside]
posted by GrooveStix on Sep 7, 2008 - 44 answers

How much does it cost to have a basic standard of living in the UK?

What's the cost of living in the UK? [more inside]
posted by Tnuocca on Sep 7, 2008 - 9 answers

As a U.S. Senator, I run an organization with a yearly budge of $___ and ___ employees.

What size organization does a U.S. Senator run? [more inside]
posted by Xalf on Sep 4, 2008 - 17 answers

Tired of vending machine food!

I've read all the food questions. I have a new one. I need portable foods that don't need refrigeration or heating that can keep me alert and satisfied for 12ish hours. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Aug 25, 2008 - 15 answers

Help me cut costs without feeling the pinch.

Obvious or creative--shameless or shady, even!--ways to cut costs and live cheap? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Aug 19, 2008 - 68 answers

i got $10 burnin a hole...

Where are the best dollar stores (widest selection/ best housewares/ best toys-that-don't-fall-apart-when-touched/ weirdest other stuff) either in the Washington metro area or on-line?
posted by mistsandrain on Aug 17, 2008 - 4 answers

Best way to get my stuff from Mpls to Chicago?

I'll be moving to Chicago from Minneapolis at the end of the month, and I'm trying to figure out the best (read: easiest/cheapest) way to get 3 people's bedroom furniture plus a living room out there. There's a lot of good advice on askme already, but I thought with ever-increasing gas prices I'd see if new alternatives have popped up. [more inside]
posted by ictow on Aug 5, 2008 - 5 answers

Estimating utilities in a college town

Help us to estimate utilities? [more inside]
posted by laskagirl on Jul 16, 2008 - 3 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

Fair Weather Traveler

Where should I travel in January, February and March, climate-wise? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Jun 17, 2008 - 8 answers

Sights and activities for a two week trip to New Mexico for a budget traveller bumming a free ride.

Last minute trip down to New Mexico came out of no where but I'm leaving tomorrow with a backpack and wanted to know what one could do for a couple weeks. I don't even have enough time to grab a guidebook and my only plans so far are to read The Border Trilogy. The ride is stopping overnight somewhere Utah then finally in Taos. I've got little money to spend regardless, what should I see and do here? I'm looking for a relaxed, unique, authentic Southwest American experience.
posted by ageispolis on Jun 14, 2008 - 4 answers

It's fricassee, it must be Tuesday

What are your favorite, efficient, menu-planning sequences that use a limited set of ingredients in several different ways? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jun 2, 2008 - 25 answers

Cheap Beans, Rich Flavor.

What's a good whole bean coffee I can buy in bulk online on a college student budget? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Jun 1, 2008 - 18 answers

I just want a simple, pretty wedding, goddamit.

Destination weddings for those of modest means? [more inside]
posted by Jess the Mess on May 21, 2008 - 18 answers

Compulsive shopping

Help me kick my compulsive shopping habit! [more inside]
posted by different on May 14, 2008 - 26 answers

Where should we go?

How and where to go for two weeks at the end of August? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 12, 2008 - 9 answers

Best free budgeting software when being paid twice a year

I need to find a simple, preferably free budgeting program that will allow me to enter income twice a year rather than on a monthly basis. [more inside]
posted by peacheater on May 9, 2008 - 7 answers

Save our future children from being David Copperfield.

Help us figure out if we can afford to have a family! Can two people on $200k a year have some babies? [more inside]
posted by Sockpuppet The First on May 5, 2008 - 95 answers

Seeking guidance with financial planning (loans, down payment, more)

Seeking guidance with financial planning (loans, down payment, more) [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Apr 20, 2008 - 5 answers

help me make my budget work for me!

Excel Filter: I can't figure out how to make Excel show my budget the way I need it to. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Apr 14, 2008 - 9 answers

My head says "GO" but my budget-brain says "not yet"

Help me to figure out a budget for some fairly extravagant backpacking travel. [more inside]
posted by Planet F on Apr 6, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me budget!

Given that I have no bills to pay, what percentage of my wages should I save and how much should I take as spending money? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Apr 6, 2008 - 19 answers

Find me a relaxing getaway, QUICK!

Stressed out. Haven't been on vacation for over a year. Need to get outta this town. Where can I bask in the sun on a budget without getting trapped on a resort? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Apr 3, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me with budget software!!

I need help finding a mac-friendly budgeting software to assist in getting my act together! (I've tried mvelopes and iBank!) More details inside... [more inside]
posted by nataliecay on Mar 19, 2008 - 8 answers

Is the MasterRental benefit all it's cracked up to be?

Question about the "MasterRental" rental insurance benefit that most of us have on our MasterCards. [more inside]
posted by mr. creosote on Mar 18, 2008 - 12 answers

How much does it cost to eat (basic food) in San Francisco?

How much does it cost to eat (basic food) in San Francisco? I'm talking anything from Dennys or In-N-Out to some vegetarian places like Love N Haight to take away pizzas? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Mar 16, 2008 - 13 answers

Are unions still relevant?

Are unions still relevant? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Mar 12, 2008 - 28 answers

Budget truck towing a 1.5 ton generator?

So tomorrow I'm renting a 35 KW generator and I need to rent a truck to tow it. Hearing bad things about Uhaul, should I put in the reservation with Budget tonight? [more inside]
posted by MPnonot3 on Mar 6, 2008 - 11 answers

Printing t-shirts on a budget?

I need an online store that will screen print t-shirts for a low price. [more inside]
posted by special-k on Mar 3, 2008 - 9 answers

Home Server: Best Bang for the Buck?

I'd like to build a new PC for use as a headless server to run Asterisk. I've got a few conflicting goals for building it, and I'd like to get the Hive Mind's help for balancing power, size, cost, and efficiency. [more inside]
posted by CrayDrygu on Feb 28, 2008 - 12 answers

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