How often/How much do you spend eating out, versus eating a home cooked meal? And what percentage of your net income do these categories end up being? [more inside]
Help me figure out a budget and an example itinerary for a February trip to Spain or Greece! [more inside]
A friend wants to spend 3 or 4 months in South East Asia. His budget is US $3000 (including transportation). Is this enough money, if he stays in mid-range guesthouses? He is a writer, and is wondering if bringing his laptop is a good idea. He's been to China before, but is completely unfamiliar with South East Asia, and hasn't traveled extensively in the past. Any itinerary ideas would be appreciated.
Look, I truly do get the “know your income, know your expenses” bit about budgeting. And I’m pretty frugal in my habits. My problem is this, as the financial head of this family, I have to decide what we will spend our inadequate resources on. So in general, how to prioritise discretionary spending in a fair and efficient manner? [more inside]
I am currently off work until my mental health improves and will shortly have one of my welfare payments suspended (I made some some from selling my half of a jointly owned house, but I'll need all of it to get a small apartment) so I will not have the money I used to for going to cinema or pub or restaurant. My girlfriend/ partner will be similarly impoverished but we don't just want to stay in and watch TV every night. So I was wondering if the group mind here could come up with suggestions for activities that don't cost a lot of money. I would like to be able to treat my partner to nice things but I won't be able to do that much, so I wondered what people here thought would be cheap things to do without seeming cheap, if that makes sense. [more inside]
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]
Help us find the right place for small wedding ceremony / reception in Southern California [more inside]
What are the best online financial resources? [more inside]
What's the best budgeting/personal finance for my Intel iMac running 10.5.1? [more inside]
Creative travellers: how can a guy get to Israel as cheaply and indirectly as possible? [more inside]
What were the budgets for the previous "I Am Legend" movie adaptations? According to Wikipedia, they include "The Omega Man", "Last Man On Earth" and "I Am Omega". How much did it cost to make each of them? [more inside]
What is the best low maintenance, high gas mileage, low cost car I can buy (new or used) on a limited budget. [more inside]
Are there likely going to be holiday sales on budget laptops? [more inside]
Boca Raton, FL, USA and everything nearby -filter for dummy tourist. [more inside]
Am I ready to buy a house? Disgusting details inside. [more inside]
Tips for planning home cooking menus? [more inside]
Help me micromanage my household money! What software program should I use? [more inside]
I need software to manage my personal & business budget. [more inside]
Help me build a really mediocre gaming PC! [more inside]
Has anyone taken an extended (one month+) trip to Iceland? What was your budget and what did you do? [more inside]
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]
Anyone care to share their monthly grocery budget and list? Headed into maternity leave, down to one income, living in DC... [more inside]
Engaging, quality films with very small casts. Recommendations? [more inside]
I'm going to Helsinki for a couple of days in August. Looking for recommendations for a budget hotel / bed & breakfast. Other helsinki-related info is of course also welcome.
How can I find out the per-episode budget for a given TV show? [more inside]
How can I access/acquire more funds for my upcoming trip to Asia? [more inside]
Suppose I wanted my charity donations above the median but nothing fancy. Family and friends are no help as we never talk money. How should I calculate the budget line item?
Where to go from London for a few days of vacation? [more inside]
Help me relax in the Turkish countryside. Sandy beach not required. [more inside]
Help me spend the last of my yearly academic budget. [more inside]
A few friends and I are looking to start backpacking this summer but on a budget. [more inside]
Should I sell my car? Am I doing the math right? [more inside]
In NYC, where can I get a violin CHEAPLY looked over and serviced? [more inside]
I'm doing 7 months in Europe, paying my way by telecommuting as a freelancer. To this end, wireless internet access is vital. I often spend a few days in a row working, without doing any sight-seeing, go out exploring a few days and repeat. I need a base city where I can work from, but also keep my expenditure to a minimum. [more inside]
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]
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]
Mac BudgetFilter - Help me find the best thing to track my expenses and tame my impulsiveness, and use my powers for good and not evil! (more inside) [more inside]
Turntable help from vinyl geeks, please! Low-end but adequate direct-drive turntable recs? [more inside]
I'm wondering about the business end of short films. How do they make money? A no-budget, 5-minute short is one thing, but many shorts have high production values, location shoots, CGI, etc., which can come to a substantial amount. For example the Academy Awards for Best Short nominees all seem to be (I didn't see em) at least (stab in the dark here) $10,000 and way up. Unlike features (even really crappy ones), shorts aren't shown in theaters or on video and I've never really seen them outside a shorts festival. Are the producers of these taking a loss? Is it merely a kind of marketing for a director/production company and a loss is the norm?
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]
Easyjet promo codes/ flight to london from edinburgh -help ! [more inside]
Will budgeting help? [more inside]
I need a cheap but decent portable iPod dock, ideally for under $150. [more inside]
The typical solo backpacker (hostel variety) has plenty of time and limited money. Assuming you like that kind of travel, what would you do differently if you had plenty of money but limited time?
Anyone out in the hive have any experience with Dave Ramsey's programs? I have been reading his Total Money Makeover book, and it seems to make sense... Thoughts?
I need to find a free or very low cost service where I can sit down with a live person on a weekly or monthly basis and help make a budget we can stick to and sort out my family finances. I am not low income. Does such a service exist for me in Maine? [more inside]
What to do in Guatemala for 10 days? I'm flying to Guatemala City, Guatemala tomorrow for a ten-day vacation. This will be my first real international trip, as well as my first solo trip. What destinations/experiences/attractions can't be missed? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: She will be going to Thailand to teach students mostly from Burma and needs some advice. [more inside]
Kitchen cabinet camouflage - bring me your ideas! [more inside]