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?
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
I have been reading his Total Money Makeover book, and it seems to make sense...
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]
Help me build my monthly budget for living in Los Angeles. [more inside]
Is it unreasonable to put a lawyer on a budget? [more inside]
I'm watching the weather coverage on the news with envy. Can you help me make it out west after new years alone on a budget? [more inside]
Shopping for a cheap used laptop: What are the minimum specs I should be looking for with respect to CPU, RAM, HD? I'm planning to use WinXP (maybe I'll settle for 2K), Open Office, and FireFox (including some AJAX-heavy web sites such as gmail, Google Docs, del.icio.us), with a wifi card. And not much else. I want to avoid "I'm always waiting for this stupid slow computer!" but not spend much more than the minimum needed to avoid that.
Something special to do for boyfriend who is a stressed out single parent? [more inside]
Hubby and I are planning a last minute trip to Mexico. We're going to fly into Cancun and don't plan on renting a car since we're on a tight budget. We'd like to find a beach campground that's along the Caribbean Sea where we can stay away from crowds and just relax and maybe even do some shore fishing. Would be great it's within walking distance to a small local restaurant of sorts or even if it's just stalls. Does one exist? For the life of me, I have not been able to find any budget beach camping information online. I guess what makes it more difficult is that we'd like to be able to get there by bus and/or colectivo, if possible and it will be during the holidays! I knew I should have researched before booking but we got a good price and well...it will be winter and we could use the sun! Anyone BTDT? :)
p.s. I'm totally open to suggestions! TIA!!!
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]
Momentarily bereft of cash, I'm left wondering how my family is going to attend a costume-mandatory Halloween party next Friday. Any ideas? [more inside]
I have been told by many (including boss) I need to take a vacation...so I am looking for somewhere to go this wknd...within a 3-4 hr drive of DC area where I can relax and not spend a ton of cash either. I am a 30-something female who likes a little bit of everything (not a nature nut, but I appreciate it, same with museums.) [more inside]
Two awesome near Raleigh wanna go on an awesome adventure.... international style. $2000, Mr. Bond. $2000 (per person). This has to cover everything.
Oh Mefi! Give me vacation recommendations s'il vous plait.
How can I best address being on a budget/diet while out with friends? It seems a mention of budgetary/dietary reasons for skipping drinking/appetizers/dessert makes my friends feel bad -- like either we should have waited to go out till I wouldn't have to restrict myself, or chosen a cheaper outing, or that they should be restricting themselves too. [more inside]
Indianapolitans: Headed to GenCon (held at the Indiana Convention Center) and am trying to determine which lodgings are most or least sketchy? [more inside]
Do you have any tricks to ensure that you track your money? [more inside]
How can I invest more than $4000 per year toward my retirement without annually paying taxes on the gains? [more inside]
24-hours to cancel flight to Nassau, Bahamas -should i do it? [more inside]