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Can I touch this money before she goes into the Great Beyond?

From what I know, the trust says no, but do I have any recourse if I want to use the money for an important life event? How about an interest free loan? I have no idea who to even ask. A few snowflakes after the jump... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2015 - 12 answers


I need help thinking of cool ways to spend $30k or more for high school physics equipment! If you're a physics teacher, or had a great physics teacher in high school (or college), tell me what equipment makes for inspiring and effective physics education. [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Sep 27, 2014 - 9 answers

As a teacher, can I refer students to my professional business?

I teach writing to adults. When they ask me to edit something that's not for class (say, for their professional work), can I refer them to my private writing/editing business, even if they're currently enrolled in my class? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Aug 12, 2013 - 5 answers

I want to go back to school for Medicine. I'm 35.

I can't find a job in my industry now for four months, which has pushed me to limits of madness. I am kind of tired of my chosen industry, and I have been considering going back to school to utilize my skills as a Lighting expert to get a degree in Optometry. I have a wife who can work, but her training is Canadian and her monthly tops off at around $1500. Is it possible to go back to school for 4 years and live as a 35 year old? Where should I start? [more inside]
posted by Snell's Constant on Jul 1, 2013 - 18 answers

Any opinions on graduate schools of banking?

Is attending a graduate school of banking worthwhile? [more inside]
posted by glenngulia on Jun 19, 2013 - 2 answers

Did My Education Creditor Forget I Owe Money?

I went back to school to get some certificates. During the two years since I finished, I have never received even one invoice for my education debt. I have not been contacted in any way. I can't even figure out who I owe money to. Am I going to be in trouble? [more inside]
posted by matt_arnold on May 16, 2013 - 25 answers

Deciding to transition away from the legal profession-- too soon?

I'm a law student in Ontario, just about done 2 years out of 3. I absolutely hate the academic aspect of it, and I'm pretty miserable. I didn't particularly enjoy the practice experiences I've had either, at 3 different legal-aid type clinics working as a student in family law, criminal law, and landlord/tenant matters. I have invested a lot of money into pursuing this law degree. Should I be giving serious thought to finding something else to do with my life as soon as I graduate, or should I stick it out and work my hardest to try to get a paying job in the legal profession, in the hopes that I will be able to pay off my student loan debt? [more inside]
posted by spicytunaroll on Apr 9, 2013 - 14 answers

Zillions Magazine equivalents for Kids These Days?

Are there any current equivalents of Zillions Magazine in any format? [more inside]
posted by asperity on Apr 5, 2013 - 3 answers

Yet another financial advice question

I need some advice about career plans, graduate studies and whether to rent or to own. Mostly in the financial context but also, of the bigger picture view -- am I being overly optimistic, am I too focused on career? [more inside]
posted by table on Dec 31, 2012 - 9 answers

Are international MBAs or other MA's taken seriously in the US

How accredited are international MBAs or other graduate degrees in the US? [more inside]
posted by Wazooga on Dec 29, 2012 - 2 answers

Invest in my education or in some other investment?

Windfall of $50k! Invest in myself and get a biz degree or save it all for a rainy day? [more inside]
posted by seatofmypants on Jun 3, 2012 - 18 answers

How am I supposed to repay a scholarship based on financial need?

How do I solve this? My kid can't go on a school trip that I never paid for; now they're saying I owe the school $3,000. One of my kids is a senior in high school and is active in a select chorus. The chorus director arranged a $3,000 trip to Europe for April break. I wasn't too excited about this trip and initially said no. Because my kids qualify for free lunch, the school said they would arrange a scholarship for her to attend, and based on peer pressure, I reluctantly agreed. [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Jan 18, 2012 - 146 answers

Learning about $

Way too many people in my life, including my wife and I, are well-educated but have no innate grasp of economics. How did you learn about all things money (microeconomics, macroeconomics, finance) in a way that stuck? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 6, 2011 - 33 answers

Living up to the hype...how do I make this work?

First World Problems: what does a 23-year-old do to protect future but enjoy a few luxuries? Less snarky inside, promise... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 22, 2011 - 13 answers

What does "Financial Empowerment" mean to you?

What does "Financial Empowerment" mean to you? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Dec 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Should I quit my job to live abroad with my girlfriend who will be working on getting her PhD?

My girlfriend's company has offered to pay for her PhD. However, for one reason or another, they would like her to get it abroad (outside of the US). Should she accept? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by cad on Nov 15, 2010 - 39 answers

Decline of Pay for Teaching Relative to Other Professions

I read somewhere at one time that the pay for teaching has declined relative to other professions starkly since the early 1900s, but I can't find a site to back this up... too much noise. Anyone have any info on this?
posted by mdpatrick on Oct 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Normal wedding jitters, or a sign of bad things to come?

I’m engaged. Wedding date is set, I have my dress and all our vendors are booked. But, thinking about life with my fiancé is scaring me. Is this normal pre-wedding jitters, my own anxiety, or a sign that we aren’t right for each other? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2010 - 60 answers

House or education first?

Asking for a friend: "I'm going to be buying a house next summer. I want to finish my bachelor's degree before all the house craziness, but there are some complications..." [more inside]
posted by Verdandi on Jul 15, 2010 - 6 answers

I'm smart about some things, but this is not one of them

Going to grad school and just received an inheritance - how do I best manage my money? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2010 - 11 answers

I blew $20,000 by dropping out of college mid-semester. Where do I go from here?

I blew $20,000 of my parents' money in a decision that I've admitted to them was the most unforgivable, shameful thing I've ever done. How do I make this right? [more inside]
posted by gacxllr9 on Jun 11, 2010 - 88 answers

Where can you find money for artists to study after college?

My daughter is interested in possibly studying art in Italy for 3 years. Her other choice is an graduate program at an art institute in NYC. It looks like both programs are quite expensive with limited financial aid. What are the best resources for fellowship funds or grants for artists after college?
posted by lfeather on May 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Is there anything else I can do? If not, help me let it go.

Is there any further action I can take to recoup the financial loss and and deal with the emotional frustration resulting from my university's swine-flu-panic decision to cancel a much-anticipated field research opportunity? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 10, 2009 - 6 answers

he's got to stop it

How to put a young man on the right path ? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2009 - 17 answers

No more company-funded tuition reimbursement, how to afford grad school?

Company was paying for grad school, but had to cut back. I can't put off finishing my degree, but I can't afford the out of pocket expenses either. They also cut back on my 401k. I'm considering a lot of options but none of them seem pretty. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by etherealclarity on Mar 13, 2009 - 12 answers

SallieMae won't cut me a deal, who else will?

How can I consolidate my PRIVATE student loans, to make my financial life a little easier? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Jan 29, 2009 - 5 answers

How to find scholarships? + advice

I'm looking for a way to pay for school using scholarships. I've applied to dozens of scholarships from places like fastweb to no avail. Are there any other places I should try? Tips and advice on writing and finding scholarships is welcome
posted by BoldStepDesign on Jan 10, 2009 - 9 answers

Penny, nickel, dime, quarter; Who's there?

How old were you when you learned who was on our most basic currency-- coins? When could you place them on the continuum of Presidents? [more inside]
posted by emhutchinson on Dec 7, 2008 - 25 answers

Two Master's Degrees... What are my options?

This spring I will be finished with my second Master's degree. I've been at my current job for almost three years and while I enjoy it immensely, I am wondering about other opportunities that having two graduate degrees might open up for me. Am hoping to obtain answers especially from individuals who have multiple degrees and have gone into somewhat different career paths. [more inside]
posted by msposner on Nov 11, 2008 - 3 answers

Personally, I'd rather be a rock star...

What can I do with a degree in Physics? What doors and pathways will it open for me? How long will I need to study before I am able to call my self a Physicist and make a meaningful contribution in my field? [more inside]
posted by shoebox on May 17, 2008 - 29 answers

Paying for the KaosPilots - Fundraising for Denmark

How can I raise funds to afford studying as a KaosPilot in Denmark? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Dec 6, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me spend my loonies wisely.

Help me learn about personal finances... Canadian style. [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Feb 21, 2007 - 13 answers

How to find more money for school and living?

There aren't enough days in the week for me to make enough money to live. Hm. [more inside]
posted by bash on Oct 27, 2006 - 47 answers

Are there student loans for continuing education programs?

Are there student loans for continuing education programs? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Apr 13, 2006 - 7 answers

Anyone know any rich benefactors?

Help me fulfill my dream of becoming a massage therapist... [more inside]
posted by MsVader on Feb 1, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me develop my career "plan b"

I’ve been chronically underemployed since I graduated from college. At the moment I am at home with my infant son, which will be my primary employment probably for the next 2-3 years. I want to start preparing now to improve my career potential down the line. Right now I’m pursuing creative ambitions, but they aren’t necessarily practical and it seems sensible to keep an eye on the pragmatic. [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Dec 8, 2005 - 16 answers

Help me get back on track

Help me turn around my life. I'm caught in a trap. [mi] [more inside]
posted by keswick on Aug 16, 2004 - 41 answers

I Need a Job!

I have a serious problem. I've managed to screw up rather badly, and have lost a $10,000 scholarship. I don't have a job and my rent/food/everything money is from student loans and is carefully budgeted to run out with the end of the spring semester. I need a job but I live in a city where the largest employer is the post office. I have 5/8ths of a BA in English. My resume is none-existent. The last paying job I had was almost two years ago. I worked at a McDonald's for the federal minimum wage. Between now and the end of August I need to either earn $13,000 ($3k to live on, the rest for school), or find a career that has long-term security. I'm quite frightened, actually. I have several skills but no evidence—references, resume, awards, etc.—to prove it. Short of committing a crime, which I will not do, does anyone have any practical advice? A brief list of skills I possess are inside. [more inside]
posted by Grod on May 25, 2004 - 30 answers

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