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Remembrance of Financial Catastrophes Past

Asking on behalf of a friend (let's call her "Liz"): can a credit restoration company help fix a credit report with multiple charge-offs? If not, what CAN be done? Sadly drifting swirls of bleak gray snowflakes within... [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Jun 24, 2014 - 9 answers

How to help aging parents financially

My sibling and I (in our 40s) live in the same city; our parents (in their 70s) live in a nearby state. They are retired and in financial dire straits, due largely to various ill-advised decisions they made over the course of several decades. We need to figure out how we can help them in a way we can all live with. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2013 - 11 answers

Beating Inflation

I don't have a lot of debt or expenses, so my income keeps piling up in my checking account. Unfortunately, I don't know much about finance or investment. I want to make sure that I don't lose money year over year because of inflation, but pretty much all the CDs and savings accounts I've seen have an APY lower than the inflation rate (which is >= 1.5% according to various websites). I don't care about playing the stock market; all I want is to avoid losing my money through inaction. How do people in this situation keep up with inflation while at the same time minimizing their financial risk?
posted by archagon on May 16, 2013 - 15 answers

Division of marital assets in Canada via RRSP and home equity.

Division of marital assets in Canada via RRSP and home equity. What are the pros and cons and what should be considered? [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Jan 4, 2013 - 9 answers

Any recommendation for a fee-only financial planner in the los angeles area?

My girlfriend has as long as I have known her, struggled with money problems. As a thoughtful and incredibly unromantic gift, I am getting her a meeting with a fee-only financial planner for her birthday. [more inside]
posted by punch_the_mayor on Dec 19, 2012 - 28 answers

I need to find a better place for money than my mattress.

What's the best place for an American to invest around US$50,000 at this time? [more inside]
posted by 5ean on Oct 1, 2011 - 34 answers

They already took 30% once, I don't want them to do it again.

What's the best way to save money for the express purpose of later giving it to someone else? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jan 5, 2010 - 11 answers

good online financial help

Financial fool filter: I'm looking for authoritative online financial information/planning advice [more inside]
posted by cestmoi15 on Jun 16, 2009 - 5 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

Financial couples counseling in L.A.?

Looking for a financial (not debt/credit) counselor in Los Angeles area for a couple with different financial approaches/backgrounds. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me reconcile my feelings about potentially getting hitched and gaining a dependent (or two)

I’m an early-30’s guy, seeing an early-30’s girl who I think I could be with long term. She is unquestionably an awesome person, and I appreciate the fact that she brings a different perspective and background to the relationship than my own. As with many things, these differences can be a double-edged sword. Read on, below... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2007 - 50 answers

Please help me out of this financial quicksand

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]
posted by anastasiav on Mar 19, 2007 - 15 answers

credit card interest rates

I've got two credit cards with interest rates of 21.24% and 23% - both with balances over $5K. Both banks have sent me convenience checks - one with 3.99% fixed APR for life of balance - the other with 0% through August (then 17% after). Can I 'swap' the debt from one card to the other by using a convenience checks to pay the balance and getting lower interest rates? I'm paying my debt off every month - but if I can get it to grow slower, I thought this would be a way to do that.
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2005 - 16 answers

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