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Money & Anxiety

I'm 34 years old and I got lucky in my current job and have been able to generate way more income than I need. I have everything I want, am doing all that I can when it comes to retirement savings/putting money away. Two part question: 1) What else should I be doing to ensure financial stability forever? 2) Is it weird that I don't have a strong desire to go buy stuff/do stuff/spend excessively? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2014 - 32 answers

 

My New Strategy: Advice on a relatively small student loan?

I have always paid for my school out of pocket. I need to pay for about $3,000 in school fees so I can try and finish my BA. I did the FAFSA, but my school has me on financial aid cancellation because I haven’t made ‘significant progress’ and completed my degree in the time allotted. How do I find a good, reasonable loan so I can get to the finish line and not have much debt? [more inside]
posted by Driven on Jan 23, 2014 - 18 answers

Step by step guide to get our future married house in order?

We're getting hitched! Yay! I freak out about money, and I freak out that my fiancé doesn't freak out about money as much as I freak out. Is there a good step-by-step guide you'd recommend that we can go through together to make sure we're covering all of our bases for saving for retirement, saving for other stuff, and paying down debt?
posted by ashtabula to opelika on Jan 16, 2014 - 12 answers

Is this investing in my future or is this a stupid decision?

I've been offered to be hired where I have been a contractor. However, there is a health insurance issue that would cost me a lot of money for several months. But I would have a great retirement plan. I have nothing in savings and $100k I just consolidated in student loans, so this issue is just complicating things. [more inside]
posted by McSockerson The Great on Dec 15, 2013 - 14 answers

Help with finances during intensive college program

I've been accepted to the program of my dreams, but I'm not allowed to hold a job while in attendance, and my EFC is higher than my family can afford, so my school-determined need is too low for me to even support myself with loans. Are there any options I'm missing? [more inside]
posted by orchidgenes on Aug 4, 2013 - 17 answers

Do I need a bookkeeper, an accountant or someone else???

I have come to the conclusion that I am bad with money, and I need help. The question is, who can provide me with the help I need. I've researched various professions online and have a hard time telling who would best suit my needs: a bookkeeper, an accountant, a financial counselor, a daily money manager, someone else entirely?? More than one of these?? [more inside]
posted by buddylove on Mar 6, 2013 - 9 answers

Who should I invest with--HSBC or Edward Jones?

I have a sum of money that I'd like to invest. I currently bank with HSBC, and a friend of a friend works for Edward Jones. I have talked to both HSBC and the Edward Jones guy, and the spiels I got were fairly similar--they suggested 80/20 stocks/bonds, generally mutual funds and that sort of thing. Both advisors intimated 10% average returns over 5-10 years, and both are looking at about a 2.5% initial fee and then a little over 1% yearly. Basically, what I'm looking here is to park my money and watch it grow. What I want is a totally hands-off approach. I don't want individual stocks or commodities, I don't want to do this myself, I don't want to be constantly asked what I want my money put into. I just want to put my money into a fairly diverse portfolio and have it get bigger without giving me the chance to mess around with it and screw it up. [more inside]
posted by Slinga on Feb 8, 2013 - 15 answers

Should I teach guitar lessons "under the table" or create a legitimate business?

Should I teach guitar lessons "under the table" or create a legitimate business? [more inside]
posted by Eradicator! on Oct 23, 2012 - 8 answers

Disposable income--for the first time ever. What's normal?

I never had disposable income, so I'm realizing I have a weird relationship with money and things.  Now that I'm making enough to feel rich (without actually being rich?), what stuff would make my life way better?  What do normal people spend money on?  I can get over this on my own, right? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2012 - 76 answers

What to do with $20,000

I have $20,000. I want to do something to make this money grow. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by Atlantic on May 8, 2012 - 24 answers

Why would a school turn a prospective student away?!

California Filter: I'm a recent graduate of a Master's level counseling program and cannot find work that will enable me to fulfill state requirements for licensure. I'm considering enrolling in an Associate's degree program in a closely related field with better job prospects. I'd be relying on federal financial aid to complete this degree, which is specifically an Associate's in Science. The problem is that the financial aid office claims that I cannot obtain federal student aid because I already hold a Bachelor's. Apparently, at this school there's a cap on federal aid - they don't offer it once students graduate with a BA or BS. I called Direct Loans to confirm this, and they said they'd never heard of this. The financial aid office suggested that I use private loans, but that's not an option for me. At all. So.... I'm turning to the hive mind. Any info is greatly appreciated!! Has anyone had this problem? Figured out any workarounds?
posted by luciddream928 on Apr 3, 2012 - 12 answers

What do I say that I want to be when I grow up?

I have an interview next Tuesday with a investment firm. The position is Executive Assistant to the CEO. When they ask me where I see myself in 5 years, what do I say? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2012 - 21 answers

Financial confusion, help please!

Should we file taxes separately or jointly? Pay off a chunk of student loans now or pray for forgiveness? Help me identify the interaction of these questions. I'm not good with money! Details inside. [more inside]
posted by powerbumpkin on Jan 4, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me take ownership over my inheritance.

I am a noob when it comes to money matters, and need advice on how to take ownership of my inheritance. [more inside]
posted by Tooty McTootsalot on Sep 9, 2011 - 25 answers

Local credit union won't do. So long, "People before profit".

International banking filter: I'm moving to Stockholm from Seattle in about a month. What's the best way to set up an account in Swedish krona when the person supporting me will be giving me money in US dollars? Also, what is the cheapest and fastest way to transfer money from US accounts in USD to the Swedish (or international?) SEK account? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Jul 11, 2011 - 2 answers

How should two grown-ups share a coffee can full of quarters in our treehouse?

How should my brother and I manage a new joint slush fund? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2011 - 2 answers

Please Just Take My Money And Don't Make Me Decide

I put money in an ETrade Roth IRA account. Now it's there. What is the next logical step? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on May 14, 2011 - 11 answers

Should I pay off all of my loans before I try to buy a house?

I need some house buying help, and advice about whether to pay off my loans now or save more for the down payment. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2011 - 16 answers

How do you satisfy financial travel visa requirements when you're a poor college student?

UK Travel VisaFilter: There is a possibility that I might leave the US and attempt to get a post-graduate degree at the University of Edinburgh.... [more inside]
posted by donquixote on Jan 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Financial management software wanted

Looking for free budgeting software. There are certain things I must have. Patience for doing my own research on this is obviously not one of them. [more inside]
posted by asockpuppet on Dec 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Is my college ripping me off?

Is it normal for a college to not refund someone if they have paid above the cost of tuition and fees? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2010 - 18 answers

The Case of the Missing Money

Old Tax Mystery: I found some folders of taxes done in 1994,1995, and 1996. i was 16 in 1994. These folders contain statements for some custodial accounts, some of them for very large sums. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Aug 16, 2010 - 32 answers

Med School & Financial Literacy

I'm developing a comprehensive financial literacy program for medical school students. What are some key issues I should focus on and what are some effective ways to distribute information? [more inside]
posted by chara on Jun 27, 2010 - 9 answers

How to save for mutliple goals and where to put that money?

Financial/Savings Filter: How do I save for multiple goals at once and do I keep it all in the same savings account? [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on May 13, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me repay my debt from abroad

Help me repay my debts from abroad: My considerable student loans are in CDN, but I am earning in EUR - can/should I move my debt? [more inside]
posted by molecicco on May 12, 2010 - 8 answers

What's yours is ours

Marital Finances filter: I'm curious about how couples decide if they are going to be an "our money" couple or a "your money/my money" couple. [more inside]
posted by ThatCanadianGirl on Apr 13, 2010 - 69 answers

Newlywed Financial Advice

[FinancialAdviceFilter] I'm graduating college and getting married. Now what? [more inside]
posted by kraigory on Apr 7, 2010 - 9 answers

Roth IRA but will not be working anymore??

Can I keep my Roth IRA if I'm not working anymore? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Feb 7, 2010 - 5 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

Would you guys recommend to buy MOTORS LIQ CO (MTLQQ)?

Can I buy MOTORS LIQ CO (MTLQQ) AKA General Motors stock? If yes, Would you guys recommend to buy the stock? Whatever your answer I need to know the reason. Thank You
posted by omaralarifi on Aug 13, 2009 - 20 answers

Credit card charge off: pay in full or accept settlement?

Credit card charge off: pay in full or accept settlement offer? [more inside]
posted by Nickel on Aug 3, 2009 - 5 answers

any MS Money 2007 users?

In MS Money 2007, I am able to open my MS Money 2002 file and everything is great except for one difference that is causing me fits. I like to put all my Bills in the bill section and then I can easily see what the balance is going to be in my account after all those bills go through to make sure I have enough money (Shift+Click), but it seems that starting in MS Money 2006, that functionality was taken away. I am not aware of a way to select multiple bills to see the balance after paying all of them. [more inside]
posted by royalchinook on May 31, 2009 - 3 answers

Financial Coach

Are there online financial coaching services—not investment financial planners or debt counselors--for debt-free people fed up with researching every personal money decision? [more inside]
posted by Elsie on Mar 12, 2009 - 5 answers

Do I accept a Greenpeace Internship? But first, $4000 More Student Debt!

I'm an Environmental Policy & Planning Major (3rd year). I've been applying to internships over the past weeks for Spring and Summer positions. Great news: I've already been accepted to Greenpeace's "Organizing Term" and I have two other positions I will soon hear a yes/no on for Spring. Bad News: The Greenpeace Organizing Term program will cost me $4000. The program itself is an intensive mix of activities, virtually on a full-time basis (for 2 months of summer, out of 3), including classroom trainings, expeditions to other states (as well as another country for meeting with other international activists), media trainings, and some readings. All of it is included with the cost (including flight/transport/food for a week). What to do? (More in the extended explanation): [more inside]
posted by Risiko on Feb 14, 2009 - 13 answers

When No More Debt really has to mean No More Debt.

Someone near to me has recently recognised, and begun to address, a serious problem with debt. The debt is not a result of extravagant spending; it seems to stem from persistently bad decisions about consumer credit, and a habit of repaying loans with other loans. So... once the debt has been consolidated and the credit cards have been destroyed, what measures can this person take to ensure they never, ever get into debt again? Is it possible to voluntarily ban oneself from being offered credit? The person is in Australia.
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2008 - 9 answers

Where to invest during a financial meltdown?

I recently inherited about $100k. I'm pretty dumbfounded. This is the largest amount of money I will probably ever have to figure out what do with, so I want to be safe and smart and invest in the long term. I have no debts. I'm 30 years old and single. I know no one has a crystal ball, but what are your best guesses for what I should do with this money in light of our current financial meltdown? (I haven't even deposited the check yet... my bank is Wamu and I wasn't sure if it would fold).
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2008 - 37 answers

divorce-filter: protect friend from his wife financially

divorce-filter: protect friend from his wife financially, her secret bank accounts, hostility, etc [more inside]
posted by evanrodge on Aug 26, 2008 - 13 answers

The Economics of Financial Domination

How do financial dominatrices make their money? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 23, 2008 - 9 answers

Personal Finance Software for Mac Question: Deluxe 2008 Edition

Mac switcher / Intuit hater question: Is there a good alternative to Quicken for the Mac? [more inside]
posted by harkin banks on Feb 12, 2008 - 12 answers

Online financial resources

What are the best online financial resources? [more inside]
posted by meghanmiller on Dec 30, 2007 - 16 answers

How should I complain about this?

Help me write a good complaint letter so I can get my $99 back. [more inside]
posted by GrooveStix on Dec 23, 2007 - 8 answers

I'm here, my money's there

Can anyone recommend a financial advisor who specializes in clients who live overseas? [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Jul 12, 2007 - 2 answers

Is it possible to entirely remove a charged-off debt?

What is the best method to resolve this debt? Is it possible to have it removed from my credit history entirely? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Jul 6, 2007 - 17 answers

Investment options for the young and the restless?

A friend needs to find a good place to park some money that will ultimately be used for house down-payment purposes. Help me come up with a few good investment options. [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Jan 26, 2007 - 23 answers

Bad Credit Mistake, Good Person

I have a question about resolving an issue with my credit that is keeping me from opening a new bank account. I was overdrawn at Washington Mutual in California. The amount is around seven hundred dollars. It went to a credit agency a while ago and now shows up on my credit report. I have moved to Pennsylvania and when I went to open a new bank account, surprise surprise was not allowed to. The bank employee told me that what I needed to do is call the credit company and tell them that I will pay the full amount, (which I want to do, and thankfully, can now), if I get them to agree to send a written confirmation that I have made good on my debt and that the matter has been resolved. He said that is the only way that I will ever get to open an account at any bank. A few weeks ago, I went through metafilter with a fine tooth comb to find advice on how to go about this, but didnt find the answers I need. [more inside]
posted by mammamia on Dec 5, 2006 - 17 answers

Where can i find interest rate listings of banks in NYC?

Rather easy question with a long explanation behind it. What is the website where I can look up what different banks are offering as interest rates? I'm in NYC and considering switching banks because of a potential problem I see developing...More inside.... [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Aug 24, 2006 - 7 answers

Invest a half-million

What's the best way to invest a half-million dollars? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Jul 8, 2005 - 30 answers

Student loan collection fee elimination?

So this idiot "friend" of mine defaulted on his student loans, and the collection agency in charge of, well, collecting them has tacked on about $5000 worth of fees. Now that he's paying them back and rehabilitating his loan, is there any way he can get those fees eliminated? The collections agency says the best they'll do is deduct about $1000 after rehabilitation, but I'm convinced there must be something more he can do. Thanks, as always!
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2005 - 7 answers

Financial Advice / Investment Community sites, forums etc

I am looking for good, active websites for financial advice, tips...community run unbiased sites where members are free to post their views would be good. I did a search and cannot find anything interesting. I am already aware of fool.com. Any others?
posted by ataraxian on Mar 4, 2005 - 8 answers

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