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Can I get EU resident status for university if my spouse is an EU citizen?

Can I leverage being the spouse of an EU citizen to get UK/EU rates for a postgraduate program in the UK? [more inside]
posted by ursus_comiter on Nov 11, 2007 - 5 answers

Can anyone make some recommendations on a Purchasing Process management software?

Can anyone make some recommendations on a Purchasing Process management software? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Nov 2, 2007 - 4 answers

My head's about to explode...

Can someone please point me in the right direction to find practice test papers for Financial Accounting? (Balance Sheets, Income Statements, Statements of Returns on Equity, Cash Flow Statements, Depreciation, Ratios, etc. etc.) Assorted business schools worries inside. [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno on Oct 28, 2007 - 5 answers

Help Me Liven Up Financial Information Design

Help me find a well-designed financial services site that is not stuffy! [more inside]
posted by thinkpiece on Oct 11, 2007 - 3 answers

How do I find a financially reliable long-term subletter for my rental apartment?

Have you ever had someone else sublease (sublet) your rental apartment, long-term? (Long enough that the person was paying you month-to-month, rather than paying you all in advance?) If so, how did you find a reliable person? Or what happened when you found a bad person?? [more inside]
posted by lorimer on Sep 22, 2007 - 8 answers

Is the bear already in the house?

I have just spent the afternoon watching stocks around the world decline partially based on sub prime market fallout. My question is how can things be so great when the Fed is handing out stacks of cash to keep things stable (34 Billion USD and counting, not including the international bail out)?
posted by Funmonkey1 on Aug 10, 2007 - 25 answers

401K Emergency withdrawel?

A tax question. Our family has experienced a drop in income and an emergency (not medical). I have a 40 thousand dollar 401K retirement fund and want to get 16K out of it. Our family makes 91K gross with two dependents. What will be the tax hit on the 15 k from the retirement fund (so we won't be surprised at tax time). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2007 - 6 answers

Memorizing Math Formulas

Any tips or tricks to memorizing financial math formulas [more inside]
posted by JaySunSee on Jul 16, 2007 - 11 answers

Needed: Seattle Area Financial Planner

Seattle Filter: Looking for a Financial Planner to assist twenty-something newlyweds with combining finances, investment strategies, etc. [more inside]
posted by Smarson on Jul 13, 2007 - 2 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

Looking for more than $1/year interest on tiny nest egg

How to evaluate/compare high-yield savings account offers online? This question is anonymous due to the relatively tiny dollar amounts described inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2007 - 29 answers

Financial planner in Boston area

Financial planner in Boston area [more inside]
posted by Flakypastry on Apr 12, 2007 - 8 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

Any Prosper.com Borrowers in Da House?

I'd welcome hearing of Mefites who have had experiences with the Prosper website as a borrower. (Or, if no one can help me on that, recommendations for Chicago or national credit unions accessible to most anyone.) [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Mar 7, 2007 - 6 answers

Any reason to keep laboratory invoices?

Any reason to keep laboratory invoices? [more inside]
posted by beautiful on Mar 6, 2007 - 2 answers

USAA Financial Planning

Anyone have experience with USAA Financial Planning services? [more inside]
posted by macfly on Feb 7, 2007 - 8 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

Clear my accounting course confusion

I could use your help hive mind. I'm currently taking an accounting course in college, and I'm having difficulties with financial statements and what gets reported where. I'm looking a mnemonic system that can embed this into my brain, as well as tricks and formulas which can help simplify this for me. [more inside]
posted by dropkick on Jan 18, 2007 - 6 answers

Small amount of money: stock, or cash?

Is holding a small amount of money in the form of insurance stock a smart move for a mid-20s grad student? [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Jan 12, 2007 - 14 answers

Is it unreasonable to put a contingency lawyer on a budget?

Is it unreasonable to put a lawyer on a budget? [more inside]
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Jan 11, 2007 - 21 answers

Unexpected windfall

My boyfriend recently received $25K as part of a settlement after his father's death, and he'll be filing the FAFSA for graduate school soon. [more inside]
posted by hamster on Jan 10, 2007 - 6 answers

Estate/Inheritance Tax Question

How long does it normally take to get approval of the filing of a federal estate tax return? How about the filing of an Iowa inheritance tax return? eg, how long does it take to receive the tax clearances from the feds and the state authority? If it matters, the returns are being filed by a major financial institution for an estate with substantial assets.
posted by america4 on Dec 22, 2006 - 1 answer

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

Help me save the world, one Audited Financial Report at a time.

Where can I find the Audited Financial Reports for a bunch of nonprofits? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Sep 14, 2006 - 5 answers

Low cost marketing for one woman business?

My mom opened a mortgage broker business this year. Advertising budget is under $800/month, local radio and cable have both been unable to come in under that budget. Currently running newspaper ads in 3 or 4 pubs. No responses. Any low cost innovative ideas to help her reach potential customers?
posted by swiffa on Aug 25, 2006 - 15 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

How much trouble can I get into for lying on a financial affidavit?

How much trouble can I get into for lying on a financial affidavit? It's for divorce court - and it's not what you think! [more inside]
posted by fr0zen on Aug 16, 2006 - 16 answers

What does it take to become a financial analyst from a non-finance background?

I'm currently in a career dilemma, debating myselfe whether I should continue doing what I do as a data analyst (in sales analytics) or start a new career as a financial analyst (FA) after taking some necessary classes or training. One of my motivations is that FA gets paid more than data analyst, very easily, and FA deals with cross-department data and plays a much bigger, visible role in terms of decision advising and/or making. I did very well in accounting, finance, and economics when I was in the business school and still have clear understanding of the concepts. However, I don't have experience or proper training in financial analysis. Will an online course like this one financial analysis gear me up in a short time? If not, whatelse shall I do to get myself ready besides taking classes from a university? My other question is: How likely will companies hire someone like me with strong background in data analysis but none from financial perspective? If you have any experience, thought or input, please share it with me. Thank you so much.
posted by dy on Jul 10, 2006 - 7 answers

Am I in any danger after this phishing attempt?

I've fallen for a phishing attempt. Based on what they may have, what do I do now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 30, 2006 - 17 answers

Credit Card with miles w/ bad credit

Credit Card Filter: I know there has been plenty, but this is a bit different, I searched and could not find anything related. I am beginning to work for a company who let's me use my own credit card for expenses. Problem is I do not have a credit card, I have a debit card. My credit isn't that hot. Basically, I am looking for a credit card that is easy to get and that I can get miles on. Remember my credit is whatever.
posted by Gabe014 on Mar 30, 2006 - 8 answers

Is there a "user's manual for grownup life" out there somewhere?

My current level of "life management" skills aren't cutting it anymore (not that they ever did so great to begin with). How can I get my act together? [more inside]
posted by shelbaroo on Mar 24, 2006 - 20 answers

New locale vs. financial security

I have lived in Minneapolis for 7 years, as I went to school here and had my first "real" job here. I have been planning on moving to Oregon at the beginning of April, turned in my lease, etc. Just today, I received an excellent job offer in MN from a submission I made in October, I haven't been applying around here for the past few months. So, do I stay and take the job, or move as I have been planning, although I have no employment prospects in Oregon, just the desire for change.
posted by abee on Feb 7, 2006 - 10 answers

How do I get my work to pay me?

I haven't received payment from my supposedly biweekly paying job for nearly two months. This lack of payment has resulted in financial difficulties for me. How do I force payment? Do I have any recourse for the financial difficulties that have resulted due to their negligence? [more inside]
posted by honeyx on Dec 18, 2005 - 22 answers

Cash in a bond early?

I was given a $500 savings bond dated 7/27/05. Is there any way to cash it in today?
posted by UncleHornHead on Oct 6, 2005 - 17 answers

nouveau richer

I'm just out of college with an average paying tech job and I don't know what to do with all this money. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 27, 2005 - 41 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

FAFSA for idiots

My girlfriend is getting ready to start grad school this summer, and is having a hell of time figuring out what needs to be done for financial aid. Obviously, time is running out. [more inside]
posted by cosmonaught on Apr 28, 2005 - 4 answers

Reputable Collection Agencies?

I did some freelance work for a company last year and have a number of unpaid invoices. It's been too long, it's time to cross over to Bad Guy. Unfortunately, I'm a terrible Bad Guy, so I need someone else to do it for me. Does anyone know of a reputable collection agency? How does one evaluate them?
posted by o2b on Apr 27, 2005 - 15 answers

Where do you go for financial advice?

In the UK we have what are called Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs) who, funnily enough, give independent financial advice, either for a fee or commission. Collectively the IFAs run ads in the major papers and have a website where you can find those local to you - you can go and see a few if you want, getting a second or third opinion. I now live in California - is such a service available here, and if not, how do you guys go about getting trusted advice on major financial decisions?
posted by forallmankind on Apr 20, 2005 - 6 answers

How best to learn basic book keeping?

I'm the treasurer of a small non-profit organization who has been keeping track of our group's finances in a crude, checkbook-style format. I'd like to keep the financial records in a more professional way, as if we were a small business. What's the best way for me to learn how to do this? Can anyone suggest good books or software that will help me learn this?
posted by capcuervo on Mar 9, 2005 - 6 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

Going Dutch

My gf and I have been going out for 6 mths. Our relationship is slightly rocky because we've just gone out of the lovey-dovey phase, but at the same time, now that we're in a long-term relationship, I would like her to pay half for meals and gas. We're both college students and I currently pay for everything although she treats me out once in awhile. Would it be best for me to confront her now or wait for things to stabilize? I realized I'm in this current situation (whipped) because she's considered a catch.. initially, it was not a big deal because I was actively pursuing her.
posted by anonymous on Feb 5, 2005 - 54 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

Why Will Dividend Make Microsoft Stock Price Fall By Dividend Amount?

According to numerous reports I've read in the last few days worth of the Business Section of the newspaper, Microsoft's "stock price can be expected to fall by the amount of the dividend." That's the one-time $3 dividend that is coming sometime soon for those of you who don't follow this sort of thing. Anyway... I don't get it? Why is the stock price expceted to drop about $3 the day after this dividend? I like to think of myself as knowledgeble about the markets, and I understand that this dividend will remove $3 per share out of the bank for M$, but aren't stock prices valued more in terms of the value of the company and its holdings rather than simply the value of the money in the bank?
posted by pwb503 on Nov 10, 2004 - 12 answers

How much should Google's stock be worth?

Amateur economists, VCs, MBA students: what's a fair price for a google share? Based on what assumptions? [more inside]
posted by rkent on Aug 6, 2004 - 13 answers

Where do SEC fines go?

So Lucent got fined yesterday, to the tune of mamny millions of dollars, byt the SEC for the criminal euphemism of Account Irregularities.
Like other high profile SEC investigations, why do they always mention the fine, but never discuss where the funds go?
Are they used to offset the defrauded investor's losses? Or does the gov't turn the investor's loss into it's gain by keeping the fine for its own purposes?
posted by Fupped Duck on May 18, 2004 - 3 answers

Quick real estate transactions

So yesterday my wife — Ms. We're-Not-Moving — found a house closer to Portland that she loves. We both love it. The only offer we can make, though, is contingent upon selling our home, which we hadn't even considered until yesterday. Help! Does anyone have experience with this kind of thing? What can we do to make a contingency offer more attractive? What about bridge loans? Anyone have experience with those? I need advice on hurried real estate transactions (other than "don't do them").
posted by jdroth on May 6, 2004 - 10 answers

Question on programming for financial modeling.

Does anyone here do any programming for financial modeling? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by trharlan on Dec 19, 2003 - 5 answers

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