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Help us weigh financial priorities.

My family's income has just increased, and we're having trouble choosing between financial priorities. Advice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2014 - 17 answers

Please help me organize my investments and finances! (401k Rollover!)

Need help deciding what to do with my investment finances, including rolling over my prior Co. 401k rollover. I hold 2 401ks, 1 Roth IRA and I'm planning maybe on an index Fund. Details inside! [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Mar 18, 2014 - 8 answers

In search of some intermediate financial advice.

MeFites have always been pretty good at giving basic financial advice, like how to start saving, building a budget, getting out of debt, etc. I'm there already. I find myself in the surprising situation of being comfortable these days, and I'd like to know: what's next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2014 - 13 answers

What is the best used car for the money?

I am buying my first car. I am thrifty so I'd like it to be used because I think I will find the best deal there; I just don't like the idea of spending all of that money for a rapidly depreciating asset and I'd rather buy it after it has already depreciated some. I am looking for one of two types of cars, either: 1) A sporty, but economical car (think Honda S2000, Mazda Miata) 2) A long lasting electric/hybrid (ie Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius, Corolla, etc) Please let me know what your suggestions are, along with any caveats to buying a used car. I do not know much about cars. Should I bring a friend who does or hire a mechanic to inspect my car before purchase? Also, where is the best place to find a good deal? Thank you all.
posted by locussst on Nov 21, 2013 - 9 answers

Should I dump money into my retirement index fund if the market craters?

I have a bunch of money I've been wanting to dump into a low-fee index fund all year. (It's my retirement account.) I've been holding off because of the whole budget/debt ceiling business that's been going on all year. It looks like events will be coming to a head this week. If the market totally craters, would that be a good time to buy? [more inside]
posted by evil otto on Oct 13, 2013 - 16 answers

teach me to be rich - expat edition

Recommend me some resources to educate myself about long-term financial planning. Difficulty: international couple, moving to third country, no idea where or when we will establish a permanent residence. [more inside]
posted by homuncula on Sep 7, 2013 - 8 answers

Dollar bills, y'all

Piggybacking on this question: I've had several friends who have had success with Dave Ramsey/FPU, but I don't like the emphasis on "biblical principles" (among other things). But because we get easily overwhelmed by too many options, I think we'd benefit from a really specific financial program that tells us exactly what to do, step by step. Other suggestions, or should we just suck it up and, uh, go with God? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Jul 27, 2013 - 7 answers

What kind of financial advisor do we need?

As we discuss our future together, and with other big changes afoot/underway, my boyfriend and I would like to see financial advice about some specific questions/scenarios but I'm not sure what kind of advisor we should be seeking out. [more inside]
posted by marylynn on Jun 8, 2013 - 3 answers

Do I need a financial planner and if so, how do I find one?

I want to understand retirement savings and long-term investment products. Who do I want to speak with and how I find them? (Some relevant details inside.) [more inside]
posted by Kurichina on May 31, 2013 - 4 answers

Where should I park my extra cash?

I'll soon be debt free. How do I make the most of it? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Jan 28, 2013 - 5 answers

Resources for sex-worker personal finance?

I am looking for resources-- websites, organizations, books-- on personal and business finance for sex-workers. Topics of interest include paying taxes, dealing with untaxed past income, transporting and storing cash, general and accounting. California or Florida, if that matters. Anon email: endora@hush.com
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2012 - 2 answers

Where's the money, Lebowski?

My husband and I have a bunch of money leftover at the end of each month after bills have come out, but we don't know where it is. [more inside]
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith on Dec 3, 2012 - 57 answers

I have a little money. Help me save it.

I'm about to have, for the very first time in my life, total personal savings of $10 thousand. How should I save it? [more inside]
posted by kensington314 on Sep 1, 2012 - 20 answers

Money! It's a gas.

What got you over the psychological hump from struggling with money to becoming financially stable? [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Jun 25, 2012 - 22 answers

What are the best personal finance blogs right now?

Recommend your favorite personal finance blogs, please! [more inside]
posted by juliapangolin on Mar 7, 2012 - 9 answers

What should I use when I have to stop using Quicken on my Mac

What Macintosh software or online service should I use when I'm forced to stop using Quicken 2005 this summer? [more inside]
posted by alms on Jun 8, 2011 - 16 answers

And Don't Forget To Give Me Back My Black T-Shirt

After a pretty horrid turn of events, I'm left feeling unsatisfied by my bank's loss prevention department. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jan 1, 2011 - 36 answers

When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now....

How can I get a handle on saving for retirement? Where do I even start? [more inside]
posted by amanda on Oct 27, 2010 - 14 answers

Looking for a program that will track deposits and expenses

Looking for software or an app that will allow me to track expenses via SMS, but that will also allow me to track how much money is left in my account. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Aug 23, 2010 - 3 answers

Free money? Hidden deathtrap?

Should I take a subsidized Stafford Loan if I don't need it? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Apr 26, 2010 - 30 answers

Can I 'prepay' my credit card and use it like a debit card to help me spend more responsibly?

Can I 'prepay' my credit card and use it like a debit card to help me spend more responsibly? [more inside]
posted by Salamandrous on Jan 12, 2010 - 23 answers

How can I use a spreadsheet to track my accounts?

I want to start using a spreadsheet to track and reconcile my various accounts. How do I start? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 30, 2009 - 9 answers

Help find me a business model

Is there a realistic business model in personal finance advice/coaching? [more inside]
posted by junger on Apr 19, 2009 - 7 answers

Should I jump ship from my Vanguard mutual funds account?

Should I pull my money out of the stock market? I'm pretty clueless. [more inside]
posted by metamush on Sep 16, 2008 - 29 answers

Help me cut costs without feeling the pinch.

Obvious or creative--shameless or shady, even!--ways to cut costs and live cheap? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Aug 19, 2008 - 68 answers

Personal finance and personal guilt

Please give advice on dealing with money and guilt about money. [Long question.] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2008 - 20 answers

What should I do with my money?

I am trying to figure out what to do with some money and I have often seen useful suggestions on MeFi, so I thought I'd ask. [more inside]
posted by bernsno on Oct 30, 2007 - 21 answers

What bank and/or credit card are best for implementing a 100% online, paperless, automated, personal finance system

What bank and/or credit cards are best for implementing a 100% online, paperless, automated, personal finance system? [more inside]
posted by lsemel on Sep 11, 2007 - 20 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

International personal finance

I'm leaving in a week and I still can't figure out a good solution to managing my US finances from the UK. [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Aug 30, 2006 - 20 answers

Money Saving Tips

SaveMeMoneyFilter: What are your best ways of cutting costs/saving money but still maintaining the lifestyle you love? [more inside]
posted by roundrock on Oct 28, 2005 - 47 answers

Money-saving tips?

Interested in money-saving tips. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by boomchicka on Sep 15, 2004 - 29 answers

What Is the Most Financially Profitable Way of Investing $5,000?

What is the best thing to do with a small amount of money, around $5,000? Savings interest is almost a joke, CDs look attractive or maybe even mutual funds. Preferably the safer the better, as in investing it all in a high-risk mutual fund and losing it would make me cry. I've checked out "Investment FAQ" and it seems as if CDs are the best. I know little about investing but making money doing nothing intrigues me. What would be an expected return on such an investment? Is it even worth locking the money up for something like $10 a month? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Mar 3, 2004 - 19 answers

Advice on refinancing credit card debt.

My wife and I currently have about 12K in credit card debt. We have controlled our spending and are slowly paying off our cards starting with the highest interest rates first. Does anyone have any tips or experiences on how to refinance our credit card debt at lower interest rates? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by yangwar on Jan 2, 2004 - 10 answers

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