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Getting It Gone. Paying Off Student Loan?

I have somewhere around $60,000.00 of student loan debt. Its all one loan consolidated with the US government but managed by a private company called Ed Financial. I would like to try negotiating a pay off for less than what is due. Details and further questions inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2014 - 13 answers

Flat Broke and Out of Options

I lost my job, am having trouble finding a new one, am running out of freelance jobs, have $60 in my bank account, and don't know where to go from here. What on earth is my next step? Please help me think. [more inside]
posted by pineappleheart on Oct 15, 2013 - 42 answers

Neighborhoods and furnished or semifurnished apartments in San Francisco

What are your favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco for living, working, experiencing the city and SF life? And any suggestions for cool, interesting, off-beat housing options aside from standard corporate housing for temporary but longish term relocation? (1 year) [more inside]
posted by specialk420 on Aug 10, 2013 - 13 answers

How do I prevent a webpage from logging me of?

There's a webpage that keeps logging me off for inactivity. Signing in again is a hassle. Is there some snazzy piece of software that anybody knows about that will periodically "poke" the page or something to keep it open indefinitely? Thanks to any who can help.
posted by gnossie on Jun 27, 2013 - 6 answers

Laid off from work, cashing out my 401k

Hey everyone, I read some other threads in regards to 401k but it seems like the audience is divided. My recent company (industry giant who laid off 8000 employees and gave our jobs to folks in India) has laid me off and I need to cash out my 401k. I am wondering who has experience with this as of the past year or two? I live in Mass so Fidelity says I will have to take out 20% out of my total sum for taxes but they didn't say anything about a penalty. My amount is less than $11,000 and I want to use some of it to start my own agency. Has anyone cashed out their 401k and if so, was there a penalty? PS. Please spare me the 'noo dont cash out, its a bad idea' -- I'm knee deep in $115k for student loans and my life could not get worse and more complicated so I'm confident cashing this crap out is my only way out to some sanity and inner peace. Thanks!
posted by bostonhill on Jun 19, 2013 - 17 answers

Borrowed nostalgia for the unremembered eighties?

Hey, music geeks! Can someone please explain the recent retro-fetishization of the cassette tape? When and where did this trend begin? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Feb 10, 2013 - 28 answers

Bad Relationship Anxiety--And I'm Utterly Single Right Now

How reasonable is it to expect my future/potential boyfriend or husband to NOT fantasize / masturbate to other women? Is it off-my-rocker to expect this from a man I'm in love with? [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen on Oct 7, 2012 - 73 answers

Why is paid time off so hard to negotiate?

What is the purpose of rigid paid-time off policies? [more inside]
posted by fries on Sep 28, 2012 - 38 answers

Can my local utility legally refuse to buy my surplus off-grid generated power?

Can my local utility legally refuse to buy my surplus off-grid generated power? [more inside]
posted by haikuku on Sep 27, 2012 - 6 answers

Lights Out for Safety? I Think Not!

Why are my neighbors turning off their car's headlights before they pull into their driveways? [more inside]
posted by Hanuman1960 on Aug 8, 2012 - 25 answers

Where can I find .net/ruby/r contracts?

Well I just lost my job since the company I worked for folded. I have thought about starting my own Microsoft stack, and Ruby on Rails stack consulting company. (I am in the US, in Colorado) Need some help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2012 - 3 answers

Turned off by forwardness

Is it strange that I get turned off by outright flirting and sexual advances from men? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2012 - 30 answers

I miss my ex-girlfriend when we break up, but I want to be single when we're together?

I miss my ex-girlfriend when we break up, but I want to be single when we're together? [more inside]
posted by Snorlax on Dec 3, 2011 - 20 answers

Is it a good idea to use Groupon, Scoopon or other 'deal of the day' websites to organize car maintenance and servicing?

Is it a good idea to use Groupon, Scoopon or other 'deal of the day' websites to organize car maintenance and servicing? [more inside]
posted by UltraFleece on Nov 21, 2011 - 3 answers

Energy required to turn seawater into drinking water

Assuming an island with its own supply of power via generator and/or solar power, how much electricity is consumed to turn N liters of sea water into potable drinking water? [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Jul 27, 2011 - 11 answers

How do I get offsite remote backup for my NAS...on a home budget?

I'm looking for the best customer-facing remote backup solution that can back up from my network NAS drive. A lot of the customer-facing solutions like MozyHome don't support the NAS drive. Also I'm wondering...with 1 terabyte to back up, won't it take months to upload?
posted by skylar on Jan 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Why does the electricity shut off on my train just before exiting or entering a station?

Every time I take the train, just before leaving or entering the station, all the lights go out and it seems like the ventilation shuts off too. A couple minutes later everything comes on again. Why does it do that?
posted by Sully on Dec 17, 2010 - 12 answers

Unprofessional to get paid for a break via employer I am quitting?

New job wants me to start before my paid winter break of current job starts. Is it rude/unprofessional to try and get paid for both? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Dec 2, 2010 - 21 answers

Upgrade my EnV touch early?

My enV Touch has been acting up. It randomly shuts off and I miss messages. Honestly, I don't want Verizon to fix my phone. I want a new one. Do I even have a chance? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Nov 2, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I write off my mileage?

Can I write off the extra driving I do for my job? If so, how do I go about doing this? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Oct 20, 2010 - 6 answers

release liner for surgical tape?

Good Evening! I'm looking for a release liner (similar to the peel off liners that go on the back of band-aids or gift bows) that would stick to the adhesive side of a piece of 2" x 2" surgical tape. Do you have any suggestions as to what type I should use, and if so, where I might purchase it? Thanks much!
posted by htm on Oct 20, 2010 - 3 answers

Finding a bookcase that won't pollute the air...how does Ikea furniture stack up?

Finding a bookcase that won't pollute the air...how does Ikea furniture stack up? [more inside]
posted by hazel on Jun 28, 2010 - 18 answers

How to negotiate insurance BS?

Twilight Zone-like parking lot fender bender scenario. Anyone with previous experience with a nutcase like this? [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Jun 16, 2010 - 18 answers

How likely is fixing this Audi to be cost effective?

How likely is fixing this Audi to be cost effective? [more inside]
posted by Rubbstone on Jun 13, 2010 - 14 answers

Opinion on "how to counter laying off workers if a company implements automation or outsourcing some of the current worker's tasks?

Opinion on "how to counter laying off workers if a company implements automation or outsourcing some of the current worker's tasks?" [more inside]
posted by red_rika on Apr 30, 2010 - 8 answers

Power on or off?

Should I turn my computer off or leave it on all the time? [more inside]
posted by ambulocetus on Feb 17, 2010 - 17 answers

How much to pay for someone to shovel snow off the roof?

We live in the D.C area and have had ice dams on our roof and its starting to cause leaking problems. Nothing drastic, but some water is starting to drip inside of our windows. I put some Deicer in socks and threw them on the gutters to try to clear a path for the water to go, but that seems to be taking forever. Our neighbors have some guys shoveling snow off their roofs and they said they would do the same for us for $500. Is that too much to pay? Our house isn't that large, its a split-level home. [more inside]
posted by tedunni on Feb 14, 2010 - 13 answers

What is a better gift for my recently laid-off girlfriend?

One for the ladies - should I get my unemployed girlfriend some nice jewelery, or some nice green cash? [more inside]
posted by smoothvirus on Dec 1, 2009 - 42 answers

Something to get off my chest

If I strap a suitcase to my chest so that it's open, almost like one of those trays that an old-style 'cigarette girl' has, and walk on the street downtown, selling little odds and ends, is it legal? [more inside]
posted by Sully on Nov 27, 2009 - 8 answers

So I am now out of a job, but something isn't right

Something else isnt right aside from being laid off that is... [more inside]
posted by gnash on Nov 12, 2009 - 20 answers

Really, how screwed am I?

Am I being fired? I was recently converted from a full-time employee at a $5 billion multi-national company to a contractor working at the same company. Now, my contractor boss has called me in for meetings with the contracting company's HR rep for "issues". Oh yeah, I'm pregnant too. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Turn Off That Loud Music!

I have a problem with hearing bass music vibrating through my windows and walls into my home. It literally echos through my every vein and makes me feel insane. Is this a sign of age? Is something wrong with me? [more inside]
posted by czechmate on Aug 29, 2009 - 22 answers

Shall we grab our ankles now?

New car buying hell. Are we the only ones being told that the Toyota Prius price is MSRP PLUS expensive add-on premiums to cover their gouging? [more inside]
posted by 6:1 on Aug 8, 2009 - 21 answers

Tactfully breaking off casual dating

How to tactfully break things off with a woman I just started dating? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2009 - 45 answers

Seeking simple off/on switch for phone line

I need a simple off/on switch for my phone line. [more inside]
posted by 4midori on Jun 14, 2009 - 12 answers

Stop Gmail auto-adding to my contacts list?

Gmail, can you please stop automatically adding to my contacts list!? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Jun 5, 2009 - 7 answers

How do I live with no current address? What do I ship and what do I donate?

How do I live with no current address? What do I ship and what do I donate? [more inside]
posted by ender6574 on Mar 31, 2009 - 23 answers

Cayman Islands?

I need a reliable off-shore savings account. [more inside]
posted by DieHipsterDie on Mar 29, 2009 - 20 answers

Peak vs Off Peak Electricity Hours

How much can I save by using off peak electricity in the US? How does this compare to those in Europe? [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella on Mar 15, 2009 - 6 answers

Screensaver Scheduler

I want to only have my screensaver come on during certain parts of the day, but still want to have JKDefrag running. [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Mar 15, 2009 - 4 answers

How do you center yourself, if you were off center to begin with?

I have been blind in one eye since the age of two, so I know nothing of this whole binocular vision thing that people keep talking about, [more inside]
posted by kanemano on Mar 6, 2009 - 11 answers

laid off + credit cards

I just got laid off on Friday. I filed for unemployment benefits. The next step is to call the credit card companies and tell them I have no money for them this month and don't know when I can resume payments. Any suggestions how to go about this.
posted by hophead627 on Feb 23, 2009 - 9 answers

baffeled

i had power go out to a portion of the house because a pump was running and pushing against water that couldnt move because ice was in the outlet pipe. i turned off the light switch and shut the pump off. i came back 4 hours later and there was no power from that switch. it was 12 degrees out. 2 days later it warmed up and all of a sudden i had power again. any ideas, i am worried
posted by blizzardm17 on Jan 3, 2009 - 11 answers

Does my website revenue count against unemployment?

UnemploymentFilter: How do alternate income streams factor into unemployment and how many months do I have left? [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Nov 26, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me get my groove back

I’ve not been dealing well with stress at work recently, and I am now taking some time off to try and recover. What sort of things can I do to get my groove back? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2008 - 13 answers

to medicate (again) or not to medicate?

Should I go back on the antidepressants before even my cat starts to hate me? [more inside]
posted by chicainthecity on Aug 31, 2008 - 11 answers

Waiting an hour really Hertz

I didn't realize the benefits of Hertz's #1 Gold Club don't take effect until after the first rental. Is there a way to get around this? [more inside]
posted by proj08 on Jun 6, 2008 - 6 answers

No short term disability? Are you kidding me?

Asking for future-MIL: She works a part-time (25-30hrs/wk) job in Florida, diagnosed with breast cancer, had to undergo surgery and needed time off work, but she was under the impression that she had short term disability, had mastectomy and must be off work for six weeks, tries to file for short term disability and come to find out, no short term disability. What can she do? [more inside]
posted by banannafish on May 13, 2008 - 8 answers

First Time Lay off--Now what?

Laid Off. First timer. How do I get over my wounded pride and get together some world-class work samples ASAP? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2008 - 10 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

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