How does one apply for financial aid at a public university as an independent party? This is to imply there will not be financial assistance from the parent/guardian; is there a way for their income to be excluded as criteria in evaluating aid eligibility? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 29, 2008 -
Is there a way to direct HR in the USA to send my entire paycheck directly to my credit card account without first needing to send it to my checking account? (hypothetical) [more inside]
posted by parmanparman
on Feb 4, 2008 -
Does anyone here have experience with the legalities of performance bonuses as they apply to someone living in Canada? This is complicated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 16, 2007 -
How much should I pay an amateur photographer per photo for use on a website? The website is for a small nonprofit if that makes a difference.
posted by Packy_1962
on Nov 6, 2007 -
I'm a Canadian living in the US with an outstanding Canadian student loan. Getting paid in US dollars was working in my favour with regards to making monthly payments on the loan, but not so much anymore with the Canadian dollar on the rise. Is it predicted that the Canadian will stay up and keep rising in value, or this a temporary blip? I'm wondering if I should bite the bullet and pay my loans off now, in one go, or ride it out for a few months to see if the US dollar manages to pick itself back up.
I realise that there is no one, scientific answer for this question, but educated guesses are appreciated.
posted by picea
on Oct 9, 2007 -
Are there any payment processors who will accept PayPal payments for my company? [more inside]
posted by torpark
on Oct 7, 2007 -
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??
posted by lorimer
on Sep 22, 2007 -
ParanoidFilter. I need to pay a software developer in Romania. Will sending them money (paying the bill) put me on any type of (government) watch list? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 12, 2007 -
After my wedding a few weeks ago, I found out that my DJ had eaten a full 3-course meal, instead of the much cheaper vendor meal he was supposed to have (he also took the vendor meal). I stopped payment on his check, and sent another for the amount less the cost of the vendor meal and the $50 gratuity I had given him. They're now sending my original check to collections. Am I in the wrong? What should I do? [more inside]
posted by elbaso
on Sep 6, 2007 -
Wedding Etiquette filter: Who pays for what in a traditional wedding? Specifically I am looking for anything to back up the claim of my future parents in law that the costs for the reception is split between the two families. [more inside]
posted by remthewanderer
on Aug 23, 2007 -
My mortgage lender sent an offer in the mail that I could change from monthly payments to payments every two weeks. This would be good for me, bad for them. Why? [more inside]
posted by poppo
on Aug 17, 2007 -
Interesting profit-sharing schemes or payment incentives for programmers? What can my boss give me to make me work more efficiently? [more inside]
posted by Post-it Goat
on Jun 29, 2007 -
I'm about to list a relatively expensive item on Craigslist (asking ~$700) and have been reading up on all of the different scam horror stories and what _not_ to do
. I'm only going to be dealing with someone in person, and I won't accept any wire transfers, cashier checks or money orders because of the high abuse potential, but I'm not sure what this leaves as viable alternatives for what I _should_ do to receive payment. [more inside]
posted by freshgroundpepper
on May 28, 2007 -
What are common "under the table" jobs and how do employers and potential employees find each other? [more inside]
posted by k8t
on Apr 4, 2007 -
When and who can contact credit agencies regarding reneged payments to reflect on a payees credit report? Is this limited to businesses and banks or less official transactions as well? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 16, 2007 -
What are the tax consequences (benefits and/or detriments) to a business when a customer refuses to pay. Hey look, theres [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on Nov 17, 2006 -
I'm looking for a way to send, from the U.S. to Japan, money in denominations of yen. The merchant wants a money order in yen, which rules out Paypal. Do you know of a web-based or brick and mortar business that will take my payment in dollars, convert it into yen, and ship out a money order or give me a money order to ship?
posted by jeffmshaw
on Oct 16, 2006 -
Well over a week ago, I took some friends out to brunch and paid with my debit card. The charge still has not been debited from my bank account. Is there a limit to how long the restaurant has to deduct the funds? [more inside]
posted by catfood
on Aug 8, 2006 -
I posted something for sale on Craigslist. The first response I got was interested and asked normal questions. I responded, but the followup from the possible buyer was totally different tone and asking to pay in a form (AlertPay International Money Order) I'm not familiar with and can't find through a search. I want to sell this item, but I don't want to be scammed. Anyone know what AlertPay International Money Order is and whether it's on the level? [more inside]
posted by nramsey
on Jun 2, 2006 -
What percent of your income do you spend on your car payment and mortgage payment?
posted by comatose
on Apr 22, 2006 -
It's a lot like the concept of a self addressed stamped envelope, except that it is for a package of unknown weight. Can I do this? [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3
on Apr 13, 2006 -
[FreelanceFilter] I need a lawyer's advice! (or other freelancers) I work as a freelance web/Flash developer, and getting money from clients after the job is done is always a huge pain in the ass... [more inside]
posted by kaseijin
on Apr 6, 2006 -
Quick question for those of you with any knowledge of the subject:
Is it possible (by possible I mean legal) for an employer to change the pay structure for an employee from salaried but eligible for overtime pay to a salaried but not eligible for overtime? This is a case where working overtime is required by the job. This is in Illinois. [more inside]
posted by mockjovial
on Feb 23, 2006 -
A former colleague of mine has a consultancy business and wants to subcontract some work to me. I would be introduced to the client as the person who will be handling all aspects of the project and will also be the main point of contact for that client. I know how much this client will be billed on a monthly basis and my question is what percentage of that amount should I realistically expect to receive for doing all the work? Is there a standard subcontractor percentage that I can quote?
posted by gfrobe
on Oct 17, 2005 -
Is Paypal the best method for someone in Europe to get paid by a client in the US? [more inside]
posted by sic
on Oct 4, 2005 -
Blogfilter: I've been asked to monitor blogs for mentions of our company. I don't have a budget to hire a company to do this... [more inside]
posted by Atom12
on Jul 13, 2005 -
Does anyone have any experience opening a bank account in a country in which they are not resident? I live in Britain and would like an account in France. [more inside]
posted by altolinguistic
on Jun 28, 2005 -
A very good friend of mine had her cellular telephone stolen the other day, and by the time she noticed this and reported the theft to T-Mobile, the thief had made many hundreds of dollars worth of calls to a foreign nation. After many calls back and forth, T-Mobile says they are doing her a great favor by waiving 25% of the costs but she is responsible for the rest. Is this right? Why would they treat a supposedly valued customer of several years this way? The T-Mobile reps tell her there is no appeal process or ombudsman; does anyone know if this is really true?
posted by luriete
on Jun 26, 2005 -
I bought an engagement ring with the store CC and was given 6 months no interest. Well that six months is almost up, and I'd love to be able to get my CC's 1% cash-back. Problem is, if I transfer the money to my CC, I don't get the 1% back.
I have the money and can pay it off, but 1% is a significant amount and I'd like to finagle that 1% into my wallet if at all possible.
Is there anything I can do?
Thanks for the help,
posted by seinfeld
on May 12, 2005 -
The significance of a department store reporting that one has missed a monthly payment on a purchase to the credit agencies? [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus
on May 2, 2005 -
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 -
If a contractor terminates a job with a client before 100% of the work is completed, and has been paid a portion of their fee up front, is the contractor obligated to return the portion already paid, or a portion thereof? [more inside]
posted by Jesus Fucking Christ
on Apr 19, 2005 -
In California, upon leaving a job, an employer has under most circumstances at most 72 hours to pay the leaving employee their final paycheck or the employer gets fined.
Are there any similar laws which require investment/financial institutions to give the investor their funds within a certain amount of time of the request? (MI) [more inside]
posted by cactus
on Dec 24, 2004 -
There's a wonderful liqueur that I'd like to buy as a gift, but it's only available from a distillery in Germany. I contacted the distillery, and with my somewhat limited German, was able to ask about shipment to the US. They can ship it, but don't accept payment via credit card, but rather "mit Rechnung." This I believe to be "by check," but I'm not sure. Has anyone had experience with this kind of transaction? Some German sites I saw which also require that kind of payment have forms that ask for a password. Is this an EU thing only?
posted by icetaco
on Dec 3, 2004 -
I'd like to make a presidential campaign contribution, but I want to avoid being put on any kind of list. Should I mail cash? I'm afraid to use a check or credit card. It will be under $200, the threshold above which the law requires the campaign to report my info. I guess I could do a money order. But are completely anonymous donations okay? If so, what's to stop someone from making 1,000 different anonymous donations of $150, and skirting the $200 law?
posted by scarabic
on Jun 17, 2004 -
I started using Google AdSense ads on a couple of sites a few weeks ago, and I'm getting good results and earnings. My question is, how is Google about paying out? Any hassles, delays, etc.?
posted by RylandDotNet
on Mar 8, 2004 -
There's Paypal, eGold, amazon bucks et al. Is there a "net-cash" system out there that people from all over the world - from Aruba to Brazil to Zimbabwe - can use?
posted by dabitch
on Dec 16, 2003 -