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Navigating the world of credit

Just found out my credit score sucks, now what do I do? [more inside]
posted by bumpjump on Apr 12, 2013 - 19 answers

Convince me not to get a personal loan to pay off my credit cards.

Should I take out a personal loan to consolidate my credit card debt? Does anyone have any experience with personal loans through Discover? [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Mar 26, 2013 - 29 answers

Any insight on dealing with consolidated credit or no more debt?

Has anyone had any experience in dealing with organizations like nomoredebts.org or consolidatedcredit.ca? [more inside]
posted by cleo on Jan 16, 2013 - 7 answers

Please help me phrase an uncomfortable but important email.

I thought he was attracted to me. I'm really attracted to him. Turns out he's just really excited about my creative work. Help me find the words to be honest about the attraction and the fact that I'd like to get past that imbalance so we can do all the collaborations we want to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2013 - 19 answers

Graduation gift for close friend/older student?

One of my best friends is graduating soon from a MSN program. He is already well established in his career, but he took an opportunity to continue his education. He has decided to walk at the ceremony. The ceremony is out of town, and requires flying, not within driving distance. Because we love him and want to show our support, me and my family were planning on going to the ceremony, but the cost of the trip and the time off work is not really doable. Even if I went by myself, it is pretty expensive, so travel has been pretty much ruled out. We would like to get him a gift that would be meaningful and personal, since we can't be there to cheer him on. We thought about a small party, but that seems a little cheesy and routine. We would really like to do something special. Any ideas?
posted by flesti on Jan 11, 2013 - 4 answers

I have a problem with certain types of questions. Help me to understand why and how I can deal with my discomfort.

I have been struggling to figure something out. There are certain types of questions I have trouble with, and I would like to understand what types of questions these are, why am I so uncomfortable with them, and what can I do to make dealing with them less unpleasant. [more inside]
posted by matrushka on Dec 29, 2012 - 58 answers

How often do you talk about personal things?

How often do you talk about personal topics with friends, co-workers, etc...? [more inside]
posted by ohtimorousme on Oct 24, 2012 - 27 answers

NC personal injury lawyer?

Can anyone recommend a good personal injury lawyer in North Carolina? I am trying to find someone who will not be working for the insurance company and it is proving to be a difficult task. Thanks!
posted by manaaka on Sep 25, 2012 - 6 answers

What is it like to work as a care worker?

Asking for a friend: What's it like to work as an in-home, community care worker for the elderly? [more inside]
posted by peter1982peter on Aug 17, 2012 - 6 answers

Sending money directly from A to B?

Best way to make monthly payments between two people in the US that requires no manual effort each month, and has minimal fees? They both have checking accounts.
posted by smackfu on Jul 19, 2012 - 17 answers

Should I stay or should I go? Now?

How should I resolve this dilemma between family and personal / career fulfillment? [more inside]
posted by ditto75 on Jul 9, 2012 - 49 answers

Do you remember this study about deep/meaningful conversations?

There was a study a few years back where they had two people meet and discuss a list of questions. The control pairs got a basic set of superficial interview questions (what's your name, do you have siblings, where are you from) and the other got a specially designed set of questions that increasingly went into meaningful, personal topics. At the end, pairs in the test group tended to report a deep bond with their partner and went on to become friends after the study. Can you find me the study and/or the questions?
posted by sdis on Jun 4, 2012 - 5 answers

Can a person hack my Mac's webcam?

Can a tech-savvy person hack the webcam on a Macbook through the wireless network? How can I stop it if it is happening? [more inside]
posted by hungry hippo on May 29, 2012 - 11 answers

I need help deciding on a home data storage/NAS solution.

I need help deciding on a home data storage/NAS solution. [more inside]
posted by royalsong on May 16, 2012 - 11 answers

I like my *insert alcohol here* old and my women young.

Does a liquor exist that meets the following [read: personal] criteria? What about a cigar to go with it? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on May 14, 2012 - 28 answers

Personalised travel map

I need a personalised travel app, or maybe it's just a personalised map app? [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Apr 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Help with naming personal shopping business.

Asking for a redheaded friend in Birmingham, AL: Please help name my personal shopping/errands business! [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow on Apr 3, 2012 - 15 answers

Manage my Finances

Does anyone else manage their finances in excel? How exactly do you do it? I would like to manage my (pretty straight forward) personal finances. Alternatives to excel welcome. [more inside]
posted by bruinbruin on Mar 17, 2012 - 19 answers

I'm looking for high quality mace/pepper spray that also has some sort of high-pitched alarm on it. Any suggestions?

I'm looking for high quality mace/pepper spray that also has some sort of high-pitched alarm on it. Any suggestions?
posted by wooh on Feb 24, 2012 - 1 answer

Money for the gun show

How much do you tip a personal trainer you see once a week. [more inside]
posted by Unred on Dec 17, 2011 - 8 answers

'tis the season for getting a financial clue (or at least reading a good book about it)

holiday gift filter: personal finance books for a brainy but somewhat clueless academic obsessed with not retiring in poverty? [more inside]
posted by 5Q7 on Dec 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Billiard-ball smooth

Keeping the undergrowth in check - male edition. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 27, 2011 - 16 answers

Ultra-Cautious filter

New checks came in and after my name the "Sr." designation is used. My father and I share the same name and technically I am a "Jr", though I have never used that designation either. I am concerned about identity issues, should I be? [more inside]
posted by The1andonly on Nov 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Tony-Robbins-Style Motivational audio/video for Vietnamese or Chinese people?

Tony-Robbins-Style Motivational audio/video for Vietnamese or Chinese people? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Nov 8, 2011 - 2 answers

How do I realize my simple yet amazing software idea?

I need to know the right way to take my groundbreaking software concept from idea to reality. [more inside]
posted by iz0rz on Oct 31, 2011 - 34 answers

Hooray, I've joined a gym! Now what?

Hooray, I've joined a gym! Now what? [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex on Oct 5, 2011 - 9 answers

How much time do you spend budgeting and tracking spending?

How much time do you spend each week or month budgeting, tracking spending, thinking about your money, paying bills, etc.? These are tasks that I hate, and I , therefore, do not dedicate enough time to do them. Right now money comes in (paychecks are automatically deposited into my checking and savings accounts) and money goes out (bills are paid automatically by my banks and I spend cash and use my debit card). However, I'm not tracking everything I spend (I know that I should be), and I'm not budgeting for the future. I have a (very) small savings, but basically live paycheck to paycheck. I know that tracking spending and budgeting are the way out of this trap, but I'm loathe to get started (again--I've tried before), because of how much time I anticipate it will take. If you are tracking spending and budgeting on a regular (weekly?) basis, how much time does this activity take in order to have a clear picture of your finances and adequately plan for the future? Thanks in advance for your replies.
posted by buddylove on Sep 14, 2011 - 21 answers

How not to people-please your way to relationship angst

How do those who tend to people-please stay honest with their feelings and needs in romantic relationships? I want to avoid becoming overwhelmed and disoriented after about half a year or so, which seems to happen again and again. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 27, 2011 - 14 answers

can you recommend insightful books?

Ask for book recommendation for personal growth [more inside]
posted by akomom on Aug 20, 2011 - 10 answers

Foreign Not Domestic

Can anyone recommend some contemporary foreign personal essayists? [more inside]
posted by John of Michigan on Aug 2, 2011 - 7 answers

How should I manage my small fortune of privilege?

I have the random fortune of being raised in a wealthy family. As I prepare for life after university I want to make sure I understand personal finance and properly manage the money that I've thus far received from parents and grandparents. Can you please help me? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2011 - 18 answers

Should I be keeping over a decade of personal email?

I've been keeping all of my personal email since 2001. I keep it nicely organized in yearly folders and sub-folders...but should I? [more inside]
posted by jspierre on Jul 19, 2011 - 18 answers

Divide it amongst yourselves.

If all the people in all the world took all of their cash (whether it's in a bank or not) and divided it equally amongst everyone, how much would each and every person in the world end up with? [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Jul 18, 2011 - 17 answers

How do I become a more interesting person?

How do I become a more interesting person? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2011 - 47 answers

Wiping a phone when the touchscreen's broken?

The screen on my Samsung Vibrant suddenly went black last week. TMobile has sent me a replacement but I need to send them the broken phone. How do I rid the phone of personal info when I can't use the screen? [more inside]
posted by shrieking violet on Jun 6, 2011 - 5 answers

App-4-that-filter: Nature deficit disorder

I'm sometimes worried about the kids who spend so much time playing video games when its so nice outside. So I got really excited about this metafilter thread about leafsnap, which uses facial recognition technology to identify tree leaf species! What other personal or portable technologies are out there that engage people, especially young adults with nature/the environment rather than distance them from it? [more inside]
posted by iiniisfree on Jun 6, 2011 - 13 answers

Looking for a book about what it's like to be paralyzed from the waist down in a wheelchair.

I'm looking for a book that will give me a full and complete sense (down to the nitty-gritty) of what it's like to be paralyzed from the waist down and to live life in a wheelchair. I've looked at some very clinical manuals that do explain things, but the wording is very dry. I'm looking for an account that is more personal. I'm hoping some of you could suggest some good ones you have read.
posted by Sully on May 25, 2011 - 15 answers

To Google or not to Google potential dates?

If you Google your dates before meeting through online sites, how do you handle the knowing the answers to the mundane areas of their life before being told? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2011 - 69 answers

+1 Smoke -1 Fire?

What could cause someone to smell like clean campfire wood smoke--besides camping by a fire? [more inside]
posted by MidSouthern Mouth on May 10, 2011 - 51 answers

Get us off the couch!

I'm looking for personal trainer & weight loss coach recommendations in the Seattle area. Help me, please! [more inside]
posted by azuresunday on Apr 30, 2011 - 3 answers

I knew I should have bookmarked it...

Help me rediscover a long lost blog that had an awesome design. [more inside]
posted by Blandanomics on Apr 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Burt's original eleven herbs and spices

Burt's Bees' recipes were supposed to have come out of a "19th century personal care recipe book" that Roxanne Quimby found. Does anyone know what particular book this was? I'm hoping its floating around in some public domain site somewhere...
posted by razdrez on Apr 9, 2011 - 5 answers

What kind of questions do I ask a potential Personal Care Attendant?

Special Education Filter: What kind of questions do I ask someone interviewing to be my child's Personal Care Attendant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2011 - 4 answers

What Are Personal Budgeting Percentages

What are the basic percentages in a personal budget? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2011 - 9 answers

Need help desensitizing myself to, or taking less personally, the conduct of other lawyers.

How to feel less depressed about the conduct of other lawyers. Need help desensitizing myself to it, or taking such behaviour less personally. [more inside]
posted by wz on Mar 17, 2011 - 30 answers

Getting from where I am to where I want to be.

You know those people whom you admire - those people who are confident, smart, funny, humble, kind and a gazillion other qualities besides? Those people who have had a lifetime of experience and are sagely, and take troubles in their stride calmly. Those people who have fortitude and courage. Those people whom others wish to emulate. I want to know how I can be like them. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 14, 2011 - 34 answers

1Password/Lastpass confusion.

I have severe 1Password/Lastpass confusion. Does one supercede the other or are they meant to be used concurrently, in an ideal situation? I'm confused whether they perform the same function or not. Please help me organize my stuff! [more inside]
posted by damiano99 on Feb 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Think of it as a PO Box for your phone...

PrivacyFilter -- Please help me find a way to keep my personal phone number hidden from prying eyes. [more inside]
posted by kensch on Dec 31, 2010 - 7 answers

Concise Writing?

How to Be Concise When Writing Personal Messages/e-mails? [more inside]
posted by easilyconfused on Nov 27, 2010 - 21 answers

Self improvment through bookkeeping

Any suggestions for a "proper" bookkeeping app for personal finances? [more inside]
posted by verisimilitude on Nov 9, 2010 - 8 answers

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