What prevents companies from simply screwing everyone and paying off their owners debt free? [more inside]
Personal Library Filter: Over the last couple of years, I've been helping an elderly couple with their massive book collection. After a lot of searching, I ended up finding BookCAT which seemed to be great. But these people really want to have lots of print-outs. (The husband does not use the computer at all.) BookCAT is way too complicated for even me in this regard. What else is there? [more inside]
How to best transfer and keep a domain name I own? [more inside]
What can I do to let go of the fact that no matter what I do, there's no way I can ever make up for a crappy schooling experience? (long ramble follows) [more inside]
Dear Metafilter Community, I live in a house full of roommates and I am trying to share my phone’s internet connection on our network so that everyone in the household may have an internet connection. Currently, I am capable of getting my phone to give my own computer internet access (via a Bluetooth Personal Area Netowork under ‘Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers’ in Windows 7), but I have not been able to share this internet connection using the Internet Connection Sharing feature. [more inside]
I have a problem with a broken Christmas promise. My girlfriend and I agreed that since money was tight, we would not buy gifts for each other. We would purchase gifts for family. Children, parents, siblings. But we would only buy for others. Not for us. Then my girlfriend bought me an iPod Touch. While I certainly love the gift I feel that I should now buy her something, even though she insists that I do not. I'm thinking that since the agreement was broken (granted with love) I have the right to purchase her a gift. (With love) But OTOH, would that be loving, or tit for tat? Am I overthinking this? Is it a given that I get her a gift? Or should I just accept my gift and leave it alone, and in my mind maybe be missing some signal of some sort? While money is tight, it isn't so bad that I couldn't get her something. It doesn't have to be the same amount, but I'd feel like crap if I didn't get her a gift now. Help!
What are the personal/individual audio cones are museums called? Is it possible to make one at home relatively inexpensively? [more inside]
My rent check is being altered every month, the memo area completely blacked out. Feeling at risk, what are my options? [more inside]
Where can I find personal stories of popular scholars on their life as students, phd candidates and/or professors? [more inside]
TorontoFilter: Help! I've been signed on by a modelling agency! I need to find a decent personal trainer and nutritionist in the Toronto area. Does anyone have any recommendations? [more inside]
Know any good blogs by high school or college age females? [more inside]
The trial-and-error method of ADHD drugs: I am already afraid of screwing up my job and I am concerned about all these side effects I read about people having. I can't spend 3 months spaced out or whatever until I find the right drug cause then I'll REALLY screw up at work. Can you help allay my fears or tell me how you and your psychiatrist and/or therapist worked this out? [more inside]
Should I hire a personal injury attorney after being rear ended? [more inside]
Help me say, nicely, "Please don't touch my child". [more inside]
By 1989 the boombox had established a fairly stable place in the pantheon of pop culture cinema, with the releases of both Do the Right Thing and Say Anything. Can you remember seeing (and hearing!) the machine in earlier films? I'm especially interested to learn its earliest appearances.
I use MS Money which is being discontinued by Microsoft. Can you recommend a replacement based on firsthand experience. The obvious is Intuit, but I'm finding mixed reviews on using it for personal finances. I basically want to track spending (downloading bank and credit card data), and to sort and analyze spending for income tax and budgeting purposes. I don't really care about managing a portfolio with real time data through internet connectivity, nor do I need to make financial investment decisions. Thanks!
A charity gave me $1,000 USD they raised for me after a drunk driver wiped me and my motorcycle out. I am 56 yrs. old, sick from cancer and will be losing my job in December. I have little savings and will have to work at whatever my body lets me do, and probably lose my health insurance. I plan on selling my home and its contents and downsizing to a studio apartment. I have no credit card debt but hold two mortgages, both will be a wash at the sale. What is the best bang for my buck for this $1000 in this economy? A CD? Online savings account? Any suggestions?
Use cash to start a business or for a down payment on a home. [more inside]
House loan advice needed. Should I take out a loan against my house while I'm trying to sell it? [more inside]
What is your favorite professional skin care line? [more inside]
I am interested to hear about opinions about the health and wellness industry and potential jobs. I have been in corp. america for almost 10 years and tired of the inability to help and make a difference in peoples lives. [more inside]
I am not seeing results of personal training/working out, what can I do differently? [more inside]
Birthday gift ideas for mom? [more inside]
Can anybody recommend a personal trainer in Austin for my 70+ dad? [more inside]
I'm looking for a website about/for people that like to collect data about themselves. [more inside]
What's a good replacement for Quicken on the Mac? [more inside]
Prior to a few short camping breaks this summer I'm looking to purchase a camping portaloo - more for my wife's benefit you understand! Any advice on models/makes etc and how much chemical stock I need. Also how user friendly are they?, if you know what I mean...
JournalismFilter: Please recommend good blogs/online columns by individual reporters. [more inside]
lifehackingfilter: Anything to speed up finger and toe nail clipping? [more inside]
I feel guilty about a work situation, how can I ease my mind? [more inside]
Have I been wrong on my financial core beliefs? [more inside]
I am writing a fictional story about someone who lives in the slums of some small South American country. When he was ten, during a fever, an angel appeared to him and told him that he would become an FBI Agent. He may have seen a movie with FBI agents, so he has some sense of what that means. Step by step, what does he have to do to fulfill that prophecy in a real way? [more inside]
How do you go about finding/picking a personal trainer? How do I know if I've found a good one? [more inside]
Looking for voice-activated/voice-recognition personal organizer/time management portable device for person who does best with audio rather written prompts/reminders. [more inside]
Grandiose Self Promotion. Is that the way to get ahead in the long term? [more inside]
I'm looking for news stories, blog posts, photos, video clips, mash-ups or anything else that captures the impact and emotion of Barack Obama's victory, especially on a personal level. [more inside]
What are some awesome Twitter feeds - cool people or information I need to know? [more inside]
Currently I've created several Excel files & sheets to keep track of my timelog, fuel expenses and statistics... but this set up is very messy, and I would like to keep all this data in a database. I'm wondering which would be the best option to do that. [more inside]
How do I get to the new Marketplace feature on my Zune 80 device? [more inside]
Questions about the best course of action to prepare for a possible economic depression [more inside]
Getting a Personal Support Worker certification in Ontario -- worth it? [more inside]
How do I transform my short term spurts of motivation/adrenaline into constant motivation? [more inside]
What's the best way to react to a socially awkward situation? [more inside]
Personal Branding in Academia: Jon vs. Jonathan? [more inside]
I guess the question should really be, "how to overcome a MENTAL roadblock that has taken the form of a person?" I guess my situation can be likened to those age-old stories of someone not being able to forgive a parent for a bad childhood, and blames the parent for his/her failures. But my story is about an unwelcomed competition from a cousin, one that instead of facing I've always cowered to, and have thus grown in resentment and have become stifled as I continue watcihng my life unfold in misery, Wondering how to reclaim a personal sense of power regardless of her presence in my life, even though it seems it keeps "haunting" me. [more inside]
What is HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act)? How does it protect an individual in terms of Doctors and medical conditions that , say, an employer might ask. Does it protect your privacy?
Looking for personal retreat/solo vacation ideas, combining meditation, fitness, and relaxation. Could also use some tips on how to plan such a vacay. Any ideas? [more inside]
A man has debt, he comes into a little bit of money... how best should he spend it? [more inside]
Dublin 8; South Circular Road; Old Harcourt Station, "Antics" with DJ Dave on Wednesday nights; Ring a bell? Are you a Dublin local? [more inside]
whats a good personal finance magazine to subscribe to? i know of kiplinger's. i don't know how good it is, though. what are some other magazines for personal finance?