If a national news station publishes your home address on television without your consent, what is(if any) the recourse? [more inside]
What's the best way to loan money to a friend? [more inside]
How much does a personal trainer from Bally Total Fitness cost? [more inside]
Mac Mess Filter: help me choose personal database software. [more inside]
Looking for infamous personal add. [more inside]
Help me pick a professional domain name for email. All reasonable combinations of my name are already taken (the same goes for GoogleMail addresses). I'd like to avoid firstnamelastnameUK01321@googlemail.com if I can. I'm going to be using it mainly on CVs. [more inside]
Paper trails: Similar to this link, I am looking for a specific list of personal papers, receipts, and essential documents I should keep and for how long. Any and all receipts? Bank statements? [more inside]
I just moved 4,000 miles to Washington, DC and took a job with far less salary than I am worth in a new industry for the fringe benefits. I have about $18,000 in CC debt and have a modicum of a plan but need real financial help to sort out how to pay off this debt while in the meantime making something in the mid-30's. [more inside]
I need to easily transfer finds from the US to my Canadian bank account. What's the easiest way to do this? [more inside]
"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery." British personal finance blogs, forums and other resources? [more inside]
So if I'm going to use the GTD method, what am I going to use? [more inside]
Please help me restore my user settings (Win XP Pro). All of my wife's personal settings (also folders and files) have beem sent to the recycle bin upon restart. I tried to use the recycle bin restore feature, but to no avail. There is only one user account, and that seems to be set to new machine status. She wants her desktop back ! Last time, you guys saved my butt...can you do it again? Thanks.
What web site provides a "Design Your Own" service for unique personalized bath abd body products? [more inside]
Broken Promises: Looking for stories of the damage that broken promises can cause an individual. Can be personal (maybe childhood stories), read somewhere(biographies?), recommendations where to find them, etc. Preferably something that can be easily told within a couple of minutes...Any help is appreciated!
I'm looking for a "lite" contact manager for my PC? [more inside]
Suggestions please, on what to get engraved on brand new iPod. [more inside]
ChinaFilter: What are some interesting and unusual medicine or tonics or elixirs I can buy in China that is not readily available anywhere else? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a good financial advisor in the Northern VA/DC area?
Many adjectives used to describe overweight men in a nonoffensive manner can also be used to describe muscular men (i.e. stout, beefy, etc.). What are some adjectives that describe, with a positive or neutral connotation, the state of being both male and overweight, but that are not used (or at least not commonly used) to describe muscular men as well? [more inside]
I need software to manage my personal & business budget. [more inside]
Help me find a website by a kid with aspergers or autism. [more inside]
How does one graciously deflect intrusive questions? [more inside]
I have an appoinment with a personal shopper next week at a high end department store in NYC--what should I expect? [more inside]
Is it common for men to 'experiment' as boys? [more inside]
How to handle giving personal references... when you don't know anyone? [more inside]
Please help me define my strengths and weaknesses. I am trying to do a SWOT type analysis of my personal strengths and weaknesses, but I am finding it difficult to know what kind of things I should put on the lists. Can anyone point me to resources which would help with this? [more inside]
How can I convince my wife that we need her income and that as much as we'd like to have our son at home with her instead of in Day Care, we have to face reality or severely cut back our lifestyle. [more inside]
What is the best way to go as far as software for making a annotated reading list/database of books is concerned? Apart from the usual details, I'd like to add tags and short notes to each entry and would like to be able to work on the file off-line. Are there any existing software solutions for such a task out there or is my best option to go with MS Access/MySQL or a similar such program? I'm on the PC/Win XP platform and looking for inexpensive/shareware/freeware options Thanks!
I would like to be certified as a fitness trainer and possibly in diet therapy. In looking at online and corespondent courses it seems there are a lot of different orgs to go through. Some are obviously not so great and a scam in themselves. I have pretty much narrowed my search down to a few: The ISSA, AFPA, and NASM look to be the best options. But there is such a span in tuition and course options. Any recomendations from anybody in the field?
Older Woman. I'm 21 and she is 25. We went to high school together and I was a freshman when she graduated. Is the difference in age still as big of a factor? [more inside]
I have a coworker who not only invades my personal space when she talks to me, but also tends to grab my arm or make other physical contact when talking to me. It puts me into immediate defensive 'fight or flight' mode. Should I bring it up with her directly? [more inside]
Do you have any recommendations for solid creative non-fiction magazine columns or the like? [more inside]
What is the best PFD (personal flotation device) for a beginner sea kayaker? Is it an essential to try on before buying and is a used PFD something to avoid? [more inside]
how do you shave a gorilla? [more inside]
How do you find and pick the right credit union? [more inside]
Oh, wiki, you're so fine! You're so fine you blow my mind---but which wiki is the finest? [more inside]
Creative (non-insane) ways to keep cool in Florida needed [more inside]
How realistic is the idea that you can shelter your personal assets as well as many typical expenses under the umbrella of a corporation? [more inside]
Some random loser is sending lewd text messages to my girlfriend's mobile telephone. I have his first name and mobile number only. What can I legally do to stop him texting her again? [more inside]
I need help generating an 'explanation' for my bankruptcy 6 and 1/2 years ago that will not make me look financially incapable to a potential investor. Are there any 'good' explanations for filing bankruptcy that I could use in order to not have this fact work against me? I need potential circumstances that would warrant a bankruptcy and sound reasonable to a potential business partner. More inside... [more inside]
Please recommend some good personal-finance related web sites. I'm looking for sites with good information on all aspects of personal finance and responsible money use. Most of what I've found is focused on investing, though, and on macroeconomics. I'm not interested in the Big Picture. I want sites that focus on the Small Pictures: dealing with debt, saving for the future, finding bargains, etc. Think Your Money or Your Life, but in web form. Big sites, little sites, weblogs, print magazines — I don't care, so long as it's focused on personal finance. Bonus points for sites with RSS feeds. [more inside]
I have a friend here in New York who has a major personal injury case starting very soon dealing with his child. Involved is a major chain, and some serious plastic surgery. Is there a database to check out some of the lawyers who are in contact with my friend - about their history, wins / losses, etc?
What philosophies of personal identity are out there? [more inside]
This is quite possibly the strangest thing that I've ever done in my short adult life. I'm really quite stunned as to what just occurred because it seems so out of character for me. I know I'm not still dreaming. Yeah, I'm fairly sure of that. But anyway, what the heck happened only a few moments ago? And where to begin? Please, read on. Nothing too freaky inside. Promise! [more inside]
Insurancefilter What is the cheapest / most effective way to approach getting health / dental insurance on your own? [more inside]
There’s a long tradition of telling a story, say, around a campfire, or to a group of friends in a bar, and based on the feedback you get, changing the story to suit or entertain your audience. Today, the web gives everyone the ability to tell a story and receive feedback from a much wider audience than was previously possible. Two examples I can think of are the blogging phenomenon and Shelley Jackson’s hypertext writings. I’m looking for traditional/historical examples and sources as well as as well as online equivalents?
Young married couple, mid-20's, good income: ready to take our finances more seriously. Who do we talk to? [more inside]
Do any MeFi Americans have experience of (part)-owning companies overseas? [more inside]
I spend roughly 90% of my life on the road for business. This poses a couple of personal problems. Does anyone have some suggestions? [more inside]