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How often does a residential septic system really need to be pumped out?

I'm getting conflicting opinions on how often a septic system needs to be pumped, and pumping isn't cheap. My current system is about ten years old, and it's been mostly just me using it. I've heard of other low-use households that have been pumped maybe once in 30 years. Conventional wisdom seems to be thus: pump every 3 years or so or risk anything from a bad smell to a total system wipeout and replacement. Is that for real? [more inside]
posted by Camofrog on Jun 30, 2014 - 25 answers

How much to ask for informal consulting?

A coworker of mine asked me to help his friend out with some excel problems she is having. I am good with excel, so I agreed. We've talked and are all set to go, but I have no idea how much to ask for. [more inside]
posted by Hactar on May 1, 2014 - 6 answers

Marriage and the tax penalty.

Should we get married this year, or will that end up in a tax penalty, considering our incomes are similar and we would end up in a higher tax bracket? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2014 - 14 answers

What is a fair interest rate for this debt I owe?

I was the executor of my mother's estate after she died in February of 2006. The estate was discharged in March of 2007, and the assets distributed to my brother, my nephews, and me according to the terms of the will. All the assets, that is, except for $6,000 that I left in the estate's checking account as a hedge against unforeseen developments. There have been no further developments, and the money has sat in the checking account all these years. The account is non-interest-bearing. I've been remiss in waiting so long to disburse the funds, and in not obtaining any interest for them in the meantime. I want to make this right. How can I do so? [more inside]
posted by saywhat on Jan 10, 2014 - 14 answers

How do I find the best rate to refinance my car loan?

My credit is good. My loan on my new-last-year Toyota Yaris is awful; the interest rate is absurdly high. My credit union, who issued the loan, doesn't want to help. How do I find the best rate I can get on a refinance? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Nov 25, 2013 - 17 answers

Lawyer's fees for a week far away from home

What would be a realistic and reasonable bill to expect from a US attorney whom you asked to travel long haul (think China) to work with a client for a week? What about a UK solicitor travelling to Australia? Assume when they get there they will put in a 35 hour week. On the travel expenses front, would business class be typically expected when travelling long haul? I know there'll be a range, but would be interested to hear estimates for mid-size and large firms.
posted by pines on Nov 5, 2013 - 9 answers

Should I risk losing an ARM?

Should we consider an ARM in the current mortgage market? [more inside]
posted by IzzeYum on Aug 7, 2013 - 18 answers

Freelance advertising rate for creatives in NYC?

What should my day rate be for copywriting at a major ad agency in New York City? [more inside]
posted by annabellee on Jul 29, 2013 - 5 answers

What should I charge as an online marketing freelancer?

What should I charge as an online marketing freelancer? (Details inside) [more inside]
posted by phoenix_fire on Oct 31, 2012 - 2 answers

Tips for urban cycling as aerobic/cardio workout?

Tips for urban cycling as aerobic/cardio workout? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Oct 21, 2012 - 11 answers

Does the internet contain a trustworthy loan interest rate aggregator/advisor?

How do I find out what constitutes a "good" car loan for a given set of circumstances? [more inside]
posted by contraption on Sep 16, 2012 - 2 answers

Recommend a heart-rate monitor please.

Heart rate monitors and their bigger-better-brothers: as a follow up to this question about emphysema, I was wondering if the Green had some recommendations for highly reliable, simple to operate heart rate monitors. [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Jul 10, 2012 - 1 answer

Mouse House Travel

I'm hoping to find someone with some insight on why we're being presented with really pricey flights from Milwaukee to Orlando, and what options we may have come this November. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Jul 5, 2012 - 13 answers

Would I get higher interest from cash in a mattress?

PersonalFinanceFilter: Given the near-zero interest rates these days, what's the best strategy to use to allocate savings? [more inside]
posted by hot soup on Mar 5, 2012 - 18 answers

Am I being paid too much?

Photographers: reducing your rate – do you or don’t you? [more inside]
posted by mcbeth on Sep 23, 2011 - 24 answers

Why does NPR refer to the interest rate as "near zero"?

Why does NPR always refer to the US Federal interest rate as "near zero" rather than a specific amount? Googling shows it's between 0 and 25 basis points. What is the exact amount, and why is it not referred to exactly? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Sep 2, 2011 - 20 answers

Name for error resulting from GPS sampling on curves?

Is there a proper name for errors in distance calculated by GPS logs resulting from a curving path not receiving enough samples to define it and thus being shortened? [more inside]
posted by c0nsumer on Aug 18, 2011 - 7 answers

hourly rate for scientific journal editorial work?

What is an appropriate hourly rate for scientific editorial work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2011 - 5 answers

How do you estimate a cancer risk from radiation exposure?

How is the following risk assessment from this NYT infographic reached?: "The estimated increase in cancer risk of eating two unwashed pounds of [radioactive cesium-tainted broccoli] is about two chances in a million." Is it based on population studies, or sieverts, or something else? What biological effect do sieverts measure? [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Apr 3, 2011 - 4 answers

Why do animated an animated GIF's frame rate vary from browser to browser and can I make it consistent somehow?

When I make an animated gif it seems to run faster in some browsers. Is there a way to make it consistent for them all? [more inside]
posted by austinlee on Mar 26, 2011 - 2 answers

Economics for Dummies

How much does the corporate tax rate really affect jobs? [more inside]
posted by jpdoane on Feb 28, 2011 - 14 answers

What hourly rate for a 10+ year UNIX (Linux) admin in Bay Area?

What hourly rate for a 10+ year UNIX (Linux) admin in Bay Area? This is for maybe 2-3 visits a month, each 3-4 hours in duration. [more inside]
posted by uhom on Feb 9, 2011 - 6 answers

When should I ask for a raise?

My company doesn't do yearly reviews so when should I ask for a raise? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2011 - 5 answers

How to get the best conversion rate (GB Pound to US Dollar)?

How to get the best conversion rate (GB Pound to US Dollar)? I've been working in London for the past year, trying to save up money for grad school when I return to the states. I was told that December was the best month of the year to do a GBP to USD conversion (not too sure how accurate that is). I bank with Barclays (England) and Chase (US) and am in the states at the moment. I've brought the money (in GBP) over because I thought it would give me more conversion options. I know that it can get complicated with conversion rates changing, various banks with their own exchange rates, etc. I'm willing to open an online bank account if that's the best option to transfer pounds to dollars. Are there any conversion geniuses out there who can help give me any tips? Many thanks! D
posted by Danah_78 on Dec 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Ideal body stats and how fast to attain them

I'm going to make 2011 the year I keep my New Year's resolution to lose weight. Can you help me figure out a realistic target/loss rate? [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Dec 22, 2010 - 21 answers

Crime Rate Info?

How can I get information about the crime rate in a given neighborhood? [more inside]
posted by amro on Nov 25, 2010 - 19 answers

Looking for a Better APY

I'm considering an online bank for the higher rates of return available on a large sum of cash that I've been saving, but I'm sort of a Luddite, and I would appreciate your input. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2010 - 18 answers

what's the survival rate of finches reared in captivity and released back to the wild?

Super random question, but does anyone have any data on the survival rate of finches (the house finch, in particular) that are released back into the wild after being reared in captivity (e.g., a rehabilitator)?
posted by wuMeFi on Jun 27, 2010 - 7 answers

1099 rate for taxonomists?

I'm curious as to how much taxonomists earn per hour? [more inside]
posted by longhaultrucker on Jun 15, 2010 - 2 answers

Exchanging Dollars For Euros For Vacation

My wife and I are planning a trip to Europe in September. I understand the EURO has decreased significantly in value. Would a member know a USA Bank or agency to contact to exchange dollars for EUROs this month I would like to take advantage of the dollars strength?
posted by Mckoan1 on Jun 7, 2010 - 10 answers

How much should I charge as a tutor?

What's a reasonable rate for me to charge as a college tutor? [more inside]
posted by chndrcks on Apr 11, 2010 - 13 answers

Charge? Charge what?

How much should I charge for this freelance writing gig? A small book publisher has offered me a job writing roughly 100 humorous, high-concept captions for a book of illustrations. There's no clear category for this kind of work in the Writer's Market. They've asked me for my rate. Should I base it on magazine per-word rates? Halp!
posted by DeWalt_Russ on Mar 17, 2010 - 8 answers

How slow is my voice computer?

geek alert! If two humans were to speak to each other using only 1's and 0's, is it possible to determine a baud rate? [more inside]
posted by Funmonkey1 on Mar 15, 2010 - 17 answers

What is a Fair Interest Rate for Money Loved Ones Lent You With No Interest Rate Specified?

Despite the lender explicitly loaning me something interest-free and with no firm repayment date, I would like to offer a fair interest rate when I am able to repay them in the future. I'd like your help in figuring out what that rate would be, and your confirmation that I am applying the concept of compound interest correctly. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2010 - 14 answers

What do I call this guy?

Army filter: How do I refer to a recruit in basic training in the army? [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom on Jan 29, 2010 - 10 answers

Fair Market Value for a Custom iPhone App?

What's the going rate for custom iPhone application development? [more inside]
posted by saraswati on Nov 23, 2009 - 8 answers

Need formula to calculate a lease rate factor from a %.

Need formula to calculate a lease rate factor from a %. [more inside]
posted by thinktwice on Sep 24, 2009 - 2 answers

How much should I charge for consulting work?

I will be doing some consulting work. Basically I will be strategizing with a very small company on optimizing their presence on the web and helping them with social networking. Here's my problem-- I have no idea what to charge for my time. I will spend two hours driving to them and probably an hour or two consulting. What do you think I should charge? I don't want to be too low but I am also scared that I might be too high. What do you think would be a good rate? I am located in the Philadelphia area if that makes any difference.
posted by hellodonna on Sep 3, 2009 - 5 answers

Close the card or take the hit?

Should I reject a credit card's rate increase if I cannot pay off the balance right away? [more inside]
posted by dforemsky on Aug 14, 2009 - 13 answers

Women's Heart Rate Monitor Recommendation

I have searched through previous posts, but have not found specific info on women's heart rate monitors, specifically those worn on the wrist and that include a chest strap. [more inside]
posted by angiewriter on Feb 11, 2009 - 9 answers

Info sources for refi rates

What are the best ways to find and compare mortgage refi rates and fees? (web sites, or?) [more inside]
posted by msalt on Jan 17, 2009 - 10 answers

Is a lower interest rate worth the closing costs?

Interest rates are down, so my mortgage broker contacted me to see if I want to refinance. I'm under the impression that every time you refinance, you lose value in the house, so is this a good idea? [more inside]
posted by MtDewd on Nov 26, 2008 - 12 answers

How much should I charge for video editing?

How much should I charge to create a promo video for a friend? [more inside]
posted by burhan on Nov 12, 2008 - 5 answers

Librarians, help me out!

What is a normal rate for losing books from a school or public library? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Nov 8, 2008 - 10 answers

How can I lower my interest rates on my credit card and mortgage?

How can I lower my interest rates on my credit card and mortgage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2008 - 8 answers

How much to charge for a t-shirt design?

I've been asked to design a t-shirt for a well-known band on a major label, but I don't know what the going rate is for the work. I saw this question, but I'm not fresh out of school, and that's a question about bulk work, which this will not be. I'm open to charging a flat-rate or my hourly, but am unclear which is appropriate in this situation. [more inside]
posted by apetpsychic on Sep 10, 2008 - 7 answers

Will work for money

How much should I charge for pet-, house-, and baby-sitting? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Sep 10, 2008 - 11 answers

How much do PHP developers in NYC get paid?

What's the going rate for a PHP developer in NYC? [more inside]
posted by defreckled on Sep 9, 2008 - 9 answers

What hourly rate should I quote to be an on-site web-development / graphics guy contractor?

What hourly rate should I quote to be an on-site web-development / graphics guy contractor? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2008 - 7 answers

What sort of heart rate monitor should I buy?

Could someone please give me advice on buying a heart rate monitor? [more inside]
posted by Jack Alucard on Jun 22, 2008 - 5 answers

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