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How do I do custom cabinets/wardrobes?

Where to look, what's a good price, what price is too much of a bargain to get a nice product, are there any tricks to the process? (And if we can get what we want ordering stock items that's great too) [more inside]
posted by Anwan on Aug 28, 2014 - 4 answers

Vegetable stock: what makes it amazing and how best to use it?

This is a two-part question.... I have the idea of a "stone soup" kind of fall gathering where everyone brings something to make a huge pot of vegetable stock. I need to know what makes good stock – what to put in and what to leave out – and then what should I make at the party for us all to eat and enjoy some of this stock right away? [more inside]
posted by amanda on Jul 28, 2014 - 10 answers

Stock just split, so what do I do with my paper certificates?

A while ago I was gifted a few shares of AAPL stock. They were – and still are – on paper certificates. I don't have a brokerage or anything. Today that stock split 7-for-1. Do I need to do anything now? You can assume I know pretty much nothing about this stuff. Thank you!
posted by churl on Jun 9, 2014 - 8 answers

Recommendations for Puget Sound civil law firm

A verbal promise for partial ownership in the company I work for needs to become a paper contract, and given the power differential and the several years since this promise has been discussed in detail, I need recommendations for the best possible attorneys to have on my side. This is in the Puget Sound area.
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2014 - 2 answers

Help me actually achieve a good chicken stock

How can I actually make a good soup/general use stock? I feel like I've tried a whole bunch of different recipes and none have ever been better than Swanson's from a box. Seriously I've made it 15+ different times, both chicken and veal. I'm pretty handy in the kitchen and can do most everything else, but not this, help me! [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Mar 14, 2014 - 38 answers

Fantasy Stock Software

Help me create a fantasy stock account - offline solutions preferred. [more inside]
posted by matkline on Mar 4, 2014 - 3 answers

here's a cute drawing of someone banging their head against the desk

I have been making greeting cards and would like to sell them. I have been doing rubber stamp and scrapbook paper stuff so far, but started looking for graphics I could print and incorporate. My google is failing me. It looks like shutterstock has great images, but even with the enhanced license, I cannot use them on things I will sell (unless i'm misreading what i find there). I'm getting really confused and getting a headache reading fine print everywhere and I must not be finding the right blogs or using the right words. Where do I find images (illustrations and graphics, NOT photos) that I can download, print, and use on my stuff that I will sell? [more inside]
posted by McSockerson The Great on Mar 4, 2014 - 7 answers

Notice of Grant of Stock Option?

I've received a "notice of grant of stock option" from the company I work for, with a place for me to sign. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Feb 25, 2014 - 13 answers

Looking for an android widget like the google now stock widget

I love the Google now widget ...except for one thing, I've no control over what it shows. I particularly like the way it displays stock prices and would like a constant stock graph as a widget with the same look and feel (or close to it) of the Google Now cards - does it exist?
posted by Admira on Feb 16, 2014 - 2 answers

Stock Oversaving?

Settle an argument about making stock for cooking. One half says that you should save every odd and end from vegetables and keep them in a big ziploc bag in the freezer for when you make stock so it can get the most varied amount of flavor possible and "recycle" kitchen waste. Other half says that since we're not making vegetable stock and only ever make stock with left over bones you should just keep to the basic recipie ( carrots, onion, celery, etc) and not introduce all these unknown cauliflower ends and parsnip bits and it's a false economy anyway. Who is right? Is anyone right? Are they both right?
posted by The Whelk on Jan 25, 2014 - 20 answers

Stock Concentrate Spoilage

I have some shelf-stable chicken stock concentrate. It's not a dry cube, but rather a sort of gel consistency. The expiration date is 10/13. I know it's just a little past the date, and I'm inclined to use it. Would you? [more inside]
posted by redfishbluefish on Nov 7, 2013 - 11 answers

How to best short the for-proft college industry?

I believe at some point in the near future (e.g., the next three years) the revenue model of for-profit colleges will collapse. I would like to take a short position and profit from their failure. What are some creative ways of doing this? [more inside]
posted by quadog on Oct 15, 2013 - 6 answers

Got a good reason...for taking the easy way out...he was a Day Trader...

How many of my hiveites currently work as a Day Trader? What is your day like and if you were doing it all over again, would you still trade? How about schools like Online Trading Academy? Any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by keep it tight on Oct 8, 2013 - 14 answers

How do I credit a Flickr photo licensed for commercial use?

Help me know exactly how to give credit to photos I want to use on my blog. [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Jul 29, 2013 - 10 answers

Free stock images

Any sites that offer royalty free and free images? [more inside]
posted by ladoo on Jul 10, 2013 - 19 answers

Can I get a new Bell Samsung Galaxy S4 and root/unlock it? (& should I?)

Can I get a new Bell Samsung Galaxy S4 and root/unlock it? (& should I?) [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Jul 1, 2013 - 1 answer

Authors: Do you stock up on copies of your own book(s)?

I got a book published a couple of years ago. I love being able to give copies to people once in a a while. I expect I'd like to be able to keep doing this for many years to come. Thus far, I just order new books as I need them. But is it likely that at some point it'll no longer be possible to order more copies? Should I be stocking up on the book? How to other authors out there handle this? I'd rather not have to keep a million copies around if I can avoid it (it's a small place I've got) but I'd hate to find, that, say, in ten years, I'm out of copies to give away, and no more can be had anywhere...
posted by ManInSuit on Jun 21, 2013 - 8 answers

How do I actually go about shorting a stock?

There's a company whose management I strongly disagree with and I want to bet against them by shorting their stock. How do I go about doing that?
posted by jtothes on Jun 15, 2013 - 24 answers

Paging the opposite of Jim Cramer.

I own stock in two companies. One set I inherited, the other I bought because I follow the industry and gambled on my insight. Now they're both at 52-week highs, with a 30% return on the former (as of the day I inherited it, at least) and a 100% return on the latter. The portfolio worth is about to hit $10K. The problem is that I have no idea what I'm doing and I have no idea when or if I should cash out. Everyone I know who has investments has them in index funds managed by someone else. I don't know any professional traders or hobby investors. I do not have the time to learn finance, and I can't imagine a decent financial adviser would be a worthwhile investment considering the portfolio worth. What to do? [more inside]
posted by A god with hooves, a god with horns on May 23, 2013 - 19 answers

Beating Inflation

I don't have a lot of debt or expenses, so my income keeps piling up in my checking account. Unfortunately, I don't know much about finance or investment. I want to make sure that I don't lose money year over year because of inflation, but pretty much all the CDs and savings accounts I've seen have an APY lower than the inflation rate (which is >= 1.5% according to various websites). I don't care about playing the stock market; all I want is to avoid losing my money through inaction. How do people in this situation keep up with inflation while at the same time minimizing their financial risk?
posted by archagon on May 16, 2013 - 15 answers

Which 3D printer will be the one sitting on my and everyone else's desk?

I do think that pretty soon everyone will have a 3D printer at home--but which one? I'm looking to invest in a company that makes and/or sells them, but I have never invested on my own before and have no idea how to choose the company that will be the right one. I realize that the stock market is all about speculation and uncertainty, but can someone point me in the right direction so I can at least make an informed decision? I don't have any real life friends who are investors, either, so I turn to your collective wisdom. Thank you!
posted by aimeedee on Apr 29, 2013 - 18 answers

Vendors using product shots of articles for sale

I have a friend to runs a pizza place and I am helping him with his menu. We had a question about the legality (in terms of copyright or whatever) when using trademarked items on his menu that he also sells. [more inside]
posted by lampshade on Apr 18, 2013 - 4 answers

Tell me about investing as a hobby!

I've always had an interest in the stock market and investing but have only given it a small amount of attention. I was recently trying to come up with ideas for a hobby and realized that (a) investing is something I have had a long standing interest in and (b) it's something that people can do as a hobby! What are some resources/guides/books for learning as much as possible about this? [more inside]
posted by averageamateur on Feb 5, 2013 - 24 answers

Low cost (free) ERP software.

We are looking for an ERP solution to a new business. Nothing complicated, we just need to be able to manage one vendor, a few customers, manage stock and issue invoices. Does anyone have a program they use they can recommmend? Free is good, or a trial and then low cost.
posted by Frasermoo on Jan 24, 2013 - 5 answers

Can you give an asset in lieu of cash when selling a small business?

When selling a small business, can the owner accept an asset of the company in lieu of cash payment? [more inside]
posted by miit on Dec 31, 2012 - 9 answers

Soup Without Canned Broth

Do you have any recipes for soup that don't require broth or stock? [more inside]
posted by Ery on Dec 26, 2012 - 35 answers

Stock to Soup

What's a good soup recipe to make with this yummy home-made chicken stock? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic on Dec 6, 2012 - 13 answers

What is the best way to start trading stock options?

Thinking of stepping foot into Stock Options trading while in college full-time. Any advice on where to start? [more inside]
posted by Parh6512 on Oct 3, 2012 - 11 answers

Raise or fold?

Should I exercise my time-limited stock options? I can afford it, but not without unease. I think it's a probably a good investment, but I have trouble determining how good. Details within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2012 - 18 answers

Transferring 1% ownership of S-Corp - nuts and bolts questions

How does an established S-Corp, wholly owned by one individual, transfer one percent ownership to another individual? Nut and bolt type questions within. [more inside]
posted by amcm on Jul 23, 2012 - 4 answers

Should I stop throwing away those proxy voting things from the stocks I own?

Should I stop throwing away those proxy voting things from the stocks I own? [more inside]
posted by malhouse on Jul 8, 2012 - 11 answers

Today's special ingredient is: Chicken Stock!!!

What should I do with this small amount of extremely tasty chicken stock? [more inside]
posted by Mizu on Jun 18, 2012 - 14 answers

How do you turn your business into a company?

Do you have to know how to cook to own a restaurant? [more inside]
posted by azn_hunnie on Jun 13, 2012 - 26 answers

How can I quickly obtain a pre-1996 Netscape SEC filing?

How can I get a copy of Netscape's last prospectus prior to its Aug. 9, 1995, IPO, as quickly and cheaply as possible? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on May 28, 2012 - 3 answers

POS for a housewares retail outlet

Best POS/inventory management for a shop selling a mixture of unbarcoded and barcoded items (i.e. some loose stuff) and wishing to monitor stock levels, produce meaningful reports. Can't decide between Mac/Windows/Cloud... [more inside]
posted by dance on May 11, 2012 - 5 answers

Can I freeze it, thaw it, then eat it?

Can I freeze beef aspic? [more inside]
posted by Rube R. Nekker on May 9, 2012 - 6 answers

What to do with $20,000

I have $20,000. I want to do something to make this money grow. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by Atlantic on May 8, 2012 - 24 answers

Quick turn-around strategy for buying Facebook stock?

How feasible is a quick turn-around strategy for buying Facebook stock? [more inside]
posted by ragtimepiano on May 8, 2012 - 19 answers

Outsider Trading

Suppose I was in a position to financially damage a company. Assume that I have no involvement whatsoever with the target company. Would it be illegal/immoral to short their stock right before doing so? [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow on May 3, 2012 - 12 answers

Best mushroom stock uses ever

Give me your best mushroom based recipes! Please? [more inside]
posted by wocka wocka wocka on Apr 28, 2012 - 8 answers

High-quality mockup renders

Please reveal your best-guarded design resource secrets and point me towards some low-cost (yet high-quality!) mock-up photos of hands and tablets [more inside]
posted by halseyaa on Apr 3, 2012 - 2 answers

What To Do With Pea Soup Paste?

Super Concentrated Soup? So I made split pea and pesto with pork soup two nights ago and I made too much. It also sat on low for a bit too long and is now a thick green paste. What do I do with it? Is it still safe to eat? Can i do anything to it besides adding water and making more soup? How best can I use these leftovers? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Mar 29, 2012 - 16 answers

Class B vs. Class P...where's class J?

[Asking for a colleague] Question about share classes in terms of equity held in a start-up they used to work for. Differences between Class P and Class B, and implications of conversion. [more inside]
posted by weaponsgradecarp on Feb 29, 2012 - 6 answers

Institutional ownership of a stock How often is this reported?

I can log onto my Ameritrade account and find the percentage of a company's stock that is "Held by Institutions". How often is this information reported and what constitutes an "Institution"? [more inside]
posted by Rafaelloello on Feb 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Synonym for satisfying?

Is there a single word for finding pleasure in well done formulaic stories not because they are doing something new or even being particularly clever, but because they hit the notes well, manage the tropes, and deliver what they promise? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jan 22, 2012 - 34 answers

What are some great broth recipes?

Hit me with some kickass broth recipes for a family member recovering from bariatric surgery. [more inside]
posted by pajamazon on Dec 5, 2011 - 12 answers

How does news about a company spread during the pre-ipo quiet period?

How do people get information about a company during its pre-ipo quiet period? [more inside]
posted by alms on Nov 20, 2011 - 4 answers

Short Groupon?

Groupon went public last week. I've been eagerly anticipating this event for months now so that I can short the heck out of this dog. But now that it's arrived I find I'm unable to through my current brokerage Tradeking. I messaged their CS and they said it won't be available to short through them anytime soon. Does anyone have or know of a brokerage that is able to short it now? I would presume I might have better luck with a larger one like Etrade, but I'm not sure. Yes, I'm aware of the risks of shorting. Don't worry, I'm not actually putting much money there. It's more for fun than anything. thanks!
posted by grammalvsu on Nov 14, 2011 - 15 answers

In the unlikely event they don't get full-ride scholarships

I own a lot of shares in a company that has done very well on the market recently. So well in fact that if I sold it all now, I could divide the proceeds equally between my two kids and set them both up for college — something my parents couldn't do for me. However, my oldest child won't be ready for college for another 12 years. Is there any way to convert the stock shares into something less volatile than the market, without incurring capital gains tax? My kids both have 529 funds and I'd love to be able to move the stock there but I want to avoid the IRS as much as possible. Yes, I am naive and ignorant of the finer workings of finance, so please be gentle.
posted by Ratio on Oct 30, 2011 - 13 answers

Should I sell my stock in the company I work for which is about to go public?

My initial vesting date will be just a few days after the IPO. Should I sell all the shares that vest on the vesting date immediately? How do I maximize my future happiness in making this decision? [more inside]
posted by nohat on Oct 28, 2011 - 17 answers

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