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How to dispose of semi-large pile of money

We're about to come into a somewhat large sum of money. We've never really had money before, and we're not sure how to manage it. We've got a variety of debt, and a strong desire for a house. What to prioritize? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2015 - 41 answers

What should I do with 300K?

Should I put a 300K cash windfall into buying my first home, or into a Vanguard fund to generate interest? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by MrHalfwit on Aug 8, 2015 - 20 answers

How much $ to give a child who just earned a bundle?

Basically by accident my kid is about to earn a large chunk of money. How much should we let him keep, how much should be saved, etc.? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2014 - 36 answers

Eating damaged fruit

I want to use more fruit and make it easier to process. I have composted a couple hundred pounds of fruit this summer. I hate the waste. We have a pear tree from which a certain squirrel eats half of each unripe fruit and throws the rest on the ground. Later in the season the fruit from the upper branches (30-40 feet) falls, impaling itself on twigs, or smashing on the ground, pulping a quarter of the fruit into the dirt. Some fruits have worms or slug damage after sitting on the ground. I pick what I can reach with a picker and if I am present when a ripe, un-bitten fruit falls and smashes, I eat that. But is there a better way? [more inside]
posted by SandiBeech on Oct 9, 2013 - 13 answers

Suggestions for a $6500 windfall?

I am about to receive a one-time windfall of about $6500 after taxes. I would like to hear suggestions for spending it that will result in happy memories, a sense of accomplishment, or acquiring something that we enjoy owning. [more inside]
posted by The Elusive Architeuthis on Jun 1, 2012 - 34 answers

I'm rich! I'm rich! I - well, I'm slightly less poor.

MoneyFilter: A small windfall arrives in the pocket of a poor UK student. What should he do with it? [more inside]
posted by fearnothing on Feb 25, 2012 - 11 answers

What to do with a fairly substantial business sale that is life changing but not enough to retire on?

What to do with a fairly substantial business sale that is life changing but not enough to retire on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2011 - 14 answers

How to invest a $75,000 inheritance

I am about to inherit a significant, but not enormous, amount of money. How do I manage this process without making myself insane or losing it all? Help me set up a basic investment plan. [more inside]
posted by fancypants on Aug 8, 2011 - 19 answers

Suggestions for ultra-practical upgrades to my life?

Suggestions for ultra-practical upgrades to this life? I received a ~$5,000 windfall with some hefty strings attached, the main of which is that I must spend it within 60 days. Another kicker: whatever money I don't use before the deadline goes to a cause I'm ethically opposed to. I'm a single mom who, right now, would rather buy makes-life-easier/peace-of-mind type things, not silk sheets or espresso makers. [more inside]
posted by Yoshimi Battles on Jun 20, 2011 - 76 answers

How can I gain the best interest on my money while still accessing it?

I have been fortunate enough to unexpectedly inherit £35,000 from a relative who died prematurely. What should I do with it? Caveats inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2010 - 7 answers

A house? In Deer Lake? Thanks! Umm... Now what?

Problems you'd love to have Filter: my boyfriend's parents just gave him a house. What should we know, and what do we do now? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Jul 20, 2010 - 11 answers

If my student loans are going to be forgiven ... I might as well go all out, right?

I'm expecting a financial windfall in the next month or two in the very low five figures. I'm also in the middle of law school, and I'm going to have a great deal of debt when I finally get out (several times that windfall). But should I put that windfall toward not having to take out any additional loans? Normally, the answer would be to take on as little debt as possible, but ... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2010 - 6 answers

And after all this, I'm freezing the cards in a huge block of ice.

Are there penalties to paying off all my credit card debt all at once? [more inside]
posted by prancingllama on Feb 24, 2010 - 16 answers

Useful workspaces now that I have a huge extended desktop?

I scored a huge monitor for free! Tips for video editing/motion graphics workspace layout? [more inside]
posted by jtron on Jul 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Robbing the Rich?

Will Obama's windfall profits tax destroy the American economy? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Anthropomorphism on Aug 13, 2008 - 30 answers

What would you do if $730 (US) fell into your lap unexpectedly?

What would you do if $730 (US) fell into your lap unexpectedly? I want to surprise my wife with something really cool and unexpected, but my creativity is on its annual holiday vacation.
posted by vraxoin on Dec 15, 2003 - 15 answers

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