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]
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]
MoneyFilter: A small windfall arrives in the pocket of a poor UK student. What should he do with it? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Are there penalties to paying off all my credit card debt all at once? [more inside]
I scored a huge monitor for free! Tips for video editing/motion graphics workspace layout? [more inside]
Will Obama's windfall profits tax destroy the American economy? [more inside]
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.