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October 4

Explain my credit card statement

What is current vs statement balance? [more inside]
posted by pando11 at 10:39 PM - 2 answers

An American Remote Worker in Katowice

I'm looking for advice and more questions about working an American job remotely while living in Poland. [more inside]
posted by LiteOpera at 8:07 PM - 2 answers

October 3

Needing some cash, use zero interest I-bonds or gold coins?

Needing some cash for a $1k car repair; use gold coins or I-bonds? More inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 3:29 PM - 5 answers

Good Online Career Counseling

Since graduating college, I've wandered from job to job. I taught kindergarteners English in China, then I got an EMT certification and worked on and led Americrops chainsaw crews, and now I'm in the Peace Corps, at a health center in Rwanda. When I'm done, I think I'll be ready to go back to school (if necessary) and move towards something that could be a more permanent career, but I don't know what that would be. I'd like to talk over that decision with someone qualified, online. [more inside]
posted by Rinku at 10:18 AM - 5 answers

October 2

Renters insurance that acts more like car insurance

I was wondering if anyone had any tips for finding a renters insurance provider that is as straightforward as car insurance. [more inside]
posted by bleep at 6:58 PM - 12 answers

Dealing w/ being an Average Jane engaged to a brilliant genius?

So I screwed up undergrad, pretty much eliminating the possibility of an academic career for myself, and got engaged to a guy who is in the most academic of careers. I'm envious and embarrassed about my lack of career path compared to his glittering academic future, and my current job is really not long-term sustainable. Hopeless, miserable, and alternating between feeling bitterly envious and then tortured by guilt for being such an unfair jerk, I'm being a bad partner, and I really don't know how to navigate all this. [more inside]
posted by bugperson at 4:54 PM - 54 answers

Moving to Charlotte, how do I find a job from NY

I live in the Hudson Valley in NY. After breaking up with my Fiance’ and girlfriend of 8 years, I decided that I needed a change. I am planning on moving down to Charlotte where my brother lives. I am trying to figure out how to find a job in one state while living in another details inside [more inside]
posted by kbbbo at 10:44 AM - 8 answers

How do I figure out what job/career I fit into?

I've been applying and interviewing a bit, but most applications get no response, which I know is common enough, but maybe I could be going about this better. I am in dire need of guidance at this point as to what sort of other jobs or fields I might fit into and be happy with. (Long) details inside. [more inside]
posted by Fire at 5:28 AM - 9 answers

October 1

Choosing an out-of-area credit union

I'm dissatisfied with my local credit union and am interested in taking my business elsewhere. They are the only game in town, so I'm wondering how best to assess my options for online only or at least long distance friendly credit unions. [more inside]
posted by contraption at 11:50 PM - 3 answers

People who work from home- how do you get your day started early?

I've fallen into a bad pattern of starting the days work later. Sometimes I don't get going till 3 or 4 PM! Give me your tips & tricks to get started on the day early, reliably.
posted by skjønn at 8:05 PM - 26 answers

Recognition (or lack thereof) at work

I feel like my work is not being recognized in favor of someone else (X) who is on the same project as I am. This does not seem deliberate from my boss, but he is remote, and this other person isn't very good at respecting boundaries. How do I approach this with my boss? [more inside]
posted by Everydayville at 2:39 PM - 12 answers

Car repair done twice, incorrectly or unnecessarily. Who pays?

The dealership says the repair done by a local shop was done incorrectly, which they must repair to their standards before proceeding. Local shop denies they did it wrong. I need an operational car. Who's ultimately on the hook for all this work? [more inside]
posted by ndg at 10:56 AM - 15 answers

Am I doing money wrong?

I feel like I go from one financial juicebox to another. I can't save money, am trapped in an unpleasant job situation as a result, and the whole mess has me frankly pretty depressed. Is there anything at all that can be done? Warning: long woe-is-me descriptions within. [more inside]
posted by whistle pig at 9:59 AM - 38 answers

Best practices for following up on a job offer?

I interviewed for a position with a big and well-known international firm. Last Wednesday I was told by the HR person that they wanted to make an offer, and that while they were having trouble meeting my salary demands, she was aiming to send an offer to me by end of the week or latest beginning of this week. Now that it's Thursday and I haven't heard anything, is it better to follow up again (and at least potentially get closure if the offer has fallen through), or sit tight and keep waiting? [more inside]
posted by ladybird at 6:56 AM - 8 answers

September 30

Enticing Contract Conditions for Key Accounts

As a small software startup, we are getting real interest from very interesting clients, but they are concerned about our long-term survival. How to neutralize these concerns? [more inside]
posted by caudingo at 6:44 PM - 9 answers

'Tis the Season to be Overqualified

I am about to be interviewed for a part-time seasonal, retail position. This would simply be something to supplement my main income, and very temporary. I have about 15 years of high level retail management experience that I gained prior to the full-time non-retail management position I now have. I heard that the hiring managers sometimes do not want to hire people who are vastly overqualified, so my question is this: Should I reveal how much retail experience I actually have, or should I try to downplay it?
posted by LilithSilver at 6:27 PM - 8 answers

Recommend accounting/attendance management solution for drop-in group?

My wife has just started a new business venture, which is a weekly drop-in Q&A group for moms. She's looking for some software to support a couple of key functions: simple accounting and tracking the attendees. If it's possible to combine these, then all the better, but I recognize it'll likely have to be two different systems. [more inside]
posted by camcgee at 3:12 PM - 1 answers

Gym annual fee after cancellation

I cancelled my gym membership effective today, and I have signed proof. However, they claimed that I will owe them an annual fee tomorrow October 1. Can I dispute this with a chargeback? I told them I was not paying it, and they said it had already been arranged. My contract says the annual fee is charged October 1.
posted by OnTheLastCastle at 11:06 AM - 6 answers

Confused about giving up my job that I know (almost) inside out.

Been working at the same not-for-profit for 4 years and I feel that I'm 'in with the bricks', get on with my colleagues and am the 'go to person' in the organisation. However, I've ALWAYS been unsure about the ethics of my boss regarding such things as favouritism, making rules up as she goes along, finance etc. I've now been offered another job as an Executive Assistant for local council - more money, better holidays etc BUT I'm scared. More inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 3:09 AM - 11 answers

September 29

explaining that you were fired

Does admitting in an interview that you were fired ever turn out to be a job offer in the end? Especially if it involves getting fired from a job 4 years ago or even longer? I do want to tell the truth, but telling the truth does not seem to be practical, since companies are ready to write you off very quickly with such an answer. I once admitted it in an interview and the hiring manager looked shocked all of a sudden, left the room, and said that the next person who was going to interview me was too busy and had a work emergency. I think that admitting being fired is only safe when you have good experience and credentials, so that employers would forgive you for a little blemish in your career.
posted by pieceofcake at 8:12 PM - 17 answers

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