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Already cancelled my credit card. What else should I do? [more inside]
My wife has a job opportunity that expects an answer within 2 weeks. There are a lot of trade-offs involved - a professional step down but possible personal benefits - and she's struggling to make the decision. (I'm 50/50 on the change and am supporting whatever she does). She's wondering if there's a a way to get outside help - is there a way to get in touch with a life coach or career-oriented therapist and get some good advice on such a short timeline? How would we find such a person? [more inside]
Fellow freelancers...how do you step away, step back, enjoy a little bit of life? [more inside]
I am subletting my apartment in Pittsburgh to a tenant for the summer. I'm asking for a security deposit, and it seems to be PA law that deposits must be put in escrow. What's the easiest way to set up an escrow account? [more inside]
My wife and I are trying to make some plans for the future, but I don't really understand what are the important variables to consider. Mortgage repayment timelines, building costs, and more are confusing me. [more inside]
Had a first interview for a job that sounds great based on the description. During the interview I was asked "how diverse my personal life is" and "where is home?". I am really interested in the role but am not sure how concerned to be about the interview questions. The 'justification' I can think of for these questions coming up... TIA. [more inside]
I used to actively collect foreign currency (coins and banknotes), at least half of which are no longer in circulation. I now want to sell the collection - either in bulk or small lots/individually. While I realize my collection probably isn't worth much, I'd like to know what I can do to earn the most profit from its sale. [more inside]
My sister recently started working for a franchise of a national US quick-service chain. They have a tip jar on the counter and credit card receipts have a tip line, but none of the employees get tips paid out - management says that instead they get one free meal per shift. I asked where the tips go and she said she thinks it's to the store owner. This seems immoral to me, if not illegal. What would you do? [more inside]
New mom, new job and overwhelmed. Making lots of small mistakes and feel like a big one is coming. What do I do? [more inside]
Been working at a place for a minute, and now another place wants me. How do I do this gracefully? Details under the fold. [more inside]
I have an Etsy shop selling handmade jewelry/accessories (mostly OOAK) but I wish to have my own website as a backup. I like Shopify but the pricing is beyond my budget. Is there a better alternative? [more inside]
Last last year I accepted my Dream JobTM. I've been here for about four months now and absolutely love it. This is my first time supervising people, and while I think I'm doing a good job, I'd love to do an amazing job at it. [more inside]
I'm on social security disability and looking to get back into the working world after a few years without employment. I currently live in New York. I was wondering, does anyone have any personal experience with social security's Ticket to Work program? Was it helpful for you? Thanks in advance.
I am in Ontario, Canada. My employer gives us Good Friday and Easter Monday off. My old contract ends on Good Friday and my new contract begins on Tuesday (the day after Easter Monday). Does this mean that technically I am not employed on Easter Monday and not entitled to be paid for that day?
So, I got into grad school (hooray!), but now I need to tell my boss that. I'd like to still work at my job part-time (which should be doable), but I just can't figure out the best way to present this. Any advice? [more inside]
I need a recommendation for a tax preparer in Portland, OR for a mildly complicated tax situation. I've had bad luck trying to find someone good in the past. Do you have someone you like? [more inside]
A few weeks ago I had to choose between working for Division A or Division B within my large corporation. I signed the offer letter for A and called the director to express my enthusiasm, but now I'm having doubts this is the right career path. What's the best way to undo this and jump back to B? Is it even possible?
I am selling my burning man tickets and have a buyer. I'm trying to figure out the best way to do this safely and protect us both. Issue is, physical tickets aren't here yet, I can only transfer the order itself. [more inside]
Super simple question. Let's say a relative bought you (made-up numbers!) $30k in savings bonds when you were a child. You cashed out the bonds as an adult for (again made-up numbers!) $45k in 2016. Do you owe taxes on the full $45k or just on the $15k interest? I know there a lots of nuances here. But before I ask my accountant more specific questions, I want to make sure I'm heading down the right path. And I can't seem to find a simple answer to this question online!
Would moving my money out of Bank of America decrease their ability to fund enterprises that I find unethical or detrimental? If I move my money to a credit union, is there any guarantee my money will be used for more ethical or positive purposes? If not, is there a better alternative? [more inside]