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Hi AskMe, I've posted a couple previous questions about this before, but things are coming to a head and I'm uncertain what to do. We have been trying to get a second PPP loan for weeks, and it's failed inexplicably several times. What do? [more inside]
Are there good enlightened articles online expanding on the perspective that there needs to be acknowledgment that burnout, overwork, stress in our pandemic times isn’t just solved with a bubble baths, vacation days, and self-care time? My team just got lectured by our boss that we need to take ownership of our well-being, and it was so tone-deaf my ears are still clanging. (More inside) [more inside]
58 years old. Applied for job at [company] online. Received this message back from HR person at [company] the next day ... [more inside]
A couple of friends recently moved to Providence, RI, and are looking for credit union recommendations. They've googled, of course, but would love to hear people's opinions. No particular special needs other than wanting to transfer a credit card balance to a card that the CU offers. Thanks!
I'm applying for a govt. job. They need a different thinker. It's the vaguest advert I've seen, looks more or less written for me. Position needs social separation but in a team enviro.; I'll be very different to what's there now, I'm more working class (among other diffs), these folk are not. I need to maintain that difference - some separation is not difficult as I'm not social - most people don't know that; I present as norm (and have done for 20+ years), I can't maintain a different act/manner for long, but I can look different. [more inside]
I plan to launch a subscription service as a freelancer. A sticking point is that I and my business are located in Sweden, which means that I am obligated to collect VAT (value-added taxes) on subscription services purchased by Swedish residents (and possibly other EU residents as well but that part I can figure out on my own). I am having problems finding an appropriate and affordable payment processor. [more inside]
Another job dilemma where I can't see the wood for the trees. [more inside]
I have a well-paying, secure, kinda fancy job that is frankly aspirational in my country. People make admiring noises when they hear where I work, and want to know how I like it. Anticlimax (or probably not) below the fold. [more inside]
In my late 20's I decided to go back to school for a STEM degree after building my first career in language translation and localization. I'm about 2/3rds of the way through a degree in Civil Engineering, but I'm miserable, burnt out, and hating my life. Please, please tell me it'll be okay if I quit (at least for now), and help me brainstorm what type of job to look for if I decide to leave school. Assume I already have a BA and career experience, and that student loan debt is not an issue. [more inside]
Sure, I know about LinkedIn, Indeed, Monster - but - what's the new 'hotness'? [more inside]
I have a senior developer title now, but I feel out of my depth, and I don't have enough free time or energy to spend with my family, or to pursue personal projects. I would like to work 40 hours (or less?) every week (or almost every week). Pay cut/losing seniority OK. Difficulty: Full-stack web developer, USA. [more inside]
My son has an inherited dental condition that will need a lot of work in the future. I want to start putting money aside specifically for it. What's the most advantageous way to save for this? [more inside]
I am wondering which I should look for first: a new job or a house to buy. [more inside]
I'm going to notify my landlord in NYC that I'll move out in 1 month, at the end of my lease. What are reasonable expectations for apartment showings as they find the next tenants? I'm curious about applicable tenant rights, if any, and how it's worked for you if you've moved/had a tenant move during the pandemic. [more inside]
I have 12,000 in very old real estate tax debt that I've so far been unable to deal with. The interest rate is pretty high (the debt started out closer to 3,000), and I've paid a lot into this hole while it keeps increasing. Part of this debt is liened against my house, which is probably worth more in reality but last time I tried to get a home equity loan its value was assessed at $35,000. [more inside]
I have invented a thing to sell on the retail/consumer market (see link in my profile) but I don't want to be in the retail business. I want to sell large numbers to large companies who would then sell at retail. How? [more inside]
We are soon moving to a much bigger house (2 bedroom flat to 5 bedroom house) and I am very excited to make it a home! Maybe too excited. I am fantasising about all the things to renovate and organise and furnish and decorate. It is not practical or financially responsible to follow through on all of it at once. Any advice on how to approach and plan this transition? [more inside]
Hi, does anyone have experience with or a recommendation for someone who can assist me with getting my resume in good shape to apply for federal jobs? I currently have zero time to do this but can throw some money at it, so tips are not helpful, but contacts/information about people I can hire are helpful. Thanks much!
We bought a house! It currently under construction and so the sale will not close until later this year. However our offer was subject to financing, so we researched the mortgage offerings from a number of Canadian banks and applied to two. Both provided an approval. One is asking us to sign some documents already and I don't really understand why they need signatures. [more inside]
As many office are, we are working from home - and we may not go back into the office. I have a LOT of paper. I pay the bills for the company, I do bank transfers, credit card payment entry, etc. I know I need to keep this data, but I'd like to minimize the effect it's having on my workspace, since that is also my home. Has anyone done this and have recommendations, or places to figure out best practices? [more inside]