I looked up my credit score info, and apparently it's bad because of a $30 charge at Kohl's five or six years ago. I'm fairly sure I just received the card in the mail and tossed it, so I suspect someone found it and used it, but it doesn't really matter. I would just like to pay the debt and start building up my credit. But since the account is closed, how do I pay it off?
This is a rather minor quandary, but it has been weighing on me. I do a decent amount of online shopping. However, a couple of times a year, packages go missing.
I am contemplating quitting my job on the following rationale: "If I fail my classes, I will have wasted the money I spent on tuition, regardless of how much of those costs I recuperate through my part-time work." I haven't been unemployed since I was 14, so I am slightly terrified of taking the leap. I live at home and also have $11,000 in savings I could live off for the next year—but I was hoping that by working I could keep that for a down payment for a house. Advice? — A.
On Wednesday morning, my boyfriend gets a call as he's driving into work, and it's the manager of the moving company saying the mover who added up the hours and did the multiplication made a mathematical error—it was supposed to be about 20 minutes more (~$40). He asked if we would approve adding that extra charge to the amount they'd already calculated.
I don't really feel like I can say no to the full-time job, which my boss very nicely put me up for, and, which is actually something I had planned on asking about the possibility of. But, I feel sort of taken advantage of that they want to pay me less to do the same job. WWYD? Get them to promise me a raise or something? — M.
It turns out though, that the woman had charged my fellow "rig pig" less than she charged me, about fifty bucks less. When my husband and I checked out, I mentioned the state of the room, and that my pal had paid less, and the motel lady had said she would refund me the difference. This hasn't happened yet—should I call and follow up?
I applied, interviewed, and was offered the job, which I've been in for the last four months and enjoying greatly—until I discovered something that made me kind of angry: I was offered the extreme minimum salary, just over $25,000, and told it was non-negotiable.
Family inheritance dilemma: When one of the heirs is married to a thieving, deadbeat of a person.
I would like an excuse to keep the $250 refund—maybe you could tell me that it's some sort of karmic reward for managing a long-distance relationship for years, while in grad school?—but probably what I really need is for someone to tell me that I'm being a dick.
In your expert opinion, should I just suck it up, take on the fourth job, get college over with and try to help out my family? Should I forego the fourth job and try to help out my family anyway? Or just do the best I can to support myself, try to enjoy the last few months of college, and hope my family is able to figure it out as well? — C.
I find out tomorrow whether or not I have the publishing internship. Should I take it—bail on Americorps and children who need my help, take the risk that I might be unemployed again in three months—or stick with the job that I know I have?
So what would you do? Fight for a job you hate, but it has financial stability and coworkers you love? Or walk away and struggle financially, but have time for family and self-care?