• Are we at the point where raising the age for social security benefits is the only way to save it?

    I know that the idea leaves a bad taste in many people's mouths, and most politicians dare not propose it. But if we try the novel idea of being honest about the situation, here's what we know: When social security went into effect, a large percentage of the population didnt live to be 65. And of those who... show more
    I know that the idea leaves a bad taste in many people's mouths, and most politicians dare not propose it. But if we try the novel idea of being honest about the situation, here's what we know: When social security went into effect, a large percentage of the population didnt live to be 65. And of those who did, most of them didnt see 70. It was meant to be a little extra income to help sustain you in your final months or years. But then, a population boom began the very next decade and has lasted perpetually. Furthermore, most people are living to 80 nowadays and many live WELL into their 80s and beyond, and are collecting way beyond what they put into it. The amount paid into the system hasnt touched the amount being taken out for a long time, and something has to give. We can simply not talk about it, pretend we don't have a problem, but if it's raise the age and keep the system around, or let the system implode upon itself and no one gets anything, then which would we rather have? Going on as it is now permanently is simply not in the cards, and our hand may bust sooner than we think.
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why are $2 dollar bills so extremely rare?

    10 answers · 15 hours ago
  • Is there a way to bring baby furniture/items from the states to Kaiserslautern, Germany? My husband is in the army and I'm 18 weeks pregnant?

    I have been in Germany for about a month now. We are going home in March to visit for 20 days. I absolutely hate all the crib sizes here (none convert into toddler beds). I haven't found any cheap furniture I want either. Almost everything I would want is from Wal-Mart, Target, and the "American"... show more
    I have been in Germany for about a month now. We are going home in March to visit for 20 days. I absolutely hate all the crib sizes here (none convert into toddler beds). I haven't found any cheap furniture I want either. Almost everything I would want is from Wal-Mart, Target, and the "American" Amazon. Our parents want to buy everything, but do not want to pay $100+ to ship each item. My mom isn't doing well financially and can only afford to get stuff with her Walmart card, because she can make payments. Is there any moving company we could trust to ship our nursery items when we go home in March? My husband and I didn't even get married until after he was in Germany, so I was unable to bring any household goods for free over here. What do we do? We want to save money, but this is our first baby (our rainbow baby), so I want a decent nursery.
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is there a lot of age discrimination in the accounting field?

    For instance, if someone finishes their degree at age 27-28, is that too late to compete for entry-level positions?
    For instance, if someone finishes their degree at age 27-28, is that too late to compete for entry-level positions?
    6 answers · 13 hours ago
  • My parents won’t let me spend my own money?

    I’m 17 and have been saving up for a pc for nearly 5 months. I have a job so it’s not an allowance or anything along those lines. the problem is, I don’t have a debit card because I don’t know how to set one/my parents haven’t taken me to get one yet. Whenever i make online purchases I use their credit card and... show more
    I’m 17 and have been saving up for a pc for nearly 5 months. I have a job so it’s not an allowance or anything along those lines. the problem is, I don’t have a debit card because I don’t know how to set one/my parents haven’t taken me to get one yet. Whenever i make online purchases I use their credit card and I give them whatever cash I have. My parents aren’t letting me buy it because my grades are down, which is temporary but it’ll take awhile to get them up. My mom said she’s using the pc as an incentive to get my grades up, but the money isnt hers to hold, right? I also don’t need an incentive to get my grades up. I understand the gravity of doing well in high school and care about getting good grades. It’s just difficult to get them up because of how hard junior year is. any suggestions? My first thought was to get my own debit card but i don’t even know how to do that.
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • Our company has just been taken over and they are moving our pay from a fixed date to every four weeks is there anything we can do about it?

    My firm has 6,500 employees who are paid the same day every month. In a few months the new company are going to move the pay date to every four weeks. so every paydate each month is a few days earlier so is constantly moving backwards making direct debits a nightmare and in my case my average goes from 1800 / 1700... show more
    My firm has 6,500 employees who are paid the same day every month. In a few months the new company are going to move the pay date to every four weeks. so every paydate each month is a few days earlier so is constantly moving backwards making direct debits a nightmare and in my case my average goes from 1800 / 1700 to 1500 for 2 months then 1800 then 1500 for another two and so on. No existing employee wants this change is their any way we can appeal it?
    12 answers · 5 days ago
  • When we make food without paying for it, how do we collect revenue?

    So I work in a fast food place. Sometimes customers don’t like their food and ask for refunds on it, or sometimes we make a mistake and have to remake food for a customer. The managers at my job also get free meals. So i’m wondering, when we make food that gain no money who ends up paying for it? Does the company... show more
    So I work in a fast food place. Sometimes customers don’t like their food and ask for refunds on it, or sometimes we make a mistake and have to remake food for a customer. The managers at my job also get free meals. So i’m wondering, when we make food that gain no money who ends up paying for it? Does the company just forget about the lost money and move on? I should clarify that when we do end up making food for free my supervisors ring in the food as a “manager discount” (remember that managers get free food) where does the company get paid for their services
    11 answers · 5 days ago
  • UPS store just quoted me $940 for shipping from the US to Australia. Does this seem insane to anyone else?

    I won an online auction and have to arrange my own shipping. I was told to send my invoice to UPS and then UPS gave me that quote. I'm afraid now to know what additional import charges might come once the package arrives in Australia. I will add that the items I won did cost around $3000AUD. But that... show more
    I won an online auction and have to arrange my own shipping. I was told to send my invoice to UPS and then UPS gave me that quote. I'm afraid now to know what additional import charges might come once the package arrives in Australia. I will add that the items I won did cost around $3000AUD. But that shouldn't affect the cost of shipping, right? It is quite heavy though (38lbs) and dimensions are 16 x 16 x 16.
    12 answers · 6 days ago
  • Why does it seem like all businesses are crooked & shady, especially big businesses?

    Best answer: Clausewitz said - I THINK it was Clausewitz; or maybe it was Sun Tzǝ: "Business is just war by another name."

    And in any war, truth is the first casualty (everyone knows that!) ... and therefore, so it is in business too.

    Cheers!

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    Best answer: Clausewitz said - I THINK it was Clausewitz; or maybe it was Sun Tzǝ: "Business is just war by another name."

    And in any war, truth is the first casualty (everyone knows that!) ... and therefore, so it is in business too.

    Cheers!

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    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • If we need more immigrants to grow the economy, should we make peace with a smaller economy?

    Best answer: Liberals claim we need to exploit illegal labor so we can have affordable produce.

    But only a tiny percentage of illegals are working in agriculture.

    Liberals generally don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.
    Best answer: Liberals claim we need to exploit illegal labor so we can have affordable produce.

    But only a tiny percentage of illegals are working in agriculture.

    Liberals generally don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • How do I get my stuff from California to Florida?

    Best answer: I'm so sorry for your loss. That must be incredibly difficult for you. In terms of packing, ask whatever adult is caring for you to take you to the post office and help you secure these statues in bubble wrap. Then you can just mail them from there. Good luck with your new life in Florida and I hope everything... show more
    Best answer: I'm so sorry for your loss. That must be incredibly difficult for you. In terms of packing, ask whatever adult is caring for you to take you to the post office and help you secure these statues in bubble wrap. Then you can just mail them from there. Good luck with your new life in Florida and I hope everything turns out well for you.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Restaurant bill?

    Hello if a bill is 96.62. There are 3 friends. Does it make sense to put in 40 dollars?, that would come up to 120 but with the last twenty dollar bill will get change and give 5-10 as tip.
    Hello if a bill is 96.62. There are 3 friends. Does it make sense to put in 40 dollars?, that would come up to 120 but with the last twenty dollar bill will get change and give 5-10 as tip.
    8 answers · 6 days ago
  • Would you rather hire someone who is: A) a great cultural fit for the company but has poor-to-average skills or....?

    Best answer: I'd rather hire someone who has good technical skills and fits in with the company culture. If I can't find someone who fits both, it can be much harder to get someone to fit in with culture than to upskill someone who is technically lacking. I work for a company that has a culture that is very different... show more
    Best answer: I'd rather hire someone who has good technical skills and fits in with the company culture. If I can't find someone who fits both, it can be much harder to get someone to fit in with culture than to upskill someone who is technically lacking. I work for a company that has a culture that is very different from most large corporate cultures, even though it's a global company that employs more than 100k people worldwide. It's very collaborative and focused on how the work gets done. We recently had a new hire join our department who did not understand the idea of collaborative work, and managed to offend pretty much everyone he had interactions with. He lasted a grand total of 8 weeks, despite having a ton of technical expertise. So yes, I think it's easier to train the skills than change the personality.
    8 answers · 6 days ago
  • What is the difference between cash flows from operating, investing, and financing activities?

    I m studying accounting and I don t understand this
    I m studying accounting and I don t understand this
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • Do you think it is rude to ask somebody who they could afford something?

    Best answer: Yes, that is a very personal question and you should not have asked her how she can afford the car. It is not right to ask people about their financial situation. You were quite innocent in asking her this question and you didn't mean to probe in her personal affairs. And as for yourself you would not have been... show more
    Best answer: Yes, that is a very personal question and you should not have asked her how she can afford the car. It is not right to ask people about their financial situation. You were quite innocent in asking her this question and you didn't mean to probe in her personal affairs. And as for yourself you would not have been insulted if someone asked you this question. You probably would have said, oh.... my parents paid for it, or whatever the case. But people in general are more private about their personal affairs . Ah well... there is nothing you can do about it. You've asked her this question and I suppose you learned now . But yes, try to refrain from asking questions that can be embarrassing or personal. Exceptions are close relatives or very good friends, but then still you have to be careful, not to come over as a busybody. I am sure you are not that kind of person, and you didn't mean to be rude at all.
    14 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is driving 1.5hr to work and then 1.5hr from work work $16 an hour job?

    I want to make more money but at the same time be realistic about taking a job requiring me to drive 1.5 to and another 1.5 on the way back home. The job pays $16 an hour. But I want to make sure it's worth it, cause I'll have to supply gas for my vehicle six days a week. I know probably a lot of miles on... show more
    I want to make more money but at the same time be realistic about taking a job requiring me to drive 1.5 to and another 1.5 on the way back home. The job pays $16 an hour. But I want to make sure it's worth it, cause I'll have to supply gas for my vehicle six days a week. I know probably a lot of miles on my vehicle. But with gas and mileage will I still be like I'm making $8 an HR or it's worth it??
    10 answers · 1 week ago
  • Anyone any ideas on how to clarify whether someone offered a payment of fifty-thousand as opposed to fifteen-thousand? Pls see details?

    During the phone call I was in no doubt that the figure of fifty-thousand was offered - the number was only said once. That number is in line with the services being bartered. It was only after the call that some doubt crept in that perhaps it was fifteen-thousand that was offered. Emailing to ask, "did you... show more
    During the phone call I was in no doubt that the figure of fifty-thousand was offered - the number was only said once. That number is in line with the services being bartered. It was only after the call that some doubt crept in that perhaps it was fifteen-thousand that was offered. Emailing to ask, "did you say 50k or 15k" is out of the question as it suggests that I might have agreed to 15k. So I need a subtle way of asking, without actually asking! Any clever ideas on wording would be gratefully received, thanks.
    5 answers · 6 days ago