• Is the family I babysit for allowed to tax me?

    I'm 17 and I babysit for a family 4/5 days a week. I make min wage ($10/hour). They file me as an employee of the company they own and they tax me. Is this illegal? My job has absolutely nothing to do with their company and I don't think i'm making enough money to be taxed? What law states they... show more
    I'm 17 and I babysit for a family 4/5 days a week. I make min wage ($10/hour). They file me as an employee of the company they own and they tax me. Is this illegal? My job has absolutely nothing to do with their company and I don't think i'm making enough money to be taxed? What law states they can't file me as an employee of a company I'm not related to or that they're not allowed to tax me?
    37 answers · United States · 2 days ago
  • Should we British spend a quarter of our GDP on the armed forces?

    Best answer: What possible reason could there be for that sort of enormous expenditure when it would be easier to attack a weaker State and steal their equipment.
    Best answer: What possible reason could there be for that sort of enormous expenditure when it would be easier to attack a weaker State and steal their equipment.
    11 answers · United Kingdom · 1 day ago
  • I owe my university $7,000. Can I file bankruptcy on that debt? It is NOT from a student loan?

    I just found out that my financial aid never went through 5 years ago when I went to this school. I moved and it's taken them this long to get in touch with me. The debt is not from any student loans, it's just an unpaid debt through the school.
    I just found out that my financial aid never went through 5 years ago when I went to this school. I moved and it's taken them this long to get in touch with me. The debt is not from any student loans, it's just an unpaid debt through the school.
    9 answers · Personal Finance · 23 hours ago
  • Why do we need to pay to do our taxes?

    Best answer: You don't. You can print the forms off at irs.gov, or check and see iv your local library has them - and fill them out yourself. The free online versions are mostly free only if you just have a W-2 - and many charge for a state return. They stopped mailing them out several years ago, and made them available... show more
    Best answer: You don't. You can print the forms off at irs.gov, or check and see iv your local library has them - and fill them out yourself. The free online versions are mostly free only if you just have a W-2 - and many charge for a state return. They stopped mailing them out several years ago, and made them available on the internet. The government saves a lot of money that way.
    18 answers · United States · 17 hours ago
  • How does house flipping REALLY work?

    For example: you spend $100,000 to purchase and fix up a house already on the market as a finished product to make $101,000? That's of course if you're lucky enough to secure the mortgage to pay for it. So for all of that " hard work" and "sweat equity", you've only made $1,000.... show more
    For example: you spend $100,000 to purchase and fix up a house already on the market as a finished product to make $101,000? That's of course if you're lucky enough to secure the mortgage to pay for it. So for all of that " hard work" and "sweat equity", you've only made $1,000. It's like buying crap from Wal Mart, "fixing it up", and reselling it on Craigslist. Seems like a pointless business to me. Someone help me understand,
    16 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 1 day ago
  • I am 30 years and I make $72000 doing delivery job and I feel embarrassed?

    Till I find something better like opening small business, but for now I feel ashamed cause everybody around me including my younger siblings have professional job does anyone else feel the same way and how to overcome it? Recently I was delivering to Sheraton hotel and on my way down 3 women got in the elevator and... show more
    Till I find something better like opening small business, but for now I feel ashamed cause everybody around me including my younger siblings have professional job does anyone else feel the same way and how to overcome it? Recently I was delivering to Sheraton hotel and on my way down 3 women got in the elevator and start flirting with me till one point out I was just delivery driver and all sadden they turn around and start giggling!
    30 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 2 days ago
  • If I rent a room at my fathers house,and another tenant also rents one.. Can we put a sign on our door stating we RENT the room?

    Me & Another Tenant both have a lease stating we rent a bedroom each,so people don t just walk up into our rooms,can we put a sign on the door? and what would it say?
    Me & Another Tenant both have a lease stating we rent a bedroom each,so people don t just walk up into our rooms,can we put a sign on the door? and what would it say?
    16 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 22 hours ago
  • Can you "pre-order" a apartment?

    I'm starting college in the fall and was just wondering is there any way i could put an apartment on like a hold? I'll be rooming with my friend and thought we should get a head start on a place to live. It's in a different city in the same state so we'll still be living there over the breaks like... show more
    I'm starting college in the fall and was just wondering is there any way i could put an apartment on like a hold? I'll be rooming with my friend and thought we should get a head start on a place to live. It's in a different city in the same state so we'll still be living there over the breaks like summer/winter.
    22 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 3 days ago
  • Shouldn't our landlords lower our rent by taking away the garage?

    Recently we have had moisture & water get into our garage at the house we are renting. The landlords have now told us the garage can not be used anymore because a new foundation has to be put in to stop the problem. Meanwhile it sounds like they may even be knocking the garage down, and perhaps building another... show more
    Recently we have had moisture & water get into our garage at the house we are renting. The landlords have now told us the garage can not be used anymore because a new foundation has to be put in to stop the problem. Meanwhile it sounds like they may even be knocking the garage down, and perhaps building another one, but also adding on a bedroom and bath next to the new garage. We have a lot of stuff, and also have a storage shed. The storage shed is filled to the brim & the garage is filled to the brim. We have no place now to put our stuff. PLUS, there hasn't been one mention of the landlords saying they would lower the rent now that we won't have a garage. How fair is that? Shouldn't they legally be made to lower the rent while we have to put a lot of our stuff in storage, or go buy another storage shed? If all this work starts, I have a feeling we will be asked to move, because I can't see how they could do it with us living here. Advise please!!!! We have to deal with a management place, and it's very difficult to get them to return calls. They have pretty much actually told us there is nothing we can do but move our stuff from the garage.
    36 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 3 days ago
  • If someone pretends like she owns a property and try to rent to get deposite and first month. Is it criminal or just civil matter?

    A lady posted a room for rent on Craig's list, and I called her and we signed a lease. We cleaned the roof after 3 days I found out that she was not allowed to rent a room. Even she can't leave in that property. So is this crime or just civil matter.
    A lady posted a room for rent on Craig's list, and I called her and we signed a lease. We cleaned the roof after 3 days I found out that she was not allowed to rent a room. Even she can't leave in that property. So is this crime or just civil matter.
    18 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 22 hours ago
  • Is it legal for my apartment complex to ask for my roommates approval in order to have an emotional support animal (ESA)?

    It was prescribed by my doctor for me to have an ESA and I provided my apartment complex with the proper documentation, they told me that it is policy that I get the approval of my 2 roommates in order to have an ESA. Is this legal or should I be able to have an ESA without askong my roommates?
    It was prescribed by my doctor for me to have an ESA and I provided my apartment complex with the proper documentation, they told me that it is policy that I get the approval of my 2 roommates in order to have an ESA. Is this legal or should I be able to have an ESA without askong my roommates?
    15 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 23 hours ago
  • Is it stupid to live way below your mean?

    I am just curious if a person makes 50k a year is a single parent but lives wayy below his or her means is it looked down upon. I have a friend who is 29 makes about 50k and is the mother of 1 child who is 6. Although she makes good money she purposely lives in low cost areas. When I say low cost I don't mean... show more
    I am just curious if a person makes 50k a year is a single parent but lives wayy below his or her means is it looked down upon. I have a friend who is 29 makes about 50k and is the mother of 1 child who is 6. Although she makes good money she purposely lives in low cost areas. When I say low cost I don't mean crime ridden, I mean apartments that don't necessarily have all the bells whistles, such as a pool or fireplace. She drives a used car and shops at Aldi's which is a bargain grocery store. People I know look down on her because she does not travel or go out to eat much or spend a lot of her money. Mostly all her clothes and child child's clothes are second hand. She does not have cable or anything. She is 30 and works in the government and wants to retire early. So she works and rents a low cost apartment but is saving to move to the country and buy a mobile home where she doesn't have payments. Is this considered a stupid lifestyle? As I said she does not care for travel or anything and just saves all her money. She has over 14k in the bank and no debt.
    28 answers · Personal Finance · 3 days ago
  • What are some places that hire without previous work experience?

    I'm 18 years old and already graduated high school. I'm looking for a job and have applied to many places like Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Claire's, JCPenney, Barnes and Noble, and even Target and Walmart but was not hired by any. What are other places I can apply? (I do not want to work at McDonalds, or... show more
    I'm 18 years old and already graduated high school. I'm looking for a job and have applied to many places like Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Claire's, JCPenney, Barnes and Noble, and even Target and Walmart but was not hired by any. What are other places I can apply? (I do not want to work at McDonalds, or fast food places).
    22 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 3 days ago
  • Can my landlord charge me for a new toilet seat?

    My toilet seat has been off the screws for a while now and we have brought it to the inspector doing the inspection and they said theyll fix it yet they haven t. We always have to keep putting the seat on and straightening it. Tonight my son sat on the toilet and the seat wasn t on right and it cracked. Do I... show more
    My toilet seat has been off the screws for a while now and we have brought it to the inspector doing the inspection and they said theyll fix it yet they haven t. We always have to keep putting the seat on and straightening it. Tonight my son sat on the toilet and the seat wasn t on right and it cracked. Do I contact my landlord and tell them this and that they have been notified in the past for the broken screw parts and now it has snapped or should I go out and buy a new one?
    10 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 2 hours ago
  • What are the real estate rules for rejected first offers on a house?

    We submitted a first offer on a house for $15K less than asking price, much to the dislike of our "buyers agent" who suggested that we offer closer to asking price. The offer wsa submitted at 10pm, by 8am the following morning, we found out that it was not accepted and that we needed to submit another... show more
    We submitted a first offer on a house for $15K less than asking price, much to the dislike of our "buyers agent" who suggested that we offer closer to asking price. The offer wsa submitted at 10pm, by 8am the following morning, we found out that it was not accepted and that we needed to submit another offer at the price our agent originally said. There is nothing in writing showing that it was rejected? Is there real estate laws / rules that if an offer is submitted in writing, it must be rejected in writing? Or were we just scamemd by our money hungry agent? (in Massachusetts)
    32 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 3 days ago
  • Am I getting ripped off on this house?

    There's a house i'm considering buying and it cost $134,000; however in 1991 the owner paid $70,000 for it. I've taken a tour of it and it's in great shape. There's no foundation problems etc. The only issue is that several years it had termites but none since it's been treated. I was... show more
    There's a house i'm considering buying and it cost $134,000; however in 1991 the owner paid $70,000 for it. I've taken a tour of it and it's in great shape. There's no foundation problems etc. The only issue is that several years it had termites but none since it's been treated. I was thinking ( I haven't made an official offer) of asking $121,000 as my offer. Now my relater, said that the lady knows she's asking way to much and that she will be negotiable. When I was telling my parents I might offer $121,000 (they toured the home with me) they said that was still too much and should start at $113,000 as my initial offer. I know this is limited information, but what do you think?
    19 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 2 days ago
  • Maybe a stupid question but Isn't insurance a rip off?

    Best answer: It's not a "rip off." You are paying to eliminate risk. Suppose a tornado hits your house and breaks both your legs. The medical treatment, plus replacing the house and all your possessions, could cost a million dollars. Insurance would pay for all that, leaving you no worse financially than if... show more
    Best answer: It's not a "rip off." You are paying to eliminate risk.

    Suppose a tornado hits your house and breaks both your legs. The medical treatment, plus replacing the house and all your possessions, could cost a million dollars.

    Insurance would pay for all that, leaving you no worse financially than if there had been no tornado.

    Yes, if you have a spare million to pay for all that yourself, then you don't need insurance. You can just take the risk of losing one of your many houses to a tornado.

    But if you would be in a lot of trouble if your house were destroyed, then insurance is security that that will effectively never happen.
    12 answers · Insurance · 22 hours ago
  • What's your thoughts on universal life insurance? a friend has recommended one from Foresters.?

    What are the Pros and Cons in getting a policy from it? I am having a hard time trying to understand the concept and if it will beneficial for me. She says its better to go with that policy than a 401k that my employer offers. Let me know your thoughts.
    What are the Pros and Cons in getting a policy from it? I am having a hard time trying to understand the concept and if it will beneficial for me. She says its better to go with that policy than a 401k that my employer offers. Let me know your thoughts.
    13 answers · Insurance · 3 days ago