• Can my landlady increase my rent because I planted several bushes?

    I didn't think this was such a big deal, but she came over in a rage because I planted two bushes. She then ordered the gardener to remove them immediately, & then increased my rent AGAIN to punish me for planting them. She just increased my rent six months ago, so to now raise it again over two bushes... show more
    I didn't think this was such a big deal, but she came over in a rage because I planted two bushes. She then ordered the gardener to remove them immediately, & then increased my rent AGAIN to punish me for planting them. She just increased my rent six months ago, so to now raise it again over two bushes isn't fair. I rent month to month, so she claimed she can raise it every month if she wants to. Is this true? It's already way too high for what I'm getting. I've never once been late on my rent, and most of the time even pay it early. I'm trying to help her by planting bushes. When I moved in there was grass, now there's just dirt in the front yard. It looks really plain & I doubt it will be easy for her to rent out again looking like it does now. I moved here because I liked the way the front yard looked before she tore everything out. I can't believe what a rage she was in over the bushes. I think there's something mentally off with her.
    23 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 23 hours ago
  • What to do if you saw 2 homeless people break into vacant home?

    I saw 2 homeless/transient near the front yard of neighbor's home which is vacant for the time being than later they disappeared. I realize now that they were scoping the home to see if anyone was living there than they jumped over the fence and somehow broke into the home maybe through a window. Maybe they... show more
    I saw 2 homeless/transient near the front yard of neighbor's home which is vacant for the time being than later they disappeared. I realize now that they were scoping the home to see if anyone was living there than they jumped over the fence and somehow broke into the home maybe through a window. Maybe they needed a place to stay so they broke in now I don't feel safe living in my neighborhood. I live right across the street, what do I do? Should I call the cops?
    23 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 1 day ago
  • What would you do if you landlord refused to make repairs?

    My landlord is really nice. However, they just don't follow our contractual agreement. My apartment has no fire alarm, or carbon monoxide dector required by law. I 3 months ago and have yet to recieve the proper equipment. My bathroom sink has beenout of order for 3 months. I have been constanly giving verbal... show more
    My landlord is really nice. However, they just don't follow our contractual agreement. My apartment has no fire alarm, or carbon monoxide dector required by law. I 3 months ago and have yet to recieve the proper equipment. My bathroom sink has beenout of order for 3 months. I have been constanly giving verbal reminders and am getting an "okay" with no action following. My oven is broken and he is asking my husband to repair. Last time i checked our only obligation was to pay the rent on time which we do above and beyond. Sometimes we even pay months in advance. I feel like I am being walked on and I will not tolerate it. We work hard for our money to pay to live comfortably. The family lives downstairs from us and his wife does not work. They just sit back and collect money without holding up their end of the agreement. When you decide to rent you property to someone you must have everything up to code. Otherwise you should not rent! I don't understand how that is not understood. I have never been late with rent and I'm so pissed off because he has been ignoring me for days when his car is in the driveway. Can't move right now because I am pregnant and in graduate school + working for the state full-time. Any practical advice would be helpful.
    18 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 2 days ago
  • Is it difficult to move out of your parents house at a young age? And how can I get started?

    Best answer: You start with a job. No job, no moving out (no one will rent to you without you having a steady income). Start saving now. In order to get into an apartment, you will need first month's rent plus a security deposit (usually equal to one month's rent. Then add in furnishings, various daily stuff... show more
    Best answer: You start with a job. No job, no moving out (no one will rent to you without you having a steady income). Start saving now. In order to get into an apartment, you will need first month's rent plus a security deposit (usually equal to one month's rent. Then add in furnishings, various daily stuff (utensils, cooking stuff, etc.), and then groceries. Some of the stuff you can get at flea markets, yard sales, etc., but expect your bare minimum to be $2,000...assuming you are trying to rent a $750 apartment, you are now up to $3,500 before even moving in.

    Next, do a budget - utilities, cell phone, cable/internet car insurance, etc. Your expenses might surprise you - and the odds are you will underestimate your expenses by about 25%.

    As for working on your own - not without experience actually learning whatever business field you want to go into - figure 4 - 5 years of working for someone else getting experience, building contacts and saving money (you can't really think you can go out on your own in the business world without a few tens of thousands of dollars - there is no lender that will give you a business loan that covers more than 75% of your first costs).

    You have great dreams, but haven't done any of the homework.
    12 answers · Personal Finance · 20 hours ago
  • Good Job vs Good Location?

    I have two job offers. One is in a great city, with plenty of opportunity but the job is in the field I am in now, and have very little interest in. The other offer, the work is exactly the field I have been trying to get into, but the location is highly undesirable, very small population and very far from larger... show more
    I have two job offers. One is in a great city, with plenty of opportunity but the job is in the field I am in now, and have very little interest in. The other offer, the work is exactly the field I have been trying to get into, but the location is highly undesirable, very small population and very far from larger cities. I have been trying to find both, good job in a good location but after years of searching haven't had any luck. Whats important to you?
    13 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 1 day ago
  • Do I get income tax at 17?

    11 answers · United States · 19 hours ago
  • Am I making a mistake leaving my job and going to welding school?

    I’m gettin nervous the closer I get. I have a week to back out. My boss asked me to come back so I know I can change my mind. I’m still in my 2 week notice period. But I keep reading about health issues, it being physically hard on your body, etc. So I’m scared and am thinking about backing about. It just looks... show more
    I’m gettin nervous the closer I get. I have a week to back out. My boss asked me to come back so I know I can change my mind. I’m still in my 2 week notice period. But I keep reading about health issues, it being physically hard on your body, etc. So I’m scared and am thinking about backing about. It just looks interesting and I think I’d like it but idk. I just feel like I’m limiting myself being an aircraft cleaner and wanna “be more”. Maybe I should just apply for a new job instead of school. Idk, guess I just gotta think about it some more.
    10 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 16 hours ago
  • More than half of employees believe their boss is spying on them at work. is that fair for a working life?

    Best answer: I'm sure these same people will then go out and buy the electronic "assistant" and then place it on the living room table, agree to the terms and conditions of social media platforms without so much as even having read them and throw their bank statements in the bin without properly destroying them... show more
    Best answer: I'm sure these same people will then go out and buy the electronic "assistant" and then place it on the living room table, agree to the terms and conditions of social media platforms without so much as even having read them and throw their bank statements in the bin without properly destroying them first.

    Why don't people take personal ownership and responsibility for securing their privacy as best they can?
    12 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 1 day ago
  • Can landlord have copy of property manager's lease with the tenant?

    prospective property manager states owner cannot be involved between manager and tenant including having a copy of manager/tenant lease agreement
    prospective property manager states owner cannot be involved between manager and tenant including having a copy of manager/tenant lease agreement
    11 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 1 day ago
  • Which job positions at Target are best for someone who has trouble talking to strangers ?

    I want to apply for a job at Target but I have trouble talking to people like in greeting customers due to my social anxiety. What are other job positions could I fill which don't include working as a cashier ?
    I want to apply for a job at Target but I have trouble talking to people like in greeting customers due to my social anxiety. What are other job positions could I fill which don't include working as a cashier ?
    12 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 2 days ago
  • What personal property documentation do I need for insurance claim purposes?

    I'm starting to document the personal property we own in case we need to file a insurance claim for a total loss. I don't have any idea what type of documentation my insurance company would require. I've googled around and haven't come up with a good answer. What should I be recording to document... show more
    I'm starting to document the personal property we own in case we need to file a insurance claim for a total loss. I don't have any idea what type of documentation my insurance company would require. I've googled around and haven't come up with a good answer. What should I be recording to document the everyday items we own, furniture, family heirlooms, etc.? Thank you.
    8 answers · Insurance · 3 days ago
  • I need advice on how to go about fixing my credit. Please help.?

    I am $20,000 in debt at the moment. I've had Bill collection agencies calling me. For 2 years. I have the money now to pay Off all my debt but I'm not sure how to go about with this. I say this because I've been told it's not good to just pay off your debt. Any advice pleas? Thanks!
    I am $20,000 in debt at the moment. I've had Bill collection agencies calling me. For 2 years. I have the money now to pay Off all my debt but I'm not sure how to go about with this. I say this because I've been told it's not good to just pay off your debt. Any advice pleas? Thanks!
    11 answers · Credit · 1 day ago
  • Will pizza hut see that i ran a stop sign?

    So i just got a job at pizza hut. Manager told me that i got the job as long as the background check and all that goes through. But just yesterday i "ran" a stop sign and got a ticket. Will pizza hut see this? Will this be reason to not hire me?
    So i just got a job at pizza hut. Manager told me that i got the job as long as the background check and all that goes through. But just yesterday i "ran" a stop sign and got a ticket. Will pizza hut see this? Will this be reason to not hire me?
    7 answers · Food Service · 3 days ago
  • Hire a personal driver only for you?

    I want to hire someone to be my personal driver. I would call him and he would come anytime of the day. Most of the companies I've seen online only let you hire for a day,I want to hire a person I don't want a different driver each time. Whats the proper name for it. Hope it makes any sense
    I want to hire someone to be my personal driver. I would call him and he would come anytime of the day. Most of the companies I've seen online only let you hire for a day,I want to hire a person I don't want a different driver each time. Whats the proper name for it. Hope it makes any sense
    11 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 2 days ago
  • What should I do? My life cannot get worse?

    I have been in a financial crisis for a while now and I met this guy on Jack'D and he promised me 3500 dollars. I gave him my bank info and hes been having me do this weird stuff like take out 500 dollars and go to Walmart and do their Walmart2Walmart service to transfer the money to him. He claimed I was... show more
    I have been in a financial crisis for a while now and I met this guy on Jack'D and he promised me 3500 dollars. I gave him my bank info and hes been having me do this weird stuff like take out 500 dollars and go to Walmart and do their Walmart2Walmart service to transfer the money to him. He claimed I was supposed to get paid yesterday but he deleted his account on Jack'D and has been ignoring my phone calls. He made my bank account negative 1400 dollars and the bank basically said there was nothing they could do since I technically withdrew the money and gave it to him even though he deposited it. I also can't go to college anymore becuase that 3500 was going towards that, but now I really can't go. I have no job anymore, my other job let me go. I have no car, and I have no money. I just need some guidance right now so please no disrespectful comments. I just need help, bad.
    19 answers · Personal Finance · 3 days ago
  • Should i sale my home or try to keep it?

    I'm a single parent barely making ends meet right now. I had a job making $17.85 an hr and lost it last yr. I'm only been able to find job paying $8-10 an hr. My mortgage is like $900 a month. most employers only giving employees 25hrs or less to avoid having to offer health insurance to employees. I'm... show more
    I'm a single parent barely making ends meet right now. I had a job making $17.85 an hr and lost it last yr. I'm only been able to find job paying $8-10 an hr. My mortgage is like $900 a month. most employers only giving employees 25hrs or less to avoid having to offer health insurance to employees. I'm a single parent that doesn't receive in financial support for my child. On top of all of this i have a car note and daycare fees to pay. I can only work day shift and cause night, evening, or over night isn't an option. i have no babysitter! I'm really stressed out about my situation. what else can i do
    8 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 16 hours ago