Bob Jarvis - Reinstate Monica
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How do people know if there are sufficient funds available when accepting payment by check?
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For transactions involving transfer of valuable assets and a lot of money, such as real estate, a process known as "escrow" is used. Escrow is a process where a disinterested third party, who is paid ...

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My million-dollar brother wants to retire. Should he?
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I'm really concerned that if your bro-ionnaire follows through on his "plan" he's going to end up flat broke in 5-10 years. Here's why: To quote a friend of mine who got $1M back in the late 80's ...

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Should I take out a loan to pay off a relative's credit card debt?
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If you take out a loan and give her the money, I suspect two things will happen - A) she may pay off her existing debt - but then again she may not - and she will almost certainly take the ...

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Should I increase my 401(k) contributions, or increase my mortgage payments
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Pay off the mortgage. My wife and I paid off the mortgage on our first house in five years; three kids later, second house took seven years. Haven't had a mortgage in...what, 10 years? Wow, time flies....

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Is $3,7 USD for 340 grams/11.9 oz of "creamy" Skippy-brand peanut butter expensive from an American's perspective?
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This is, in my opinion, a very high price. At our local Sam's Club (discount "warehouse" store - sells larger quantities at (sometimes) lower prices - but not always - I've learned to watch ...

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What's a good strategy for offering low on a house?
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Determine what's wrong with the house, and base your offer on that. When my fiance' and I were making an offer on a house we liked the realtor asked, "If you don't mind my asking, why is your offer so ...

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I received a refund when I did not return the item, and they won't reverse the refund? At what point is that considered "my money"?
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Once you've made a good-faith effort to straighten the situation out you've done all you can do. Cash the check.

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