Readers wife is ready to forget the whole deal.
Readers neighbor learned an unfortunate lesson while out of town.
Its not an easy decision, but he charged more than 10G last year.
She will help by working in a part-time job, but they still will have to borrow money.
Merchant wants to extend him credit with no card.
Two of the four drug companies he likes are big firms with products in early development.
A life-insurance salesman who dissed term insurance also claimed to know something about our columnist.
DEAR HARRY: Unfortunately, I filed my 1040 a few days before the deadline, so I won't be getting my refund anytime soon. It's going to be about 10 grand, and my wife wants to use it to splurge on a Vegas trip. I haven't said anything, but I don't think it's wise.
Renter relocated while still owing almost 4G in rent.
DEAR HARRY: I'm 24, and I never learned how to keep my finances in order. Fortunately, I'm no longer spending more than I earn, and I have some money to start digging myself out of the hole. I'm $22,000 in hock from several credit cards.
They were due in the 80s, but Mom never needed the money, so she put them aside. Now she could use the money.
Bank error necessitates filing an amended return.
Deposit intended for another account was put into an IRA.
After six years, the marriage has deteriorated beyond financial issues.
She would take a big financial hit, but siblings would pitch in.
Reader has a few questions, and Harry has the answers.
Parent hopes that sharing plastic with two sons will enable them to establish good credit.
He was laid off, but signed forms continuing the policy.
Another charity sent an incomplete letter. The donor is concerned about tax implications.
DEAR HARRY: I just paid off the balance on my last credit card, and I'm now 100 percent debt free! Wow! It took seven long years, but now my credit reports look very acceptable. The few creditors that didn't get paid in full are now long past the statute of limitations, and none appear in my credit reports.
Harry Gross writes about personal finance for the Daily News.