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Off-Topic / Where'd all the surveys go?
« on: February 05, 2018, 09:23:43 am »Message ID: 1195870
Anyone else mysteriously lose their surveys under "FC Surveys"? All it says are that none are available right now. But I used to have a bunch, not only from Fusion Cash, but from another company as well. I just find it strange. I'm also having a hard time qualifying into Live Sample and Tap Research surveys.

Off-Topic / What happened to all the surveys?
« on: March 13, 2017, 09:41:02 am »Message ID: 1129298
Hello All, it's been a while since I've used Fusion Cash, and I've noticed upon my return that some of the survey companies like Tap Research are no longer available. I'm pretty disappointed because this limits the surveys I can take, and I really enjoyed those companies. Does anyone know why they were removed? I hope they come back soon.

Off-Topic / Frustrated!
« on: December 26, 2016, 04:06:38 pm »Message ID: 1112921
I'm at the end of my rope. Ever since I moved up to Massachusetts from New Jersey, my family back home expects me to visit them once every month or two. It's not that I don't want to see them, but the trip gets very expensive. It takes me a whole tank of gas ($30), tolls ($50), breakfast/lunch for the 4-hour drive ($25), and usually a night at a hotel ($50-75). My parents offer me to stay with them to avoid having to pay for a hotel, but it's very inconvenient to stay at their house. First of all, me and my fiance wind up having to sleep on the living room couches, which are very uncomfortable. Second of all, my old cat who now lives with them gets excited to see me, and does nothing but "meow" the whole night, keeping us up. Third of all, there's only one bathroom in the house, and with 5 people, it becomes a pain in the butt trying to get ready, use the toilet, etc.

Normally, I have no problem taking the trip. I usually can somehow manage to scrounge up the money for the expenses involved. But I am now at the point where me and my fiance are relying on everything we have to save for our wedding. I have lived up here for 8 months now, and my family has not even made 1 attempt to come visit me. I don't expect them to come see me all the time, as it was my choice to move up here. But I'm getting tired of being expected to go down to them all the time. My family is expecting me to come see them this weekend, for New Year's, as they have gifts for us and we have gifts for them. I get that. I wouldn't want to wait until mid-winter to exchange Christmas presents. But now I'm being forced to pick and choose, because I honestly don't want to stay at their house, but I also don't want to have to use the money in our savings account for a hotel. I hate having to make these decisions. I'm almost at the point where I just want to say screw it, I'll leave early in the morning on Saturday, spend the day with them, and then leave early in the evening Saturday night to come back. That would be a hell of a trip, 8 hours of driving in one day. But I don't know what else to do anymore.

My parents know my money situation, they know I am trying to save. They know the holidays just passed, and I'm strapped for cash. But they expect me to be there on Saturday, and the thought of staying overnight in their house bothers me. Its come down to me either having to take the money out from our savings for the hotel, or having to be uncomfortable for 2 nights in their house. It just makes me frustrated because I wish for once, they would be willing to come up here. I guess I'm not really looking for answers, I'm just venting, but feel free to pitch in your opinion of the situation if you like!

Off-Topic / Credit Reports
« on: December 22, 2016, 03:46:02 pm »Message ID: 1112258
About 2 weeks ago, I checked my credit reports from all 3 of the credit reporting bureaus. All my accounts look normal, no worries there. But I did notice something a little unusual, and I'm not sure if I should be concerned about it or not. There is an address that I never lived at, and do not recognize. Also, they have my current last name spelled correctly, my former married name, and then another version of my current last name that is missing one letter. I know these are things that don't technically have any effect on my credit, but I don't have any explanation for them, and that bothers me. Is it worth pursuing? Like I said, all my accounts and everything else are fine, so it doesn't seem like anyone is attempting to steal my identity, but I am just wondering why and how those 2 inaccuracies appeared.

Off-Topic / Feeling Nervous
« on: December 22, 2016, 03:38:28 pm »Message ID: 1112257
I applied for a private student loan today, and was told that my application is flagged as a "Non-US Permanent Resident". I'm not sure if the person who entered my information mistakenly selected that option, but I am a full-fledged US Citizen. Have been for all 30 years of my life. To make a long story short, they are telling me to just submit my birth certificate and they can correct it. But I am worried as to why this happened in the first place. A part of me wants to just think it was a typing error by the person who took my information, but another part of me is nervous about identity fraud. About 2 weeks ago, I did check my credit reports from all 3 credit bureaus, and everything seemed normal. Is it possible for someone to steal my identity and change my citizenship status? Or am I just overthinking this whole thing?

Off-Topic / I Just Got Engaged!
« on: October 20, 2016, 05:00:29 pm »Message ID: 1099934
Wow, what a surprise! Me and my boyfriend have been discussing the topic of engagement and marriage for a while now, and even looked at some rings. But I was not expecting to come home from work today to him on one knee asking for my hand in marriage! Of course I said yes, and the ring is beautiful! But I am so excited to know that we are both embarking on a new future, together, and I can't wait to see what it has in store for us! Obviously no date has been set yet for the wedding, as this was somewhat unexpected for both us. He said he was looking at some rings at the jewelry store, and found one he thought I would like, and decided right then and there to buy it, come home with it, and propose. But I'm sure we will be discussing the details soon, and I will be sure to keep my Fusion Cash family in the loop!  :)

Off-Topic / Unbelievable!
« on: October 19, 2016, 04:33:29 pm »Message ID: 1099779
Me and my boyfriend live with his mother and step-father. There are a total of six people in the household. When I moved in, I began to do the wash for both me and my boyfriend. This includes any towels we have used, as well as regular clothes we need laundered from daily use. I usually do about 2 loads a week. First, a few months ago, his step-father complained that we use too much of his detergent, so we began to buy our own. Now, we are being told we do too much laundry and it's racking up the water bill. First of all, my boyfriend pays rent for me and him to live here. $500 a month to be exact. Second of all, his step-father does the laundry for everyone else in the house, so I'm pretty sure he does more than 2 loads a week for 4 people. I respect that this is his house, but I think it's completely unacceptable for him to come down on us for this, especially when he gets money that is supposed to be covering the cost of things like that. Then he said if we don't like it, we can move out. Me and my boyfriend have been trying to move out for a while, but it's hard trying to save money when his step-father nickel and dimes us for everything. I don't think 2 loads of laundry a week for 2 people is anything horrible. It's not our fault that he is doing laundry for 4 other people, and that's what's jacking the water bill up. You think he'd be grateful that I took over my boyfriend's laundry so that he doesn't have to do it anymore. Sorry, I don't like to smell dirty and like my laundry fresh and clean. I mean, jeans and pants I might wear a couple times before washing them, but I still have underwear, socks, bras, and shirts that need to be washed. Anyway, I digress. Does anyone have any advice or opinions on this? Me and my boyfriend are about to just say screw it and go live in a cardboard box under a bridge at this point just so that we don't have to deal with his step-father.  >:(

Off-Topic / New Cheetos Chicken Fries From Burger King
« on: September 14, 2016, 05:42:33 pm »Message ID: 1092901
Have you seen the advertisements for the new Cheetos Chicken Fries from Burger King? Well I have been seeing the ad quite frequently and decided to give them a try tonight. I'm not sure if it was my local Burger King or what, but they definitely were nothing like I expected. They weren't orange like in the ads, more of a dark brown color. I really didn't taste any Cheetos flavor at all either. I was really disappointed. I'm hoping to try another Burger King and see if maybe they will be any better. Has anyone else tried them yet? And if so, what was your experience with them? 

Off-Topic / Feeling Shunned!
« on: July 06, 2016, 04:31:46 pm »Message ID: 1078190
I haven't been on FC for a while. Maybe about a month or so. Busy with work, life , etc. I now have some extra time, and feel like I am being shunned from the site. Every FC survey I attempt, I am disqualified from. I was told by Live Sample that I am currently not allowed to participate in their surveys, which is shocking to me since I am always honest and thoughtful when taking surveys. When I try to click into the Your Surveys ones, I get the same thing...told I am currently not allowed to take their surveys. I even put in a support ticket to them to find out why, and haven't heard anything back in weeks. I used to love coming on to FC and taking my surveys, knowing that not only was making some extra cash, but also benefiting the future of companies. Now, I'm lucky if I can even get into the "Paid to Click". Has anyone else had any problems with the site recently? I don't know what to do at this point, but I'm very frustrated and disappointed.

Off-Topic / Looking for answers!
« on: April 17, 2016, 04:51:34 pm »Message ID: 1060640
Hello everybody! Just wondering if anyone can enlighten me on this: I just moved to Massachusetts for a new job which won't be providing me with health insurance for at least a month. I'm still covered with my old insurance until the end of May, but from what I see, being as how I no longer live in New Jersey, they won't cover my regular OBGYN appointment at the in-network level, but at the out-of-network level. I'm not sure how much that would come out to be, but ultimately, I need to see this doctor because I'm on a monthly medicine which I'm about to run out of. I'm wondering if it would be better to just pay cash for the appointment, but with all these new health insurance laws, I'm not sure if that's even an option. Anyone have any info on this?

Off-Topic / Feeling Aggravated!
« on: April 17, 2016, 04:19:18 pm »Message ID: 1060630
I am so aggravated! I just moved up to Massachusetts for a new job, and I'm trying to cut down on some of my monthly bills. One of those bills is my cell phone, which is through T-Mobile. My boyfriend has Verizon, and for me to be added on his plan would save me about $70 a month, which would help me out a lot now and of course add up in the long run. A couple days ago, I called T-Mobile and verified with them that all I had to do was pay off the remaining balance on my phone, and they would unlock it and I could take it to my new carrier and have them set me up.

Well, today I went  to T-Mobile, paid off the balance on my phone, had them unlock it, then went to the Verizon store to activate it on my boyfriend's plan. Verizon tells me that T-Mobile phones are not compatible with Verizon service because the phones have different antennas, and my phone wouldn't work with the Verizon network. Something about how T-Mobile uses GSM networks and Verizon uses some other kind. I am so mad that T-Mobile didn't tell me this! I specifically told them I was going to a new carrier, not once, but twice, and yet they failed to inform me of this.

So for now, I am still stuck with T-Mobile. However, Verizon gave me an alternate option. They said what I can do is order a new phone through them and add the line to my boyfriend's plan, then sell my current phone. Of course, unlike T-Mobile, when I sell the phone, I will make sure to inform buyers that it is only compatible on T-Mobile or other "GSM" networks. Ultimately, I still wind up losing money, because I won't get the full retail value of the phone seeing as how it's about 2 months old and used. I just feel like here I am, trying to better my life by cutting costs so I can start saving money, and yet somehow, I get screwed over. Oh well, such is life I guess.  >:( :bad:

Off-Topic / Finally Did It!
« on: April 10, 2016, 03:52:57 pm »Message ID: 1059306
Well everyone, I finally did it. I moved up to Massachusetts to be with my boyfriend! I applied for a job about a month ago, interviewed with several people, and was called back with the job offer! I haven't actually started yet, but that is because they are still running the background check and drug test (which both will come back clean). It was hard explaining everything to my family, and it all happened rather fast, but I'm so thankful and so happy! Throughout the past few months, I have turned to many of you for advice, and in following that advice, I finally got what I wanted, so thank you to all who contributed to my posts, and I'm looking forward to my new beginning with the other half of my soul!  :heart: :)

Off-Topic / Should I?
« on: February 19, 2016, 11:05:10 am »Message ID: 1047300
Ok, so as many of you probably know, I'm supposed to be moving from New Jersey to Massachusetts next January. Last week I had the talk with my parents, but haven't had a chance to really sit down and explain everything to my two sisters, but they have a general idea. My problem is this: I told my parents that I would be applying for jobs around November/December unless a good opportunity came up sooner. Well, a couple of good opportunities have come up. I signed up for a job alert e-mail, and there are 2 potential positions that I really think I should apply for. Of course, that would mean me moving A LOT sooner than expected, which I am fine with, it's my family that I'm worried about. When I had the talk with my parents, my mom kept saying "well, as long as this isn't happening tomorrow" but at this point, I don't want to miss out on a good job opportunity because she isn't "ready" to see me leave yet. Plus, it's getting really harder emotionally to leave my boyfriend to go back home after spending time with him. There are days when I am with him that I just want to say "screw it, I'm not going back to Jersey!". Do you think I should apply for those jobs? And if I am offered the position, how do I break it to my family that I'll be moving much sooner than they thought? Any advice is greatly appreciated, and thank you in advance!

Off-Topic / My parents aren't happy...
« on: February 15, 2016, 12:40:26 pm »Message ID: 1046518
For those of you who follow me, you know that over the past few months, I've decided to move from New Jersey to Massachusetts to be with my boyfriend and have sought advice in regards to breaking the news to my family. Well, my boyfriend came to visit me this weekend and we had the talk with my parents. It didn't go horrible, but it didn't really go great either.

My mother took it better than I thought. She kept saying though that she wants me to be happy but not make her unhappy and how me leaving is making her unhappy. She said she is happy that I am happy with my boyfriend, but that she wishes the distance wasn't an issue, and of course she had lots of questions about how I will afford to move, what kind of job I will get, and how I will maintain a relationship with them. She kept saying "well as long as it isn't happening tomorrow, I guess we will take it day by day" which almost makes me feel like she is hoping my relationship won't last until next January, when the move will happen. But overall, she took it better than I thought and was joking with me and boyfriend later that night and was fine with us.

My father was a different story. He said he was expecting this, but isn't happy about it and doesn't have to like it. He copped an attitude with us, and began using scare tactics by saying things like "you'll never find a job as good as the one you have now, you'll need health insurance and if you don't get it you'll get fined" and things like that. When I told him I'm an adult and this is what I want, he bought up my previous marriage and claimed I knew what I wanted then too (which is untrue, as I was 22 and just wanted to get out of my house and married for all the wrong reasons). He just kept saying "well I don't have to like it" and later that night barely said anything to us and has had an attitude with me ever since.

I understand they are my parents and don't want to lose me. I am not asking them to like it, I'm just asking that they understand it. I told them that just because I'm moving 4 hours away doesn't mean I'm dissing them or won't be in touch with them. I'll make regular visits to them monthly like my sister who lives 3 hours away in Maryland does. I told them not to worry about me finding a good job because I've already looked into some, and everyone I work with tells me how with all my skills, I won't have a problem finding something. I'm not worried about those things, and feel like they shouldn't be either. It's my life, I need to do what makes me happy and being with my boyfriend makes life worth living for me.

Having that talk with them was probably one of the hardest things I've ever had to do in my life, but it was necessary. I just hope they both realize that this isn't anything like my last relationship, and that at 30 years old, I'm fully capable of making decisions like this, and whether they like it or not, it's going to happen. They are my parents and I love them, and hope they don't hold a grudge against me for the rest of my life over this, but either way, my mind is made up and next January, I will be living in Massachusetts.

Off-Topic / Relationship Advice
« on: January 28, 2016, 06:57:35 am »Message ID: 1042074
I need some advice. My boyfriend of almost a year sometimes says things that bother me and upset me. He always says they are just jokes, but sometimes they still hurt me. He says I don't know how to take a joke. I feel like he does it to make himself seem macho in front of our friends, cause when we are alone he doesn't act like that. I know he doesn't mean to hurt me, as he tells me he loves me and we have plans to move in together soon. I love his sense of humor and I can take a good joke, but sometimes what he says is just plain harsh. Anytime we get into an argument about it, I wind up worrying that maybe it is me and worry that I'm pushing him away. I love him and don't want to lose him over something this trivial. Any advice?

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