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Guide to Success from nothing Captain Derp 12/10/13(Sat)05:41 No. 387 ID: 353cb7 [Reply] [Last 50 posts] Stickied
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I started with a criminal record for petty narcotics pos and a 'computer tresspassing' record guaranteeing me unemployment almost everywhere except manual labor. I was also living in a SRO in the worst area you can ever imagine, had no money, huge debt and couldn't even finish university so washed out in the second year due to poverty.


STEP 1 - GET A FUCKING JOB

Any job will do. Some shitty manual labor position is great because then you also get some activity in so you aren't a fat bastard.

Easy jobs to get are landscaping (usually pays under the table cash), construction clean up, warehouse, or whatever you can find on your local Craigslist 'gigs' section. Alternatively there's the dreaded nightshift tech support. Look around for these on CL, or move to somewhere in your country where the jobs are. In Canada this means terribad mining and oilfiend work but it pays like $40/hr and there's nothing else to do up there, perfect for studying.

For me, I got a job at the post office and delivered mail, which meant I got off early and had lot's of time for school. Also consider institutions that will pay you to learn a trade, such as telephone companies and whatever else.

STEP 2 - START SAVING MONEY

Basic income budget rule is 70/20/10

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Modern Mom 16/05/23(Mon)05:21 No. 2835 ID: ef9af7

Guys dont worry about it. Most programmers are either indians or wannabes. They suck either way.




Modern Mom ## Admin ## 12/08/17(Fri)01:43 No. 1 ID: e5e5b6 [Reply] Stickied
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Congratulations you poor bastards have earned your own board. Don't fuck it up. Any relevant rules will be created/added to this post when the time comes, but for the meantime try to keep it SFW.

Go Wild

Jesus Christ I'm useless; I should have specified that this board is for poor niggers to share money saving tips/vouchers and whatever.


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Modern Mom 15/03/23(Mon)01:04 No. 2558 ID: bc0dd7

Frugalness intensifies




Dumpster Thread That Guy 15/05/22(Fri)20:59 No. 2593 ID: 25fc56 [Reply]
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I've done it, Anons. I quit my job which I hate. Although my family and friends are in a panic because I don't have another crappy minimum-wage income waiting for me, I am entirely comfortable with this. I need a month off to write a particular book, anyway.

One way to supplement my savings while I am not working is salvage. By "salvage", I mean a polite term for dumpster diving. It's not a consistent form of income, but I am more than willing to give it a try.

The pictured book is the Art and Science of Dumpster Diving by John Hoffman. He also wrote Dumpster Diving: The Advanced Course. These books are out of print and getting harder to find. I had to order the former twice through Amazon before I finally got my grubby mits on a copy, but there is an ebook form of it available. I give both a huge recommendation and can go into detail if anyone is interested in reviews.

I have been a scavenger since college when my allowance wasn't quite enough to cover both bills and food. I have never before attempted to sell nor trade anything I have recovered. Turning forty this year, I decided to rent a small storage unit and return to this hobby.

I will begin giving a summaries of what I am finding in following posts. Hey, I don't like seeing a wall of text in an OP either. Summary: I am having way more fun diving than I ever did at any job.


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Modern Mom 16/07/24(Sun)19:34 No. 2862 ID: 73c86c

This is a really great thread.

I've never dived, but thinking of starting.
I live in the UK, does anyone have any information about UK sites/laws?
There's a couple of places like what's mentioned in this thread near me.
I'll let you know if anything comes of it.


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Modern Mom 16/08/09(Tue)10:31 No. 2864 ID: 50135e

>>2862
There was some attempt to get supermarket dumpster-divers legally protected, after a handful got arrested for trespassing or even theft, for taking food (past it's display until, but not use by, date). Dunno what came of it, though.
Industrial estates might be worth trying, if a company is closing down they will throw out all sorts of stationery, office equipment etc. I got a "broken" laser printer in 2005 (admittedly this was from another company in the building where I worked, so I knew it was there in advance), put a new drum cartridge in it (£40, in the days when the worst brand-new laser printer would be over £150) and it's still working today. Admittedly I don't use it very much, not sure if I'll be able to get any more toner when my two cartridges run out.
Also, as OP has established, building sites are wasteful as fuck. They throw away stuff they simply can't be bothered to carry back to the van, sometimes. You can get unopened packs of all sorts, slightly-damaged (or just dirty) tools etc.


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Modern Mom 16/08/13(Sat)05:37 No. 2870 ID: a58fb8

>>2593

I had a couple friends that started a side business cleaning out sheds, garages,attics and basements. They had a van. So they got paid to clean out the spaces and to haul away the "trash". They sorted the stuff and then sold what they felt was salvageable at flea markets once or twice a month. They pulled down some decent money and double dipped.




Modern Mom 14/11/17(Mon)09:41 No. 2450 ID: 704dac [Reply]
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After seeing how cheap the blades for double edge razors are compared to the obscenely over-priced replacement blade cartridges, I'm interested in learning more about double edge razors.

It sounds like aside from being a fraction of the price, the blades even last longer since you can completely remove, clean and dry them, which is impossible with cartridges.

The problem: how difficult is it to shave with these things? Will a new user have a close shave at a fraction of the price, or a face full of blood-stained toilet paper squares? At this point, I'm forced to use the same dull blades that should have been trashed a long time ago, because I can't shell out the money for replacements.

tl;dr shaving for jews


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Modern Mom 16/07/05(Tue)23:01 No. 2855 ID: 4dcd46

>>2843
lies and deceit. i learned to shave with a straight razor when i was in highschool. aside from the initial investment of a shaving brush, strop, hone and razor, i haven't spent a dime on shaving since then.*

*excepting soap and that razor my ex got me for christmas

i bought a used razor, which was hard to get a proper edge on at first. once you learn how to properly hone, straight razor shaving is a joy. and the chicks love it for some reason


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Modern Mom 16/08/10(Wed)04:33 No. 2865 ID: a58fb8

I switched to DE razors. I use Personna Lab Blues. Made in America and $12.30 for 100 blades. I use one blade a week. I have an Omega Boar brush 10066 and I use Arko shave sticks. I was gifted a Gillette Super Adjustable razor from an elderly uncle. I spent about 60 bucks for blades, a brush and case of arko sticks. I have enough shaving supplies for 2 years of shaving minimum.


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Modern Mom 16/08/13(Sat)05:27 No. 2869 ID: a58fb8

>>2450

There is a learning curve with DE Safety razors. Its a minor skill. Initially you will deal with razor burns, nicks and cuts. It might take you a couple weeks to a couple months to learn to shave with a DE razor. Its very slow at first. After another few months or more and after developing some muscle memory you will get faster but probably not as fast as using a cartridge blade system(mach3 or similar). Aim for a socially acceptable shave and you'll get a very comfortable shave everyday. If you go for baby bottom smooth you'll be dealing with a lot of irritation and won't be able to shave every day.

There are some great resources available online though.

Badger and Blade forums

Sharpologist

On youtube look for "Mantic59" and "nickshaves" both have playlists for beginners. Many others post shave reviews on youtube for products.

I'll never go back to cartridge razors again. They tore up my neck and caused in grown hairs. Now that I know how to shave with a DE Safety Razor I don't have any of those problems and after the initial investment in a razor and brush I pay about 30 cents a week to shave(10 -15 cents per razor blade and the rest on shave soap and witchhazel)




Bicycle for Colege Jew Modern Mom 13/09/08(Sun)20:17 No. 1602 ID: e87c99 [Reply]
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Hey jew. I am a new broke college student. I have perfectly good feet but they don't move fast enough. What do you guys think is the best legal way someone like me could acquire a bicycle or longboard without breaking the bank.


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Modern Mom 15/10/13(Tue)14:30 No. 2753 ID: e91f76

On Gumtree or Craigslist (forget which) my bro searched for free giveaways, the only proviso being you have to show up to take it away. He got a good looking bike with a flat. Being as lazy as he is he never replaced the wheel and then blew $1500 on a fixie bike. What a waste.


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Modern Mom 15/10/26(Mon)05:03 No. 2762 ID: 717f10

>>2086
craigslist is not some magical place to get a good bike, maybe every once in a while, but most people are selling 88 dollar walmart bikes used and beaten for 50 dollars on craigslist. Its hardly worth selling this shit, and the bikes they sell are usually near-worthless in reality.

Also, I have some 600 dollar bike from years of yore, and the thing is just as shit as some cheapo bike to a casual biker like me.


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Modern Mom 16/08/13(Sat)02:01 No. 2868 ID: ed6647

>>1602
Ayy bby can I lick them clean?




STUART 16/08/07(Sun)07:50 No. 2863 ID: 39f38e [Reply]
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Modern Mom 16/07/04(Mon)00:45 No. 2854 ID: 7715bc [Reply]
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Protip - ALDI

If you have one near you, this is a place to pay hundreds of dollars less for groceries. If you buy the right items, thy're even healthy.


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Modern Mom 16/07/11(Mon)02:57 No. 2858 ID: 114255

I've become a Costco mom


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Modern Mom 16/07/16(Sat)20:16 No. 2860 ID: 778265

I've given Aldi multiple chances.

more than 4 times I've gotten shitty disgusting food from there. Spoiled milk, botulism-ridden canned peas/beans, stale as fuck rice that basically turns into styrofoam when cooked...

Fuck Aldi


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Aldi Humpty 16/07/24(Sun)00:47 No. 2861 ID: 62b020

The best things I ever bought at Aldi ! Such bad stories as botullinum are really fake. Try to find a story about botulism and Aldi, You won´t. Its big and the quality is top. And if You can´t cook rice its YOUR problem ! And maybe You should really f.ck a little bit more or get ridden or whatever to get into a better mood !




Modern Mom 13/07/09(Tue)07:49 No. 1469 ID: 50f3b5 [Reply]
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Does anybody use a Japanese style futon to save apartment space? I was thinking about doing this, but I know nothing about this foreign concept. How does one go about buying a Japanese futon, and how do you use the damn thing?


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Modern Mom 16/06/15(Wed)01:54 No. 2849 ID: 0bb1b4

>>1884
Well don't try to sleep in it like the guy in the pic. You have to go almost side ways to that so it actually is a flat line under you instead of fucking up your back.


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Modern Mom 16/06/16(Thu)06:05 No. 2850 ID: c22d13

just sleep on the floor man. get a mat if you don't have carpet. it's actually really comfy after the adjustment period, and they say it's better for your back


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Modern Mom 16/07/14(Thu)20:39 No. 2859 ID: d5484a

During high school our house got infested with bed bugs, which was disgusting. We think my sister's meth-addicted boyfriend infected our house, but anyway the infestation quickly eliminated wood furniture from our house. Our beds, our dressers, and some clothes. I was fine with the change. I slept on the ground on blankets and a single pillow. When we got beds again after fighting off the infestation, the mattress felt too soft and my back got twisted.

I don't like beds, but I use them. I'm thinking of going to buy a futon to save space.

How do you store futons?




food 4 /jew/ Modern Mom 14/03/26(Wed)10:39 No. 1989 ID: 4b9d70 [Reply]
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Would it be possible to have a /jew/ food thread?
Maybe if enough content got posted it could become a sticky.


I love tune/pasta bake, tuna is super cheap and great for you and your brain function.


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Modern Mom 14/04/08(Tue)16:45 No. 2027 ID: 2ec722

bampity


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mindless_one 16/04/14(Thu)22:04 No. 2823 ID: f95610

I like putting cheese slices on a ¢99 bag of Doritos as a nice nacho appetizer before I eat a ¢99 Banquet TV dinner or buttered egg noodles with salt and pepper. Hell, hard boiled eggs can be made into deviled eggs or egg salad. Eat egg salad with Doritos like normal chips and dip. Get creative!


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Modern Mom 16/07/11(Mon)00:49 No. 2857 ID: 5de663

>>1994
Here is a working link:
https://thepiratebay.org/torrent/8094164/At_Home_with_Madhur_Jaffrey_(gnv64)




Modern Mom 13/12/13(Fri)22:52 No. 1793 ID: 740f9c [Reply]
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How does one make counterfeit dollars? My buddy did it, back when I wasn't interested in knowing it, but he died back in 2010.

I don't want to make big bills since they catch on to that quick. Just small bills, like 1s and 5s. There was also someone counterfeiting 20s in the area so I'd be waiting and using different bills anyways. A basic run through of how to do it would be nice. It'd help me out a lot.


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Modern Mom 15/08/26(Wed)08:56 No. 2659 ID: 97e000

>>1803

Wash the singles and print 10s. Don't be too greedy. And never spend them alone, three fakes looks bad, one fake and two real is plausible (if you‘re caught).

Fraud is probably higher return for lower risk anyway.


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Modern Mom 16/05/06(Fri)20:07 No. 2829 ID: 5f3e54

Dude they will even thumbprint money to find you. And it costs a lot to invest in legit equipment. You can't use an inkjet because they give off a pattern that can be traced. Most printers don't allow you to print bills but you could get around that. However, the risk to reward ratio is way too fucking high. I've never encountered a good enough fake that you couldn't tell upon sight.


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Modern Mom 16/06/28(Tue)09:24 No. 2853 ID: 84ab92

>>2829
Not just inkjets, all color printers sold in the US are required to print a pattern. Inkjet, laser, copier, all print a pattern that can be traced back to that individual printer, and the authorities use sales records (manufacturer to distributor to store to owner) to track down the current owner.

What I thought about doing was buying a color printer from a equipment liquidator, basically company that buys equipment from failed businesses then sells to anyone who shows up with money. Pay cash and go a place that doesn't require ID (some do, some don't).

My problem is I moved so and have no idea where the liquidators are here, or even if there are any. The ones I went to (for legitimate needs of my employer at the time) bought their stock from dozens of states.




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