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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




Modern Mom 14/07/20(Sun)09:23 No. 2200 ID: aaad3e [Reply]
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Okay, I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but an opportunistic channer interested to see if the price of Air Malaysia had crashed after the disasters. Since they are more or less simply an unfortunate happenstance, the fundamental value of the airline shouldn't be any less and should correct itself over time. On this assumption, I started some research and you know what, the price of the airline crashed one week before the first plane went missing. What the fuck is going on? Check out the one year charts for their share price on any website and the dates for both disasters. Riddle me that.


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Modern Mom 14/07/20(Sun)21:23 No. 2201 ID: 86e709

>>2200

Not much of a riddle, OP.
If you were the airline and lost massive $ in your stock, you'd probably quickly start running a leaner operation cutting maintenance costs and overworking skeleton crews, to compensate, cranking up the likelihood of disaster.


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Modern Mom 14/07/27(Sun)06:21 No. 2210 ID: e65a14

>>2200
Okay, I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but I'm going imply that a conspiracy may be behind this coincidence that I found.


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Modern Mom 16/06/19(Sun)15:24 No. 2852 ID: 22ade0

>2210
You're not a conspiracy theorist but you theory is there's a conspiracy behind it.




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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chaosreader 16/05/28(Sat)06:47 No. 2836 ID: 898619
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I bought this futon from amazon 6 months ago....
Mostly because I started renting a room that was too small for a full sized bed and absolutely hate to have sex on twin beds. Yay I haven't fallen off yet. Japanese beds are 3 - 5 INCHES thick... that's less than half the thickness of the futon that was in your mons spare room. I works for me but could be too hard for a lot of people.


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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




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 15/08/16(Sun)13:37 No. 2653 ID: a206fc

>>2652
Seriously, doing it in any amount that's really worthwhile for more than the satisfaction of sticking it to the man is just asking for it.


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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.




Modern Mom 16/02/20(Sat)17:22 No. 2814 ID: cad79b [Reply]
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What are you currently doing to get rich apart from your job and your financial markets investments? Here are my current projects:

* entryism: Penetrated a powerful political party and building clout while advising a minor parties with big ideas about using technology to allow constituents to directly vote for policies and for a minor party with a lot of support for science

* doing cancer prevention, policy and addiction research

* might switch to international mental health research

* learning how to use amazon web services as a cloud based server

* mental health first aid training course next week

* organising a charity conference

* applying for transitional housing out of category 3 homelesness
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Modern Mom 16/03/09(Wed)09:23 No. 2816 ID: cad79b

I have more tasks!

After long consideration and discussion with my existing supervisor at the CCl, he's happy for me to do my project with the Vietnamese boss instead, if he Vietnamese boss'll take me. We figure I'll be a happier student doing what I love, and it's still early days so the little background reading I've already done isn't exactly a trail a forgone opportunity! Now, our first deadline is the 18th of March where I am to submit a project proposal by. I will send he Vietnamese boss the template given by the course coordinator and my draft response. My idea would be to do a systematic review first, then do the data analysis in semester 2.

Now I getter tell Tony what's up

Tell Dallas too

Tell the Vietnamese boss I Couldn't find the primary research to a do a review project on monitoring and research - meta research which I woulda preferred


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Modern Mom 16/04/25(Mon)01:16 No. 2825 ID: 3b7400

I don't have a clue what you're talking about, but good hunting nonetheless.


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Modern Mom 16/06/01(Wed)22:15 No. 2837 ID: bb3382

-Blacksmithing
-Woodworking
-Flipping (buy low sell high)
-Considering getting into stocks




Modern Mom 16/06/03(Fri)00:12 No. 2838 ID: bb3382 [Reply]
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Hey /jew/,

How the fuck do I get a new job? I'm underpaid ($13/hr for $15/hr work) by a company that doesn't allow vertical movement. I have to out up with a manager whose usual response is "I don't care". At this point, this job isn't worth it anymore.

How do I get a new job? Every time I check craigslist, I find ads like "MAKE $3000 A WEEK DRIVING FOR UBER" or ads looking for part-time.

So, how do I find a job where I make more and keep the same level of benefits?


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Modern Mom 16/06/03(Fri)17:37 No. 2840 ID: 7e287c

>>2839
Letter carriers for USPS require a test that is heavily bias towards women, minorities and former military.

>>2838
Try indeed.com.

Go into manufacturing. Manufacturing really blows and you trade your personal safety for a higher wage, but it's pretty easy stuff. Machine Operator. Machine Loader.

If that fails, just go drive around the industrial park around your area, assuming you live in the suburbs, and fucking just walk in and hand in a paper app.


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Modern Mom 16/06/03(Fri)19:42 No. 2841 ID: 42690c

>>2839
>>2840

My local USPS is hiring, I didn't think they paid that well. I have a year or so of warehouse experience, too. I'll drop an application there.

Hopefully my being a 20 year old white male in good shape won't fuck me.


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Modern Mom 16/06/03(Fri)23:19 No. 2842 ID: 179a63

>>2840
>Letter carriers for USPS require a test that is heavily bias towards women, minorities and former military.

There is a high-speed reading and memory test to separate the retards to carrier positions and the morons to clerks but that is about it. Lot of former military people though, but I think that's because pension savings and what-not carry over and they get a head start on retirement benefits.




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 16/01/15(Fri)13:08 No. 2802 ID: 44fce6

I use astra blades. 20 cents. I use them once and throw them away.
Double edge razors are easy to use. Just a different angle. And dont press down hard. Best shave ever.


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Modern Mom 16/01/21(Thu)12:03 No. 2803 ID: e2cea9

Right, here's my two bits. I bought a Mercur razor a little over a year ago now.
I go through one blade a week (Personna blades; you can get 100 in a pack for $20 on amazon). I have, however, forgotten to change blades a lot, and frankly I only realize at the start of week 3 when it starts to tug.

If you want to make yourself super smooth, hit your beard with some hair conditioner in the shower, shit feels great.


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Modern Mom 16/06/08(Wed)20:03 No. 2843 ID: 29ee76

>>2796
Unless you want to become a barber it's not worth it. Maintaining and shaving with a straight edge is pretty difficult.




FREE UTILITIES Modern Mom 16/02/06(Sat)00:43 No. 2807 ID: efc0ed [Reply]
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/jew/, I have free utilities at my pad. Is there anyway I can take advantage of this while it lasts? Can I bottle up my power like piss and sell it for later? Bitcoin mining?


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Modern Mom 16/05/02(Mon)07:54 No. 2827 ID: 4d08d9

>>2826
Isn't it a bit late to be doing bitcoin mining as the difficulty of mining blocks is proportional to the power being put towards mining? To make any sort of income you need to build a rig specifically for mining with multiple graphics cards


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Modern Mom 16/05/05(Thu)16:04 No. 2828 ID: 7e287c

>>2827
You only need special hardware if you're paying for electricity. If you can find a group with a low work requirement, you can make a little bit with bitcoin mining.

You can also look at altcoins who are smaller and you might be able to slip under the minimum with a general use computer.


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Modern Mom 16/05/21(Sat)08:40 No. 2834 ID: cea861

Kind of related topic, at my new job I'm in control of a sparsely used dumpster. Anyone have experience cancelling their garbage collection? Does the city/state get on you about that?




Extreme coupons Modern Mom 15/08/10(Mon)21:59 No. 2644 ID: 885a14 [Reply]
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I witnessed a show where families used coupons to reduce their checkout bills by ridiculous amounts.
A girl was shopping for eligible items, they weren't very useful and she was getting huge quantities. The final bill was $680 with all her coupons she reduced it to $27. For the quantity of crap she had that's outrageous, she could start her own shop.

How did she get those coupons? Aren't they one per customer or something? If you know tell me of the weirding ways of the coupon clippers.


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Modern Mom 15/11/18(Wed)04:00 No. 2776 ID: 1b65de

When I worked at Jewel, I actually saw a person start making money with the coupons she used. Which meant the manager came and asked her to leave. So don't go over board with it.


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Modern Mom 16/05/06(Fri)20:11 No. 2830 ID: 5f3e54

You can use a limit of usually 10 dollars off and then the cashier will have to manually allow it. I remember there used to be coupon generator threads on /b/ but then they died out. Don't know why I miss those.


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Modern Mom 16/05/06(Fri)20:11 No. 2831 ID: 5f3e54

You can use a limit of usually 10 dollars off and then the cashier will have to manually allow it. I remember there used to be coupon generator threads on /b/ but then they died out. Don't know why I miss those.




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