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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.


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.


Basic income budget rule is 70/20/10

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Modern Mom 15/06/03(Wed)18:08 No. 2617 ID: 87ec07


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

Good first/low budget investments. Modern Mom 14/09/13(Sat)08:47 No. 2312 ID: 1862b0 [Reply]

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Hey there guys. I am a hard working 21 year old, and I've set aside $1500 from wage slaving to begin an investment portfolio. I'm currently considering using a chunk of that money to purchase silver bullion, because it seems like a guaranteed profit over the long run. Pictured is the exact object with which I would like to start my financial future, a 1kg silver bar that can be had for only $629 in the current economic climate. Does anybody have any tips for the poor, wannabe investor such as myself? And is anybody else starting this journey or thinking about it?

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Modern Mom 15/05/31(Sun)00:26 No. 2608 ID: 147149

My advice to you is to read the intelligent investor by Benjamin Graham and The Only Three Questions that count by Ken Fisher.

Modern Mom 15/06/24(Wed)01:33 No. 2628 ID: ed9537

im investing in asian (23karat) gold which is much cheaper to buy in jewelery form, you only pay around $10 above the spot price of the gold. if it goes back to what it was in 2010 then im laughing

Modern Mom 15/06/30(Tue)18:27 No. 2631 ID: bda442

I feel like silver is pretty stable generally. Neither up too much nor down. I'm with the guy who bought coins. I believe in keeping something like that in case of disasters. you have quick universal currency. Same with a little cash as well but cash can go straight down the toilet in certain situations. Investment is a tough call these days. I think investing in a strong player in oil and gas could pay off in the long run. Prices devalued by saudis flooding the market but eventually they have to make money too, you know? I mean you could be waiting for a year or five but I think eventually it will head back up.

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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Melancholy 15/06/08(Mon)02:16 No. 2619 ID: dd0dd9

One of my favorite past times is dumpster diving. I was dumpster diving GameStop back when it was still "FuncoLand". Lots of rental and apartments owned by slum lords in my area so always trash piles illegally dumped on abandoned property lots (not inside a city, so only paid garbage collection services in this area.). Virtually no construction around anymore as the jpb market went to hell years ago, so the only new construction is, oddly, upscale houses in subdivisions, which are off limits for the most part.

Use to make a living off of the stuff I got from Goodwill's dumpsters. That is one of the most wasteful organizations on earth. They have a massive list of item on a rejection list for their backroom sorters to toss if donated. Not to mention that if the sort room was to full at end of business day they would toss any donations, unchecked, that they couldn't comfortably fit in before locking up for the night. But alas, Goodwill's corporate higher ups caught on and every Goodwill in the region was upgraded to compacting dumpsters in a single week! Still makes me sick to think of what all has been senselessly destroyed for no good reason by them over the last fourteen years since they made the switch over to compacting dumpsters.

That Guy 15/06/15(Mon)08:21 No. 2625 ID: 25fc56

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Thanks for the tip, Anon. I hadn't thought about going through the rejections of charity stores like Goodwill. I will give this a try soon.

Regarding the compact dumpsters, they are annoying. John Hoffman dedicates multiple pages of his second book to the topic. Every darn of the supermarkets in my region has one. If a company is willing to invest that much money is a huge garbage safe, then I let it keep its garbage.

I would post more, but I need to get at least a couple of hours of sleep. Monday morning is garbage day in my neighborhood, and I want to make some rounds after my bunk and before I need to go do shit for other people all morning.

Modern Mom 15/06/29(Mon)08:06 No. 2630 ID: e94aad

Op, i find this stuff very interesting, but i nerd more details on how to find people to sell stuff to and what makes an easy selling.

Dont have a flashdrive? Jason December 14/09/29(Mon)23:33 No. 2359 ID: 39ed48 [Reply]

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Never buy flash drives,
Use sites like googledrive, opendrive, onedrive etc


From Jason December

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Modern Mom 15/06/08(Mon)23:35 No. 2620 ID: 820d15

I have an old-ass 4gig drive i still use, or upload to my phone which has 16 onboard+16 card.

my wife has a 64 gig drive she uses for work, it was not expensive at all.

Modern Mom 15/06/12(Fri)08:13 No. 2623 ID: e83a18

>He actually trusts google
>He trusts someone elses computer to store his files
>He doesnt want a physical storage system

Modern Mom 15/06/27(Sat)13:16 No. 2629 ID: 2f6dd0


>trusting your data with any cloud
>wasting your bandwith instead of just getting cheap as fuck usb drives

UK jewing britcunt!6o1LtbrYDc 15/06/14(Sun)00:57 No. 2624 ID: 460bd5 [Reply]

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Anyone got any information about dumpster diving in the UK?
laws, best times, best place, etc..

General UK jewing welcome also.

Free Netflix Jason December 14/09/29(Mon)23:08 No. 2357 ID: 38b6f3 [Reply]

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Steps for free netflix
1. make a new email
2. make a paypal account same email and password (so it wont get to confusing)
3. make netflix account, select paypal for the payment plan. (netflix gives a free month)
4. set a reminder in less than a month to cancel the service.

This gives you a free month


From Jason December

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Reply to modern mom Jason December 14/10/06(Mon)23:00 No. 2374 ID: 38b6f3

nope,i have been doing this trick for a little over three months.

Modern Mom 15/06/03(Wed)02:18 No. 2616 ID: 5760d5

Why dont you just torrent the shit you want?

Modern Mom 15/06/04(Thu)09:03 No. 2618 ID: afdd8e


Streaming is much preferred to torrents because it uses less space on your hard drive and its not illegal. Plus shows like the west wing are 7-8 seasons with hour episodes so it would take forever to download.

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 15/02/20(Fri)21:55 No. 2544 ID: 0b7694

my buddy printed a bunch of 10s and twentys on nice paper at office depot
went home and cut them out pretty straight and then crumpled them up just enough, not to much.
he would spend them at food trucks or other places with rediculous lines being ran through really fast

Modern Mom 15/06/01(Mon)12:45 No. 2611 ID: 56d68e

now we cant do it

Modern Mom 15/06/02(Tue)13:23 No. 2612 ID: 25fc56

This guy hit the metaphoric nail on the proverbial head. That is the way it's typically done.

After being a clerk for more years than I care to count, I can say that spending funny money in places with inexperienced cashiers, long lines, and busy pace at best shaves your odds a few percentage points. I ticked off plenty of customers by investigating bills while at my busiest. I did this not because I was expecting fakes but to demonstrate visually that I was observant of the quality of the bills which were being handed to me. In honesty, I never trusted those counterfeit detection pens and trusted my own tactile sense much more -- but I would use the pen or hold the bill up to the light so that the customers could see I was checking them. As you keep pushing your luck and spending funny money, you inevitably will find some jackass clerk like me who recognizes that Abe Lincoln is an imposter.

In summary: Don't do it.

Modern Mom 14/10/17(Fri)05:09 No. 2392 ID: e9522b [Reply]

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where on the internet can I find Goth boots for £50 British pounds or £80.35 US Dollers?

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Modern Mom 15/02/20(Fri)21:04 No. 2540 ID: 0b7694


Modern Mom 15/02/20(Fri)21:05 No. 2541 ID: 0b7694

better yet, pick up leather boots from thrift store for 8 bucks. add metal to it and sell for 80
i think im going to do this. i have a badass pair of black boots that are just a size too big, fuck

Modern Mom 15/06/01(Mon)08:22 No. 2609 ID: 8d779b

If you cruise the local thrift stores, particularly the alternative ones, you can luck out and find some cheap beaten Demonia or something, Demonia quality is shit though. You will probably never find New Rocks like you have pictured for too cheap but you could be insanely lucky. TBH you should probably just get a used pair of English-made Docs that will last you forever if you take care of them, and go for a trad-goth look with thrift store black clothing.

I actually have one goth friend who lives in a crazy thrifty fashion, and one of her main sources of income is buying tons of shit from very cheap thrift stores and selling them to nicer exchange stores, but she knows that business.

Same friend collects boots in any size she can, if it's too small you can cram a few different insoles in there and make them fit. You can also find nice insoles inside of shoes in thrift stores.

Making Cash With Zero Fundage Biff 14/02/08(Sat)05:35 No. 1890 ID: 3e2241 [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

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Let's talk about ways to make cash online, it can really help out and once you get efficient with it and have a good group then you're golden.

I won't lie, I'd like to find a person or two from this board to be in a new group. You wouldn't believe how fast and simple things get when you get everyone working together well and can make the money on nearly autopilot, depending on what method you are using. Also tips and resources are always good.

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Biff 15/05/10(Sun)04:08 No. 2584 ID: fac0d4

Heya jews, I've finally sold a couple of books! I'm really excited and wanted to share that with you folks and also ask if there are any folks out there who do cover design? I NEED good covers for my books, the covers affect sales quite directly and I'm at like level 2 in my cover design skill, so I'm probably losing money by having the ones I made as the covers for my books, since I'm at like level 6-8 with my writing. I started and don't plan to stop until I get a check from this, even if it's like ten bucks, I'm disabled so it's not like I am scrambling for money, I just want to put in the work to make this a success. I hope someone out there can get an atom of inspiration or encouragement from this, I like this board a lot.

Book Art That Guy 15/05/28(Thu)17:03 No. 2606 ID: 25fc56

Howdy OP, I just found this thread and noticed a request for cover artists. I know a few people. The cheapest is a friend of mine who does most of the cover art now for Trinity Gateways. Here is an example of her work. In this particular piece, the painting was done by my friend, Blue. The photoshop and layout was done by the author, Doris.

Here is a link to some other cover art which Blue has done.

I forgot to upload the cover art That Guy 15/05/28(Thu)17:09 No. 2607 ID: 25fc56

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