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Guide to Success from nothing Captain Derp 12/10/13(Sat)05:41 No. 387 ID: 353cb7 [Reply] [First 100 posts] [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 18/10/21(Sun)09:29 No. 3234 ID: cb45b3

>>3233
Neat, I was kind of worried with how fast everything changes with tech stuff.




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 18/01/07(Sun)02:05 No. 3124 ID: c380de

>>3096
I think that's exactly why it's /jew/




Modern Mom 13/09/17(Tue)11:27 No. 1625 ID: 751651 [Reply]
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Tired of spending money for pay TV?
A good old roof antenna will give you high definition broadcasts, up to 100 channels in some markets. A converter box can be used for older TV compatibility, $25-40

tvfool.com, antennaweb.org, rabbitears.info



There is also free satellite TV available, mostly international broadcasting but there's some cool stuff out there too.
Search for "FTA Satellite". A low cost fixed dish can run you $200-300 if you install it yourself. Ku-band (small dish) has a lot, C-band (large dish) has even more.

No monthly fees at all, for the price of 2 months of Direct or Dish you can get the equipment for free TV for life.


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tv is for retards Modern Mom 18/11/18(Sun)06:44 No. 3244 ID: 6d522b

TV is supposed to be free: You're watching advertisements. You're paying for electricity. You're wasting time being programmed. It's possible to receive TV for free, legally.

The biggest retards are cable and satellite subscribers paying for clearer reception, advertisements.

Tim Cook from Apple, regarding "free services"
'You're Not the Customer. You're the Product.'


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Modern Mom 18/11/18(Sun)06:49 No. 3245 ID: 6d522b

>>1625
TV reception looks like a decent hobby.

also there's ATSC...almost 30 channels here some say


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Modern Mom 18/12/13(Thu)15:30 No. 3252 ID: d5398f

all i can find in my area are the local network affiliates i already knew about.
bummer




Modern Mom 17/08/29(Tue)14:00 No. 3074 ID: 494c89 [Reply]
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How can I build my own hidden/semi-underground hippy house for cheap, and without anyone knowing (no heavy machinery)?


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Modern Mom 17/10/31(Tue)23:18 No. 3105 ID: a24704

Build a little house in the woods


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Caleb 18/10/08(Mon)21:50 No. 3230 ID: fa8616

The best, by far, book on cheap or any price underground houses is the book "50 dollar and up underground house" by Mike Oehler. There's videos on YouTube of his houses. I recommend it far above any other underground house book.


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Modern Mom 18/12/05(Wed)09:57 No. 3251 ID: eaf7f8
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I'm thinking about becoming a drifter, any tips or advice?




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 17/02/21(Tue)10:51 No. 2965 ID: aa90ac

why would you spend $50 month to sell a used scuffed up door no one wants. i love dumpster diving , but damn watch those storage prices.

used vacuums? good luck selling those. i bought a dyson for $50 and fixed it up , nice ass vacuum.

heres a better tip. grab every usable item out of dumpsters, house flips , etc. clean it up a little, document it, and donate it to charity. taking the donations off your taxes.

i second the guy talking about working as a house cleaner. the guy they hire when they want an entire house worth of crap gone. i did it once , just one old guy who died. he had 300 $30 shirts. i guess he just wore one after the other each day of the year. fuck laundry!

filled up an entire van full of household items. kept the good, donated the rest.

only problem now is that i found out im a hoarder. so now every week i try to get rid of 10 boxes of shit.


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Modern Mom 18/11/18(Sun)06:56 No. 3246 ID: 6d522b
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>>2593
once found a bunch of pentium pro CPUS being tossed...the holy grail of scrap gold.


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Modern Mom 18/11/29(Thu)09:37 No. 3250 ID: 9ffa1f

>>2965
OP here! My housemate just started a job as a house cleaner this week. Thanks for this tip. I will speak with her about this angle.




Modern Mom 17/05/23(Tue)02:21 No. 3024 ID: a6056e [Reply]
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What's the last thing you saved money doing?


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Modern Mom 18/09/18(Tue)09:21 No. 3224 ID: 718082

>>3110
can I port my cell#? I have business connections and half the population here is homeless with a new # every other week, so it's also sort of a "trashy" avoidant matter of pride.


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Modern Mom 18/11/02(Fri)22:17 No. 3238 ID: ca78f3
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pirated as much manga as i could get my hands on, fellow /jew/. [pic related]


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Modern Mom 18/11/29(Thu)09:33 No. 3249 ID: 9ffa1f

I paid for a trial month pass of Sinemia. The theater where my wife likes to go for movies is not in their network, but I was still able to make it work. By network, I mean that Sinemua is set up to work with Movie Tickets dot com by default, but this theater only sells tickets online through its own proprietary website. These subscription services bank on you not having time to use them, so if I only attend one movie for month, I am coming out ahead.




Modern Mom 14/08/10(Sun)21:34 No. 2250 ID: 56d89d [Reply]
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Ok, I have a bit of an unusual problem.

My grandmother died a year ago and left behind a fuckload of shitty furniture. I want to help my parents sell it because they effectively became poorfags sponsoring my education.

Now, this would usually be no problem except the fact that they live in a shitty 2nd world Eastern European country, and in a small(15k residents) town no less. A garage sale, or a Craigslist ad or really anything of the sort is not an option here.

So what the fuck do I do? I doubt that anyone here has experience with this kind of issue, so maybe just help me brainstrom one up? I really want to help my old folks, but can't do so financially because of being stuck in the post-bachelors limbo.


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Modern Mom 17/05/14(Sun)14:45 No. 3023 ID: e9c9be

>>3014
Clean it, take lots of good pictures, and sell it to some wealthy Americans with more money than common sense on eBay. Even with international shipping they'll fucking pay through the nose if you include all the buzzwords they're looking for.


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Modern Mom 18/11/26(Mon)04:37 No. 3247 ID: dc96c6

>>3023
That's a good idea. If by "shitty," OP means "old" and/or "rustic" and/or "hand-crafted" he should sell them on e-bay as such. Clean em up, take some flattering picks, and list them for more than he thinks they're worth. Should keep in mind that many people subconsciously associate a higher price with higher quality/value. Could also market to wealthy Western Europeans, not just Americans


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Modern Mom 18/11/27(Tue)05:11 No. 3248 ID: b2d62b

>>3023
Clean it yes, absolutely. But if it needs refinshing-do NOT do it yourslef, let the final buyer do it. Refinishing furniture kills value.




How to panhandle Modern Mom 17/07/21(Fri)22:28 No. 3048 ID: 494c89 [Reply]
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I used to be homeless. Here's how to panhandle and make money.

1. Be non-threatening. Don't have a huge dog that barks at people, don't get pissed off when people fuck with you (most white people won't, it's usually blacks or gang-banging messikins). Just don't be an asshole.

2. Be visibly homeless. Don't be completely clean.

3. Have a prop. This can be a wheelchair (it takes a few weeks to get the upper body strength and endurance to wheel yourself around), a cast (get one that you can take off), a cane.

4. You will make at least ten times as much money if you have a small, non-threatening dog. A dachshund is best, a chihuahua is second best. The dog should be calm and not bark at everyone - it takes a few days to train a dog not to bark at everyone.

People will ask you what you need, and a lot will offer to buy you dog food. It's sometimes possible to return the dog food for cash if they give you a receipt, but don't ask for it if they don't give it to you.

5. Be a woman, or at least an attractive man. Women make at least ten times as much money as men.

6. It helps if you have gray hair, especially a gray beard. I'm not sure how to dye hair gray though.
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fuck panhandlers Modern Mom 18/11/18(Sun)06:33 No. 3243 ID: 6d522b

panhandlers are bullshit. this is not the depression. there is no shortage of employment or food. these people are actors, scam artists, fuck them they make more per day, tax free, than the people they con. don't feed the panhandler, ignore the panhandler.




Modern Mom 17/08/01(Tue)17:50 No. 3055 ID: 7ce7a4 [Reply]
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Hey /Jews/ I've been trying to live the frugal lifestyle. Recently moved into an apartment in Southern California where I'm paying 840 a month for a studio. I don't really have close friends that are financially stable enough to room with. My question is though, (got off topic)
While living a frugal lifestyle, what do you guys do for fun? When I loved with my parents I had disposable income and didn't really care about saving. I could go out with my mates and get drinks or another hobby of ours was shooting but all of that is so expensive. I guess gaming but that gets old too.

TL;DR what do you do for fun that's frugal?


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Modern Mom 18/10/16(Tue)03:16 No. 3231 ID: 304dfd

>>3055
OP here.

Thinking about getting into RPG's. Little bit of a varg tard so myfarog maybe.


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Modern Mom 18/10/30(Tue)18:27 No. 3236 ID: f626bd

> When I loved with my parents I had disposable income and didn't really care about saving.

Just start making love with your parents again.


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Modern Mom 18/11/18(Sun)06:32 No. 3242 ID: 83c9fa

>>3055
Stop feeding (((them))) shekels, and live in the woods. Cheapest lifestyle available.




Free Gas Jason December 14/09/29(Mon)23:24 No. 2358 ID: 39ed48 [Reply]
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Warning this is illegal but you can easily pull this off if you keep your mouth shut.

Go to a dollar store, they usually have a prepaid card you can put up to like 500 and the card is like a dollar. You buy one and put about 10 or 15. you take the card to a gas station and make sure its busy. Use the card as credit. Fill up your tank pass the amount you put in there. Leave the gas station and cut the card.

Enjoy

From Jason December


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Analysis by a Gassy Dude That Guy 15/05/28(Thu)16:53 No. 2605 ID: 25fc56

I call b.s.

I work as a clerk at a 24 hour pump-yourself, and I have an A+ certification in computer networking. If the purchase is done as a pre-pay, the system will not authorize the pump to start unless the purchase has already cleared. If the purchase is done at the pump, the system is even pickier; I cannot say that it specifically checks the balance of every prepaid card in exactly these circumstances, but the system rejects customers all of the time for reasons far less than an adequate amount of money on the card's account. The method described by OP would simply not work in our system nor any system I know.

I can offer specifics about the networks and software used if someone wants it, but even when I worked at a truck stop a year ago with an entirely different system, the method described by OP would not work their either.


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Modern Mom 17/05/05(Fri)12:22 No. 3008 ID: 21de63

>>2358
Fuck OP you're retarded.


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that shit don't work! Modern Mom 18/11/18(Sun)06:29 No. 3241 ID: 6d522b

gas stations don't accept prepaid credit




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