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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 14/04/23(Wed)20:50 No. 2048 ID: 435fb3

indeed, its all about not saying the word nigger

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 14/10/25(Sat)05:45 No. 2426 ID: a4b96d

Damn son, this got me more motivated than anything I've done in the last couple of years as a community college student studying CompSci. Watching a lecture on Computer Science Math right now.

Cheap Organics @ Self Checkout Modern Mom 14/10/20(Mon)07:55 No. 2415 ID: c46413 [Reply]

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So you wanna be like the yoga moms and eat organic bananas but don't got the $$$??????

Just go to the stupid self check-out and ring your gotdang Organic Bananas as regular Bananas (or whatever the fuck else produce you want)~~~~~~~~~~

I've never been confronted about this by staff, but if you are you can just say it was a mistake or w/e.

I'm sure a lot of you have already thought to do this/don't care about organics. Regular bananas make my mouth itch and organic ones don't. I thought I was just mildly allergic to bananas until I had an organic one. Looked into it and apparently the herbicides and pesticides actually move into the flesh of the fruit. shit's cray.

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Modern Mom 14/10/21(Tue)05:19 No. 2419 ID: c32dd5

As an organic farmer who uses no fertilizers or pesticides and has no problems with controlling pests, I ask you to do your homework on sustainable organic agriculture before you regurgitate information you might have read on an article somewhere on the internet. Any farmer, organic or not, who farms unsustainably is mistaken and is using wrong methods. It is possible to maintain a high-yield farm sustainably using non-conventional methods. Read more. Try growing a sustainable garden. Learn something.

Modern Mom 14/10/24(Fri)13:12 No. 2421 ID: 58984d

Many self checkouts have a weight and lookup product tool for by the pound produce.

This would work with any similar looking produce, just ring it out as a cheaper alternative. Its basically stealing but it's a very low risk way to steal.

Honestly the cheapest produce in an american grocery store still tastes great. So not that useful in my opinion.

Modern Mom 14/10/30(Thu)09:08 No. 2431 ID: b9212d

if you want to take it up a notch, try using the self checkout and ringing stuff up that isn't fruit or veg as fruit or veg. a friend recently got a 12 dollar bottle of vitamins for less than 2 dollsrs cause she rang them up as bananas at 40 cents a pound or something

Beating traffic camera tickets & automated toll road fees Clever Jew 12/12/20(Thu)00:11 No. 688 ID: 661b98 [Reply]

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OK so I have this idea how to beat traffic cameras and automated toll roads that bill you by taking a photo of your license plate.

Basically, it's illegal to drive without a license plate and it's illegal to obscure your license plate. But what if you camouflage your license plate in a way that makes it impossible for a machine (or overly time consuming for a person) to find where it is in a photo?

You'd do this by printing a tiling license-plate pattern all over the back of your car and affixing your real license plate over one of the plates in the picture. Or instead of printing your could use 1:1 flexible magnets that have the plate design on them.

What do you think would this work?

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Modern Mom 14/09/03(Wed)03:41 No. 2295 ID: ecfb71

All this taught me was that I had no idea how to spell Connecticut.

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Modern Mom 14/10/25(Sat)06:32 No. 2428 ID: a4b96d

Till a cop pulls you over and then when the registration doesn't match you're so fucking fucking fucked.

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.


From Jason December

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reply to modern mom Jason December 14/10/02(Thu)07:57 No. 2369 ID: 8080be

sorry been away for awhile.
I use a gold card that I believe is a golden visa. Multiple ones can be found but I never knew they would be stopped by a gas tank.


Jason December

Modern Mom 14/10/07(Tue)20:09 No. 2375 ID: e16815

99% of gas companies have cameras that watch the license plates and in most states states stealing gas will mean they take your license.

Modern Mom 14/10/25(Sat)06:09 No. 2427 ID: a4b96d

Couldn't you just use the defense that you didn't know there wasn't enough money in the card because you got it as a fucken gift?

Tiny Homes Modern Mom 14/10/19(Sun)23:28 No. 2413 ID: c32dd5 [Reply]

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Does anyone have experience or interest in building tiny homes? They are usually 100-300 sq/ft. made of found and recycled materials cheaply. Some run on solar and wind power. I work a part-time job and I'm thinking of starting a tiny house project. I can buy some materials and there's plenty of scrap around me to use. I have some carpentry skills and general know-how. Anyone interested in the tiny, minimal, cheap life?

Modern Mom 14/10/20(Mon)01:50 No. 2414 ID: b9bdc1

Tiny homes are pretty neat. I don't think I can be any help to you because I barely know anything but I would definitely like to try to make a tiny home after I finish college. I can't imagine buying a full size house, that seems way too big for me and a huge waste. Apartments seem too restrictive in terms of selecting alternative power sources/building anything.

From the knowledge I have gathered from having no experience at all with power sources: I would go with solar because wind seems erratic. Also I've seen a lot more people using solar energy so I would assume that it is more readily available/more effective/something like that.

The way I am looking at it, over the year or so of planning and building I would be checking craigslist, local junk yards, whatever you are around for scrap. I can't imagine not finding anything you can use for over a year.

How big do you plan on making your house and do you plan on living with anyone though? I am wondering how much bigger a house should be to accommodate more people.

Also, are there any general straightforward guides to this sort of thing?

Modern Mom 14/10/20(Mon)20:45 No. 2417 ID: c32dd5

I'm planning on saving up money to buy some solar panels and a friend at work (who is a whiz kid at engineering) has developed a small wind turbine generator meant to run 12v appliances and store extra energy for when it's not windy. I have no know-how for this but he is going to build one with me and walk me through the steps. Of course I will document it so I can rebuild more later. He says the only skill you need to have is some basic welding knowledge for some parts. Other than that, anyone could potentially assemble it.

I have this unique opportunity to work on a shipping container that's already halfway tricked out into a house, and if all goes well I can start building the dream tiny house with my significant other within the next year. We plan on making a cabin on wheels kind of like the one in the picture.

As for now I'm reading books on basic home design, making a home energy efficient, and the basics of solar power, water treatment, and all of that kind of stuff. The site where we would be assembling it already has a ton of useful scrap.

I think this may work out in the long run.

Modern Mom 14/10/24(Fri)13:46 No. 2424 ID: 58984d

Im more concerned with where to put it. Buying lands expensive. Empty lots in the middle of nowhere can go for a few thousand dollars- but if you want to be anywhere near civilization costs go way up I thinks.

On wheels squatting implies you have a pickup truck- and power/utilities would be a constant issue. A permanent address would be more comfortable. I imagine renting trucks is a good way to go in all scenarios.

I think you can buy a cheep used camper anyways so you have to use junk and scrap to do all of your building- or else its no thrift at all.

I knew some people who built a legit log cabin when growing up. They had lots of issues with basement flooding, and the heater they bought constantly broke, so they would often rely on a simple wood stove and free wood off their property. Cool thing is despite it being a starter home, they still had like 16 acres of beautiful woodland which was dirt cheap I'm sure. Guy who built it was a metal worker/veteran. Thing was sturdy as hell though, like any other house.

Post-Modern Mom 12/11/05(Mon)03:48 No. 468 ID: 846bd5 [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

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If I were to start stealing things from stores to save money, how would I go about it? Related question: If I were to begin selling things I stole from stores, how would I go about it?

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Modern Mom 14/09/22(Mon)04:41 No. 2334 ID: f29ec4

I live in ohio as well and our wal mart has u scans that you can take things off the scale and put them in your cart before you pay for them. they have cameras on them but.....

Modern Mom 14/10/12(Sun)08:06 No. 2381 ID: 4a88ee

I can confirm that this strategy works really well. Pocketing some small expensive stuff like vanilla extract along with your regular shopping is easy as fuck, anyybody can pull it off.

Modern Mom 14/10/16(Thu)19:49 No. 2391 ID: c3f089

BOGOF offers:
Buy 5 of them (you can mix it in with a whole trolley of stuff if you've got a legit shop to do)! After you've paid for them offload one to your mate, go the customer service counter and tell them they charged you for one too many. Get it refunded.

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?

Modern Mom 14/10/17(Fri)08:01 No. 2393 ID: 58984d

that is the opposite of thrifty.

9 dollar shoes at your local poor-store.

Modern Mom 14/10/17(Fri)09:57 No. 2394 ID: a2aca3

Just get some used leather boots at a thrift store and add metal to it.

Modern Mom 14/10/19(Sun)01:03 No. 2397 ID: 21e28b

Why would you want footwear that just screams "I think I'm unique and mommy never loved me"?

Also what is google and amazon?

Dumpster Diving flood 14/02/23(Sun)10:30 No. 1924 ID: e91960 [Reply]

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I went dumpster diving today. so i thought id drop a few hints for you guys

1)Invest in a headlamp, you want both hands when digging through trash
2)sometimes your gonna have to get in the dumpster to look for stuff
3)Apartment complexes, post garage sale houses, closing businesses, goodwills and thrift stores are great places to look. sometimes check out stores you like. Gamestop is supposed to destroy what it throws out, but some dont listen to that
4)Don't make a fucking mess. Leave it cleaner than you left it. If you leave shit strewn about, you can guarantee it'll be locked when you return
5)check your states/city's laws on diving. some places like California outright ban it because of recycling money or something
6)dont fuck with with locked dumpsters. just dont. its a crime.
7)If its some place with security(ie a shopping center, mall, etc) find a security officer and ask him/her if you can do it. More often then not, if your not suspicious, they'll be cool about it
8)dont look shady, wearing all black looks suspicious, wear jeans, boots, and a long sleeve shirt in normal colors. If you look respectable, odds are youll be granted persmission, or left alone.
9)If someone asks you to leave, fucking leave. For the most part you dont have to say anything. Dont give them your name. if they get your license, big deal. you can always say you werent driving your car that night if they report you.
10)when entering a dumpster, dont "dive". There may be broken glass or similar sharp jagged spikes at the bottom. enter with caution, slowly.

a guy I know makes all his money selling shit from diving. granted he is a handyman. Google your city + dumpster diving to see if theres any nice forums

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juniorGman 14/10/11(Sat)22:28 No. 2379 ID: 7afca8

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I have eaten better dumpster diving than at any other time in my life, including when I was spending £50 a week on food.

Bread and pastry spoil quick, there's usually a whole dumpster of this if store is large and has a bakery section.

Stuff will be bagged up and separate from other trash, usually different bins.
Case out a store by visiting once in morning, once in evening, you will spot a pattern by week two, usually Monday morning there is a trash pickup and it's a mountain of marked-down reduced food they didn't shift at the weekend.

Also, this


a gas/utility key , best money I ever spent, get from most pound shops/dollar stores and they open some triangular dumpster locks (in the UK they are the big orange 'Biffa' bins)

Never had anyone call the cops, etc

Modern Mom 14/10/16(Thu)09:31 No. 2387 ID: 58984d

store I work at locks the dumpster because people dig in them for the hundreds of receipts we throw out every day customers dont take. People look for anything paid for in cash and bring it to another store to return shit from off the shelves. Very easy to do in big stores.

I envy you, I'm not poor enough to eat from dumpsters, but an extra 50 bucks a week is tempting.

Modern Mom 14/10/17(Fri)19:00 No. 2396 ID: eb89c4

I live in Denmark and have been eating out of a dumpster for 3 weeks now with a friend of mine who's a paid PhD student.

You probably think that dumpsters are full of shit and whatnot, but actually the food is usually packaged and oftentimes expensive. For example, last time I went I found a shitload of salmon and some expensive cheese. All clean, packaging undamaged, etc.

Not having to shop or pay for food is awesome, not to mention it's exciting to see what you're gonna find next.

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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Modern Mom 14/09/21(Sun)13:12 No. 2333 ID: 2a9a9a

Ive been using this app called featurepoints for past few weeks and referred many people online you can make 25 $ a week if you put some effort into it.

Modern Mom 14/09/27(Sat)04:12 No. 2354 ID: 17b5c3

It's exactly the same as any other endeavor, you will get back what you put into it. The more you upsell yourself, make connections with clients, branch out etc, the more work you get. When you do whatever work you decide to try for, whether it's a skill you have or one you are looking to build, doing research beforehand, having excellent customer service and thinking outside the box is going to get you far, talent alone is good, but you need more to excel at freelancing because you are your own boss and the only motivation is going to come from yourself.

I've been doing okay at it, I've branched out from writing only erotica to non erotic books and I recently got a story I wrote green-lit to be made into a game. I would rate myself as an intermediate level freelancer so far, if anyone has any questions about it then I'd be happy to try to answer them.

Modern Mom 14/10/17(Fri)18:54 No. 2395 ID: eb89c4

Lets say I start a blog with the intention of making money sometime in the future. Where would I go from there?

Produce content, build contacts with other bloggers and submit myself to directories, while learning CEO and modifying the blog accordingly?

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