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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 16/09/23(Fri)08:30 No. 2882 ID: 01ec1c

>>2877
Depends on the course. Some are open all year long, others are programmed to take place during specific periods of the year.




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 16/09/11(Sun)07:15 No. 2875 ID: 50135e

/jew/? Shouldn't the board for people saving their money be called /scot/?




Starting low. Modern Mom 14/11/17(Mon)03:38 No. 2449 ID: 9bec77 [Reply]
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I'm a student with an income of 540E/month.

I already work and would like no know what is the optimal use of, say, 500E / month with the intention of making more money.

I do not have expenses and politics (relations and influence trafficking) are another topic.

I can sell a lot of stuff I have and probably change my job to a more lucrative one, but since I now have a steady income I bet there's something I can do with it.

I'm not looking for something that requires constant, physical attention like buying/selling objects, but I guess I could try with silver.

SHould I invest? Should I save and study for something that will give me money?


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Modern Mom 14/11/18(Tue)02:26 No. 2452 ID: 980650

>I'm not looking for something that requires constant, physical attention

>something that will give me money

It sounds like you've got the entirely wrong mindset to at this point, but I might be reading too much into the way you phrased your post. Nothing will ever give you money, you have to put forth effort of some kind. Also the amount you get is equal to the amount of time, effort and skill you spend/put into it, but effort is far more important than time in most cases and skill trumps the other two by a fair sight. That applies to something as simple as selling an item as well.


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Modern Mom 14/11/18(Tue)20:33 No. 2455 ID: ce72c5

Just a bad choice of words.

By that I meant I have places to be at and would rather do it online.


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Modern Mom 16/09/24(Sat)03:54 No. 2884 ID: e93ae1

Amazon Turk / eLance / camwhoring.




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 14/11/14(Fri)09:38 No. 2446 ID: e82e6a

BUY A PREPAID PHONE. DO NOT HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON IT RELATING TO YOUR ACTUAL IDENTITY.

POST SINGULAR ADS TO CLASSIFIED AD WEBSITES LIKE CL.

ONLY MEET PEOPLE AT PUBLIC AREAS

NEVER PARK IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE STORE YOU STEAL FROM

EASIEST METHOD IS CONCEALMENT. DONT CONCERN YOURSELF WITH ALARMS, DONT STOP FOR BEEPERS, UNKESS YOU ARE UNDER ARREST YOU ARE FREE AND INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY


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Modern Mom 15/02/20(Fri)23:18 No. 2545 ID: 0b7694

>>2391
ha, thats a great one, lol


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Modern Mom 16/09/24(Sat)03:52 No. 2883 ID: e93ae1

ITT: bad people.




Cheap 32GB digital audio player Modern Mom 16/09/21(Wed)22:38 No. 2880 ID: f55ac6 [Reply]
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Pro-tip. If you need a super cheap music player buy a used android tracfone on ebay.

The audio quality via headphones sucks, but if you link it up via bluetooth it'll sound good. (I do this in my car)

I'd also recommend using the app poweramp, but make sure you go into the settings and enable max audio thread priority.

I was about to waste $50 on a Fiio m3 until I discovered my old tracfone would work great.




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 16/09/06(Tue)07:37 No. 2873 ID: 58aecf
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>>2860
I'm gonna call bullshit on you.

Their food flies off the shelf, so nothing is stale.

If a can is dented, you're a moron for buying it. Grab one without botulism.


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Modern Mom 16/09/09(Fri)02:16 No. 2874 ID: 5a53ee

>>2873
He's just following advice from the documentary Big Daddy - throwing cans on the floor makes them cost less.


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Modern Mom 16/09/20(Tue)13:46 No. 2879 ID: 42e177

>>2873
>If a can is dented, you're a moron for buying it. Grab one without botulism.
You got it backwards, as the bacteria multiplies it causes the can to bloat. Now if the can was dented and pierced/rusted then yeah, it's best to avoid it.




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 15/10/26(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?


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jesus+fuckcrust 16/09/20(Tue)10:17 No. 2878 ID: 9a34a5

>>1602

here's the deal, you either pay for what a bike is worth (you do research it's new, and good) you get a stolen bike (fuck you), or you get a shit bike from walmart and kill yourself when the crank arm falls off your bike and you crash into a parked car because a retard asshole didn't put it together correctly.

you really cannot just decide that you want something cheap and expect quality. Compared to the price of a car, 1k is nothing for a quality bike and you will get a quality bike for that price. fucking save up you bitch. this is not an area where you can be #jew and think that it will end up all ok in the end, you'll either get something that isn't fit for you, it isn't built correctly, it is built with shit components and you'll end up spending the bikes cost in replacement parts, or you'll crash and never bike again.

fuck, these fucking people and their cheap bikes.




STUART 16/08/07(Sun)07:50 No. 2863 ID: 39f38e [Reply]
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Camping? Angela 16/09/16(Fri)15:56 No. 2876 ID: 6329e3
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This picture makes me want to camp again. I went last weekend camping next to a waterfall in deep northern woods of Maine...I had an incredible time hiking. I hope you brought beer and coffee!!!




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 16/08/10(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)


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Modern Mom 16/09/03(Sat)15:37 No. 2872 ID: f3169f

Protip: wet your face, apply the stick of soap to your skin, then lather it up using the brush on your face. You'll use a fraction of the amount of soap compared to using a mug and transferring the lather to your face.




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.




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