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How can I make money off the Great American Eclipse? Modern Mom 17/07/21(Fri)22:05 No. 3047 ID: 494c89 [Reply]
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I live right in Polk County, Oregon. The August 21st eclipse will happen right smack in the middle of this area. How can I make money off it? There will be a million people in Polk county!

Sell bottled water for $20 a bottle?

What else could I sell?


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Modern Mom 17/08/08(Tue)15:23 No. 3060 ID: 9f8f44

T shirts, snacks




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?


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Modern Mom 17/07/25(Tue)16:57 No. 3052 ID: 6f55bd

>>2424
where to put it is the big, big issue. Buying land for 100k per acre is not viable and not thrift.

Trailer parks would be the obvious choice in America but they don't exist anymore.

Back in the 70's to early 90's you could go to a trailer park and for 250 a month you could live. You had a yard, could send your kids to college or spend a fortune on lotto tickets and coors lite.

The latter is why they are dead. Everyone everywhere regulated them out of existence and as a result cheep land is gone except a few places out in the desert. That and rich people have invested in buying land so much that it's highly competitive and very over-inflated.


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Modern Mom 17/08/04(Fri)07:36 No. 3058 ID: c58d14

>>2424
southern new Hampshire?

They just sold it for a profit too.


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Modern Mom 17/09/05(Tue)02:22 No. 3077 ID: a4d268

>>3052
>Trailer parks would be the obvious choice in America but they don't exist anymore
The fuck they don't.

However the lot rent is substantially higher than $250/mo, even in bumbfuck middle of nowheresville.




Transportation Modern Mom 12/12/04(Tue)08:23 No. 592 ID: ba9043 [Reply]
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The one thing I haven't seen discussed is Transportation!

For those of us who have a job or are looking, transportation is very important!

It is also important that it is cheap and reliable, not often two things that go well together!

Bikes are OK but if you live in an area where it's a minimum if 10 miles to any place that has work it isn't much help!

Plus most cheap cars don't get great gas mileage (Mine costs almost 120-200 a month in gas) AND you car is often a dead giveaway that you are a poor person!

What suggestions do allz you poor people have regarding cheap and reliable transportation?


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Modern Mom 17/06/19(Mon)05:52 No. 3034 ID: 1d025f
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>>2893
>hopefully soon
Sorry for the wait.

Japanese:
Honda
1985-2007 Honda Accord: Typical Honda reliability with a more refined driving experience than the Civic. Available in sedan, hatchback, wagon, or coupe styles.


1987-2011 Honda Civic: Civics are very hit or miss, try to find an unmolested one or two owner example that was spared from the "import tuner" treatment. Available in sedan, hatchback, wagovan, or coupe styles.

1997-2007 Honda CR-V: The first generation C-RV has a decent amount of aftermarket support for off-roading. As for the other variants of the C-RV, they serve well for your general driving needs (excluding FWD trim).

Honorable Mention:
1986-2001 Honda Prelude and Acura Integra: The pinnacle of front-wheel drive engineering. Aggressive styling and unmatched handling. Good luck finding an example in decent condition.
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Modern Mom 17/06/29(Thu)07:31 No. 3038 ID: 157c6b
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RU
Steel 1988
100km/h - human point.


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Modern Mom 17/07/24(Mon)20:28 No. 3051 ID: 8c62c2

>>1222
This seems like a good way to go for the ultra poor, but it can get stolen pretty easily. Hefty price to pay, but if you factor in not having to pay insurance, gas, licensing fees etc it starts to look way nicer. The only thing cheaper is an actual bicycle. And just like one, you can always repair them yourself and if the motor breaks you can still get home.




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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Free Food 13/03/01(Fri)01:06 No. 992 ID: c1c58c [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
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How can I get food for free? Are there better methods than shoplifting?


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Modern Mom 17/05/05(Fri)12:21 No. 3007 ID: 21de63

There's free church dinners and food giveaways almost daily where I live. Also if I want food I just go over to a different family member's house each day of the week to get a meal.


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Modern Mom 17/07/18(Tue)22:46 No. 3044 ID: ee1a9f

>>2582
That second word is so important


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Modern Mom 17/07/20(Thu)08:52 No. 3045 ID: 494c89

>>992
I work at KFC.

* A water cup is ten cents. We can't stop you from filling it with something other than water.

* A lady came in, bought an 8 piece bucket without sides, took out 1 piece of chicken, then returned it claiming there were only 7 pieces and she didn't want it anymore. Kinda involved but doable.

* Get any reciept (look in the parking lot, or get some out of the trash inside after getting your water cup), come back later that day or the next day and make some complaint. We will usually give you whatever you wanted replaced, and if you're nice you'll get a free root beer float.




Bicycle Frames Modern Mom 14/11/12(Wed)16:00 No. 2443 ID: fbfe7f [Reply]
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I'm looking to build myself a "cheap" bike that will replace my truck for all but long drives and when something big needs to be moved. I'm self building because quality bicycles are expensive, most new bicycles don't meet my requirements, and there are a ton of old frames that do satisfy most if not all of my requirements.

I'm about 5' 8.5" with a 30-31"-ish inseam. According to most online frame size calculators for a road bike I should be looking in the 52-54cm range and for a MTB I should be in the 17-18" range.
If I want to purchase a vintage mountain bike frame that does NOT have the downward/upward (depending on POV) sloping top tube which size should I use as a guide?
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Modern Mom 17/06/29(Thu)07:21 No. 3037 ID: 157c6b
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Normal frame


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Modern Mom 17/07/03(Mon)06:27 No. 3039 ID: 87f732

>>3037
Is there any practical way to purchase a bicycle piece by piece in this manner?

I've never seen individual frame pieces for sale anywhere.


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Modern Mom 17/07/03(Mon)06:29 No. 3040 ID: 87f732

>>2444
If the 20" fits your height, always go for the tallest frame that you fit.




Leaving "Home" Modern Mom 15/03/27(Fri)06:10 No. 2560 ID: cd727d [Reply]
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Hello /jew/, I'm leaving home here in a few months and was wandering about kitchenware. My family refuses to help me whatsoever. What is the best way to go with cookware at first? cheap and shitty, or the more expensive longer lasting stuff?

This goes for everything kitchen related. Cups,plates,silverware. Everything.


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Modern Mom 17/06/04(Sun)16:33 No. 3029 ID: b52acf

Honestly, whether or not cast iron is worth getting at first depends on how you cook. Sure they're great, if you use them. I'd tell you to start off with a 10" saute pan (like a frying pan but steeper walls and with a lid), either a 2 qt or 3 qt pot, a flat pan for baking, and maybe a casserole dish. With that, you'll be able to do practically anything you want. Over time you may find you prefer a different size (like a 3qt you may find overkill, or no where near big enough if you like to make a lot of soup at one time, a 10" might be pretty big if you only ever use it for one egg in the morning, etc.). With that said, I think it's a little better to go bigger than you think you'll like.

If you go with nonstick, GET WOOD OR PLASTIC utensils. If you use metal, you *will* fuck up and mar the surface.

As for quality, I'd spend around $20-40 for each piece looking for the thickest material I can find for the pots/pans. Bakeware is more whatever unless you get serious about baking. Never, ever immediately put hot cookware directly into water. It'll warp and become a pain in the ass to use/completely unuseable. The thinner the material, the worse it can be. If you can't afford that much, get whatever you can and just be very mindful about warping.


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Modern Mom 17/06/04(Sun)16:40 No. 3030 ID: b52acf

>>3029
continued

Get a good chef's knife, at least 10". It doesn't have to be a $500 Wustoff, but it also shouldn't be a $5 K-Mart one either. If you live in a decent sized city, find a restaurant supply store, and they should have some decent ones for around $20. Learn at least the basics of caring for blades. This is a safety thing. Sharp knives without nicks are safe. Dull knives with knicks aren't. Likewise, get a cutting board. They're cheap and they protect your knife and whatever else you would be cutting on. It doesn't have to be expensive, just anything that's wood or plastic and you're good.


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Modern Mom 17/06/11(Sun)17:35 No. 3032 ID: a6a804

At goodwill they are cheap as shit. I got all mine for free after the semester ended and students dumped theirs on the curb. Basically new just had to wash well.




Modern Mom 13/11/24(Sun)13:05 No. 1753 ID: dfe43d [Reply]
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is fiverr worth bothering with? I can't seem to land a job (even lying in resume) so I figured I could put my photoshop skills to use.

has anybody made any money off there?


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Modern Mom 15/01/09(Fri)11:35 No. 2519 ID: 2b344e

I can tell you personally that a friend made 2000 dollars from it in like 2 months. I only managed to make 32 dollars in like 3 days. I left it then. Never set your prices too low because clients will still pay you


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Modern Mom 17/05/05(Fri)13:58 No. 3019 ID: 21de63

I've had thoughts on trying it out here lately but after the PewDiePie situation. I don't know.


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Modern Mom 17/05/28(Sun)02:52 No. 3027 ID: 16d972

I tried, it didn't work for me




site traffic Anon 17/05/26(Fri)13:27 No. 3025 ID: af295c [Reply]
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http://Income4Living.com/?refer=631
weird site I know but it only needs to generate some traffic so some clicks would be helpful and maybe some of you could make something like 50$ out of it too
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Modern Mom 17/05/26(Fri)15:13 No. 3026 ID: b02b36

fuck off ponzi scum




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 17/05/05(Fri)13:48 No. 3014 ID: 21de63

>>2302
That shipping price though.


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Modern Mom 17/05/14(Sun)00:08 No. 3022 ID: c7dede

>>2250
Auction. Find a place that does "estate sale" auctions. It'll at least move it quickly


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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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