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Modern Mom 16/04/01(Fri)09:09 No. 2819 ID: 81f1f3 [Reply]
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I gave up work in a warehouse, because they were moving further from where I live. The commute would be just ridiculous, and the expenses - double, if not tripple! Being a drone is not OK in my book.
So I have a choice now - mooch off of girlfriends parents I live with OR take a part time job, as a "sanitary technician" in a local police station.
I want to know your opinion, everything really. Until this day it never occurred to me, that I would also have to clean shitters (which I'm quite fine with, and proficient, also). So lets hear it! Any cleaners here, part time workers or both?


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Modern Mom 16/04/23(Sat)10:28 No. 2824 ID: 149c6f

You could at least start with the sanitation job. It's a local police station, not an international airport or a high-rise office building. Put in your hours, skate out of there once it's done, and save what you can.

Maybe hard work on your part will be recognized, who knows. Or just be a drone; it doesn't matter. My view is, any hour you spend earning a wage is an hour you've most likely avoided incurring debt. My current job started as what seemed to be a 2 week temp job helping a local company get their customer paperwork into appropriate files. Almost 4 years later I'm an indispensable cog in my national department. It pays shit (relatively), but the OT is constant and it allows me my freedom and my ability to afford my lifestyle, frugal as it is.

Mooching off your gf's parents is just a shitty and overall horrible idea. It will eventually sour all involved against you; first with the folks who lose financially, and then your gf, if you can't make anything of your loafing self. Nothing says turn-off quite like a date night postponed because you have to beg her dad for gas money.




Modern Mom 16/03/19(Sat)12:25 No. 2817 ID: cad79b [Reply]
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I'm finally moving out! I paid a $100 in pre-bond, and will pay the other 180$ (for a total 280 in bond of 2 weeks) on Tuesday when I move in. Finally! Argh, so excited. Just kinda suprised the place is so cheap.




Legit money from home Modern Mom 16/02/19(Fri)07:54 No. 2813 ID: cf0dfe [Reply]
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After work i mostly fuck around, not doing anything productive, and i want to change that.

Are there any means i can make money from home? I live in South America btw, so it would have to be something international. A couple bucks a day go a long way, i'll take a shot at anything (given it's legit).


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Modern Mom 16/02/21(Sun)15:35 No. 2815 ID: ef5c06

You could try doing freelance work online.




Modern Mom 15/10/14(Wed)08:33 No. 2756 ID: 0fb81b [Reply]
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Aw, this board is the epitome of what I do. I'll walk through my lifestyle. I've tried many things and kept only the things that have saved me money in the end. I don't care how others judge me, so I've taken things to the next level of weird:

My main motto in life when it comes to managing money is "Time is money". So even if I'm not at work, "chores" and other crap to me is considered work, or rather, unpaid work. So I deliberately avoid situations in which I'm forced to do more work than necessary (that is, by doing things the easier way).

1) I have carefully selected a place for me to live. One which is < 10 minute walking distance to my place of work. My job is perfect for me because I don't really interact with people much and I am sort of left to do my own thing (parcel courier). This ensures my employment because I cannot last 2 months in a customer service/work-with-others workplace without getting fired.

Also, note that this came first before everything else because it is top priority if you're looking to save money.


2) As a result, I no longer necessitate a motor vehicle. - $200 / 3 months for insurance, and $60/month for gas. And additional upkeep and maintenance expenses.


3) Rent your parking space out. +$50/month for me.


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Modern Mom 15/11/02(Mon)04:43 No. 2768 ID: 0fb81b

>>2763
Depends on what sort of comfort you're referring to. Obviously not being stabbed in the feet by needles or anything. But generally if its uncomfortable (like sleeping on a massage table), you will adapt and over time think nothing of it. It's the adjustment there and letting your body adapt to the changes that might be the hard part.

I don't really find sentimental value in collectibles or physical objects, so maybe that just depends on the person. If you lack objects that you depend on (not need), you will always adapt to your current circumstances without them and put that want behind you. Or at least for me. To find comfort in nostalgic objects and such is like a fixation on something that the mind always wants. Take that fixation towards learning or something. I take solace in my online lectures on math and physics.


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Modern Mom 16/01/11(Mon)01:06 No. 2799 ID: a9ab26

But, OP, what's your point in life? Being frugal is a virtue, yes, but in this summary you've not mentioned why you're saving this money, and you've not mentioned any sort of social interaction.

Don't you have friends that come over and question why you've plastic wrapped your house and are collecting lumber scraps, etc.?

Saving money has no purpose of itself. Are you planning on buying a sailboat and island hopping the Caribbean? Why do you so desperately need to save every cent?


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Modern Mom 16/01/28(Thu)05:15 No. 2805 ID: b41207

>>2799
maybe his friends are thrifty aswell...




Please help, thank you Modern Mom 13/10/31(Thu)04:35 No. 1720 ID: a9a501 [Reply]
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Hello friends. I'm 18 years old and I'm getting kicked out of the house this summer.

I was just wondering if you guys had some tips on how should i stock up for this and what to do to prepare.

I live in Canada, I have about $3k saved up. I won't be finished highschool until middle of next year at best.

I was also thinking about joining the Canadian Forces.

So basically any Canadians here that know how to live cheaply or any sort of tricks I should know for living by myself?

Thanks guys.


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Modern Mom 15/11/12(Thu)02:44 No. 2773 ID: dc21fb

>>1819
most of them still live with their parents, I think.


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Modern Mom 15/11/13(Fri)01:19 No. 2774 ID: 8f8ac9

>>1754
Where i live you would only find spoiled mcdonalds and hot dogs that have been out for over 78 hours.


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Modern Mom 15/12/27(Sun)00:29 No. 2789 ID: e5fc99

>>1720
better get far away from them, and yes try joining the canadian forces,my grandfather did the same coz shitty parents




Modern Mom 14/05/28(Wed)03:36 No. 2107 ID: 477fbb [Reply]
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I've seen a couple of international threads in there, but not a South American one, so I'm opening it with the hope that there's someone out there that knows a few tricks to make it easier to live in here with the whole inflation thing and such.
I in particular happen to be Argentinian, and my main issues are that I've been using the same pair of shoes for the last year, can't afford to take a bus in one of the bigger cities in the world, and (what happens to be way more relevant than the previous statements) my computer is about to crash in no time and I need to get one soon. Of course this is an open thread and you can discuss or ask whatever on earth you think is remotely relevant or constructive.
Also, clouds. They are beautiful and they are free.


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Modern Mom 15/12/16(Wed)17:00 No. 2782 ID: 6a28db

You ran out of social plans?


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Modern Mom 15/12/18(Fri)23:41 No. 2784 ID: 31b443

Buying stocks is always good for inflation. The price of raw materials go up, prices of goods go up, stocks go up to meet that sweet spot anyway.
If you can't transfer money abroad then buying physical, certificated gold would be good. Gold is still a worse investment in the long run because it doesn't produce anything and just actually costs to store.




Modern Mom 15/10/14(Wed)08:10 No. 2754 ID: f6925d [Reply]
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Long story short I might be getting an internship for a company in London, England over the Christmas holidays. I'm more in it for the work experience and resume than the money, but it's only a two-week placement and I've got to get there from Toronto. How can I do this without losing hundreds of dollars?




Food stamps and how to use them bIFF 14/12/18(Thu)05:42 No. 2503 ID: d509a6 [Reply]
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I get 85 in foodstamps for the whole damn month. That seems a bit low, but whatever. Let's talk and argue about things to buy and eat that are good and bad!

BAD
Chips,processed meats,all soda

GOOD
Water, rice, beans,veggies,fruits


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Modern Mom 15/04/17(Fri)04:48 No. 2572 ID: ee0a4b

>>2505
However, whole chicken is very useful if you can cook, because it's so versatile.

Easiest is to just cook whole or half in oven, but if take the time to cut it into breasts, thighs etc, you can use the carcass for making broth or chicken stock.

Chicken stock in turn has a multitude of uses. Use it as soup base, to add body to bolognese, rice pilaf, risotto etc. Drippings from oven cooked chicken can be used for many of the same things.

Same thing can be applied to cheap bony cuts of pork or beef.

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I also agree that vegetarian, or mostly vegetarian is a very good option.

I would avoid vegan though, it makes getting correct nutrition needlessly complicated. Almost all the shortcomings of a vegan diet are remedied in a vegetarian diet since it includes milk and eggs.


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Modern Mom 15/04/30(Thu)09:13 No. 2576 ID: 96ee8e

Only buy what you can't already get for free. So quality fresh meat, lots of health and inexpensive cuts like beef heart and pork jowels are a good bet, liver too if from healthy animals.

Avoid canned food and staples other than milk and butter. Though, bacon is cheaper than butter. Just use bacon/bacon fat for all recipes. Even cookies.

Get all your shitty canned stuff for free from food banks and such. Also all the bread that you can possibly use... Speaking of which, old glazed donuts make good hooch. Lol, with some real hops and a bit of molasses you wind up with a decent brew in a week or so.


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Modern Mom 15/08/16(Sun)12:52 No. 2648 ID: a206fc

One piece of advice I have, aside from all the good advice already given, is to put together a stable of recipes, your own simple cookbook of stuff you like and can make for any ingredient, especially if you're not a skilled or enthusiastic cook.

Chicken's dirt cheap this week and I've got rice at home- chicken n rice.

Ground beef's on sale and that's some good looking lettuce and I alredy got leftover rice and hotsauce, grab a tomato or two- lazy taco bowls and taco salad for lunch tomorrow

Got a tupper ware of the leftover taco meat or chicken, a tomato you havent used yet and some eggs- fuckit omelet.

How many ways can you leverage this 5 pound bag of frozen green beans?

Potato's, rice, beans. All good staple foods, how many ways can you prepare them beside boiling them in a pot?

Turkey's damn cheap right after thanksgiving. Hell, it can be cheap before thanksgiving sometimes, local supermarkets around here give cheap ones away or at least discount them when you buy a certain amount of food. Same with hams around Christmas. How many ways can you prepare the frozen leftovers before you get sick of it.

Cheap food's all well and good, but you gotta know what to do with it as well.
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Modern Mom 14/06/17(Tue)06:13 No. 2128 ID: aaad3e [Reply]
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I'm thinking about becoming a Catholic priest. It seems like super easy work, a good gentle lifestyle and tonnes of esteem. I'll have to pretend to be a theist leader but I'll get loads of attention from bitches even if I can't bang them. Most of all, though, is I basically don't have to pay any money for a house cause I can live in the Church, and if I get any medical fees I bet the congregation will pay that shit.

Catholic priests = god tier jews?


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Modern Mom 15/09/01(Tue)12:40 No. 2663 ID: b95f0b

Better become Orthodox priest, that way you could bang bitches and also can grow a beard and wear a badass robe.


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Modern Mom 15/09/17(Thu)01:57 No. 2733 ID: e90530

>>2128

Being a catholic priest is about 4 years of college and 4 years of seminary (priest school) then 6 months as a deacon. You might end up being assigned to an area where priests are low, and put in charge of 3 churches and have to say mass 3 times a day and possibly 4-6 times on Saturdays and Sundays, then there's weddings, christenings, and funerals every week, and you'll basically have to work until you die. The only bitches you'll be getting attention from is old bitches because most catholic churches are like 90% old people 9% children 10 and under and 1% everyone else. The congregation doesn't pay your medical bills, usually the local diocese gets you health insurance so at least there's that. I'd say it's not really worth it.


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Modern Mom 15/09/22(Tue)02:50 No. 2734 ID: 962c79

if [$priest = $👺]then $4chan = $👺 fi

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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

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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


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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.


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Modern Mom 15/09/07(Mon)20:37 No. 2730 ID: 25fc56
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Greetings fellow divers,

I felt compelled today to write the following message on a discussion board for my community. Feel free to use any part of this message however you can.

>Hello Neighbors, I have something to disclose, unrequested and by my own decision. I dumpster dive. I search rubbage for useful items. I look in dumpsters, trash cans, and less frequently even recycling bins. I then bring those items to places where they may be best used. I browse the garbage of my own home and probably your home also.

>Permit me to explain what I am not doing. I am not a criminal. I do not trespass. I am not homeless. I am not invading your privacy. I am not making myself sick. I have never been arrested on any charges whatsoever.

>I know what I am doing. I have been salvaging goods from trash cans for over twenty years. I have read two books on the subject. I have read the majority decision in the United States Supreme Court case of Greenwood versus the United States of America. I am one of at least three people in the neighborhood who do the same thing.

>The vast majority of the goods that I salvage are given away. I often give materials and goods that I have salvaged to people who are not otherwise able to afford them. Just yesterday, I have a three piece set of matching luggage to a homeless friend in anticipation for him moving back to his home. Interesting sidenote: those three pieces came from the trash of two neighbors who lived over a block apart. Many of the items that I salvage are gifted to the Goodwill Drop Off facility on S.R. 210 during my weekly visit there. Other salvaged material is simply better recycled, so I add it to my own recycling; I am perhaps the only person in the subdivision who uses one of those extra large recycling bins to its capacity.

>There are a few things I try to do and I mostly succeed. I try to be discrete, more for the comfort of others than myself. I try to leave each space cleaner than I found it. If you do see me perusing your trash, and you do not like it, please just tell me. I am a big boy, and I can respect your decision.

>I am available to answer any questions you may have on the subject.
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