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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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

You ran out of social plans?

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!

Chips,processed meats,all soda

Water, rice, beans,veggies,fruits

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

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.


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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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

if [$priest = $👺]then $4chan = $👺 fi


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 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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Modern Mom 14/06/25(Wed)17:35 No. 2147 ID: aaad3e [Reply]

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Guys, I need some advice:

I'm concerned that becoming a one-off amateur (I don't know if I'm getting paid, but the girls are supplied...) pornstar is going to be bad for my future career. I'm thinking about joining the military but I also go asked to ''audition'' for a hetero porn scene (and I'm a guy). It's a great offer but it's not a career - and I've been struggling to find a job and the military as an officer might be the only good option.

Cons of porn:

probably lose the support of my family if/when they find out, and thus my inheritance might be jeapordised - 1 paid of house worth and an extra investment property mortgage + up to 100k...

Military career limited off the higher ranks (?)


Lose chance of getting power and respect in the political world...

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Modern Mom 14/06/27(Fri)23:28 No. 2149 ID: 1a97a9

I don't think there are very high chances that people will find out any time soon, there's a lot of porn out there. They probably will if you want to run for senator, but if that's not what you're into I don't think you have to worry. And my guess is society is gonna be way more open minded in a few decades.
STD's are unusual in the porn industry, at least AIDS (the rest you can treat them with antibiotics, so who cares).
I for one would do it, you're talking about great sex and getting paid for it in here man, why not.

Modern Mom 14/07/11(Fri)00:15 No. 2177 ID: 90682c

I'm planning to start camming for a living due to being unemployed since febuary. My budget is running out.

Do what you have to do. Like the other Anon said, people will (and already have) become more open about things like this.
Now I'm not going to be proud while doing this, that's for sure, so I can't imagine what thoughts are racing through your mind right now, OP. Keep in mind that male models are pressured on a different level to girls (stay hard constantly, don't ejaculate until your director is happy), and they don't earn as much either.
If you're still panicking about people finding out, then I honestly wouldn't do it, because you'll be left with so much regret in the future rather than a "fun experience and/or I didn't really have a choice during that time" outlook. My situation is different since I'm an outcasted nobody.
Good luck.

biff 14/07/15(Tue)01:01 No. 2180 ID: 3e2241

Come on man, you're not an outcast, we love you here :)

LITECOINS!! (or bicoin) thread anon 13/05/07(Tue)16:55 No. 1259 ID: ad69b0 [Reply]

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Hai /jew/s, i recently got my head into litecoins and bitcoins, pretty cool stuff. I have an idea, how about i compile a litecoin miner and plant it in an internet cafe? Is it a good idea? Give me some advice.

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Modern Mom 14/01/11(Sat)15:46 No. 1851 ID: ee0a4b

CPU/GPU mining is worthless for bitcoin at least, without even touching practical and legal issues. You're probably better off doing actual work.

Modern Mom 14/04/07(Mon)20:41 No. 2022 ID: 937cda

Couldn't you just have it sent to an anonymous wallet and then use something like www.bitcoinfog.com to anonymize them and then sell them personally to people on forums, again anonymously with accounts that have no connection to you IRL?

How would you get caught?

Shambalabarber 14/04/24(Thu)23:05 No. 2060 ID: 9c1726

I think what OP means, is, of course GPU mining sucks, but what if it was slave GPU mining? 20 times the sucks!

Quality, Soulless Careers Modern Mom 13/10/12(Sat)02:21 No. 1687 ID: ecafc1 [Reply]

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Hey, what are some good jobs out there for the soulless? I have a high school diploma. I'm going to college if I decide not to an hero. Ask me anything if it will help you answer. Need job.

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Modern Mom 14/04/23(Wed)21:14 No. 2052 ID: 435fb3

try hooking up with real drug dealer in real life, cut off the skin of his/her face and use it as a mask, become this person, cashflow, C.R.E.A.M. , gl OP, im not really counting on you

Modern Mom 14/05/02(Fri)19:26 No. 2074 ID: 680d68

Kidnap and sell people into sex/slavery and snuff rings you can get $30k each easily.

Modern Mom 14/05/23(Fri)01:27 No. 2103 ID: 2d2aff

people cost almost nothing to kidnap op

you can sell 16 year old girls for 50 bucks each. Most slavers make the mistake of selling too high. Human life is near worthless.

Changing occupation Modern Mom 14/08/22(Fri)19:26 No. 2278 ID: aaad3e [Reply]

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Have you considered urban design and planning? There are several graduate courses available in my city for people from any background any it seems like an ease, yet socially prestigious role that pays well and has low levels of competition. Plus, I'd imagine that over a career you'd become an expert at navigating your city and just life in general while having political power without exposure to all the downsides that generally come with being a politician.

Modern Mom 14/08/22(Fri)19:43 No. 2279 ID: 0c8013

Or get a job as a truck driver, be spit upon by society and thought of as a worthless degenerate by everyone on the road. Sure you will get paid hansomly for the job nobody wants, sure without the truckdrivers department store shelves would be barren. go ahead and take a job where you get recognised for the things you do for years to come when you could be out there earning an honest living.

Sinuhe 14/08/24(Sun)10:50 No. 2281 ID: a16779

if that is what you are passionate about... dive into it.

but keep it fresh.

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