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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 17/05/13(Sat)00:26 No. 3021 ID: 1c9f97

i like this thread




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 17/03/01(Wed)22:07 No. 2969 ID: ea6a59

Here's a tip from a poor loser to other poor losers

I'm just an idiot who couldn't into college and spent most of his money on chinese cartoon books
I dunno the world is weird, try to avoid debt, money is magical...




Modern Mom 17/05/23(Tue)02:21 No. 3024 ID: a6056e [Reply]
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What's the last thing you saved money doing?




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.




Knowledge+is+power. 13/09/01(Sun)15:57 No. 1591 ID: cb9fa8 [Reply]
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How do you plan to keep the company of women when you are older and still poor?

I'm not trying to mock anyone. I just can't get over the despair myself. What are you doing to avert the crisis?


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Modern Mom 14/09/07(Sun)00:49 No. 2303 ID: ad6abf

grindr buttsecks


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Modern Mom 17/05/05(Fri)13:54 No. 3017 ID: 21de63

I'd rather be alone. It's cheaper that way.


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Modern Mom 17/05/07(Sun)15:05 No. 3020 ID: 0f847c

I guess if I haven't found love by then I'll just fuck off to southeast asia and fuck gold digging 20 year olds like some creep until I have a heart attack.




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 13/11/25(Mon)09:39 No. 1757 ID: 97e6e5

how long till you start to get a turnaround?


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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.




Cob home general thread Modern Mom 13/03/16(Sat)20:55 No. 1065 ID: f32f24 [Reply]
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Serp /jew/. I need ideas today.

I'm wanting to build a cob house somehow, preferably outside of the U.S. in a country such as Wales, Canada or the like (basically somewhere forested with good hills, mountains and rivers). Ideally I'd like to start an eco-village, but let's stick with the former for now.

How might I go about doing this? Currently I'm working two jobs (both minimum wage, I'm afraid) in order to pay my current living expenses and save up whatever little I can. I may be attending community college soon to work toward an Associates degree, but I'm not convinced college alone can help me achieve this, as I think I'd be getting myself farther in debt than necessary or even practical in this current economy. Basically, I don't want to become a debt slave after I earn my Associates if I can avoid it. I've also been considering focusing on a specific trade for awhile before transferring to a bigger university first in the hopes of being that much better off.

How might I be able to earn up enough credit (and whatever else might be necessary) to buy arable land in another country to do this? Ideally I'd like to go completely off-grid, but that requires me owning land and a home (desiring cob design in my case) first.

I guess I'm looking for a few basic answers and general insight. My questions are:

>Is college (for either Associates or Bachelors degrees) really necessary to get my feet off the ground?
>Would it be worth my time instead to focus on an immediate trade (probably something like railroading, welding, carpentry or forestry)?
>What are the stipends outside of the U.S. for buying land? I'd like to shoot for Wales if at all possible.
>What are the regulations for cob home design?
>Any further thoughts or ideas?
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Modern Mom 14/06/03(Tue)02:41 No. 2113 ID: a9a501

>>2112
This is true. The extreme weather in both seasons makes it very hard to have a shelter as it'll be freezing cold in winter yet in summer it'll be extremely hot. Land is very expensive


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Modern Mom 14/12/24(Wed)01:13 No. 2510 ID: 76aa97

>>1065
Brazil.
Free fruit if you live up north.
Urban cities like middle class America. Everything in between. Relatively easy to immigrate. (even criminals can slip in.)


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Modern Mom 17/05/05(Fri)13:56 No. 3018 ID: 21de63

>>1065
>off-grid
>owning property

Choose one.




Modern Mom 14/05/17(Sat)00:46 No. 2095 ID: 8256d5 [Reply]
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Vending machines.

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/05/16/earn-up-to-5000-per-month-with-a-side-business-in-independent-vending-machines/

Could it be a viable option for us here in the west?
My guess is the biggest risk is vandalism and theft.


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Modern Mom 14/05/18(Sun)12:36 No. 2097 ID: 9258b5

>>2095

Depends on the vending machine type, population age-density and your base costs.

If you can't get a small area, then your transportation costs, time to count and the like are extremely high.


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Modern Mom 17/05/05(Fri)13:52 No. 3016 ID: 21de63

>>2095
Maybe if you own a laundromat with cameras.




Modern Mom 14/09/26(Fri)00:14 No. 2339 ID: c9142f [Reply]
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Advanced Shoplifting - Anti-anti-theft edition

Featured Security Systems:
Alarmed boxes
Spider Wraps
Versalok
Pillars(sometimes called towers)
Hard Locks
Various RFID tags


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Modern Mom 14/09/28(Sun)01:09 No. 2355 ID: 17b5c3

STOP RIGHT THERE Modern Mom SCUM


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Modern Mom 14/09/30(Tue)00:21 No. 2361 ID: 9491a9
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These are bog standard security tags for clothes, there's 100's of different types and they all function the same.

Grab the pin and spin the body. With a little pressure separating the two it'll pop off in under a minute.


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Modern Mom 17/05/05(Fri)13:51 No. 3015 ID: 21de63

>>2361
Doesn't that just get ink everywhere though?




Modern Mom 14/07/27(Sun)18:45 No. 2211 ID: 2547a2 [Reply]
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Okay, so I have a question and since it relates to making money, I thought I'd post it here. Obviously mods are welcome to tell me to GTFO if I'm wrong.

Anyway. I take digital notes of every book I read. This helps me remember the material and pace myself so that I maintain satisfactory retention. It also helps to go over the notes if I need to, use them as reference material, etc.

This gave me an idea of running a blog/website where I'd post short summaries of the books I read. I mostly read non-fiction such as textbooks, essays and scientific papers. Hence, I thought this service would be valuable to students who either are unwilling to get the textbook or need to access the most important parts of the material quickly.

Would this work? Is it permissible in terms of copyright? Would you use this kind of service?

Obviously, all the material will be free and I'll make money from ads and paid link shorteners.


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Modern Mom 14/07/31(Thu)08:10 No. 2215 ID: 3e2241

Sounds kind of like cliffnotes or goodreads, is it like that?


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Modern Mom 14/07/31(Thu)12:02 No. 2216 ID: 2547a2

>>2215
I think it's more like Cliffnotes. Also probably a bit more specialised, since Cliffnotes seems to also have fiction.


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Modern Mom 17/05/05(Fri)13:45 No. 3013 ID: 21de63

>>2211
Seems like a fair idea. But it won't be too big or anything. Don't think you'll make enough to pay rent or anything with it.




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