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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...




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 16/10/24(Mon)22:20 No. 2895 ID: fd2c08

>>2893
Please do, the Honda CRV and Subaru Outback are certainly worthy of note.


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Modern Mom 16/11/07(Mon)03:25 No. 2900 ID: 4b512b

>>2892
I have a 97 dodge neon and it's aright. I got if for $400. It runs pretty well, but it smells funny because the previous owner left the sunroof open when it was raining.


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


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Modern Mom 17/06/07(Wed)14:59 No. 3031 ID: 5ac0b1

I didn't go outside, saved on travel costs.




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.




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.




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.




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