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Guide to Success from nothing Captain Derp 12/10/13(Sat)05:41 No. 387 ID: 353cb7 [Reply] [First 100 posts] [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 17/08/22(Tue)19:32 No. 3069 ID: 602cb1

>>3061
Roommates and the cheapest groceries money can buy.




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 17/08/01(Tue)17:50 No. 3055 ID: 7ce7a4 [Reply]
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Hey /Jews/ I've been trying to live the frugal lifestyle. Recently moved into an apartment in Southern California where I'm paying 840 a month for a studio. I don't really have close friends that are financially stable enough to room with. My question is though, (got off topic)
While living a frugal lifestyle, what do you guys do for fun? When I loved with my parents I had disposable income and didn't really care about saving. I could go out with my mates and get drinks or another hobby of ours was shooting but all of that is so expensive. I guess gaming but that gets old too.

TL;DR what do you do for fun that's frugal?


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Modern Mom 17/08/12(Sat)00:05 No. 3064 ID: 218ccf

Nothing glamorous about being poor.

Room with people to save money if you can. 840 is a lot but I'm not sure about west coast.


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Modern Mom 17/08/22(Tue)19:22 No. 3068 ID: 602cb1

I like to read books, play videogames (very cheap if you wait for sales) grow some plants (bonsai and some kitchen herbs) and build model kits by myself. With my friends we normally play boardgames, drink beer (at home), and smoke pot (cheaper than beer here) while we watch cartoons. I keep it under a $100 a month budget, so your definition of frugal may vary.




Book Request Thread Modern Mom 17/08/02(Wed)13:09 No. 3056 ID: 29e47e [Reply]
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We already got a thread for shoplifting so my no digital goods?

Starting off asking for a PDF copy of The Vegetable Gardener's Bible (10th Anniversary Edition) by Edward C. Smith


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Modern Mom 17/08/04(Fri)17:17 No. 3059 ID: 494c89
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Never torrented before, I take it?

https://thepiratebay.org/search/Vegetable%20Gardener%20Bible/0/99/0


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Modern Mom 17/08/10(Thu)00:32 No. 3062 ID: 35e733

Ok WTF, I tryed looking on there and didn't find it.




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 17/05/05(Fri)11:59 No. 2999 ID: 21de63

>>2413
Something like that would be great to have to hang out with friends and smoke some weed in. Hotbox the house!


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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.




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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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.


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Modern Mom 17/07/16(Sun)13:54 No. 3043 ID: 6ab041

Skip breakfast everyday.


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Modern Mom 17/07/21(Fri)08:13 No. 3046 ID: 4d2f3c
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>>3043

Eating every other day will save a lot of shekels as well, bro.




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.




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