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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.


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.


Basic income budget rule is 70/20/10

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Modern Mom 17/11/16(Thu)12:34 No. 3107 ID: f32d15

Learn to cook simple shit, buy ingredients cheap instead of ready-made stuff.
Anyway, for anybody who doesn't want to be a programmer but knows English, pick a country, learn that country's language, move there and do translations. In many places you could also teach English on the side, but that makes a pretty shitty sole career (source: I'm doing it, lucked out with a great school, but it doesn't pay enough), so have translation as a backup. Git gud at it and move upwards in your company / move to another company. Learn a third language, too.
Don't fucking learn Chinese, though. Look up the steel salesman story.

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 17/10/14(Sat)10:51 No. 3096 ID: 343ce4

better board name would be /cheap/

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 17/09/05(Tue)02:22 No. 3077 ID: a4d268

>Trailer parks would be the obvious choice in America but they don't exist anymore
The fuck they don't.

However the lot rent is substantially higher than $250/mo, even in bumbfuck middle of nowheresville.

Modern Mom 17/10/31(Tue)23:46 No. 3106 ID: a24704

I would love to do that. I own a bit of forest behind my house I'm and thinking about building a tiny house there.

Modern Mom 17/12/06(Wed)20:11 No. 3112 ID: e97ab9

Mine is nearing completion. It was intended for my ex and son to live in but now it will just be me and sometimes my son

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 17/11/19(Sun)19:59 No. 3108 ID: 6fdb7d

I switched to a double-edge safety razor. Forget the six dollar Gillette/Schick cartridges. Forget the ten for $1.50 double bladed disposables that cut like butterknives after the first use. I'm spening 11 cents a blade, which I get multiple shaves out of.

Mind you, if you intend to do this to save money, do it to save money. There's this whole culture of high-end badger hair brushes and luxury shaving soaps that people get into, that just vacuums money from your wallet. You don't need to get into that by any means. I've made a lather by taking a brush to a bar of Irish Spring in a pinch, and you know what? It actually worked really, really well.

Modern Mom 17/11/28(Tue)10:17 No. 3110 ID: f816d1

You should set up a VoIP server instead of using prepaid. All you need to pay for is an SIP, which is usually dirt cheap (I pay 1.2 cents per minute of calling). FreePBX on a virtualbox machine with a softphone is how I have it set up. Spend a couple hours learning it, and you'll be spending next to nothing on phone calls.

Modern Mom 17/12/03(Sun)13:20 No. 3111 ID: 2a22c3

selling xanax to kids in school made well over 1k

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 17/07/18(Tue)22:46 No. 3044 ID: ee1a9f

That second word is so important

Modern Mom 17/07/20(Thu)08:52 No. 3045 ID: 494c89

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.

DannyMoralez 17/11/20(Mon)20:52 No. 3109 ID: cd9cb2

When a new shop open, usually it make a opening party with a lot of food avaible for everyone

Modern Mom 17/08/29(Tue)14:00 No. 3074 ID: 494c89 [Reply]

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How can I build my own hidden/semi-underground hippy house for cheap, and without anyone knowing (no heavy machinery)?

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Modern Mom 17/09/14(Thu)03:42 No. 3081 ID: 46aed7

There's tons of off grid videos on YouTube i would look at if I were you. Usually, you have to buy the land, however. If you do, buy it in a remote area where no one will make sure your stuff is up to "Code".

America, Europe, or Asia?

Modern Mom 17/09/15(Fri)09:03 No. 3082 ID: 494c89

USA, west coast. How do I make sure I get water and mineral rights to my land too?

Modern Mom 17/10/31(Tue)23:18 No. 3105 ID: a24704

Build a little house in the woods

Hobo fashion and equipment tips Modern Mom 17/10/13(Fri)01:59 No. 3094 ID: f53802 [Reply]

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My protips: wear polyester undershirt, undies, longjohns and polyester dress pnts, leather jacket or polyester windbreaker or blazer, get the Summerweight Ozark trail 40 degree bag from Walmart or other similar supermicro bag, and a messenger bag to put that and your laptop in. Get some dress shoes with a walking sole. Get polyacrylic hiking socks. -homeless four years and counting. Thanks America!
Oh yeah and wear a white silk or polyester dress shirt. White cotton gets grimy instantly, silk looks great for months without washing

Also you can maybe try just buying a sleeping bag liner, for warmer months that will fit in your pocket. Switch from tablet to cheap tracphone android.

Another good investment would be a cheap roadbike, then plop 200$ to put tannus airless tires on it.

Modern Mom 17/10/23(Mon)04:26 No. 3099 ID: f4658f

tannus airless tires on it

You disgusting nigger

I've been homeless on and off for like 3 years now and ffs airless tyres get fucking rects mate

I mean kike on a pike are you being sucked off by a rubber whore under your table?

Get Schwalbe Marathon Pros in 32c like a real man faggit

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Modern Mom 17/10/29(Sun)20:50 No. 3104 ID: f53802

Ppl say they good tho??? Idk

How I lived Homeless for 4 years 17/09/18(Mon)23:41 No. 3083 ID: 7617e0 [Reply]

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FIRST OFF choose your place to live carefully. This isn't just where to sleep but the city or town to live in.

Find a city or township that has buses. Ride um for a while and see if you can hide some where near by. This can mean an old abandoned building or the forest. I've had bad luck in buildings. It's easy to come home and find your shit gone or someone having stolen your spot.

Honestly the woods are the best. Find a big tree. Hide a rope ladder and it's just like having a tree house. This guy has a great guide on how to make a simple sleeping hut. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQe8N--CpB0 Don't build anything visible or complex. You want something you can lay down at night and sleep. Hide it well.

SECOND, never leave your shit laying around. You'll loose it. Carry it with you. When i was begging for money and sucking cock for food money i had one bag. In it was a change of cloths and my tablet. That was it.

MAKING MONEY. This is up to you. Farmers pay okay for a hard day of work under the table. You can beg too and this will make you the most money. You can also sell your self but keep in mind you're gross and smell like shit. And the people that fuck homeless people arn't gonna be the cleanest. Avoid STD by offering blow jobs only. I'm an ugly guy and I was getting 10-20$ a blowjob. Not something I look back on with pride but it feed me those nights.

TECHNOLOGY! Get a cell or tablet. Ask to look at lost and founds. Ask if they found any cell phones or tablets when asked to describe it tell um "Uhh well it was black..." That's how i got my shit acer tablet. Enough to get free wifi in hotspots.

FOOD. Taco bell and mcdonalds are expensive. You wanna keep sucking cock for 10-20$ a pop for the rest of your life? NO! Fucking save your money. There is free food out their. Look up survival and eating off the land guides. Lot of places you can eat fucking weeds. And if your built your sleeping base there your set.

Churches and bazaars or what have you give out free food some times. This is when you use that phone or tablet to join facebook groups. Hell add homeless buddies to message apps.
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Modern Mom 17/09/27(Wed)22:18 No. 3089 ID: 602cb1

Damn, son. I’ll think of this post next time I open my mouth to bitch about how hard I think I have it.

Modern Mom 17/10/13(Fri)01:49 No. 3093 ID: f53802

My protips: wear polyester undershirt, undies, longjohns and polyester dress pnts, leather jacket or polyester windbreaker or blazer, get the Summerweight Ozark trail 40 degree bag from Walmart or other similar supermicro bag, and a messenger bag to put that and your laptop in. Get some dress shoes with a walking sole. Get polyacrylic hiking socks. -homeless four years and counting. Thanks America!
Oh yeah and wear a white silk or polyester dress shirt. White cotton gets grimy instantly, silk looks great for months without washing

Modern Mom 17/10/26(Thu)06:42 No. 3101 ID: 7617e0

More tips

MONEY AND FOOD" Beg out side of fast food places. Keep the money. And if someone accuses you of just buying booze or drugs. Tell him, "Nah man I'm homeless I just want to buy some food and i'll be going." Same mother fucker that just called you a druggy might just buy you some food instead. That fucking works out perfect. No need to buy anything.

STAYING ONLINE. I like my porn, youtube and tv shows. Laptops are okay. But unless you have a good one get a tablet. Easier to carry, less space and the battery life lasts way longer. Plus faster to charge. If you sleep where you got no wifi download your shit. Plus tables can be charged using usb batteries. You can get these at fucking dollar tree. I'd buy 10 of them, a few adapters so i can plus all 10 into a power strip (got all this shit at dollar tree) and then charge them on some outlet i'd find on the street. Power for the tablet for maybe 2 days of constant use.

WASHING If your homeless you're gonna start smelling. Public washrooms are great to clean up.

SAVE YOUR MONEY. Like fuck, do you wanna stay homeless? Getting drunk and high are not gonna help. Quitting drinking and other shit like meth is fucking hard man. Try not to start

MAKE HOMELESS FRIENDS This one you got to be carefull. The guy you're sharing a drink with today might steal or stab you the next. Way too many people on the street with mental problems. But it can fill that need to human companionship. Heck might even get you some sex that enjoyable. We'd both had some tech to talk to each other. So if i found somewhere that was giving away free food I'd message him "James, The church on Boulder drive is having a supper for the homeless, Fucking good food man, come on by." Or I'd get messages from him like "You know that lil donut place downtown? They burned a shit ton of bagels and the lady inside gave um all to me man. Meet me downtown buddy let's eat." This is the best. I mean if you can find a comrade your in good shape.

Modern Mom 17/10/23(Mon)06:50 No. 3100 ID: 494c89 [Reply]

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What locks do you use to secure your bike or shower locker?


Pressure Cookers Modern Mom 16/02/10(Wed)19:09 No. 2809 ID: fe3665 [Reply]

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Get yourself a pressure cooker. With it you can save on energy and food costs.
Faster cooking time = Less energy spent
Legumes and cheap meat cooks faster = cheaper food
Seriously, you can buy the most crappy cuts with most connective tissue and the pressure cooker will dissolve all that and you end up with delicious meat. Also cooking beans for example is a lot less hassle when you don't have to cook it for hours and hours.
Your relative probably has one somewhere that is useless to them lying around. They used to be a fad .

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Modern Mom 17/03/20(Mon)18:02 No. 2982 ID: e05d71

You want a crock pot. Its way safer, and low stream of energy used. Plus coming home to a hot, cooked meal is awesome are waking up to warm breakfast oatmeal. etc.
So easy to prepare.

Modern Mom 17/03/22(Wed)06:03 No. 2984 ID: 82a2e5

Slow cookers are so fucking important anon.
I mostly eat stew and soup. And eggs for breakfast. Easy, cheap. Leave it plugged in on low, go to work, come home and eat right away.

Modern Mom 17/10/13(Fri)02:22 No. 3095 ID: f53802


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