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Stretching your dollar and skipping your meals

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    FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I win bongi! the highest Wubble Woo honor!

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    RedeemerRedeemer Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Fallout wrote: »
    oh thank god

    my parents have had fucked credit their whole lives or at least up until recently and i rrrreally wanted to avoid falling into that

    dude bad credit is when you're like my friends and have over ten thousand dollars in non-student loan debt before you're 25.

    <_<

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Well I have cleared all of my debts (not counting student loan, which isn't repaid until I earn over a certain amount) and have a tiny bit saved up (like, $600) but reaaaally need a temping job

    Unfortunately many agencies just don't want someone who can't work more than 3 months. Still, I have one appointment.

    Goodness my home town is the most depressing place on earth. It's sunny here, it's pleasant, with lots of nice houses and trees, it's by the sea, and it has a goodly number of inhabitants (110,000) but it's just depressing. Can't put my finger on it. I have to spend two months here...

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    RedeemerRedeemer Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Futore is a cheating scumbag

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    PolagoPolago Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Redeemer wrote: »
    Futore is a cheating scumbag

    You're pretty poor, but you still afford your foof drinks and cafe breaks. Hobo paradox.

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Also Futore is sooooooo correct

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    RedeemerRedeemer Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I don't have time for either anymore

    Further paradox

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    SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    Janson wrote: »
    Well I have cleared all of my debts (not counting student loan, which isn't repaid until I earn over a certain amount)

    How does that work when you move to the states?

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    PolagoPolago Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Redeemer wrote: »
    I don't have time for either anymore

    Further paradox

    Well you're right fucked then.

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Janson wrote: »
    Well I have cleared all of my debts (not counting student loan, which isn't repaid until I earn over a certain amount)

    How does that work when you move to the states?
    Well, I move over there, inform the SLC of my move, then when I get a job I have to keep them appraised of how much I'm earning and they'll tell me how much to send them.

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    FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Redeemer wrote: »
    Futore is a cheating scumbag

    Oh like you haven't turned down my spooning offer. you big jerk.

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    PolagoPolago Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Wait, deemer, you're going to school and have a laptop. You should be primed for coffee consumption at inflated prices.

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    RedeemerRedeemer Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Well I'm usually, uh, sleeping through classes, then I have to jet off to work

    It's like having Spider-Man's double life with absolutely none of the benefits

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    As7As7 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I think the vast majority of my expendable income just goes towards eating out these days. I do it far too often.

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    SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    Janson wrote: »
    Janson wrote: »
    Well I have cleared all of my debts (not counting student loan, which isn't repaid until I earn over a certain amount)

    How does that work when you move to the states?
    Well, I move over there, inform the SLC of my move, then when I get a job I have to keep them appraised of how much I'm earning and they'll tell me how much to send them.

    Ah, so they won't take it off your wages at source any more.

    What happens if, on becoming a US citizen, you just say 'Lol, nah, my moniez'?

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    FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Janson wrote: »
    Also Futore is sooooooo correct

    see that, guys? I'm not just some shaggy guy that knows an odd amount of survival techniques.

    I also have the pretty british girl's approval. It's funny how much weight this actually holds in american life

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    RedeemerRedeemer Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Scumbag

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    bongibongi regular
    edited September 2008
    Futore wrote: »
    I win bongi! the highest Wubble Woo honor!

    name your pets after me

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I moved back in with my parents to save a little cash

    Except I've been here one week and already given my mother £120 for food and whatnot which is about what I'd spend in a month anyway (on food)

    Also, I have one friend who is constantly trying to drag me out shopping and simply has to find me a costume for a fetish themed club night out

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    FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    ohhhh silly, innocent bongi. the leash and taser are not for some hard to train puppy.

    you see this, Redi? I'm happy with bongi. We're happy together.

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Janson wrote: »
    Janson wrote: »
    Well I have cleared all of my debts (not counting student loan, which isn't repaid until I earn over a certain amount)

    How does that work when you move to the states?
    Well, I move over there, inform the SLC of my move, then when I get a job I have to keep them appraised of how much I'm earning and they'll tell me how much to send them.

    Ah, so they won't take it off your wages at source any more.

    What happens if, on becoming a US citizen, you just say 'Lol, nah, my moniez'?
    Then, nothing would really happen

    I know a couple of people who have declared bankruptcy just before emigrating in order to cancel all their debt that way. It screws up your UK credit, of course, but UK credit doesn't transfer to the US and vice versa; it's a clean slate (unless you maybe have an international bank like HSBC)

    That's not how I want to do things, though. Also, I want to keep my options open and have good credit if I ever want to return to the UK
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    Janson wrote: »
    Also Futore is sooooooo correct

    see that, guys? I'm not just some shaggy guy that knows an odd amount of survival techniques.

    I also have the pretty british girl's approval. It's funny how much weight this actually holds in american life
    Haha, thank you. Still crossing my fingers that being British may be an asset when applying for adminstration jobs :P

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    JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    If I ever had money problems food is probably one of the last things I would skimp on.

    Eating healthy is pretty important

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Yeah

    And screwing up your metabolism can take a looong time to fix

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    FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Janson wrote: »
    Futore wrote: »
    Janson wrote: »
    Also Futore is sooooooo correct

    see that, guys? I'm not just some shaggy guy that knows an odd amount of survival techniques.

    I also have the pretty british girl's approval. It's funny how much weight this actually holds in american life
    Haha, thank you. Still crossing my fingers that being British may be an asset when applying for adminstration jobs :P

    If there is a way you could fly into the office by umbrella, you will get any job.

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    bongibongi regular
    edited September 2008
    Futore wrote: »
    ohhhh silly, innocent bongi. the leash and taser are not for some hard to train puppy.

    you see this, Redi? I'm happy with bongi. We're happy together.

    let's do it

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    mullymully Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    i was almost homeless once
    lived off of bread and ramen for nearly 3 months
    in retrospect maybe i should've cut the internet connection
    saved that 40 bux
    but i needed it for job searching
    sooo

    now i have to go to work, bye!

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Guys

    Succotash

    It is like the healthiest way to live on practically nothing

    Doesn't taste so great, but it's not terrible for you so

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    AirAir Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    i still live with parents so things are sweet on the money situation
    usually if i dont eat its just cos i forget or cant be bothered or dont have time
    its not too uncommon for me to go a whole day at uni and come home at like 8pm without any food the whole day but then i usually have some bigass meal
    or with recent late nights in pc lab its too inconvenient to go down the street for food cos itll take a while and break the work flow and worst case what if other people leave and i cant get back in
    the last time i was happy to find leftover bread rolls near the pclab so i dug into a couple of them

    but how does it work with not eating due to poverty
    i mean how much do you earn and what are your expenses
    are wages and rent fees very disproportionate or what

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    ComahawkComahawk Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I just realized that if I move back in with my parents to attend university next fall I will be living with them until I'm 28...

    That's going to be strange.

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    tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    spinach is awesome guys

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    JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    hopefully when my brothers girlfriend lands a steady job I can finally get my own place

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    SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I don't need to pay for rent and food and I still have a hard time remembering to eat

    awesome

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    QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    guys pasta is really cheap, as are cans of tomato sauce and diced tomatoes

    do not starve yourselves, it is not excellent

    seriously, wait for the buy one get one free sales and stock up

    a pot of spaghetti will last you at least three meals unless you are a horrendous pig

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    Dyrwen66Dyrwen66 the other's insane Denver CORegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    For the past 3 months my income was about $300 short each month, and I sometimes got that extra money from my mom, or paying the rent late and waiting on a paycheck.

    Food gets hard to come by, but luckily I still had a credit card to put food on, since I'm willing to pay off that debt for food to live on. It'd probably have been easier if I wasn't married and my wife hadn't found a job yet, but such is life.

    Kind of curious how dangerous the one-meal-a-day habit is in the long run.

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    tugga wrote: »
    spinach is awesome guys

    I don't understand you.


    You did the stupid thing with the bread


    but then you do this and make me love you again.



    I'm so confused.




    I just need some time.

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    ldrawldraw Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Soon I will have accrued between 60 and 70 thousand dollars worth of debt. But it's not a big deal.

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    How is that possible


    how


    is it from school?



    tell me it's from school.

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    Dangerou-DaveDangerou-Dave __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2008
    There have been plenty of times where I've had to borrow money from roommates to get by (They know I'm always able to pay them back at the first of the month).

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    ReginaldReginald When I am Pres., I will create the Department of ______Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    when i first moved to los angeles i was so broke that i rented a closet, and lived off of rice with lawry's seasoning to flavor it up.

    my first job interview my car ran out of gas on the way there and i had to run there in a suit to make it in time.

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    Skull ManSkull Man RIP KUSU Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    buy lots of dried beans and rice

    tuna is also good

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