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Old 10-12-2016, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Oregon, formerly Texas
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All of us have different priorities. I worked fast food when I was young too... there was most definitely a ladder to climb in that industry... but I had no desire to climb it.

Usually I find that people who have a plan and stick to it, tend to do okay. It may not go precisely according to plan, but close enough.

Those that struggle are those that have no plan, no desire to make one, or make some and never stick to them. Kind of like my workout plan that I say I'm going to start on Monday morning every week.
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:15 PM
 
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I remember when I was a kid, lo, those many years ago, I could go to the post office and buy a Savings Stamp, which I would then paste in my little book. When the book was full, I could exchange it for a $25 U.S. Savings Bond. IIRC, my allowance at the time was 25 cents per week. IF I had faithfully kept up with that savings program (and not cashed the bonds in as soon as possible), and participated in the "Bond a Month" program while in the military, and kept up with the Bond a Month in civilian occupations, and not cashed in my oil company retirement and stock from the ESOP, I would be in great shape financially.
But, I did not do any of those things.
It is nobody's fault but my own!
With the Military Retirement and SS, I am not destitute, but IF I had been smarter...
Yes, hindsight IS 20/20!

When I was a kid, I would go to the bank and buy $25 in rolled coin. Then I would go home, look through the coins, and pull out any coins I could sell at school for a profit. There was a fortune to be made at the time, just pulling valuable coins out of circulation.

Then when they stopped making silver coins, all the silver coins disappeared and the gig was pretty much up.
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:40 PM
 
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When I was a kid, I would go to the bank and buy $25 in rolled coin. Then I would go home, look through the coins, and pull out any coins I could sell at school for a profit. There was a fortune to be made at the time, just pulling valuable coins out of circulation.

Then when they stopped making silver coins, all the silver coins disappeared and the gig was pretty much up.
......and after that being a "rent slave" was unavoidable.
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Old 10-13-2016, 03:04 PM
 
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What does a burger flipper do when they have NO DESIRE to manage other burger flippers?

That was a ladder I learned in one summer in Detroit I never wanted to work my way up.

I know the answer: He creates 27,000+ posts on City data whining about his lot in life.
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Old 10-16-2016, 06:27 AM
 
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I know the answer: He creates 27,000+ posts on City data whining about his lot in life.
Well, gotta do something when there are no customers in the store.
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Old 11-14-2016, 02:41 AM
 
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When I was a kid, I would go to the bank and buy $25 in rolled coin. Then I would go home, look through the coins, and pull out any coins I could sell at school for a profit. There was a fortune to be made at the time, just pulling valuable coins out of circulation.

Then when they stopped making silver coins, all the silver coins disappeared and the gig was pretty much up.
When I was a kid, my friends and I would collect glass bottles and aluminum cans littering our neighborhood and exchange them for money at the junkyard across the street from our apartments. We bought candy for as cheap as 1 cent at the candy lady's apartment down the street, whom had a store in her living room. We bought Chicklets, Lucas candies, Warheads, milk caramels, de la Rosa, and probably a few other lead contaminated morsels. We sold some of the candy to younger, dumber kids for a decent markup.

The candy lady moved after a drive by shooting sprayed her apartment building with bullets, so the gig was pretty much up after that.

Lucky for us, Pokemon cards became valuable currency shortly after, and rare cards were worth 100x as much as a Warhead blue raspberry. Even common cards could be sold to the stupidest kids at a high price. Black market trading of rare cards was a stormy affair; testing loyalties amid betrayal at the playground, the rec center, and the foreign imports store with the porn section in the back. But that is another story.
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Old 11-16-2016, 09:13 PM
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Sometimes you can't save any money. I've been in situations where I shaved my budget down to the bone and my output still exceeded my input. It was a rough patch and I am grateful I got through it. Ultimately you have to make more money.
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Old 12-26-2016, 10:06 PM
 
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For those who are best at it, arm wrestling can be a humerus way to make money.
Humerus....arm wrestling....I get it...haha
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Old 12-27-2016, 06:10 AM
 
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If all you have left is $4, you need to earn more and/or spend less.
This is the answer. Earn more and/or spend less.
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Old 12-27-2016, 08:00 AM
 
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Um, don't have kids you can't afford?
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