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Old 09-30-2019, 02:14 AM
 
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1. Scrounge food out of dumpsters behind restaurants. Pizza parlors are best.

2. Collect cigarettes out of public ashtrays.

3. Pick up returnable cans and bottles along the side of the road.

4. Charge for sex.

5. Have teeth pulled instead of repairing them.

6. Do my own haircuts.

I doubt that anybody here knows anything about being poor, or what poor people do to survive.


How much? (#4, asking for a friend)
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Old 09-30-2019, 03:37 AM
 
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How much? (#4, asking for a friend)
You/your friend probably can't afford him!!!

He probably charges too much for what gets delivered!

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Old 10-01-2019, 12:12 PM
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1. Put a 32 ounce plastic bottle of water inside the toilet. 32 ounces less water when the toilet flushes
2. Keep your tires aired up for better mileage.
3. Rent out a Tent in your backyard on AIRB&B/VRBO during big events in your town when motels are booked. No reporting the $ to IRS if it is 2wks or less.
4. Shop 1-2x a month even traveling up to a few hrs if needed. Buy in bulk.
We drive to Nevada where gas is a little cheaper & lasts longer to shop at a less expensive Grocery Outlet & Thrift Stores.
Print out one $3 off coupon when u spend $25.
5. Dry your clothes in a dark colored car on a hot day. Just toss in, come back a while later and top off in the dryer to remove wrinkles and moisture
6. Add water to Dawn Dish soap to make it last 50% longer. Buy from stores where Dawn soap is thick.
7. Bring a scale and weigh the tp & paper towels, stick to those brands only. These items only say how many sheets, not weight which is the determining factor.
8. Use olive oil to rub out wrinkles at night
9. Shop online at Mercari. Listing fees are 10% so 50% cheaper thus the items are usually cheaper.
10. When at the car wash, take the dog and wash him too
11. Even if you have blinds, add Curtains to keep the heat or cool inside longer.
12. Sign up for medical baseline w/your energy company if you are on a CPAP or BPAP machine
You will receive a better rate during the peak months of hot or cold, possibly. This is for all, not income based.
13. Use Comet to clean inside the toilets. Cheap and lasts forever.
14. Use cheap cleaners, then top off with bleach & water wipe on every surface (kitchen, bathrooms)
15. Set crockpot outside on 100 degree days while at work to allow it to cook for free. Estimate how much it's cooked then plug it in as needed.
16. Call your County or Caltranz to ask what they do with the asphalt shavings piles. They usually give away free here
Make a DIY cheap driveway out of it (just strips) using the shavings & cement.
17. Shop on your way home from work or before to avoid buying more gas for additional trips
18. Have your prescribed medication mailed to you on a regular basis
19. Examine your health insurance policy. Is there anything you are buying that could be less expensive if the Dr. Prescribed it?
(example:My claritin for allergies is about $1 a pill over the counter, yet just $10 for 2 months worth).
20. Visit the newspaper recyling bins and remove the coupons to put in a coupon organizer (too much work for me)






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Old 10-01-2019, 12:15 PM
 
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Goodwill for fitness clothing, books, CDs.

Cut my hair to bald and limit my visit to barber's to every 2-3 months,
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Upper Left Hand Corner
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10. When at the car wash, take the dog and wash him too.
No, never. The high water pressure is much too intense to use on any living creature. And the soap there is geared towards vehicles, not animals, much too harsh. Think what it can do to tender skin when it can take off dried mud on a vehicle. If it gets in their eyes it can blind them. People have been charged with animal cruelty for doing this. Same incident.

https://www.ajc.com/news/national/ma...G9kbCL6TaXw9L/


https://www.wxyz.com/news/owner-of-d...giving-dogs-up

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Old Yesterday, 10:07 AM
 
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No, never. The high water pressure is much too intense to use on any living creature. And the soap there is geared towards vehicles, not animals, much too harsh. Think what it can do to tender skin when it can take off dried mud on a vehicle. If it gets in their eyes it can blind them. People have been charged with animal cruelty for doing this. Same incident.

https://www.ajc.com/news/national/ma...G9kbCL6TaXw9L/


https://www.wxyz.com/news/owner-of-d...giving-dogs-up

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Maybe it is a place that has a dog wash station attached?
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Old Yesterday, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Upper Left Hand Corner
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Maybe it is a place that has a dog wash station attached?
I sure hope so.
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Old Today, 04:17 AM
 
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Now HERE's a WINNER! Love to see pictures of your still, girl.

Will I go blind?
^^^ *maybe*...but you’ll have fun getting there!
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Old Today, 07:29 AM
 
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1. Scrounge food out of dumpsters behind restaurants. Pizza parlors are best.

2. Collect cigarettes out of public ashtrays.

3. Pick up returnable cans and bottles along the side of the road.

4. Charge for sex.

5. Have teeth pulled instead of repairing them.

6. Do my own haircuts.

I doubt that anybody here knows anything about being poor, or what poor people do to survive.
You're wrong about that. There are plenty of people here who are poor, and many who know how to survive with little.
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Old Today, 07:32 PM
 
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You/your friend probably can't afford him!!!

He probably charges too much for what gets delivered!

Actually he charges by the inch, so it's very reasonable.
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