Starting my own life

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Re: Starting my own life

Posted 11 April 2010 - 04:36 PM

I'm thinking of finding me a rich old lady.
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Posted 11 April 2010 - 04:55 PM

Sugar Momma!
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Re: Starting my own life

Posted 11 April 2010 - 04:55 PM

View PostSethro117, on 11 April 2010 - 06:36 PM, said:

I'm thinking of finding me a rich old lady.


Sure. Go ahead. Break my heart. :cry2:
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Posted 11 April 2010 - 05:22 PM

I'm thinking of you though BenignDesign. After she croaks, I inherit it all and we're set for life.
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Re: Starting my own life

Posted 11 April 2010 - 05:27 PM

View Postno2pencil, on 11 April 2010 - 05:53 PM, said:

When I moved out on my own (Age 21) I had $4K saved up. I also found myself a woman that helped me squabble it away in less than a year. FAWK!

I didn't know gabehabe cost that much. Either that or you must have really indulged yourself. (@Locke: Like the word choice :P)
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Posted 11 April 2010 - 05:58 PM

Hmmmmm, I want to know what will say here... :P
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Posted 11 April 2010 - 10:18 PM

View Postno2pencil, on 11 April 2010 - 03:53 PM, said:

When I moved out on my own (Age 21) I had $4K saved up. I also found myself a woman that helped me squabble it away in less than a year. FAWK!


You idiot. :P
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Re: Starting my own life

Posted 12 April 2010 - 06:39 AM

Now holden you're just trolling him now...

I sort of live independantly of my aunt and I pay reduced rent. It is hard not living with your parents. Though I technically moved in with my aunt in October, I've been staying with my mom because of some issues, and it sucks. Living on your own is 1337! Though, even with reduced rent it's a pain. My bills alone take up $700 (with reduced rent, mind you) and that's not including gas, food, toiletries, and other household necessities. Luckily for you, you take the bus, so that should save you about $100 a month for gas. As long as you're making about $1000 a month you should be fine in a ghetto appartment with 4 roommates. XD
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Re: Starting my own life

Posted 12 April 2010 - 06:54 AM

If you're really looking for some excitement go find yourself a "bording house" in a crummy part of town. These places typically consist of a single room and run about $50 a week. Try to get a room with a window and remember to bring yourself a co-axle cable splitter. If you aren't very intuitive then you should try to become friendly with the junkie next door (don't get too close with the crack head across the hall, though), he'll direct you to where you can put that splitter to good use. If you'd just stick your head out the window and look up you should see the co-axle cable and splitter train. Wear a helmet and look out for your neighbors taking the trash out (that is, throwing it in the ally-way from above).
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Re: Starting my own life

Posted 12 April 2010 - 08:58 AM

pick the maximum level of squalor you can live in, decide if your current level of employment will allow you to live at or above this level. proceed based on this.
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:44 PM

In my opinion, better to live a couple notches down from the maximum you can afford. This way, you'll have a safety net against overreaching, which was a major cause of the recession.
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 03:09 PM

Yeah, MacOSXNerd has this right. never bet more than half of what you can afford to lose is the rule of thumb I was taught growing up, and it really applies to a lot of things. if half of what you <think you> can afford is less than any lodging (of any type) costs, you should probably stay home and reconsider your strategy, because- again- it sucks to get caught in a hard place with no money and no support.
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Re: Starting my own life

Posted 12 April 2010 - 04:25 PM

Wish this wasn't in the lounge so I could upvote a lot of the good advice in here. Also, emphasis on the not moving in with a significant other until you're doing very well - nothing like having it not work out, resorting to 2 jobs and dealing drugs to pay your rent, and then having to move back with your parents anyway.
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Posted 12 April 2010 - 08:43 PM

I just moved out last year.

Basic rules of living on your own:

1. Bills come before everything! (even food)
2. Do what needs to be done when or before it needs to be done!
3. Eating out everyday is very expensive. Learn to use a stove and oven or get a microwave.

Live by these three rules and you will see success!
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Re: Starting my own life

Posted 12 April 2010 - 09:08 PM

Told a friend recently that if your job doesn't provide it, get health insurance. Nothing sucks more than having a bad situation made worst because you got sick/injured. Although, with the changes coming up to that I guess... nah, we won't get into that.
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