So, just wanted to share this incase you can relate.
Got paid on Saturday, after all my ‘dues’ and bills were paid, had the equivalent of about $80..
Bar, Drinks = $20
Late night tacos after heavy drinking: $5
Herbs & Spices = $10
Misc. cash misplaced (cash I have no idea where I spent it) = $10
This means I have $35 dollars in my pocket to get me through a WHOLE week. Damn… Having no money is NO joke.
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* sell stuff on craigslist for quick extra cash. Sell stuff on ebay (but this requires time, money to invest for shipping, and you will only have money on paypal which is time consuming to get into the bank. But you can buy stuff online with money you earned selling your unneeded items. You can buy legumes or whatnot through amazon for example).
* if you HAVE TO go to bar because it happens to be necessary for your survival, bring flask to bar, order water or just juice, turn away and spike drink. Been doing this for years and don’t feel that bad about it because I still tip.
* take transit for a while, save on gas for that week. You’re wasting more time but if you really can’t scrape money for food, you have to sacrifice something.
* restaraunts throw away a lot of food. Talk to some and maybe you can get a few free meals. You’d be surprised. Also there is dumpster diving if you’re into that. But I ran into a couple of restaurants that save ruined orders and let people hand them to homeless by the end of the day.
* I can’t really relate because all my savings and extra money goes to prosthodontics and if I need extras, I do extras to earn that extra and spend it on extra. I feel health is more important than anything else, so I try not to complain about having to invest in that and not be able to afford what most people my age can afford instead.
Great tips man…
this might sound stupid, but the flask thing is genius.
I usually drink BEFORE the bar to have a cool buzz and just get 2 beers there.
But you have opened my eyes… Thank you sir.
I can’t believe I never thought of it.
If you only have $80 and you waste $25< on pointless dumb stuff and then misplace another $10 you should take a look at your life. If you think having no money is such a bad thing, why the hell did you make it happen?
$35 for a week isn’t even that bad. Seriously. You could easily get through the week without any trouble with that money. I survived perfectly fine (and healthy) on $7 a week for almost three months. Then I ran out of money and lived without money for another two months, without any problems.
You put yourself in this situation, and then you try to turn it into something horrible which it really isn’t. It isn’t hard to get through a week on 35 dollars.
@emjay Haha… you know they’re always down to provide ice and a container, and that’s really mostly the main component of what makes a bar drink aesthetically pleasing to drink as a bar drink. Everything else you can bring on your own for free and make it happen if you really want to.
You can have all the money you want once you transcend its limitation as a control mechanism. There’s a big difference in working a job you hate to pay for shit you don’t need, and doing what you love and actually helping others and generating financial abundance as a result. I’d like to think I’m on my way to the latter : )
The difference in the first is believing in the power of money (to the point where it literally controls your choices and actions), versus following your passion and letting money and material assistance manifest as a reflection of your acts of giving. I’ve had way too many improbable circumstances turn around last minute and work in my favor, despite the overwhelming odds.
The more skeptical you are of this, the less objective it will seem to you. I’ve seen friends literally turn down blatant synchronicity because they weren’t conscious enough to realize what was actually occurring. Life will always throw you a rope; the trick is to become aware enough to recognize it.