Well /b/ today is the day my parents officially stop supporting me. I'm 18 and they told me to leave their house and live on my own. I'm unemployed currently and looking for a shitty job for some money. I'm going to be homeless as it stands right now and i'm most likely going to look into welfare assistance. I've already calculated i'll need atleast $138 for internet, phone and food for a few weeks.
Could any of you guys tell me some tricks to live comfortably on a low budget or ways to earn easy extra money?
I got nothing left going for me as it stands so hit me with your best shot.
>inb4 prostitute, drug dealer, cam whore, an hero
Some fucktards do that in every country, sadly.
Even here in Finland some parents just respond that "it's good for them to go through that because we had to."
Employment agencies are a safe bet. You could also try asking from local restaurants etc. because they are always looking for workers nowadays. You could also try working for the city because they pay enough and don't make you do bad jobs beyond minor manual labor.
I'm going to find a job one way or another. I already have a guaranteed spot at McDonald's but that'll be my last option. I'm going to buy everything as cheap as I can possibly get it so i'll atleast have some extra money. But as it stands I have no car and only a bike.
Search for local backpacker and youth hostels, they're usually cheap and you can get WiFi in the price, some places will even let you work to pay for your boardings. Good luck and stay golden.
I'm guessing you somehow managed to hide from all forms of education that could conceivably aid in the endeavour of finding employment, like all useless whores do. There's really only one way left, you know it. Suck off guys for handouts. Enjoy the cum swallowing filled years you have left before meth gets you.
This is the reason why society is collapsing. Why can't your parents let you live at home while building some kind of economy?. Just kick you out like that is really shitty and irresponsible parenting. It's easier to fuck then to take care of something, yes?. Let the government take care of our problem, yeah right...
Get a Go Phone with a 25$ plan, gives you 250 mins and unlimited text.
Use your local library or college for internet. Or any other place that has free wifi.
Machuran noodles are a pack of 12 for 6 bucks if I remember correctly. 14 dollars gets your 24 dinners, covers you for 3 weeks.
That gets you down to 39 dollars for 3 weeks. you have a bike so you have reliable transportation, but you can of course use a bus system or train system if you're in that type of area.
Exactly how I feel. Everyday living with them is guilt and agueing because I feel like i'm a complete disappointment. I'm glad i'm just leaving, even though I feel like a bag of shit for taking money from the government.
So what is it with Americans that the instant their kids hit 18, it's "Get the fuck out of my house." time? I mean, seriously. They can't just expect you to instantly know everything about what to do. Seems like a retarded way of doing things.
My phone plan is $28 currently, internet was going to be $60 a month for unlimited bandwidth so I can torrent and have decent speeds. Then the rest I was going to splurge on food that could last me. I live in a small town so a bike isn't a problem until winter time.
That really sucks. I personally am 25 and live with my parents; had to take care of my father who had Brain Cancer last year, before that my mother had heart failure; this year my Grandmother had a Stroke.
So me and my Mom are taking care of her right now.
My plan is to which my mother says a few of her friends have gotten their kids is a Life Trainer; I have a lot of phobias and panic attacks so I'm hoping that helps. Shit I don't even know anything about living on my own yet or paying bills. My mothers never taught me or my father for that matter.
American here too.
I'm copying and pasting this stuff. These are great tips.
Thread is full of pussy do nothings.
At 18 you should be going to a university. If you're not, your life is going to be shit-tier so might as well get out of the house.
I look at it this way... The kid sucked so bad he couldn't go to a decent university. Why does his parents need to support him now as he lays around the house sucking?
How can I go to a decent university? I have no fucking money dumbass. Some people don't fuck daddy for an allowance at age 18. You would only understand if you actually had to enter the real world for once.
Op. Live cheaper. Absolutely much cheaper. You have zero idea how much shit costs. Find an ass end motel to live in for now cause apartments are hard to hold at $15.00 an hour let alone a shit job your gonna get for now. Find a shit prepaid phone for $25 unlimited text and some minutes. go to /ck/ and pray theres a poorfood thread if not make one with your current problem. For now. Maruchan ramen at $6 for 12 then a dozen eggs and 2 spam cans. Cut each spam block into 6 and then wrap those up. Make ramen then season when their dry. Put them in a skillet and drop a single scrambled egg and mix in till its like a rough omlette. Add spam then portion for 3 meals. Make the dinner and breakfast portion bigger. You're gonna be living lean for the next year or so and your gonna have to hunker down on everything. Walk everywhere possible unless you think a public transport year pass is worth it. When you do eventually get a chance at an apartment DO NOT settle on a roommate you know will be shit cause that will screw you hard. Buy absolutely cheap but sturdy seeming close at thrift shops or second hand stuff. If you get anything for free or insanely cheap from craigslist(smartest option) bring a weapon and tell someone anyone who you can trust to report you missing where you went. Finally if you absolutely need money and you aren't fat or ugly you can sell yourself for a decent price. Make sure they always wear condoms, don't blow them, and they pay for wherever you go.
fuck internet and phone. These aren't necessary.
focus on what will keep you alive until these privileges come back.
stop looking for a shortcut and just work your ass off. Surivie on noodles + beans for a bit.
Well you have a computer, what do you need internet at home for? If it's more a pleasure than a necessity, just use pulbic internet. It's free. Sure it's not the best, but it'll get the job done.
Phone plan sounds reasonable. What are you doing for living conditions?
And if we can't afford university? Grades alone don't get you in. You gotta pony up the tuition, the dorm fees if you choose to live there, the units. And fuck, units alone often cost 70 bucks, and classes on average are 3-5 units.
That reminds me, soup kitchens, Salvation Army, etc. OP.
Food is food.
Yes, because it's feasible for 100% of individuals to all go to university. Listen kid, I'm IN college, started at 16 and I'm about to graduate, and I'm not stupid enough to think its viable for the whole country. We still need trade school grads, we NEED a small amount of bottom tier workers, and we still need a lot of things that don't require university.
Join the fucking military. You'll get training, possibly in a useful trade depending on what you negotiate with the recruiter; you'll get paid, granted not terribly higher than the equivalent of working at McDonald's in the beginning but, your housing and living expenses are taken care of by way of living on base and eating at the mess hall, raises and cost of living increases are guaranteed provided you don't end up being a complete shitbag, and health/dental are also taken care of; you'll meet a lot of people from different walks of life, make friends with people of different religious beliefs and racial backgrounds, which is great social experience for a kid previously only used to interacting with people in and around whatever shitstain town he or she comes from; and finally you'll get to travel and see the world.
Now of course, there's no such thing as a free ride in life and a cost will have to be paid along the way. Choosing the right branch and rate/MOS is a lot like choosing the right college and major of study. There are great benefits for veterans like the fucking GI bill. That shit will not only pay for a bachelor's degree of your choosing in full, but will also pay you a stipend of 1200 a month if you take a full load just for going. A lot of people have chosen the military in situations like you described. It's not unheard of. But I'll caution you by saying that the military sucks most of the time, but at least your life won't be the only life spent in smelly shitholes or rusty bilges. There are pros and cons that YOU must weigh before signing your life away but I will say that the benefits far outweigh the bad in this case.
Start a shitty tumblr blog and whine about how hard it is to be fat feminist black Asian lesbian tranny in North Korea and how u need monies really bad. Other fatties will support u if u don't trigger them!
This guy also has an excellent point.
I'm not gonna read the whole thing, but fuck, military provides housing, steady income, skills to use later in life, and if you go for 20 years, the govt. gives you a retirement fund. Your 18 now, get in, when you're 38 and don't spend all of your money, you can retire. Wish I could go military, but my knee is busted.
Saved that anon. If i'm really desperate on money i'll sell weed but that's only if I need it. I couldn't give a fuck about ripping off a bunch of faggot stoners.
I have a desktop computer so I can't really bring it places. It'll also keep me entertained for the most part and help me make a buck or two along the way. I've found an apartment for $425 + $75 for hydro. It's near shopping outlets, grocery stores and people I know.
I've considered it as an option. I'm saving this, thanks alot.
I was an 18 year old faced with a similar situation 20 years ago. I didn't have any plans after high school, couldn't get a scholarship, didn't have the money to put myself through college, and neither of my parents who were divorced at the time were interested in helping me. I wasn't being kicked out, but I hated the idea of living with my father, under his roof, following his rules. So I didn't want to stay at home.
So I joined the navy, after having been in army jrotc throughout high school. I took the asvab, scored very well, I went in as an E-3/AT (avionics tech), was quickly advanced to E-4/AT-3, did 6 years total, got out and went to a well known tech school, got my EE-T, and now I make 90K as a compliance engineer for a utilities giant.
All that starting out a minority living in a shitty neighborhood where people settle for having no future doing what everyone around them is doing, trying to find a cheap way to live looking for their next hustle. No fucking ambition. A simple choice can change the direction your life takes. It's up to you to be informed of your options.
Sort of this OP. you gotta make sure you're internally tough enough to handle it or you're gonna wash out and be back on the streets worse off. Depending on how long you're in you be back out with technically no work history (how almost every place hiring views vets seriously just ask any vet on reintegration and thats the response you'll get.), and the actual pay that you'll earn isn't going to be much of a buffer. Granted the above points are all valid and you'll be better off living purely on benefits then if you lived off government benefits alone but still its a huge risk and unless you can find a serious job a few months out if military you're back to being screwed.
Thought op was a dude. If ops a chick even better for whoring out. Women whores make like 5 times the amount of men whores. Honestly thats the best bet. Find an apartment complex owned by a dude and get railed hard every friday for a place to stay. Four nights of work would save them the entire cost of an apartment.
Do Life Trainers work? I'm 25 and have a paralyzing fears (why I haven't done anything outside taking are of parents) panic attacks and a few other things. I don't have any mental issues besides these.
I'm a guy.
I live in Canada. I'm really good with my hands, I've been taking apart bikes since I was 12 and i'm half decent with cars. I can fix some basic problems and assemble a working v8 engine.
If you are not a complete fucking faggot degenerate, you can make a few bucks at the sperm bank jurkin your dick to free porn. Being your obviously not too bright, don't expect a big payday. If that doesn't work out, there are ways to make a few quick bucks. Depending on your location you could stand out at the local home Depot or Lowes and power your self as cheap day labor. Someone always needs something done. If all else fails, some towns have shelters you can live in until you find a steady job.
How about hit paying for a phone or Internet?
And getting a job an saving money untill you can buy a house/Appartment?
Wth is wrong with kids. "I'm homeless and I want to pay for Internet but I can't pay for a house"
Faggots. This is why your parents kicked you out get you priorities straight.
Go to a mechanic shop and see if they'll apprentice you. Tell them what you can do. It'll be shit pay and shit work but its free learning and a lifeskill. Short of that bikeshops are ok though thats maybe $8.50 an hour some of which you'll have to spend on bike mags to keep in the loop.