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Date: 08/22/08 12:11 PM

43 Responses to How To Live On Practically Nothing

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18829 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 12:12 pm
    Link: How To Live On Practically Nothing - Live like a mid-level King (or Queen) without spending tons of money.
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    Backfat Male 30-39
    1895 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 12:17 pm
    and I learned nothing. I already do all of this.
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    Backfat Male 30-39
    1895 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 12:18 pm
    It`s called living at your means when you don`t make much money.
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    thedobkins Male 30-39
    239 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 12:18 pm
    That is actually very good advice! But darnit, I LOVE COCA COLA!!!!


    That is what sucks my money dry.

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    luckyse7en Male 13-17
    2397 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 12:19 pm
    like Backfat, I already do all those too....
    except on how the guy in the video dresses.
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    Backfat Male 30-39
    1895 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 12:20 pm
    I try to dress in a top hat whenever possible.
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    mickeym19 Male 13-17
    625 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 12:22 pm
    what the hells a thrift store?
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    Burnsy777 Male 13-17
    274 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 12:23 pm
    Mercy, he looks like quite a dandy fellow.
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    Natzz- Female 13-17
    158 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 12:23 pm
    just in time for the credit crunch :D
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    SilentxEm Female 60-69
    670 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 12:23 pm
    Take pride in your thriftiness!
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    MetroStation Female 13-17
    140 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 12:26 pm
    Interesting?
    Didn`t that guy have an mac laptop?
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3232 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 12:31 pm
    That`s good advice, except there are two things I would change: I would keep my own house, and I would keep my car, though if I can walk or bike I will.
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    BillieBored Female 13-17
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    August 22, 2008 at 12:31 pm
    ick, tap water :/...
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    M_Archer Male 18-29
    525 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 12:33 pm
    Billiebored, where do you live? Mexico? Tap water throughout the US is very clean (correct me if I`m wrong)

    By the way, I`m well aware that Mexico is not in United States.

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    Fool_Be_Gone Male 13-17
    153 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 12:34 pm
    Pff.

    Any human can survive on nothing but Coca Cola and duct tape.

    Easy. Psh.

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    deathxtra Male 13-17
    2791 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 12:47 pm
    i remember my older post
    http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm...
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    shivarama Male 13-17
    327 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 12:48 pm
    Live off of Taco Bell and rip off Kool-Aid. It could work. Maybe.
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    idontknow951 Male 18-29
    908 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 12:49 pm
    So, drinking hepatitis infected water is good for you? Awesome.

    @M_Archer: Tap water may SEEM clean, however, its not completely clean due to the ancient 10 year old pipes carrying the water.

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    dilldog123 Male 18-29
    1856 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 12:52 pm
    it only takes 10 years to become ancient nowadays? drat, im almost prehistoric!
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 12:58 pm
    "So, drinking hepatitis infected water is good for you? Awesome."

    10 year old pipes are ancient? The pipes in my house are 30 years old and I have never gotten sick from the water. I have filtered and non-filtered water. Taste the same.

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    deathxtra Male 13-17
    2791 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 12:59 pm
    10 years? that`s it?
  22. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 1:03 pm
    "it only takes 10 years to become ancient nowadays? drat, im almost prehistoric!"

    Yes it is. Thats why I`m retiring after high school

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    cdpickels09 Male 13-17
    298 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 1:11 pm
    it would be hard to find pipes under 50 years old near me
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    Roduku Male 50-59
    459 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 1:13 pm
    I have now been doing so much with so little for so long, that I can now do anything with nothing, forever.
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    nick22410 Male 13-17
    6 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 1:44 pm
    remember people there are rainbows in our water
    RAINBOWS!!!
    something is up with the water for sure
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    unsub Female 18-29
    924 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 2:13 pm
    Oh wow, that was really good advice that was totally new to me ... just kidding.
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    sicker Female 30-39
    325 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 2:16 pm
    anyone who doesn`t already do most of these things is a dippoo.
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    astridhaze Female 18-29
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    August 22, 2008 at 2:22 pm
    Most of America doesn`t do this, that`s why everyone is losing their houses and in piles of debt right now.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 2:28 pm
    I don`t know about anyone else, but where I live, I find that there are a lot of people living on very little income who buy movies. Lots of them. Enough DVD`s to stack up and fill an entire wall.
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    kittyloaf Male 18-29
    213 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 2:45 pm
    Bottled water is just tap water...in a bottle
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    patthebaker Male 18-29
    1768 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 3:02 pm
    I love thrift stores you find things you cant find anywhere else
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    piemaster22 Male 13-17
    35 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 3:19 pm
    thrift stores have some good stuff and you don`t have to pay much
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    mistamoni Male 18-29
    138 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 3:33 pm
    this is exactly what i did when i was on a school trip to whistler for a band festival. but another thing i did was.. order little at expensive restuarants. if you`re eating with your friends they will feel bad for you and give you some of their beloved medium rare meat loaf. i used about 170 dollars in 4 days while all my friends used 300
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 5:02 pm
    I make a lot more money, but I still live like this. Well... no.

    ^^ haha. Restaurants and begging don`t go together.

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    SuperJesus Male 13-17
    387 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 5:36 pm
    Step 6:
    Buy a normal laptop not produced by Apple. Research the specs, and you will cry at how much money you`ve wasted so far on the same pooty hardware.

    /rant.

    Anyway.....
    Being in a multimillionaire family *adjusts monacle* I find it pointless to do any of these. However, Thrift stores are the best places to find stuff for halloween (Cloaks, rusty knives etc).
    And the `fun fact` is true! We actually don`t use that much of our money (we don`t have a fancy car, huge house, or anything of the like).

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 6:05 pm
    "Most of America doesn`t do this, that`s why everyone is losing their houses and in piles of debt right now."

    I thought it was the whole buy more houses than you can afford thing.

    "Bottled water is just tap water...in a bottle"
    Does not stop me from buying it. Too lazy to walk downstairs.


    "Buy a normal laptop not produced by Apple. Research the specs, and you will cry at how much money you`ve wasted so far on the same pooty hardware."

    Apples save me money. I`ve had this for a year and all I`ve had to do is the occasional check. Windows its a hassle, buying anti-virus, buying back-up hard drive, formatting everything.

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    cleminem9919 Male 13-17
    383 posts
    August 22, 2008 at 8:32 pm
    ^^ and yet, you save hundreds from a little more money and effort.... boohoo
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    Ajikan Male 18-29
    1526 posts
    August 23, 2008 at 5:23 am
    hmmm. they didn`t say anything about beer ?
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    SageLudwig Male 18-29
    17 posts
    August 23, 2008 at 5:55 am
    Move to brazil and expend less than 2 USD per day on food. Still pay a pooload more on import eletronics tho, but you don`t need a PS3.
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    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
    1590 posts
    August 23, 2008 at 6:50 am
    "what the hells a thrift store?"

    It`s like a pawn shop for clothing.

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    Fartacus Female 50-59
    529 posts
    August 23, 2008 at 5:03 pm
    I dated a guy who would patch the bottom of his shoes with duct tape.

    Other ideas: Bulk pickup night is a good place to score items. Town dump, if your town still has a dump. Garage sales. Decorate your crib with stolen milk crates.

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    turkeyman Male 13-17
    379 posts
    August 23, 2008 at 10:12 pm
    this isnt an enjoyable lifestyle although its a way to live better for people who arent as wealthy
  43. Profile photo of Neagle
    Neagle Male 30-39
    1405 posts
    August 24, 2008 at 11:53 am
    Ive lived on almost nothing and it`s for the birds, not me. I`m still frugal but, I`m far from cheep. Waste not, want not and work smarter not harder are principals of life not taught in schools.

    MAC or PC, the principals are the same.

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