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A little less than a happy high
In all seriousness
I need ideas for what I can do to pull myself out of this financial hell that do not involve faking my death or male prostitution selling organs. I'm talking big picture here, not just the G's I need to come up with to satisfy the hungry maw of the IRS.

As a side note, it's humbling to know your price to the dollar, and a more than a little disappointing to learn just how little that is.
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komos From: komos Date: April 13th, 2004 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
While it's a neat idea, I think Pete can attest that it's not exactly a readily available job.
bbbsg From: bbbsg Date: April 13th, 2004 02:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
budget. put down on paper (or computer) every cent that comes in each month, and every cent you _have to_ spend [rent/mortgage, recurring bills, minimum transportation costs, etc.] each month, and then look at the rest to see where you can scrimp.

something that also helps me spend less is using cash instead of plastic/debit card. if i can see excatly what's there it's easier to make it last.

wish i could offer larger-scale suggestions :/
komos From: komos Date: April 13th, 2004 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was all already done in response to the first wave of the crisis. Now I'm looking at a loss of another ~$50 per week while having to accomodate a $5K debt that will need to be paid in a few months time.

Thanks for trying, but what I really need is more cash to manage.
wildflowersoul From: wildflowersoul Date: April 13th, 2004 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
If abandoning ship at your current job for a higher-paying one isn't an option:

I second the bartending idea- there's got to be good money in that, plus it's a job where your friends can visit you (and we promise we wouldn't try to sucker free beer out of it).

Doesn't your roommate owe you a mad wad of cash?

Hmmm... you're a fabulous cook- maybe you could start to make some profit with the fruits of your labor somehow?

I'd welcome a money-making brainstorm session sometime, as I am also wading in the stinky pit of fiscal despair.
komos From: komos Date: April 13th, 2004 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've a feeling that hitting my roommate up for the cash he owes me is going to be futile. He'll get dodgy and say he can't do it, at which point, I'll be really tempted to tell him to get out. While on some level that may be a healthy choice, I'm loathe to be fully saddled with another $4k. I don't know... I might do it anyway since I'm in a self-destructive snit.

The only thing I can think of would be cheese, but that takes time, and I've never done it before. I've a feeling that it would take a while to become proficient enough to start experimenting with producing a fine cheese, which is where the market would be. Soda's an outside possibility, but it would require a venue and a customer base who could look past the yeast sediment.

I'd be happy to join you in that, though medical testing might rank up there with selling organs.
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komos From: komos Date: April 13th, 2004 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wish writing was my schtick, really, but I just don't think I have real voice in the medium.

I'm still a ways from being able to sell pots, and I don't think it would be profitable until I get access to a studio more that costs less and can access more than twice a week. In the meantime, I'm pretty happy to give away my experiments. Once you think y'all are ready, I'll send something your way.
bushidokelt From: bushidokelt Date: April 14th, 2004 11:37 am (UTC) (Link)
What about calling up the local High schools in the area to see if they need tutors for english or history? I signed up, and every now and then i get a call.
komos From: komos Date: April 14th, 2004 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just through cold calling? Don't they usually expect an advanced degree of tutors?

It's certainly something I wouldn't mind doing, but I have a hard time wrapping my mind around calling Medford High straight up and offering my services as a private tutor. More info, please?
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