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Tips for Starting Out My Life On My Own

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Cars0n`, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Jul 20, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    Cars0n`

    Cars0n` [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So i have just recently moved from my parents' place to my own apartment in edmonton AB.

    any tips relating to starting my life out the right way is appreciated. im sure some of you elder TW members have some life lessons to share..

    banking, budgeting, working, cooking, cleaning, anything.. fire away im all ears :D
     
  2. Jul 20, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    get a job, make money, pay rent on time
     
  3. Jul 20, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    SAVE SAVE SAVE. Act like you have an extra big bill every month and pay it by putting that money into your savings account.
     
  4. Jul 20, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    NetMonkey

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    indeed.... make a budget and dont over spend. and do not rack up alot of credit card debt. thats the biggest thing.... no credit card debt.
     
  5. Jul 20, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    ratm3245

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    leave the the credit cards alone
     
  6. Jul 20, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    MotoXdoer

    MotoXdoer taco?

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    have money in the bank for a rainy day or the petty bs that comes along. live life to the fullest and have fun!
     
  7. Jul 20, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    Make a budget...and make it as conservative as you can...Put money away for a rainy day or an emergency. Put money away from retirement. And keep yourself to your budget.
    Find some good hobbies too...A bowling league or something like that that lets you get out and socialize and what not..
     
  8. Jul 20, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    NetMonkey

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    yup... pay your bills on time. you dont want to hurt your credit score.
     
  9. Jul 20, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    Do everything in moderation. x2 on saving your money. Do what is best for you and dont adjust your plans for anyone unless your going to get hitched. BE HAPPY!
     
  10. Jul 20, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    Cars0n`

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    my parents own the apt building i live in and my bro is across the hall, but dont think that means i live for free i pay the same rent as everyone else.

    whats some good ways of finding out how much to budget for?
     
  11. Jul 20, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    and im pretty good at saving and i have a job lined up, so thats a start.
     
  12. Jul 20, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    Mush Mouse Club Soda Not Seals

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    Save your money for a Rainy day theres always alot of them,no BRO hats or Tattoos either
     
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    How much comming in - how much you have going out.
    Hopefully more comming in!!!
    Save all you can and have fun while your young.
     
  14. Jul 20, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    747 function > form

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    A budget is important but, imho, you still have to live a little (otherwise, what's the fun in being on your own); and, you'll have the rest of your life to worry about money. x2 on moderation.
     
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    Brunes

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    Search the web- There are tons of great tools/lists out there that'll help you find every expense you might not have thought of...Don't forget that movies/eating out/whatever other entertainment you want costs money too...

    You can ask neighbors about what their utilities cost and/or make calls to the companies who provide them to get the numbers for what everything costs...
     
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    rent <= 1/3 of your income.
    most everything else falls into place since most other living expenses are fixed (ie: gas, electricity, phone, laundry, cable, internet, etc...)
     
  17. Jul 20, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    Lost_Humanity Bad decisions make great stories.

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    Never settle for something that's beneath you.

    Jobs, relationships, adventures, etc. You only get one go-round at this "life" thing, make it count.

    Nobody's going to give you anything, so you have to go for it yourself.

    Be polite, respectful and honest. And not necessarily in that order.
     
  18. Jul 20, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    thanks for the fast responses :D

    one thing i need to get is a good cook book. i cant cook worth a shit. any reccomendations?
     
  19. Jul 20, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    The back of the ramen noodles packages describe preparation thereof...and, this delicacy should fit any budget.
     
  20. Jul 20, 2010 at 4:06 PM
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    Eff a cookbook- The internet knows all...I spent a year cooking shit I found on random websites....Mainly "portions for 1" or "one pan meals"
     
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