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Old 07-27-2004, 02:09 PM   #21
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I see everyone is representin the West Coast here. Nothin like a little Ice Cube to help everyone achieve their goals...
While you are listening to War & Peace Vol 2 (The Peace Album)... you can jam to the song Until We Rich (w\ Krayzie Bone) that ought to get you planning on making it big and making your dreams come true.
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I started working at 14 as a busboy in the airport restaurant ( loved being near the sound of planes taking off and people going places even then ) for U$1 / hour + 10% of the tips. Even then I SAVED my money KNOWING that SAVINGS is FREEDOM from the "SYSTEM" I went on to work a whole list of "shit jobs" from U$4 to U$8 / hour bakc in the 70s of course.

The BEST thing you can do is to WORK 12 to 18 hours a day, 7 days a week IF possible because when you're WORKING you're NOT spending. You MUST reduce your rent as MUCH as possible so check out jobs like maintenance of apartments for rent reduction or ANY SITUATION that allows you to sleep for as NEAR FREE as you can get.

As soon as you have accomplished that you will begin to save money; once you have a bit of capital make sure whatever you do buy like cars bicycles or anything you need is A CHEAP DEAL , good enough that you try to resell it ASAP for a profit while you're using it, then DO IT AGAIN. OR buy something in bulk which you're fairly sure you can sell at a profit and even if you FAIL you can survive the "downside" and maybe break even.

Set a time line goal and chase it with a vengance like seeing the LIGHT at the end of a LONG tunnel; mine were usually 3 months but occasionally 6 months until I was in my early 30s. I was lucky to hook up with a stellar individual , my wife, but wouldn't have met her without going through years of diehard determination to ESCAPE the "SYSTEM". We "RETIRED" at 30 years old in Asia but still we didn't like to be limited to a semi-retred lifestle ONLY in the Philippines.

So we made our first 5 year plan when we were 34 years old and it took 6 -1/2 years to live a semi-retied lifestyle ANYWHERE in the world we wanted,moving to near the beach in Santa Cruz, CA for 4 years first, and after a year of traveling around the world, ( in the States in an RV ) settled for the last 4 years here in Fairfield, CT, an hour from NYC. Now I'm SO HAPPY to sell out and move back to the Philippines and get back to living life, "on the road" again.

SO GOOD LUCK and GO FOR IT!
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hey man $38 8 hours a day? thats less than minimum wage in cali. you need a serious change. if you can get into college you can take loans out .
if you dont have high school diploma, go the quick route and take the ged.
you can go to community college and get state grants which you dont have to pay back. college loans you do, but you can travel that way (im not condoning this, just an idea). youll be in debt like most other travelers but at 8.25% interest rate tops, its a good idea. plus you can pay back your loans in like 25 years and it starts after you get your bachelors or whatever. just make sure you graduate hehe
you can even study abroad.
i hear women take college loans out and get breast implants with the money so i would say youre using the money more wisely if its for travel.
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Old 07-30-2004, 10:23 PM   #24
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Yea man i got myself 4200 dollars in credit card debt right now.. I have been working 2 jobs 70 hours a week total the last 3 months trying to pay shit off and save money up in my travel account that i opened.. I leave for brazil september 6 and I am only gonna have a little over a thousand dollars to live on for four months.. Not exactly rich...
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In regards to the college thing - if you're poor, you get lots o money. My hubby and I are both college students and putting our leftover fin. aid into savings to go to Europe. We're hooooorrible at saving and had that total debt thing for a while (then the collection agencies came knockin at our door so now we're almost debt free ('cept that whole school thing). Anyhow, I plan on studying abroad. So, I get paid to go to Europe. There are ways to do things free/cheap. You just have to know how to do it.

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If you make $38 a day then you can definitely afford to go to Europe...if you really want to....it's calle saving. lol, put away a certain amount of the money you make in each paycheque & trust me it adds up. Do whatever you can manage....20%, 30%...w/e, but obviously the more you put away, the faster you can travel. hope this helps a lil....
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nice too see someones got my back mariposa
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Hitch hiking is free. Sleeping in a tent, or just some cozy safe place is free. Ramen noodles are extremely cheap. A bottle of alcohol and a makeshift soda can stove are extremely cheap. Finding a group of kids fascinated by your travel stories who are willing to get you drunk and take you out all expenses paid is free. Finding girls who are fascinated by your travel stories who want to give you some are free, but sometimes few and far between. Not everyone is as in to "roughin it" as I am. But sometimes, you've gotta do what you've gotta do. Personally, I'm miserable here, and I need to take off with the little money I have and get away for a while, so I can come back and get a job once I've got some travelling out of my system to travel overseas. So I'm hitching America. Maybe you should put more sentiment and less anger into your best friends passing, and live twice the life, in his memory. Balls to the wall. Do what you gotta do and get it done.

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Originally posted by tektonik69@Jul 15 2004, 05:41 AM
where do all you travelling gurus get all your money?
I work at labor ready,* make $38 a day, have been on my own since 14.
Um...(re first entry)

I almost got the same feeling, i'm a new member and after reading some of the topics it would be easy to assume that people on here are rich.
Probably some are with the cool advantages or job.

Not that anybody would be interested but, allot of my travel experience has been as a skid (ie hitching, jumping trains). Now i have a steady job and am able to travel more comfortably (well not really); i still find that desire to skid.

Looking back, the clearest travel memories are the times when i had the least amount of advantages or money. Maybe its just me...Heh...

UP WITH THE POOR!

Oh and so far the people hear "rock"; This does mystify doesnt it?

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Good luck tektonik69 - hope you get wherever you want to be one day!!
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hard work and persistency can take you places!!!
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Old 11-24-2004, 02:37 PM   #33
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Well, yes, I AM rich and mummy and daddy send me everywhere I want, I dont even have to break a sweat or wear out the knees of my carefully faded and expertly ripped Diesel cords begging for money. It's so great.. I dont even have to use my own credit cards most of the time. I get everything I want, no effort, no work, things just always work out for me... Its like... some sort of silver platter. No Gold platter... No no no more like a solid diamond platter upon which all of my dreams are meted out to me, carefully packaged in diaphanous loveliness, with pink and cream satin ribbons meticulously wrought into fabulous bows. Yes. Much more like that. Thank you mummy and daddy, for being very rich and spoiling me. Aren't I a good child for thanking them publicly?


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I think a 'Motherfucker' and then end of that would go nicely.
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well, you know me, you know it was there.
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Well, yes, I AM rich and mummy and daddy send me everywhere I want, I dont even have to break a sweat or wear out the knees of my carefully faded and expertly ripped Diesel cords begging for money.* It's so great.. I dont even have to use my own credit cards most of the time. I get everything I want, no effort, no work, things just always work out for me... Its like... some sort of silver platter. No Gold platter... No no no more like a solid diamond platter upon which all of my dreams are meted out to me, carefully packaged in diaphanous loveliness, with pink and cream satin ribbons meticulously wrought into fabulous bows.* Yes.* Much more like that.* Thank you mummy and daddy, for being very rich and spoiling me.* Aren't I a good child for thanking them publicly?


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And ummmm ya, I know I am married but I could be like you secret friend..we could eat at fancy places and take boat trips...yippy!!!!!!!
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wouldn't it be easier to just find a dif job... i mean, im 15 and wen i work for my dad and do nuthin i get more than that!! R u gettin underpaid.. or u must be exaggerating.. plus once you've got ur airfare tickets u can just find some kinda job over there
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Hi,

just wanted to say i agree that if u want something enough u can make it happen. all ive wanted for as long as i can remember is to travel around the united states, to get out and see it for myself. im now 26, and after funding myself through university, ive saved enough cash, and my plane leaves in march :-) a lot of my friends paid for weddings, had expensive yearly holidays, buy designer gear, buy tons of cigs and booze etc. i saved and saved and saved and now its paid off.
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