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Posted: 12/28/2012 7:10:04 PM EDT
Doing nothing and being epically bored? I don't have money to spend and am getting some serious cabin fever.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 7:11:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By iwouldntknow:
Doing nothing and being epically bored? I don't have money to spend and am getting some serious cabin fever.


Visually inspect every round of ammo in your cache
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 7:11:43 PM EDT
Get a better job.

I feel your pain.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 7:13:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Blacktide:
Get a better job.

I feel your pain.


Its not really my job, I stay busy enough there. I just am trying to save money and struggle with nickel and diming myself out of it if go do anything.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 7:15:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Aeain:
Originally Posted By iwouldntknow:
Doing nothing and being epically bored? I don't have money to spend and am getting some serious cabin fever.


Visually inspect every round of ammo in your cache


Ammo cache? I sold all my guns and ammo to avoid having to register them or turn them in in a confiscation.






JK, but guns are exspensive and I'm burn out on them anyway.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 5:53:09 AM EDT
Time for more ideas, foos
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 5:55:19 AM EDT
Cheaper hookers and blow?
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 5:57:11 AM EDT
Talking yourself out of buying shit is about it AFAIK.

I have a set amount that I put into savings every month + everything that's left over in the budget every month.

Do you use a budget spreadsheet? I've used this one for a few years now. Takes discipline but it helps you see exactly where your money is going.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 5:58:08 AM EDT
Want free entertainment?
Go to Wal-mart and do some people watching.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 5:59:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:05:26 AM EDT
Cross county bike trip, that should take up about three hours of your time.

Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:06:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 03rubicon:
Cheaper hookers and blow?


This
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:07:17 AM EDT
Porn....
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:09:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2012 6:10:32 AM EDT by TxEMT927]
If you're not willing to cut anything out then you have to find ways to save on things you already buy...

Buy cheaper off brand rather than name brand for example...

You could always write up a budget for the government, sounds like your ideas match theirs... How do I save money without changing my spending habits...

I hear government employees are getting a raise too

Edited for spelling
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:17:32 AM EDT
Get a hobby that's free. Running is free.

Get a girlfriend who doesn't care that you're poor. Condoms are cheap enough to make sex practically free.

There are free things to do in every city. Houston has museums and stuff that are free on certain days of the week or at certain times.

Library is free. Go read a book.

Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:21:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TxEMT927:
If you're not willing to cut anything out then you have to find ways to save on things you already buy...

Buy cheaper off brand rather than name brand for example...

You could always write up a budget for the government, sounds like your ideas match theirs... How do I save money without changing my spending habits...

I hear government employees are getting a raise too

Edited for spelling


I don't buy much as it is right now. I bought necessities when they were cheap. I don't eat much. I'm not poor, therefore finding a girlfriend who doesn't vare I'm poor aint happening.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:22:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
Get a hobby that's free. Running is free.

Get a girlfriend who doesn't care that you're poor. Condoms are cheap enough to make sex practically free.

There are free things to do in every city. Houston has museums and stuff that are free on certain days of the week or at certain times.

Library is free. Go read a book.



BFE, NE?

I'd run, but I F'ed my back up and don't want to aggravate it.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:24:01 AM EDT
Go buy a 4x4x4 rubiks cube and don't leave the house until you solve it. (without using the Internet)

That ought to keep you busy for a little while
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:24:02 AM EDT
Get a cheap hobby. Hiking, exercise, etc. Photography is cheap after you buy the equipment
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:27:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By macro:
Go buy a 4x4x4 rubiks cube and don't leave the house until you solve it. (without using the Internet)

That ought to keep you busy for a little while


uh, sir?
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:28:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By iwouldntknow:
Originally Posted By TxEMT927:
If you're not willing to cut anything out then you have to find ways to save on things you already buy...

Buy cheaper off brand rather than name brand for example...

You could always write up a budget for the government, sounds like your ideas match theirs... How do I save money without changing my spending habits...

I hear government employees are getting a raise too

Edited for spelling


I don't buy much as it is right now. I bought necessities when they were cheap. I don't eat much. I'm not poor, therefore finding a girlfriend who doesn't vare I'm poor aint happening.


All kidding aside, do you have any projects?

I always end up wrenching on my motorcycle when I'm bored and broke. I just quit and wait for another day if I can't afford a part...

You could always look for side jobs to earn money and kill time... Kill two birds with one stone
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:35:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TxEMT927:
Originally Posted By iwouldntknow:
Originally Posted By TxEMT927:
If you're not willing to cut anything out then you have to find ways to save on things you already buy...

Buy cheaper off brand rather than name brand for example...

You could always write up a budget for the government, sounds like your ideas match theirs... How do I save money without changing my spending habits...

I hear government employees are getting a raise too

Edited for spelling


I don't buy much as it is right now. I bought necessities when they were cheap. I don't eat much. I'm not poor, therefore finding a girlfriend who doesn't vare I'm poor aint happening.


All kidding aside, do you have any projects?

I always end up wrenching on my motorcycle when I'm bored and broke. I just quit and wait for another day if I can't afford a part...

You could always look for side jobs to earn money and kill time... Kill two birds with one stone


Ufortunately, I'm practically on call. Seasonal work, long, unpredictable hours. Most of the winter is spent doing nothing, but if there is work that day, you'd better be there. The job pays well enough, so its somewhat a case of golden handcuffs.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:36:25 AM EDT
Read
Play free online games
Rewatch TV series you haven't watched in a long time. listening to the commentary track
Start walking every night for an hour
Look up free speaker events from your local colleges/schools
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:44:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By iwouldntknow:
Originally Posted By macro:
Go buy a 4x4x4 rubiks cube and don't leave the house until you solve it. (without using the Internet)

That ought to keep you busy for a little while


uh, sir?


It's an investment in your future....$10 now, no spending at all for the next several weeks / months...and you probably won't eat for a few of the first days.

Gotta pay to play
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:47:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Aeain:
Originally Posted By iwouldntknow:
Doing nothing and being epically bored? I don't have money to spend and am getting some serious cabin fever.


Visually inspect every round of ammo in your cache


Then caliper each one for length and chart it....
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:55:06 AM EDT
Kerbal Space Program.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:59:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 7:01:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Aeain:
Originally Posted By iwouldntknow:
Doing nothing and being epically bored? I don't have money to spend and am getting some serious cabin fever.


Visually inspect every round of ammo in your cache


No shit! I did that a couple of weeks ago. It sure does eat up some time!!
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 7:01:42 AM EDT
Find a money making hobby.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 7:12:28 AM EDT
Also, look into a second job.

I think when people think of a second job, they imagine working at Wendys for 10 bucks an hour and being miserable. Maybe work at a gun shop. Find something you like doing.

I work at for a company that does casino parties. I make 25 an hour, usually deal craps, and have a ton of fun. I don't work a ton of hours in a month (probably 6 hours a month, maybe 20 hours in December), so the total money I make isn't huge, but its fun, and I am free to spend that money on anything I want. Anytime you can get out of the house, make a buck and have some fun, is a good day. And jobs like this don't require previous experience.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 7:34:20 AM EDT
Start a small in-home business or find something you can make a few bucks on.

It will keep you busy and saving money instead of spending it.

I worked my 'standard' job M-F 8-5, right? Then I took up serving court paper. Extremely low overhead, didn't interfere with my day job, and, after some work, I was staying very busy and making some good money.

Those two years I saved a shit ton. A) Because I had money coming in that wasn't expected and B) I was too fucking beat to spend any of it. Heck, I felt like a millionaire. I had all this money (thousands, let's say) I could spend on my hobbies but I didn't have time and was too tired to mess with it.

Best idea I have had in a long time. Need to start it back up. Will wear your butt out but you can save some dough.

Link Posted: 12/29/2012 10:59:48 AM EDT
Get a "fun" second job that's like a hobby. Coach a high school team, bar tend, work at the pro-shop of a golf course on weekends.
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