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Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 10:09
Ways of making money

Any ideas?

Broke and need to figure something out.

BigCasino Posted on 22/04/2008 10:10
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Work?

Vosene Posted on 22/04/2008 10:12
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I got a seriously good offer last week for a money making scheme, you need about 1300 to start, it involves a bit of traveling, but apparently within say 2 months you,ll be making 2k a week, its not pyramid either, its just honest trading, you buy something somewhere and sell somewhere else where the price is b etter

Piggy Posted on 22/04/2008 10:17
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When I was a kid I had a new scheme every week that was usually doomed to failure.

Breeding gerbils was going to be the big one, but they all died out of spite. Or possibly cold.

I sold racing tips to people in the car park at ripon races, insinuating that I had connections. Quid a go. I sold 3. It cost me more than that for the envelopes I'd put them in.

These days I just email people and tell them about the problems that my dad (who is the finance minister of Nigeria)has getting money out of the country. Seems to do the trick.

baldycrowe Posted on 22/04/2008 10:20
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but they all died out of spite [:D]
your mad

Vosene Posted on 22/04/2008 10:21
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this scheme i was asked about may work, as you need a contact down london, which we have.
You basically buy something up here then sell it from contacts address down london, from your initial outlay of say 1.1-1.2k you should make around 300-400 quid, then you up the stakes by buying 2 a week once you have sold first 10 or so, i was told and it is nailed on, i would defo sell 1-2 a week, we all know the industry its in, and its nailed on, i just dont have the time

Piggy Posted on 22/04/2008 10:23
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I know. I blame my schooling. [:D]

Jonny_Ingbar Posted on 22/04/2008 10:23
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You could go all 'gansta' and invest in a couple of kilos of illicit drugs, start bodybuilding and buy a flash motor.

Oh hang on.......

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 10:32
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Ive never bought a flash motor in my life!

Frustrating as hell being skint like this. No ideas what to do.

PinkPonce Posted on 22/04/2008 10:35
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vosene - what industruy is it...

i'm up for it.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 22/04/2008 10:35
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You could come and work for me, Dr Evil.

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 10:37
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Lisbon, Ive got a full time job but I just need extra cash.


zoec Posted on 22/04/2008 10:38
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Become a gigolo.

captain5 Posted on 22/04/2008 10:39
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You think working with Lisbon would be full time??

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 10:40
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Dont even know what he does other than eat.

Zoe, I want to make some decent cash, 3.50 an hour is hardly worth it.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 22/04/2008 10:42
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Don't you Dr. Evil, maybe I don't post about myself enough.

Vosene Posted on 22/04/2008 10:43
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Ive taken it off now you have seen it, dont want everyone steeling the idea :D

zoec Posted on 22/04/2008 10:44
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Lisbon burns things, Dr_Evil.

That says B U R N S, btw.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 22/04/2008 10:44
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I see what you did there, zoe.[;)]

PinkPonce Posted on 22/04/2008 10:46
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interesting.

zoec Posted on 22/04/2008 10:46
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[;)] can't be too careful.

PoetLaureate Posted on 22/04/2008 10:47
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Just buy shares. Look at BA or Marks and spencer's.

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 10:48
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Oh right. Sounds great.

Might just go and get a bar job as well.

Want to tell the mrs to get off her lazy arse and get something sorted but she never has.

Vosene Posted on 22/04/2008 10:48
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If you travel it regularly Ponce, you have the edit to take you, edit :D get another when home

Lisbonlegend Posted on 22/04/2008 10:49
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How much do you earn, Dr Evil?

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 10:49
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28 with benefits.

Vosene Posted on 22/04/2008 10:51
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28 with benefits, and you skint? thats a decent crust if i may say

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 10:52
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I have 2 flats that im paying out of my arse for and im in debt up to my eyeballs, dropped from two decent salaries to one in the last 4 months and struggling like fook.

Its pathetic.

zoec Posted on 22/04/2008 10:54
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As I said on the protein thread, Dr_Evil, look into becoming a personal trainer.

Ah, you've already seen it.

Vosene Posted on 22/04/2008 10:54
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we just getting over the wife falling preggars again and missing work for a year, its been hand mouth for 2 years in total due to the other bairn just before second. i know the feeling

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 10:55
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Ouch, I know this is a bit of a woe is me thread, but i could really use some ideas.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 22/04/2008 10:56
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Get a proper job.

Vosene Posted on 22/04/2008 10:56
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could you work away in your job? thats my backfall if it goes belly up?

neilg Posted on 22/04/2008 10:57
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become a shareholder of northern rock , act like a dik and get the taxpayer to give you billions for being a greedy banker! :-)

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 11:00
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I have a proper job thanks Lisbon.

Im starting a new one soon too, and its all going tits up money wise.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 22/04/2008 11:01
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Spend less on steroids.

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 11:02
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I dont take steroids.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 22/04/2008 11:02
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I can tell.

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 11:04
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You've not seen me with me shirt off.

Yet.

Tom_Fun Posted on 22/04/2008 11:04
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"Ive taken it off now you have seen it, dont want everyone steeling the idea :D"

"If you travel it regularly Ponce, you have the wheels to take you, then train/flight back, get another when home"

Hmm, even Columbo couldn't work this one out.

Vosene Posted on 22/04/2008 11:08
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I didnt expect smart people like you to be watching :d lol.
Its a good idea and you dont want hundreds of poles every week doing it, it,ll be on the tonight progamme soon if every one does it, it,ll be the new buy to let

Lisbonlegend Posted on 22/04/2008 11:08
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You'll be using your shirt to wipe the tears from your face in a few weeks.

somethingtodowithdeath Posted on 22/04/2008 11:08
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Evil, 'Strippogram' it is then ?

Fletch Posted on 22/04/2008 11:09
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Be a bank robber!




as the song went, my daddy was one...

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 11:10
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I would have to have a bigger willy for that.


Vosene Posted on 22/04/2008 11:10
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ask lisbon to lend you his

somethingtodowithdeath Posted on 22/04/2008 11:11
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Sounds like your fkd then :)

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 11:15
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His is like a biro apparently.

Vosene Posted on 22/04/2008 11:16
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'hung like a biro' lol

Critical_Bill Posted on 22/04/2008 11:17
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Stop wallowing in self-pity.

Just hope that you never have any real problems.

LoveLoveMido Posted on 22/04/2008 11:26
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Evil ... ever thought of playing poker online? I do it part time and make a secondary income of about 10k per year.

If you dont know how to play, get a couple of good books, and take plenty of free tutorials online. Make a deposit with a respected site (they will usally double your money for you), and start playing at very small stakes. It only takes a couple of hours to learn the basics, and after a month or so you will be good enough to handle yourself. Then get yourself some poker software, step up the stakes, and away you go.

The old saying is that gambling doesnt pay, but when your playing against other punters instead of the house its a diffeent ball game

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 11:27
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F*ck off Bill you c*nt.

You dont know about any of my problems you elitist tw*t.

Lovelovemido, gambling wouldnt be sensible for me.

Critical_Bill Posted on 22/04/2008 11:31
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What are you on about 'elitist', you tosspot?
Like I said, your problems seem pretty insignificant. Give yourself a shake

Vosene Posted on 22/04/2008 11:33
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Its been a good natured thread this, please dont let it descend into a swazie style thraed

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 11:33
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What the fact that im trying to support my family and am struggling?

Thats quite a significant problem trying to feed three mouths Bill, but seeing as you are a lonely man you wouldnt know what thats like.

Bless.

This thread isnt for you, so why dont you go and be sarcastic where it warrants it.

Oh, and before you get scared again, thats not a threat.

Critical_Bill Posted on 22/04/2008 11:35
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Welcome to the real world, eh? The perils of unplanned pregnancies.

Eddie_Catflap Posted on 22/04/2008 11:38
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I thought I'd read that you'd started a new job (investment banking IT?) Evil, or are you just working notice on your old one at the moment? Is this a cashflow problem till the new wage starts?

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 11:39
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The thing is Bill, is I wouldnt change her for all the money in the world, I just want to provide the best possible life for her.

Eddie, I have landed a new job but they arent giving me my first pay packet until june, so I miss out on 10 days salary in May. Which is not good.

Critical_Bill Posted on 22/04/2008 11:41
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Some people struggle to find a roof over their heads, and you are bellyaching when you have two flats?

Lisbonlegend Posted on 22/04/2008 11:41
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Payday tomorrow for me.

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 22/04/2008 11:42
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"Eddie, I have landed a new job but they arent giving me my first pay packet until june, so I miss out on 10 days salary in May."


As I understand it you dont actually miss out on it, as you're not actually taking a break in work. So in June you'll get your salary + those 10 days ?

So in reality you've just got a cashflow problem until your June wage comes through ???

In which case cant you borrow it for a month or so?


Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 11:43
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One which i rent out Bill yes.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 22/04/2008 11:43
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I'll lend you some money, I don't mind helping out those less fortunate than myself.

mickbrown Posted on 22/04/2008 11:43
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Sell a flat.

Piece of P***, job done.

mickbrown - independent financial advisor.

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 11:44
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I dont think so Lizards, Mrs_Evil already owes her parents 10k when she took over the other half of this mortgage from her ex.

My parents are broke. I couldnt ask my mates as I just couldnt.

PoetLaureate Posted on 22/04/2008 11:44
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Lisbonlegend Are you a millionaire [?] You seem to suggest you have a lot of money lol.

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 11:44
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'Sell a flat.

Piece of P***, job done'

If it was that easy then I would have done that ages ago. Its in negative equity.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 22/04/2008 11:45
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Typical Southerner, two flats and a sports car and he's on the poverty line.

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 11:46
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Very clever Lisbon.

mickbrown Posted on 22/04/2008 11:47
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Seriously?

Wouldn't have thought prices have dropped that much to cause negative equity.

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 11:47
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I bought a brand new flat, then, a load of other developers whacked up a load more flats in the same area, for cheaper.

Great isnt it?

Holgateoldskool Posted on 22/04/2008 11:48
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Dr, I don't know about the remuneration but there is a thing called Mystery shoppers. I believe there is quite a varience on the type of thing required - from shopping, to restaurants, to hotels.

I believe you need to make reports on the level of service you get, quality of product knowledge etc.Might get some decent nosh - and be paid for doing it !

Lisbonlegend Posted on 22/04/2008 11:49
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You're a sensitive soul, aren't you Dr. Evil.

mickbrown Posted on 22/04/2008 11:49
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P***er.

What about your other flat - can't you sell that one?

Critical_Bill Posted on 22/04/2008 11:51
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Still can't believe the self-pity

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 22/04/2008 11:53
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Bill, it does sound as if he's in trouble so you cant blame the lad.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 22/04/2008 11:53
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You're not haggling for another free match ticcket are you, Dr Evil.

prepman Posted on 22/04/2008 11:54
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Stop drinking gallons of GIN AND DIET COKE.

mickbrown Posted on 22/04/2008 11:54
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Seems he's just asking for ideas not pity.

Nowt wrong with that

Lisbonlegend Posted on 22/04/2008 11:55
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Did you go on Saturday, mick?

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 11:58
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P***er.

What about your other flat - can't you sell that one?

We're bloody trying! Market is flooded with two bedroom flats now round our way. Bit of a catch 22.


mickbrown Posted on 22/04/2008 12:02
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Lisbonlegend - nope don't do away trips (except United and City)

zoec Posted on 22/04/2008 12:03
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Dr_Evil, see if your other half can finish her maternity leave earlier.

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 12:05
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Do you fancy telling her that for me?

zoec Posted on 22/04/2008 12:06
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Does she not realise the problem you have?

bororeddaz Posted on 22/04/2008 12:07
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Evil have you thought of starting your own adult site?
You only need a few thousand worldwide to pay 20 month to see your lass getting it on and your laughing.
Easy Money

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 12:08
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The thing is though, if she goes back to work full time, we have to pay for a minder....

They cost a fortune.

zoec Posted on 22/04/2008 12:09
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Dr_Evil, I've got a three year old - I know how much childminders cost, but you said she had a good job, so presumably you'd be better off with her working than not.

Critical_Bill Posted on 22/04/2008 12:09
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Ask Lisbon if he'd do one of his sponsored runs or bike rides for you.

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 12:11
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You're right Zoe, I just dont know how to tell her really, because she wants to look after Little_Evil herself and doesnt want to miss out.

bororeddaz Posted on 22/04/2008 12:11
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this will get you on the way


Link: link

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 22/04/2008 12:12
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I think that phrase "you cant have you cake and eat it" is applicable here.

Something has got to change to rectify your situation, otherwise it's as you are.

zoec Posted on 22/04/2008 12:13
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She's going to have to miss out, unless you turn to a life of crime or win the lottery.

I thought about winning the lottery on Saturday, but then decided not to bother.

Scrote Posted on 22/04/2008 12:13
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get yerself a banjo and go busking

or write a computer program to predict when you should swap your box and then go win a fleet of cars (which you could then sell down south and make lots of money, apparently)

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 12:14
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Zoe, how much were you paying for a minder then?

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 22/04/2008 12:16
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If you do IT support for a living then why not offer the service to local residents. You can show them how to set up PC's, Printers and the like, help them master MS word etc etc.

Just shove a advert in the local paper and in the local newsagents.

Critical_Bill Posted on 22/04/2008 12:16
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Childminders or Nurseries are about 30 a day up here

grantus Posted on 22/04/2008 12:17
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Have you got any capital, Evil?

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 22/04/2008 12:17
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But he doesnt live "up here" William.

prepman Posted on 22/04/2008 12:19
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Yuppies i just love em.

zoec Posted on 22/04/2008 12:20
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I pay 125 per week for childminder, plus 50 per week for playgroup. Playgroup will be free next term as he's now three.

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 22/04/2008 12:21
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I just send my kids out with a bag of crisps and a can of pop and tell them to come back at tea time.

No need for expensive childminders.

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 12:22
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'If you do IT support for a living then why not offer the service to local residents. You can show them how to set up PC's, Printers and the like, help them master MS word etc etc.

Just shove a advert in the local paper and in the local newsagents.'

Thats what was suggested to me by a mate of mine, Im considering it for definite. Good idea that Lizards though.

maca88 Posted on 22/04/2008 12:22
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Two words

Medical Testing

Eddie_Catflap Posted on 22/04/2008 12:23
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How bad a situation is it? If you're in danger of missing mortgage payments/not putting food on the table you're better off letting bank know in advance. Anything to avoid throwing money away on automatic fees is worth a try, and they might offer to help. If it's just a case that you might not have much disposable income this month then might just have to tighten the old belt till June.

Critical_Bill Posted on 22/04/2008 12:59
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Lizard, I know.

I was just giving him an example of costs

littlejimmy Posted on 22/04/2008 13:07
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Sperm banks?

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 13:09
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Jimmy they are unpaid now [;)]

littlejimmy Posted on 22/04/2008 13:09
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Damn. I'll just have to masturbate at work. Again.

Critical_Bill Posted on 22/04/2008 13:10
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If you get another job you'll pay 25% tax on all earnings.

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 13:13
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On all earnings, shows how much i know about income tax.

I was informed that it was the usual 20% and then anything you earn over the bracket of 33 grand (or whatever it is) it takes you in to the 40% as normal.

Guess they're wrong then.

Critical_Bill Posted on 22/04/2008 13:14
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I mean on your second job earnings.

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 13:16
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Thats not so bad then. Cheers Bill I didnt know.

NedKat Posted on 22/04/2008 13:27
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Have a very serious look at your current outgoings. Make a list of every bill you pay. Look down the list of outgoings, and bills, and cross off any expense where you think you can save money of you can do without it.

Gymnasium fees
Satellite TV
Drinks and meals out
Electricity bill
Travel expenses
Socialising
Sport costs
Cars

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 13:29
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Done it Ned, quite honestly, dont know where it all goes.

We just cancelled sky. Cancelled phone. My gym, I could cancel, and its quite selfish of me not to, but, its 40 quid, and I should be allowed to do that at least.

MarlonD Posted on 22/04/2008 13:29
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What Nedkat said. Tighten the purse strings.

Simple but effective.

NedKat Posted on 22/04/2008 13:33
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Looks like you'll have to get another job, bar work or the such. Which is a bit of a P***er cos you don't get to see the youngun very much. But, you do what you have to do ! Your a young lad, you can handle it, and before you know it, you'll be back on yer feet and raring to go.

Good luck ... !!

Critical_Bill Posted on 22/04/2008 13:33
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Dr, cancel the gym and buy the Rocky boxed set, and copy his low budget training regime.

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 22/04/2008 13:34
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"but, its 40 quid, and I should be allowed to do that at least."

You dont seem to be willing to help yourself, that is the first step.

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 13:35
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I d rather work two jobs than quit the gym.

We ve tightened the purse strings now.

Unfortunately Bill, I dont have access to any cold meat stores.

Holgateoldskool Posted on 22/04/2008 13:36
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Here's another consideration, Dr. I think you're london based - right? thought about casual labour job on the nationals/Sunday papers?

Used to pay very good money. Could be worth looking into.......

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 22/04/2008 13:36
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How about working two jobs AND quitting the gym?

Vosene Posted on 22/04/2008 13:38
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Do you have/need 2 cars? i got rid of my second one 3 years ago, and save a bomb,

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 13:40
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Both company cars vosene will only have one car in about 3 weeks time.

Lizards, things are tight, but I can get around it, the ruddy sky bill was nearly 50 quid. Its the last time I will let Mrs_Evil look after money.

captain5 Posted on 22/04/2008 13:43
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I bet there's at least a couple of hundred quid a month you could easily save between you but don't want to go without, as you consider it a 'necessity'.

Why do you 'need' Sky or the gym??


Vosene Posted on 22/04/2008 13:43
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Thing is m8, if you make all these sacrifices now while the goings tough, and actually start seeing where the daft 50 quids are going, hopefully you can still stay prudent when the good times roll again.
When we were skint we started shopping at Aldi and the veg shop etc, we saved a packet. we have carried that on now when we are back on our feet, and don't waste money like we used to

mailinator Posted on 22/04/2008 13:44
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When you are looking at the sky bill, P***ed off at the negative equity on your second property and thinking a gym membership is ok then you really aren't in that much bother.

Seems like you have 3 choices:

Earn more money and spend less time with your new baby.

Spend less money.

Do neither and just accept that right now things are tight.

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 13:47
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I think we are doing the right thing, saving about 100 quid a month on bills that arent necessary, and dropping things we dont need.

I didnt buy the second property, i lived in it 2 years ago and rented it out since.

Im spending less money, and going to try and earn more.

Ive taken a step in the right direction and got myself a new job with better prospects, its just the next six months are tight as fook.

mailinator Posted on 22/04/2008 13:51
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I'm not criticising you mate, I'm in a fairly similar situation.


Critical_Bill Posted on 22/04/2008 13:52
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Evil, send an e-mail to that rather camp Money Saving Expert bloke.

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 22/04/2008 13:55
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Martin Lewis.

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 13:58
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Have you seen his advice site? Its gash!

Critical_Bill Posted on 22/04/2008 13:59
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It is useful if you know what you are looking for.

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 14:00
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True, but could be presented a lot better.

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 22/04/2008 14:00
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It's also useful if you're willing to follow his recommendations, which I imagine you seem unwilling to do.

Critical_Bill Posted on 22/04/2008 14:02
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Evil why don't you offer to smarten it up for him, with you being a fully-paid up, checked shirt wearing, BO suffering IT Geek?

mattyk50 Posted on 22/04/2008 14:02
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or just have a look at his website

sasboro1 Posted on 22/04/2008 14:03
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"Ways of making money"

first of all cut back on your luxuries or direct debits. could be equivalent to getting 1-2k pay rise. if you have some savings chuck some of it onto paying your mortgage off or if you have a loan.

paying too much for your mobile, gym subscriptions and so on

captain5 Posted on 22/04/2008 14:04
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Martin Lewis' website is excellent.

I'm just looking at ISAs and savings accounts and it's been really useful.

Also it helps when you're looking at saving money on things you have to buy.

Critical_Bill Posted on 22/04/2008 14:05
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sas, your financial expert halo has slipped after the revelation that you relied on your folks for a hand-out to get you started.

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 22/04/2008 14:05
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* Sas in reiterating what's already been said 50 posts back shocker *

mattyk50 Posted on 22/04/2008 14:06
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"Martin Lewis' website is excellent.

I'm just looking at ISAs and savings accounts and it's been really useful."


me too, i think its a great site.

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 14:07
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'It's also useful if you're willing to follow his recommendations, which I imagine you seem unwilling to do'

Thats not the case at all.

There just isnt anything that that site could help me with right now.

I have taken heed the comments and advice from everyone here, and I appreciate them too.

I am just unwilling to cancel a gym subscription. That is all. Its only for a few months anyway. I dont go out drinking that much etc.

sasboro1 Posted on 22/04/2008 14:08
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its common sense really mr lizards but people dont get it. so have to say it again.anyway dr_evil makes a few things up so i didnt read most of the thread

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 22/04/2008 14:14
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What makes you think that he's likely to listen to you if he didnt listen to those that said the same thing but hours earlier.

Especially when you revealed that you're not exactly self sufficient and have previously relied on handouts from your parents - why didnt you just follow your own advice?

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 14:15
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I have listened!

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 22/04/2008 14:15
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See Sas, he has listened.

sasboro1 Posted on 22/04/2008 14:16
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he probably listens to me as much as you with your blackberry in the pub!

Dr_evil doesnt listen to anyone one on here, he makes things up cos he is bored. 1 minute he is skint next minute he is loaded..etc


as for handouts, 2.5k isnt that much really to get rid of me i am sure you get that per year off your folks [:)]

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 22/04/2008 14:17
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It was 3K last week, at least be consistent.

What's me trying to sort out a stag do in a pub through the use of a Blackberry got to do with anything?

I probably do, however I dont preach about how good with money I am.

borotmt Posted on 22/04/2008 14:23
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Invest into London Scottish Bank NOW.
100% up in a week and easily go to 3-4x this

sasboro1 Posted on 22/04/2008 14:23
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that was a rough guess. 2.5k it was as i got 2.5k cash back on my mortgage for the deposit of 10%(5k) but then i had about 600 in solicitors fees,600 indemnity fee, bits and bobs like new front door. was a like a crack house for first 3 months sleeping on matress in a house with bare floors and ripped off wallpaper. It was hard work but worth it in the long run. most of us have to start of at the bottom. certainly taught me a lot

"I probably do, however I dont preach about how good with money I am."

why cant i say how good i am with money, no differnt than you telling us about your book reading or which restaurants you eat at.

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 14:23
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Sas I have never once said I was loaded in the entire time I have posted on here. So you are talking cr*p.

Fortunately my mortgage company on the flat I rent out are letting me off a month, as long as I pay something towards it, then I can pay it all off in June.

And there is the solution to my problems.

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 22/04/2008 14:25
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"why cant i say how good i am with money"

Because you've demonstrated you're not, you have to rely on others to provide you with your capital.

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 22/04/2008 14:26
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"was a like a crack house for first 3 months sleeping on matress in a house with bare floors and ripped off wallpaper."

Really, you've not mentioned it before. Besides I doubt you even know what a crack house looks like.

mattyk50 Posted on 22/04/2008 14:26
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"was a like a crack house for first 3 months sleeping on matress in a house with bare floors and ripped off wallpaper."


sounds like a place im thinking about putting an offer on!

fun times ahead for me! [:D]

sasboro1 Posted on 22/04/2008 14:27
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isnt it called making your money work for you. get other people to pay of your debts. when i rented back in 1990, i thought it was easy money.

"Really, you've not mentioned it before. Besides I doubt you even know what a crack house looks like."

i think i might have ended up in one or two at parties around union street a few years ago. although might have been a student house.

Shaun71 Posted on 22/04/2008 14:27
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I wish my parents were in a position to give me 2.5k and probably other people think that too.

Theres nothing like a silver spoon is there? Very elitist

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 22/04/2008 14:28
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The boards very own Lord Snooty / Paris Hilton.

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 14:29
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By the way, the only thing I have ever made up on here is about us getting Rafael Van Der Vaart.

Other than that my posts are fact.

sasboro1 Posted on 22/04/2008 14:30
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thats more like it shaun71.

just dont ask mr lizard what deposit him and his mrs got of their parents [;)]

Shaun71 Posted on 22/04/2008 14:31
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Im not saying its right or wrong but its not exactly starting off at the bottom is it. Not everyone can do that. I know I certainly couldnt.


The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 22/04/2008 14:32
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A lot more that 2.5k I dont mind admitting it.

However I'm not claiming to a money oracle - I'm crap with money and I know it.

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 14:34
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Thats something Im good at Lizards.

Being crap with money.

sasboro1 Posted on 22/04/2008 14:35
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if only you had seen the state of the house shaun71, a trashed repossession was all i could afford. parents gave me a little bit so i could buy it. and able to afford to start to do it up. certainly was at the bottom

I know you are bad with money mr lizards, you cant be perfect at everything.

The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 22/04/2008 14:36
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That is true Sas, you've found my only weak spot.

Critical_Bill Posted on 22/04/2008 14:38
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A trashed repossesion, eh?

SO not only did you get a hand out of Mammy and daddy, you took advantage of someone elses misfortune?

susy Posted on 22/04/2008 14:42
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How old is the little one? Can the Mrs go back part time where you get the best of both worlds, She gets to go out and earn to help out while keeping her mind sane while keeping the costs of childcare down. She will also be spending a descent amount of time with the little one and as the Mrs will feel less bored, she will find this time much more rewarding

sasboro1 Posted on 22/04/2008 14:51
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Bill, no idea who had the house before me but they left it in a right state. So dont deserve pity.

certainly not "mammy and daddy" in my case more of thank fook we can get rid of him. i wasnt going to be one of those that works in a different town about 60 miles away and drives home every night to live at the parents.

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 14:52
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I ve suggested this, and I have given her about 5 websites to look at.

She is looking, I think I havent really approached this in the right way, but she isnt getting it.

susy Posted on 22/04/2008 14:58
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Ever thought of honesty Dr evil? If it was me I would rather my husband/partner sat down with me and told me how it was warts and all. Do not start going at it in a points scoring way, but with sensitivity. It is really hard for a mother to leave her child in the care of someone else, but if you cant afford to live then needs must.

Critical_Bill Posted on 22/04/2008 14:59
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susy, I think the poor lad is pussy-whipped.

susy Posted on 22/04/2008 15:00
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I bet he wishes he was [:D]

Hope it all works out Dr E. It is a hard time when the little ones arrive, good luck.

Dr_Evil Posted on 22/04/2008 15:10
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No just too easily guilt tripped Bill, but it depends which way you look at it, I certainly feel like it.

Cheers suse, I think I have found a solution to my problem, for now.

blind_date_reject Posted on 22/04/2008 21:15
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Evil - how old is your little girl ??

My husband earns 28k a year and i earn 14k part time and despite over 40k a year between us we are still skint, its ridiculous but life is expensive and I sympathise with you.

Doesnt help we are crap with money and due to shifts need to have 2 cars ! Our 2 boys are 4 and 2 and childcare is another expense but they start school and nursery in Sept so know things will get easier.

Good Luck - I know how you feel


pat_the_cat Posted on 22/04/2008 22:34
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Sell your spunk.

SirLofty Posted on 22/04/2008 22:38
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Crowbar...

SMASH!

Yyyyyyoink!

Wahey free car stereo...

standards Posted on 22/04/2008 23:00
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car stereo? Its more likely that they will saw off your catalytic converter.

newholgate Posted on 23/04/2008 07:18
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Try to cut back on the food shopping. Decide on an amount you can afford to spend, then take that amount in cash with you. Make a list of what you need before you go, and stick to it. Don't put any extras in the trolley. Go for shop brands rather than branded products. Its not going to be forever. In reality, if your new pay packet will help to sort things out at the end of June, then all the cutting back may only be for 10 weeks.

Also, think about any leisure activities you do which cost money. Try to cut right back on them for the next 10 weeks. Replace them with free activities. You mentioned the gym, but now that the weather is better, you could go out for a jog around the park instead. Free. If you would normally go out for a meal with your wife, have a picnic instead in one of your favourite places.

Every little bit that you can save helps. Its worth giving it a go when its only short term.

[:)]

marktheborofan Posted on 23/04/2008 07:38
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Get a pressure washer and some car cleaning materials and set up a valeting service. It's something you can do in your spare time (if you do a home service but then you will need a water tank and a van) and it pays reasonably well. 30 per car or maybe more (which should take about half an hour) and the work isn't too hard.

If you have a few quid to put into it then the financial rewards can be quite satisfying. You could also clean wheely bins and driveways. You would be surprised at how much money you can earn.

I know that Wickes where I live pay 20 for a lorry to be washed with a pressure washer and it takes about 15 minutes.

A word of advice though, if you decide to do wheelie bins then target the middle class areas as the posh people are too tight to pay 3 per bin and the poorer areas won't pay you very often.