>finally have a job
>already had a high-end PC before that
>already living comfortably
>just sitting on money and nothing to do with it
What the fuck is the point of working? Are there really expensive /v/-related things I can buy to deepen my neckbeard?
It's like Football Manager but if you die in the game you die in real life.
Haha what a funny image! But it looks cropped, like there is a bigger image there.
Can you post the entire image for me? My kids love animal characters and I would love to show them this possibly funny image.
Yeah OP buy a console so you can your bank account can get cleaned by $ony and Micro$haft so you don't have anymore excess funds
Retardedly expensive anime figures. Or, you know, invest it like a normal person, and after like 30 years become a philanthropist.
>Sinking all your money into the FX
Do you want to look like this all the time?
Stick with it even if you hate it. Experience is too valuable to give up because you wanna be lazy again.
Don't quit. You'll just go back to pretending to play games. You'll appreciate free time more the more you work.
Do your best and you'll get a raise. Don't let people step on you but don't retaliate if it'll get you hated or fired.
Save a portion of every paycheck. You'll feel much better building some backup money.
The whole point of America is to get to the point where your money works for you. Not 'you work for your money'.
Once you're living comfortably off annuities, you've pretty much won the game. Otherwise, you're still losing.
>Buying japanese figures from ebay
Learn basic investment strategies. Then set goals for savings. Aim to have at the very least about half a year's worth of emergency funds.
This allows you to find a better job, or at least one that you really want.
This anon gets it. Ever notice how most of the time you'll go to the toilet around the same time every day? Well train your body to do that during work hours. Not only do you save money via less water and toilet paper bills, but you'll essentially be earning a paycheck whilst doing your business.
Show up to work 9:30 instead of 9. Nobody says shit. Take a shit around 9:45. Get out close to 10:30.
Do some work and read Manga or watch twitch. For an hour and a half. Woo lunch time. Take 2hr lunch. 2pm now. Sit tight for 3hrs doing some work or reading Mangas. Maybe texting people.
Leave 4:45 instead of 5. Beat traffic and get home in 30min around 5:20
And that's how I get the most free time. Used to get to work tired as fuck in morning and be home after 6 thanks to hitting traffic. Realized most people have no awareness and don't notice shit 90% of the time.
You can help yourself in many ways like this. I get significantly more sleep and game time than I did 8 months ago and I rarely feel tired and still get all my work done better than everyone else.
Mandarake. Considering there hasn't been a reprint in a while, the prices you'll get there are the best you'll get (With sites like ebay you risk the chance of getting chinese bootlegs). With the new Anime coming out soon there might be a reissue of Black Swordsman Guts but who knows
Op. You have extra income you dont know what to do with? Nigga you're doing better than 90% of Americans right now. You need to start building your ass a safety net and future proofing your finances.
- If you dont have one, start a 401k.
- Start a savings account with a good interest rate.
- Put a down payment on your own house, and pay that motherfucker off over a few years.
- Get a new car with a low monthly payment. Both this and the mortgage on your house will make your credit look amazing if you keep up with the bills.
- Put back money for a new car or a college fund, or just keep a 20k emergency fund in case you get hit by a car or something.
If you need an expensive hobby outside of vidya, I recommend Magic the Gathering or starting a Warhammer 40k army. That would be the stupid thing to do though.
Get a second hobby. I took up drawing and dedicated myself to it despite being lukewarm on it at first. Knowing you have no money problems in life means you can dedicate a lot of free time.
It won't help your sitting-on-money problem but it'll at least make you stop thinking about it. I'm still living off the $65k I made 3 years ago.
I sit on my ass at a desk making proposals and quotes for the mechanical stuff we sell.
Anyone can do it. Of course I don't make very much money for where I live. I'd be considered wealthy in most other places.
>20 years later
>/v/, I'm stuck in a dead-end job and nothing is improving for me. Should I kill myself? y/n
That's what happens when you allow yourself to stagnate. A 20yo's idea of 'comfortable' is a far cry from a 30yo's idea, or a 40yos.
>Needing money to spare
For a down payment maybe, but you can usually haggle yourself down to a cheaper monthly payment if you have and modicum of charm.
That being said, I dont know how much you could haggle a Tesla for, thats some premium shit. You could always refinance one, but I really wouldnt recommend doing that unless you have to.
I haven't even been working there a fucking year and I already got a raise and Christmas bonus.
Once I generate a little more income I'll start making moves. It's tough but waiting is worth and I can pay a my loans and still have a good chunk of money leftover.
>Starting work as a Mortgage Loan Originator
>decent pay, 70k first year avg
>tried to buckle down over Christmas break to bust through my backlog
>fucking shitty AMD GPU literally dies on my first day off
and that's how I ended up saving for a GTX 770 Strix
>buy mid-high end PC final year of school (i5 + 280x)
>get job upon graduation
>4 grand laptop to "engineer"
>design hvac systems on autocad that takes 0 brainpower and even less computing power
>cant play vidya on it
why is life so cruel
different folks etc
I could live in a 10'x10' house, computer, bed, kitchen and shitter. But I want a 2000 sqft log cabin because I want to decorate it with trinkets from all over the world.
The reason is buying even a small house is so much better than renting an apartment.
- Mortgages can usually be cheaper than apartment rent monthly if you get a good plan
- Keeping up with your mortgage makes your credit look good, which makes things like car buying and shit easier
- You do whatever the fuck you want without having to deal with the fucking niggers upstairs and the spics right beside you.
- Once the mortgage is paid off, you're fucking set and can live much more comfortably
- You arent getting cucked by some jew landlord or apartment owners
- More space for when you want to have friends or sluts over
- By the time the house is paid, its value will have gone up. Maybe a little, maybe triple its original value. Sell that shit and make off with the extra cash.
OP spend your cash on backpage hoes and weed or videogames cuz you know this IS a place of videogames.
I'm a 19 year old with zero work experience that sits on his ass playing videogames all day except when college semesters start.
I don't know how to ask for a job anywhere or even how to make a CV when I have no prior experience whatsoever in anything, and to top it off I'm a social retard that stutters or goes blank when talking to strangers.
Want dosh to buy more games, get a new GPU and a new monitor since my current one got a green vertical line line through it but I just convince myself I don't need it and continue wasting my life doing the same shit.
Price isn't what makes it ridiculous or not. It's that 32 GBs of RAM does nothing for the average PC gamer/user and there are better things you could spend it on, like upgraded cooling, expanded storage, a second GPU, a better monitor, etc.
I dont know the exact reason, but everything gets more expensive as time goes on, Im not an economist. The house you buy was worth $110k, in 15 or 20 years time, it can be worth $160k. Look at that, your mortgage is paid for the amount agreed on in 2016, you just made 50 thousand fucking dollars.
As for wanting to sell, the reasons vary. For most normies, the reason is that they need a bigger place for the kids the accidentally made. Some people have to relocate for a better job, and having that extra cushion makes the move easier. Some people just get fucking tired of the place and decide to move closer to home or to a new area entirely. Life nigga.
Teslas come with a shit ton of perks though, like tax breaks and warranties to replace/upgrade your battery at a well reduced cost.
Combined with the lack of gas bills and total ease of access siphoning its power for free from public outlets it really becomes a worthwhile investment that pays off long term.
Get a range extender though. 100% no gas is a great pipe dream but it's not quite reliable enough yet.
The problem is what if you buy a house in a bad neighborhood and now have to deal permanently with murders, thieving, and hooliganism.
>What the fuck is the point of working?
You are supposed to use that money to provide food for your offspring, ensuring they get to experience the same bullshit you go through on a daily basis.
I also don't live in a basement with my parents. I have bills, you fucking moron
Why do you think I'm working in mortgages? Because my credit score is high and I pay my fucking bills
>tell people to budget
>in response to someone telling him that people have budgets to work around
You really are dumb.
I live by myself in NOVA and rent. I make about $48k salaried including my annual bonus. After paying $1100/mo for my apartment, plus my utilities, and all my other bills including car payment, I bank about $400-800 into my savings a month depending on how whimsical I am with my purchases. The math doesn't add up.
You should really be focusing on your studies but you're at the perfect age for a starter job. I used to be like you, extremely introverted with no work experience. Once you get your hands dirty, it will get better and your anxiety will clear up. You dont have to ask people for a job, just look around town for places that have help wanted signs, and put in an application. Most retail places will hire you even if you're an absolute drooling retard.
Just be careful not to make a career out of whatever side job you have once you get out of college. Look for jobs in your field and peace the fuck out of that shithole when you get that sweet gig.
I live in a city that has astronomical car insurance premiums. I also live with my girlfriend. And that 70k/year job is starting with low pay training which I'm still going through
Is that enough of an explanation or should I send you my tax returns
I literally said in my first post that I was saving for the strix, so I'm not sure why you're still posting
Assuming you can find a public charger near you, yes, you will save a metric assload of money. Ive heard different claims from people that charge at home ranging between "My power bill went up $5" to "My power bill spiked $500".
Ive been considering getting something that is mostly electric with a small gas backup, but I wont be able to do anything like that for another 6 years at the latest. Gas backup is just a piece of mind kind of thing, knowing if the battery goes tits up I can just go old school until it gets fixed.
With the specific intent of selling for profit, yes, you arent a house flipper. Its an option that may or may not be viable once time passes, but if you arent a retard and stay ontop of upkeep of the house, there is a good chance you'll see at least a small amount of profit. Owning your own house is much better than living in an apartment for the rest of your life though.
I pay almost $400 a MONTH for SR22 on an '06 vehicle because I have so many reckless speeding tickets from road trips over the last 4-6 years. Living with your gf should be taking enough of a load off of you even at a $10/hour job to drop for a video card that's a few hundred bucks. Either way, >>323258771 pretty much summed it up; you lead in with a figure that you're not even making as if it was relevant and then complained about a video card purchase.
If anything it's a liquid asset. When you're done living in the house you can just sell that shit off and get your money back. It's not like you can do that when you rent a home/apt
i guess so
yes, keeping a house is a relatively safe investment, assuming you aren't buying in a rundown neighborhood obviously. if we're giving investment advice to people on /v/ though i'd say $1x land + $1x housing > $2x housing
>Starting a new job
>Can't cover unexpected video game expenses yet, especially during the holidays
I don't really understand how this is so surprising/inflammatory to either of you
I don't really know what I'd be good at. Currently majoring in
comp sciso I know my way around electronics (if I have google at hand even better), but I'm aware I probably won't find the perfect job just easy like that. It's funny, sometimes I scheme like a PC\cellphone repair place since around 95% of people know jack diddily shit about the tech they use everyday, but it just makes my conscience go "don't", not to mention I don't have the resources to set it up anyway.
If only I actually got off my lazy ass and started looking for jobs I'd maybe be fine. I mean, it worked for my older brother after he dropped outta college and he's even lazier than me.
>tfw being broke after paying the deposit for medical school acceptance
>tfw I paid for my brother too because we're in this shit together
I-It'll be worth it right?
If you mean for your job, and for the respect, sure.
For the 4 years of school, 4-6 years of residency of shit pay, fellowship, and paying off loans until you're 40... Well, that all depends on your perspective
Assuming you two dont fuck up and get booted or drop out, yes. A doctorate in a medical field is hard to get and expensive, but you'll make retarded amounts of money after a while.
no need to spoil comp sci, it's a good field choice with high outlook and many options if your first ambition doesn't work out.
the first step is the hardest and i'll save you the generic sob but i was used to be a complete incapacitated loser and now i'm a functional member of my own world, mostly thanks to my first job, which i worked for 5 years to pay for college (comp sci BS)
"I'm not sure why you're still posting"
anon are you okay?
Medical field yes. Although try to avoid jobs in which you pay malpractice insurance. Either way you're gonna make a stupid amount of money. Also, orthonditists make an even stupider amount of money even though the nurses do most of the work
>if I have google at hand even better
You would be shocked how many people in tech fields rely on googling more information. Just learn as much as you can, dont use it as a crutch.
>sometimes I scheme like a PC\cellphone repair place...
Do not, I repeat, DO NOT open a business unless you really know what you're doing. Its one of the fastest way to ruin your life.
>If only I actually got off my lazy ass and started looking for jobs I'd maybe be fine.
Is the job something you need for extra vidya cash or something to keep food in your stomach?
>live in a squatty dump and eat ramen so you can spend more on vidya
>start my real full time job this monday
>feeling incredibly sad that I will now have to work for the rest of my life
I'm hoping that once I pay my school loans off I can find something that allows me more free time, I just don't think I can ever be truly happy spending 40+ hours a week working
Its going to get much better when you get out from under those student loans. Clear out those loans, and build up some money to live off of for a while. Its called "Fuck you" money. Money you have put back to live off of when you tell your boss to kill himself.
Honestly though, any decent full time job is going to give you enough PTO and sickdays that you can enjoy yourself once in a while. People act like 40 hrs is a death sentence, and you'll never play vidya again. I work 45+ hours on the weekdays, and still find time for vidya, 40k, and Larp
Full contact, none of that pussy shit. Can I marathon shit for 12 hours like I used to? Rarely, but I still can make time.
>Bought all the video games
>Have too many games to choose from when it comes to free time
Fuck being poor, being an idort is awesome. It's like opening up the freezer and wondering which flavor of ice cream I want that day.
>making between 80-90k a year depending on overtime and holiday intensity
>no gf (have no sex drive)
>live a frugal lifestyle in a cozy 1 bed 1 bath condo
>play my PC on my down time
How do so many people end up forehead-deep in debt?
cut your excessive income in half, save half of it for unforseen emergency expenses, invest the other half in whatever you like, potential return investment, alternative hobbies, commissions, etc.
>tfw working like a slave for like 1500 USD a month and almost no time for vidya or anything else
I hope I get used to it. In my mind I'm free once my school loans are paid off and I"m debt free and then I can actually think about change
I hope you can find better anon nobody should have to do that
>Look like a normie and dress nice
>Literally only play video games in my free time
>Push away every cutie that makes advances so I don't end up raising a day care
This feeling sucks, I have a friend who is me, but has like 5 kids in 6 years and he has time for nothing anymore. I know I'd be exactly like him if I let myself loose. I love video games too much.
He's hopped along various jobs. Right now he does some sort of customer service for a cosmetics company or something along those lines, I'm still not even sure.
It'd be even better if I actually doing good in comp sci. It's not a coincidence that everyone and their mother try to get into it nowadays, and of those who do a good chunk of them drop out cause of the math. I'm still taking a couple courses per semester but honestly deep down I'm just kind of stalling time.
It's just a crazy thought I get sometimes when dumb people happen to talk about their dumb tech problems and make me think I could fix it in a couple minutes. It's not something I plan to do at all, just a thought that sometimes crosses my mind.
I know about tech support being mostly google searching as well. Obv I wouldn't end up using it as a crutch, but if there's something a bit more in depth it most likely is a search away.
All in all, the job wouldn't be to keep myself fed, just to have money of my own. It's commonplace to hear kids getting allowance and shit but I actually never had that, and have always relied on my parents buying things for me. Last year I got around 70 bucks total to spend on myself from my dad, the rest went into college stuff, bus rides, all that stuff.
Still, at my age I already feel bad to have everything handed in a silver platter so I should really stop being so goddamn lazy.
Great land for dirt cheap, can own a nice two story house and 50 acres for less than a 2 bed 2 bath condo in California.
im gonna quit uni cause im stupid as fuck
my highest level of education is a-level (i dont know the equivalent for yanks)
i dont have proper job experience
am i fucked?
i dont really know where to go from where i am right now
There are plenty of ways.
You can buy old systems to play old games that don't work on new machines and for nostalgic feel. For example, PC-98 or Pentium 200-based PC.
You can get simulation setups, some can cost you a fortune.
Or you can just upgrade what you already own. Buy another PC, 6 monitors, good sound system, rent a server.
>get a part time job with tons of free time and free weekends
>still somehow tired every day
>buy all the stuff I wanted to buy before but couldn't afford
>don't feel excited by any of it at all
>have had 10 games shipped to me in the last couple months and haven't touched any of them
when does it end
Dont feel too bad about your parents helping you out with college shit. Your parents love you enough
or at the very least tolerate you enoughto help you out, and have the means to do so. I know tons of people that want to go to school, but just dont have that helping hand to make it happen. Just make sure you pay it back and help them out someday.
Honestly, if its not crucial, the job doesnt have to be good, it just has to pay. The other benefit to having the job is having the workplace experience on your resume when you try for a job in your field. Its not going to guarantee you that dream gig, but it does give you a slight advantage over the other kids in your graduating class. The saying I keep hearing is "Its easier to find a job when you already have one." If things go tits up and you cant take it anymore, or need to quit to focus on school, DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT walk in and quit. Give some kind of notice before doing so, two weeks is best, but anything is better than nothing.
The problem I have with Alaska is a lack of high speed internet. There's a very careful balance to be found of at least having cable and access to civilization and being isolated enough to be comfy
I was looking into Montana, personally.
if the assumptions make you feel better then sure I love ramen, and little caesars too
i'm hoping to move to montana after my s/o gets their career mobilized. land is fairly cheap in america in non metro areas. you can regularly find 100 acres for 25k, perfect for remote off-grid. or residentially zoned ~10 acres for the same price.
compared to the $300/acre land was in the 80s, it's certainly a step up in prices, but it's still relatively inexpensive imho. you could get 10 acres of woodland away from other people with some landscape eyecandy in a somewhat popular state with internet connection and a small log cabin for ~$100k
do you have any other hobbies?
>get a part time job with tons of free time and free weekends
>still somehow tired every day
How is your health? Are you getting enough sleep? Is your diet balanced? Sometimes all you need its to normalize your diet and exercise to get a big energy boost. Im not saying you need to go all /fit/ about it, but maybe just lay off the junk food a bit and do a 5 minute jog once every other day.
>1 hour commute each way
dont even have time to play vidya anymore outside of the weekend, just shitposting on /v/ on data or some shit
i dont even have girlfriend or family, what am i working for
How can a neet loser such as myself get money without leaving my basement or showing my fat face?
Develop a skill. You're posting here so clearly you have access to the internet. There are hunderds of marketable skills you can self teach yourself. This is a no-brainer, so I assume you already know. Were you looking for guidance on what skill to learn then?
also lose weight fatty it'll help you help yourself
Getting a job at UPS can be difficult, you usually have to know someone or apply for a seasonal job to get in but my military background helped me a lot.
Your best bet is waiting for a seasonal job opening as a drivers assistant during the holidays (Christmas to be precise).
If you do very well they will hire you as a full time as a warehouse worker, after a year or two you can opt for the training to become a driver.
It's a very physically demanding job however, you have to be able to lift up to 70 lbs and I generally deliver an average of a 100 packages a day, the holidays are even more intense but the overtime is amazing and the driver assistants help a whole lot.
Use this to get started
If you live in a snowy area ya you have to be in the cold
There are deadlines and other rules but you are pretty much just out on your own doing your own thing at your own pace. There is overtime etc. as well. Postal workers are unionized too, so its pretty secure once you put in the initial time and are turned regular.
If you are someone who doesn't mind the outdoors and would like being on your own during the day, it might be worth looking into
Chadwarden wipes his ass with 600 dollars. 600 dollars ain't shit to the Chad daddy.
What's wrong with computer science?
living in 1st work must be so awesome. in my country drivers are paid 4 euros an hour with contracts expiring every 3 minths....no social security or sick leave or bonus...treated like animals, hated by all
90% of people in my country would feel as if they won the lottery to land an 800 euro a month job
average is 700 a month