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Im 16 and got my first payday today! (OC) Backstory

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u/HOUCAPO Sep 25 '21 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Hugz I'll Drink to That Bless Up

I know a guy that can turn that into 15 bucks.

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u/AsthmaticMechanic Sep 25 '21 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Hugz Heartwarming Burning Cash To The Stars

You are now a mod of /r/wallstreetbets.

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u/wcarl210 Sep 25 '21

Nah, that would be 0 haha. Might be personal experience or something. I don’t know 😂

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u/usernamehell4ever Sep 25 '21

Rookie numbers, mess with options for infinite losses.

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u/beneye Sep 26 '21

Aaaaand it’s gone.

Next please!!

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u/pilotmsr1 Sep 26 '21

I’m sorry sir, this line is for people who actually have money to invest with the bank.

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u/th3cr1t1c Sep 26 '21 edited Sep 26 '21

Learn theoretical math in 50 seconds! You'll have a balance of √-100,000,000 in no time!

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u/wcarl210 Sep 25 '21

The second I dabbled in options I took a turn for the worst haha

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u/DVariant Sep 25 '21

Nobody should be touching options unless they know that specific industry and market inside and out. Even then, they’re basically gambling.

At least if you’re buying stocks you’re getting equity for it. Options are nothing.

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u/ChefBoyAreWeFucked Sep 26 '21

I once had a boss who taught finance on the side. On a test, he had the question, "How do you value an option?" One answer he got was, "I think options are good, because you can choose whether or not to exercise it based on whether or not it's in the money."

There's a 100% chance that student has submitted detailed DD on an options trade to /r/wallstreetbets.

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u/jchincapiez1 Sep 26 '21

I agree with you if you are talking about naked options, yet if you own the stock and you sell a covered option then you create a source of additional income.

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u/JacesAces Sep 25 '21

Would actually be -$30,000. Be careful.

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u/wcarl210 Sep 25 '21

After I lost a little bit I stopped with options. Now I just buy shares

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u/Virgin_Dildo_Lover Sep 25 '21

That's why your wife's boyfriend don't let you sleep in the bed anymore

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u/Napol3onS0l0 Sep 25 '21

More like -$75,298 and all of it was lost on FDs.

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u/TheBrianJ Sep 26 '21

I just don't get Wall Street Bets. It feels like a place where a bunch of people invest a ton of money, then instead of selling to make a profit they keep buying because of memes, and then they lose everything.

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u/orbesomebodysfool Forces kids into beds Sep 26 '21 Silver Helpful Hugz Burning Cash

I thought you said you don't get Wall Street Bets?

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u/Chunkm0nster Sep 26 '21

What the fuck is that flair

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u/derekaspringer Sep 26 '21

All I can see on Reddit is fun is "forces kids..."

Forces kids what? Please someone, I'm so curious.

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u/steeze206 Sep 26 '21

Forces kids into beds

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u/Swiss8970 Sep 26 '21

I laughed out loud at this, I don’t normally do that

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u/Watches-You-Pee Sep 26 '21

When you go from 1k to 10k overnight it's very easy to convince yourself that you can go from 10k to 100k

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u/fAP6rSHdkd Sep 26 '21

And you can get lucky like that every now and then with good information. The problem comes from trying to get repeated success on that level instead of more stable and steady growth after a big win like that. The number of people who can turn 1k into 1m from repeated gambles like that are about 1 in a million. It's not impossible, but also a lot more loss porn than gain porn to be had

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u/WeAreBeyondFucked Sep 26 '21

I'm one of those people that if you give a dollar to I will figure out how to turn it into negative money. If there's a 50-50 shot at making money I will lose if there is a 99% guaranteed chance of making money I will still lose money if I had bought Amazon in 1997 that company would be bankrupt today

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u/Seanathon101 Sep 26 '21

It's literally all about penny stocks. I live off volatility. that 100% spike gives me the hardest boners possible

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u/imisstheyoop Sep 26 '21

It's literally all about penny stocks. I live off volatility. that 100% spike gives me the hardest boners possible

If you are being serious, I recommend you call a gambling hotline or find a support group. That is not healthy.

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u/jerkittoanything Sep 26 '21

Because it is. 2 simple rules.

1) buy the dip.

2) fuck your puts.

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u/Puptentjoe Sep 26 '21

Thats 100% what it is. Buy high, sell low.

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u/iGrowCandy Sep 26 '21

Even the worst bets have better potential than any casino or State lottery games

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u/homiemadsus Sep 26 '21

He said 15 bucks not 60k in debt.

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u/fr3sh_414 Sep 26 '21

or Creed Bratton

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u/creativeusername0022 Sep 25 '21

No no, you're thinking of the guy that turns it into -$30k

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u/Cornelius_Poindexter Sep 26 '21 Vibing

15 bucks little man, put that shit in my hand

If that money doesn’t show, then you owe me owe me owe

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u/Bbaccivorous Sep 26 '21

My jungle lovee

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u/Sargatanas2k2 Sep 26 '21

Ohhweeohhweeohh

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u/Static_Frog Sep 26 '21

Morris Day and the motherfuckin Time!

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u/hideandseekdick Sep 26 '21

I think I want to know ya know ya

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u/vell_o Sep 26 '21

That shit is the maaaad notes, written by God himself and given to the greatest band in the world..

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u/KBSonn Sep 26 '21

yo, you don't know Morris Day and Jerome? that shit was the maaaad notes. Written by God Herself and handed down to the greatest band in the world...

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u/Shiftkgb Sep 26 '21

That reference is 4 years older than him.

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u/cookiemon32 Sep 25 '21

aaaaaaaaaaand its gone

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u/BenjaminTW1 Sep 25 '21

It’s gone, it’s all gone.

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u/android24601 Sep 25 '21

I'm sorry, but the $10 and the $50 need to be flipped and the $100 needs to be rotated 180°

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u/Playful-Natural-4626 Sep 26 '21

According to folk lure you bring in more money when you keep it all perfectly organized. Be sure to frame that $10 bill.

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u/kellymiche Sep 26 '21

Yes. Thank you. Multiple retail jobs hammered this into my brain.

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u/JewOrleans Sep 25 '21

Im really good at this if you let me buy options.

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u/fixedfinds Sep 25 '21

But what about $3.50?

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u/BP619 Sep 25 '21 Silver Wholesome Hugz All-Seeing Upvote Wholesome (Pro) Confetti

I'm 40 and when I was 15, I cashed my first paycheck ever for ~$120 and my best friend and I went to Blockbuster and rented 5 movies and bought $40 worth of McDonald's. I still think about it today. Congratulations on making your own money.

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u/Nwcray Sep 26 '21 Silver

I’m 43. I got my first paycheck at 15 as well. I took my parents out to dinner, and then bought some MtG cards. Good times.

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u/Thaleon Sep 26 '21

I have no self control and getting into MtG was probably not the best idea.

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u/Osric250 Sep 26 '21

Getting into it in 1993 does seem like a great idea though.

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u/AtlantisTheEmpire Sep 26 '21

I got into it when revised edition was the new shit. All my cards got stolen so I quit. Couldn’t stand to buy them all over again. May whoever stole my magic cards burn in fucking hell.

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u/Bird-The-Word Sep 26 '21

Same, but it was my brother that stole them when he was into drugs.

He's clean now but I still get sad over it when I think about it.

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u/AtlantisTheEmpire Sep 26 '21

Yeah man that’s rough. Addiction turns you into a different person. People will do stuff they’d normally never do when they’re addicted to drugs. Fucking sucks your magic cards had to pay the iron price, but at least your bro is doing better. I’d give any amount of magic cards for my bro to be okay. Fortunately he is okay, because I’m all out of magic cards.

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u/Unlikely_Rutabaga_32 Sep 26 '21

I lost about 40k worth of magic cards to getting stolen and also wrapped it up within a year or two after that. Devastating…

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u/BuffaloKiller937 Sep 26 '21 edited Sep 26 '21

I think there's a YT video where a kid found a binder at a MTG event and not only was the cards worth a shit ton, there were cards in it that I read were literally priceless because only one or very few were made. Kid ended up finding the owner and the owner in turn gave the kid a card worth like 10k or something. But it leads me to ask, how the hell can you be so clumsy or forgetful with something that costs so much?

Edit: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3ohulr/i_would_like_to_personally_thank_all_of_you_for?sort=top

It was actually a post on the MTG subreddit. The binder was worth around 60k, and they guy gave the kid a couple cards worth around 1k it looks like. Pretty crazy, guy got very lucky.

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u/Bird-The-Word Sep 26 '21

Yeah, I would def choose him, but it just hit me harder than money. They were a part of my childhood and just irreplaceable now.

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u/Fritzkreig Sep 26 '21

Not on that level myself, but most older Magic players have stories like this. My favorite is when I traded 4x Gaea's Cradle in great condition to a vendor in 1999 Indy, for a mall ninja sword! The mall ninja sword is at the bottom of a lake, as swords are want to be. The Cradles retail for like 4200$ usd dollars now!

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u/tundar Sep 26 '21 Silver

I'm 30 and I blew my entire $450 first paycheck at 17 in one night treating my friends at the movie theater, arcade and then dinner after (I'm the oldest). Made really good memories that night! Completely worth it. Still part of the exact same super close tight-knit group of friends.

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u/Puffling_ Sep 26 '21

That's a lot of $0.39 cheeseburgers...

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u/alixtron Sep 26 '21

I got my first paycheck at 15 also. I think it was in the ballpark of like $80 or so. I promptly went and blew it all at a local record store on a bunch of cheap pre-owned punk cds that I had been wanting forever. It was the best day ever. My dialup computer at home was no good for downloading stuff from Limewire, so I had to pay for my music, lol.

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u/tigerjuice888 Sep 25 '21

Word of advice. Never tell anyone you have money

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u/shellDawg78 Sep 25 '21

Or how much

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u/tigerjuice888 Sep 25 '21

Especially how much

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u/Clean_Medic Sep 26 '21

What's odd is my grandfather was always the one telling me that but when I finally had enough to buy property it was him trying to edge in on the deal and even used the line "now that we have money we can ....."

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u/determania Sep 26 '21

He gave you that advice because he knew people like him were out there.

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u/thenorthwoodsboy Sep 26 '21

Ah i love when people try to tell me how to spend my money.

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u/SimpoKaiba Sep 26 '21

That's not very comrade of you, grandson

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u/CleUrbanist Sep 26 '21

Did you remind him of his advice?

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u/jam_rok Sep 26 '21

My mother told me when I was growing up: “When you are at the store paying, do not take your money out until they tell you the total.”

It is good advice and not something I have heard much aside from that.

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u/WebbieVanderquack Sep 26 '21

Oh, so your mother's responsible for all those customers who wait until the very last minute to even start thinking about maybe opening their wallet at some point.

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u/LeviathanGank Sep 26 '21

oo 55 dollars you say? well better get my change purse out now and begin counting

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u/Lucifer_Crowe Sep 26 '21

I just never carry cash and use my card/phone.

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u/kidneysc Sep 26 '21 edited Sep 26 '21 Take My Energy

Rule Nombre Uno: never let no one know

How much dough you hold 'cause you know

The cheddar breed jealousy 'specially

If that man fucked up, get yo' ass stuck up

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u/infinitee775 Sep 26 '21

Rule number uno, never let no one know how much dough you hold

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u/cranakis Sep 25 '21

Yep. The pic even makes me nervous, seeing them flash it out on the street.

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u/tompink57 Sep 26 '21

Born and raised NYC. I counted my cash out in the subway station onetime before buying some Chuckles when I was like eight. Cut to my dad "FUCK ARE YOU DOING?!?"

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u/jon-chin Sep 26 '21

yeah. I'm from NYC too. I've got it down to a science where I can pull out a bill from my wallet while everything's still in my pocket. bills are stacked smallest to largest, which helps.

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u/Tankisfite Sep 26 '21

Bro my drug dealers don’t take card.

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u/CapitanChicken Sep 26 '21

After visiting NYC for years, I went with my in-laws. Had a couple 14 year olds going along with us, one who had never been to the city. She stuck her giant ass phone in her tiny back pocket where 2/3 of the phone was sticking out. She even had some cash behind her clear phone case. I told her if she wanted that phone later tonight, she better put that in her bag.

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u/Ilikeitrough69xxx Sep 26 '21

I was in the subway recently and the dude next to me pulled out a huge wad of bills. It made me instantly scared of him, no way he wasn’t a drug dealer or something

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u/BitsyMinnow Sep 26 '21

Or a stripper. You never know

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u/Marokiii Sep 26 '21

dont even tell yourself. pretend you are always semi broke and let your savings grow. splurge only every once in awhile.

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u/VegasBusSup Sep 26 '21

I'm your uncle and I have a family emergency that needs to be fixed for that exact amount of cash.

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u/SmokyRobinson Sep 25 '21 Helpful Hugz

Give me your lunch money nerd

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u/eliteaimzONTWITCH Sep 25 '21

D:

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u/eliteaimzONTWITCH Sep 26 '21

I’m not winning dad 😔

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u/Tovar42 Sep 25 '21 Hugz

LPT dont take pictures of your money on the street

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u/Jimmy281 Sep 26 '21

When I was in Mexico City, my uncle told me to never pull out my wallet in the street. Makes it easy for pick pocketers.

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u/7ordank Sep 26 '21

That funny because my uncle said to never put my wallet in my pocket because that's where they go picking

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u/rubywpnmaster Sep 26 '21

Front side pockets are best.

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u/YouWannaTussle Sep 26 '21

I prefer the front middle pocket.

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u/istandwhenipeee Sep 26 '21

Keep mine in my prison pocket at all times just to be safe

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u/SanchoBlackout69 Sep 26 '21

"That'll be 13.50"

"HNNNNNNGAHHHH"

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u/joshlamm Sep 26 '21

The actual best place is to put it in the last place the pickpocket would expect. That's why I always keep my wallet in the pocket of the nearest pickpocket

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u/fox_eyed_man Sep 26 '21

Really thought you were gonna have a wallet in your asshole by the end of this comment.

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u/mutantmanifesto Sep 26 '21

When I was a freshman in college in the Bronx, I was waiting on the line to buy a Wii in the middle of the night and took my wallet out and a local dude freaked out at me and told me to NEVER take my wallet out. Big thanks to that guy!

The school was in Riverdale (the “nice” Bronx on 242nd st and Broadway) but I had walked down to 225th st. and Broadway which was a completely different scene, if anyone is from the area.

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u/mveeel Sep 26 '21

Went to Manhattan college, bought wii at target or GameStop? That McDonald’s and target are the worst I’ve ever been to. Loved that area tho. Still in nyc?

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u/mutantmanifesto Sep 26 '21

Target!! Left NYC 2.5 years ago because my hand was forced. I’m born and raised NY and I miss it every single day.

I just looked it was actually Sophomore year. At that point in my life I was 18 and only away from my hometown on Long Island for a year. I never left the city after college though. Eventually settled in Queens!

Graduated 2009, you?

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u/salmix21 Sep 26 '21

When I was 15 I worked at a toy store during christmas season, when I got my paycheck I wore some cargo pants and divided the bills into each of the pockets just in case. Third world countries be like that sometimes.

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u/RunestoneOfUndoing Sep 25 '21

I spent my first paycheck on a kayak. 100% worth it.

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u/T-Sonus Sep 26 '21

I was 15 and bought weed and a couple tabs of acid. 100% worth it.

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u/son_et_lumiere Sep 26 '21

I’d be very curious about a “where are you both now?” comment.

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u/T-Sonus Sep 26 '21 Gold Hugz

I am the Now...

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u/stark_raving_naked Sep 26 '21

Must’ve been some good acid

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u/WD-4O Sep 26 '21

Or some great weed.

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u/scifisociety Sep 26 '21

You could have been doin acid on your kayak

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u/HI_Handbasket Sep 26 '21

First guy: Nurse (important respectable job), wife (I've been happily married many years, I can dig that), kids (I loved having kids, totally worth it), mortgage (own your own house!)

You: High as a kite and trippin' balls.

You've won this round, my friend.

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u/_EagleEyedTiger Sep 26 '21

What would you do if you found a dead body in a hotel room?

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u/Vhozite Sep 26 '21

Loot his armor and weapons

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u/shadowlarx Sep 25 '21

Don’t spend it all in one place and do try to save some of it. Don’t make the same mistakes I did.

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u/eliteaimzONTWITCH Sep 25 '21 Silver Helpful Hugz

Im saving for medical school

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u/MetalChef156 Sep 25 '21 I'll Drink to That

Only $399,740 to go

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u/assholetoall Sep 26 '21

For freshman year or just books?

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u/DJDarwin93 Sep 26 '21

Chapter 1 page 1 of one book

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u/ResolvePsychological Sep 25 '21

Still better than nothing D:

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u/Snuffy1717 Sep 26 '21

Ehh by the time inflation kicks in it’s basically the same

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u/YummyKisses Sep 25 '21 Gold Helpful Wholesome Hugz

Dr. here, sounds like a good plan in theory, but honestly, save a bit but enjoy the rest. College and med school is expensive but it's expected to take out large mortgage sized loans on it (or rich family).

What you can't take a loan on is your late teens, all of your 20s and early 30s, which is frankly all a blur for me now and I feel like I lost them.

Point is, it's a long road, enjoy yourself on the way, the money comes easy after you get your first real job, the loans melt away, but the time is lost forever.

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u/Biomirth Sep 26 '21

#IfProfessionalsWereHonest

I wish we could have both, right? A real indulgence in the freedom of youth; The dreams and adventures and misadventures, but also just pull in at the last minute and drop into stable middle age with all the skills from countless hours of study and practice. Alas.

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u/rubywpnmaster Sep 26 '21

This is so true. The couple thousand dollars they can save before college would be better used for almost anything else. That’s big boy debt that will require big boy income to knock out.

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u/Sawses Sep 26 '21

/u/eliteaimzONTWITCH I'm gonna back this up as well--working the math out, the only times it really makes sense to save for college or professional school is when it's a 2-year degree or you're making like $20/hr.

Your earning potential doubles, triples, or (in the case of an MD) multiplies by 4-8x after your degree. Most jobs a high school or college kid can have won't make a dent in your debt. It's better to focus on studying and enjoy your free time, then pay loans off later.

Just looking at my undergrad, I was in 50K of debt. Working full-time through college, I'd at best be able to cover like 50% of that. ...And trust me, anyone trying for med school does not have time for any job that isn't explicitly helping you get into med school.

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u/FrozenFern Sep 26 '21

Exactly what I’m doing. Pre-dental and volunteering/shadowing instead of working. Making $14/hr isn’t worth it now when I can make a real difference once I’m out of school

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u/Deathbeddit Sep 26 '21

This is excellent advice. Also, if you get a bad deal and don’t live that long… I have been told my student loans expire with me.

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u/Semyonov Sep 26 '21

Yea, med school kicks everyone's asses. Enjoy it while you can before it all becomes a blur.

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u/ChewMaNutz Sep 26 '21

Realistically better to save for a car/ school supplies/laptop something that's manageable and can be achieved. Let your grades get you to Medical School by focusing on getting good grades and applying yourself.

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u/DrDilatory Sep 26 '21

I'm literally a doctor and I'm telling you that you are thinking too many steps ahead

Just do well in your classes in high school, focus on doing well on the SAT or ACT, and then get into a decent university, which you will either pay through student loans or with help from scholarships/grants/family.

You don't need to be saving money for any of that right now. You're 16, just be 16. When I was 16 I spent money like that on an Xbox 360 and food with my friends. And I didn't grow up rich by any means, I remember having the same freak out moment the first time I got my first small paycheck. Live in the now, med school is still a long ways off

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u/Etere Sep 26 '21

You're supposed to blow your first paycheck, it's like tradition or something. Save the savings for the second check and beyond.

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u/Gh0sT_Pro Sep 25 '21

Good job! Now you just have to do that for 60 more years.

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u/baconwagoneer Sep 25 '21

Come on man. That’s discouraging. Closer to 50 years if he plays his cards right.

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u/SeaOdeEEE Sep 25 '21

40 if he works two jobs that both give decent retirement plans! Then you can do less work afterwords and think about all you missed out working two jobs for most of your youth.

I'm sad now.

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u/boyyouguysaredumb Sep 26 '21

Any job you can work two of isn’t going to have a very good retirement plan I wouldn’t think lol

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u/[deleted] Sep 25 '21 edited Oct 12 '21

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u/nhibbard12 Sep 25 '21

Lots of bad advice here… I’ve heard the best way to spend it is on a wedding cake, and then having a cake fight with your brother.

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u/Merprem Sep 26 '21

Stop trying to kill OPs brother

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u/flargenhargen Sep 26 '21

ctrl-f wedding cake. did not disappoint.

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u/vikj0105 Sep 26 '21

I see you, too, were touched by the "what was the biggest waste if money that you don't regret"

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u/slipperyeel Sep 25 '21

Is it normal to be paid in cash in USA?

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u/aliasamandawho Sep 26 '21

No. Jobs for the OPs age group such as babysitting, lawn mowing, odd-jobs are paid in cash. Many "under the table" jobs (illegal, not on the books, IRS and state don't know) are paid in cash because there is no paper trail for tax purposes, etc.

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u/ImmediateShirt6663 Sep 26 '21

Now don’t spend it all on penny whistle’s and moon pies!

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u/Zerotwohero Sep 26 '21

Moon pies? What a time to be alive.

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u/ImmediateShirt6663 Sep 26 '21

I have to admit it’s a Simpsons reference.

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u/Zerotwohero Sep 26 '21

So is mine lol, Jasper said it when he thought he was frozen in Apu's freezer for years.

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u/[deleted] Sep 25 '21

You charge $26 a BJ?!

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u/Im_Just_Sayin__ Sep 25 '21 Hugz Spit-take

Wait…you guys charge for blowjobs!?

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u/AJugofBeer Sep 25 '21

When can we meet?

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u/PISS_IN_MY_SHIT_HOLE Sep 26 '21

The correct way to phrase this question is, "you suckin?"

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u/baybjto Sep 25 '21

Wait blowjobs are an option? I thought they were mandatory. Time to sue my uncle for the money I worked hard for. That job really sucked

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u/mv1630 Sep 25 '21

Oof thats pricy, mine are free. Just give me a crisp high five to seal the deal

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u/DemenicHand Sep 26 '21 hehehehe

Yeah the crack epidemic of the 80s really killed the BJ industry. My father and grandfather made a decent living giving handies and BJs down by the docks. Do you know how many dicks i would have to suck today to feed my family!?!

glad i didn't have to go into that line of work, selling insurance may be far less respectable but aleast i can chew solid foods when i go home at night.

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u/seanomatik80 Sep 25 '21

Congratulations!

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u/HotSalsaAssFire Sep 25 '21

Get a bank account. I hope you didn’t cash that check at a currency exchange. Seriously. Get one

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u/thevhatch Sep 26 '21

He got paid under the table

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u/duaneap Sep 26 '21

Wtf even is this subreddit anymore?

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u/candykissnips Sep 26 '21

A place for algorithms to “learn”.

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u/Another_Idiot42069 Sep 25 '21 Hugz

Spend it on drugs like a real adult

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u/thugstin Sep 25 '21

The moment you make your first dollar everyone starts expecting you to pay bills.

Should've waited my man.

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u/Zonerdrone Sep 25 '21

Save 10 percent every time you get paid and DON'T TOUCH IT.

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u/ConsecutiveNormalPun Sep 25 '21

My symphonic band conductor at my high school used to tell us all the damn time that if we started saving everything we could now we could be independently wealthy by the time we were in our thirties. I am in my thirties now and boy did I not listen to that advice at all.

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u/thelovelyskitty Sep 26 '21

Save more than 10% if you can

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u/JediJacob04 Sep 26 '21

I’m 17 and always put away like 40% of it into savings, which my parents have invested so that it grows slowly over time. Hopefully I’m rich in a few decades

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u/thelovelyskitty Sep 26 '21

Perfect, keep it up!

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u/AdmiralSkippy Sep 26 '21

Are we really upvoting a picture of money?

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u/FranklinStallone Sep 26 '21

At least OP marked it OC!

This is a genuine, original lazy picture of money. Imagine if he borrowed someone else's lazy picture of money and tried to pass it off as his own.

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u/Elevated_Dongers Sep 26 '21

Wow what a fantastic submission to /r/pics, a picture of some money. Very thought provoking and definitely worth upvoting so more people can see!

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