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I got a text from my roommates while I was gone, saying that one of them was going to have to move a family member in, and ask me to leave. They’ve given me 30 days.

I have a little bit of money (enough to afford a month of rent where I currently am, but nowhere near the average rent for the area) but the timing is really bad because I had some car trouble and my car is still at the mechanics, and also I just quit my job for a number of reasons, so I’m not exactly in a position to save up to move elsewhere. I’ve talked to my care coordinator about the risk of becoming homeless but she has a big caseload and apparently this time of year has a lot of these types of cases, so I don’t know how much help she will be.

If ya’ll would, please boost this? Idk where to go from here or what to do and at this point I would not be adverse to moving to another state or another part of this state if I had the funds to do so. Please, please help if you can. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

PS im in south carolina…

Did anyone else laugh wildly and then start crying when they learned that “reasonable” rent is considered to be about 1/3rd of your income? 

I’m pretty sure everyone in the fucking country spends about 90% of their income on rent and even then struggles to find something affordable. Average rent for a 2-bedroom APARTMENT in my city is about $1200. You think people here are making 45k? I got a fucking STEAL on a house in a “bad” neighborhood, and I spend 2/3rds of my income on the rent, another 18-20% on bills. All told I have about $200 each month to spend on anything else, 100% of which goes to food and gas. 

The divide between how economists say we should be living and how America actually expects us to live is wild. Rent in cities is outrageous, salaries are low, jobs are impossible to find, food prices keep going up. Basically everyone I know (including me) is constantly walking a wire of just trying not to starve to death, struggling with crippling injuries and illnesses, most of which are caused by overwork or stress. 

Humans aren’t meant to live like this. .-. Nothing is meant to live like this. 

The Last Laugh (Tony Stark x Reader)

it feels good to be writing again tbh



Request;Take your stupidity and shove it up your ass, assuming there’s enough room left over while your abnormally large head is stuffed there.’

Other characters featured; none 


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Warnings; language (did cap just say language?)

Word count; 602

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mattykinsel  asked:

Re: The reblog on your BC leaders debate post, about housing prices in Victoria, BC; I didn't know that was expensive..?? That seems to be the prices I've been finding in Edmonton, and I didn't know Edmonton was that expensive. But I totally could be wrong and Idk What The averages are on these things, so someone totally call me out if I'm wrong ! Thanks

That is actually not true. Edmonton’s average rental prices are 1/3rd cheaper than Victoria:

This is from January, 2017.

There are exceptions if people look really hard you might find cheaper housing, but on average rent is higher in Vancouver/Victoria than it is in Edmonton.

6 Tricks That Help Me Save More Than 24K Per Year in College

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also worth mentioning:

my before-taxes income is about $25,000 a year.

the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in seattle is $23,000 a year.

$30,000 / Why I Quit Sugaring

For the months of January + February, I made just over $30k from my vanilla job as a nurse. I am extremely lucky to have found a career that I love, AND even more fortunate to have such a high paying job. 

Because I couldn’t believe it myself at first, here’s a “receipt” to quite any doubt that I may be over exaggerating/embellishing on my income.

With that being said, it’s apparent I’m capable of living a somewhat comfortable life on my own dime. I want to make it clear that I acknowledge my privilege

So, why did I quit sugaring?

  • In short, I found a man who was worth giving it all up for. 

  • I didn’t need the money.
    I liked the financial security it gave me, along with the lifestyle I was able to maintain.
  • Now of course I missed the extra $$$ flowing in, but Mister takes care of rent (average rent for a 1 bedroom in SF is $3k), utilities, and pretty much all household expenses, so I’m able pocketing a significant amount of money. 
  • Mister and I are so insanely compatible and perfect for each other that I know I’ve found my life partner and I would rather invest in us and our relationship.
  • The energy and hassle of finding/maintaining a sugar daddy isn’t worth the potential strain on our relationship. 
    I’d also rather spend my free time with Mister, my family, friends, traveling, the business, investing in myself, etc.

I’m not going to lie, in the beginning I missed it. The excitement of sugaring, material luxuries, extravagant hotel stays, stacks of cash, etc. I enjoyed sugaring, but I will say walking away from it has been the best thing to ever happen to me. No more secrets, hiding, or lying to my friends or family. 
My my physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing are at an all time high. My friends, parents, and younger sister are always commenting on how much happier I am now. 

Mister spoils me and treats me like a princess. We travel at least once a month. He’s incorporated my family into our longterm financial planning goals. If anything ever happened and he wasn’t able to provide for me as he does now, he’s not opposed to sex work. He respects my desire for financial security and takes care of me. I’m listed as sole benefactor and am his financial & medical power of attorney. Although it should never happen, we have a notarized contract regarding my living situation to protect me if ever we do break up. 

It sounds cliché, but I have what people spend their entire lives searching for: a job that I love with a high-paying salary & the person I want to spend the rest of my life with. 

GBP to USD and EU conversion

Just for my sugar ladies in the US, Europe and of course the UK. These are the current rates from July 2016 just after the Brexit vote. I know a lot of you get confused with the rates especially the Brits looking at older conversion posts going around. So here’s your updated rough guide between the currencies.

GBP > USD  > EU 

£1  >  $1.33  >   €1.19

£100  >  $133  >   €119

£200  >  $266  >   €238

£300  >  $399  >   €357

£500  >  $665  >   €595

£800  >  $1064 >   €952

£1000  >  $1330  >   €1190

£2000  >  $2660  >   €2380

£3000  >  $3990  >   €3570

£5000  >  $6650  >   €5950

£10,000  >  $13,300  >   €11,900

£20,000  >  $26,600  >   €23,800

I’m not too sure about the average allowance in around Europe (I assume it varies in most countries) however in the UK the average (decent) allowance is relatively similar to the US. Another thing to consider is that sugar culture is less prevalent in the UK and Europe than in the US so there is an awful lot of salt and a lot less whales. Meanwhile the average rent in the UK is considerably less than the larger cities in the US so it does make a slight difference..

All my love to the SBs world round, please reblog for your Brits and Euro babies!

anonymous asked:

Average rent is like 800$ in Alabama. Rent alone is half of a minimum wage salary. That and food alone is 16k a year so food and rent already puts you in debt. Which means you can't afford to live. People are dumbasses

No, didn’t you know? That guys 5 minute Google search means more than people’s actual, documented experiences.

anonymous asked:

Do you agree with me that minimum wage in the US should be at least $20/hour? Bc the differences in wealth are extreme.

I mean i think it should definitely be at least enough to pay for like average living expenses (like rent, food, utilities, clothes, healthcare, etc) based on state, bc like theres different averages for each state but in a state like California where the average living expenses are high, the minimum wage should also be high to balance it out

Back in Black (Gangster!Yixing Scenario)

Rating: R for language

Yixing sighed as he cleaned his Ruger MK II gun. He was out on another mission for Yifan and though Yixing didn’t mind going out on missions, tonight he felt impatient and tired. He just wanted to get the information that Yifan wanted and if necessary, kill the target; after that he could go back home and catch up on the countless hours of sleep that he had lost preparing for this mission.

Just like for most missions that Yifan sent him on, Yixing was alone. His hotel room was very luxurious and the price for staying one night cost the same as an average person’s rent. Yifan never hesitated to spend money for Yixing when he went on missions. Yixing was his most trusted employee; he was Yifan’s right hand man.

When he finished cleaning his gun, Yixing pulled out his smartphone to check the time. He saw that he just had enough time to change into his work outfit, which consisted of a black turtleneck sweater, a black blazer, and black slacks, and head out to complete his mission.

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i’m tired of teen shows about kids who have seemingly limitless resources, kids with rich parents, kids who wear jackets that cost more than an average person’s monthly rent, kids who live in three story houses and call their families ‘middle class’, kids with their own cars, kids that live on the penthouse floor.

because most American kids do not have those lives.

give me kids whose families are on food stamps. give me kids whose parents are unemployed. give me kids whose parents are undocumented. give me kids who shoplift not for the 'rush’ but to SURVIVE. give me kids that have to go to free health clinics. give me kids that take the train and bus, that sometimes have to steal a train ride or two. give me kids that work at fast food chains while going to high school, give me kids that are high school dropouts, give me kids that have a GED. give me kids that get eviction notices on their door.

do wealthy American kids exist? sure. do they ever struggle? sure.

but they are not the majority. they are OVERREPRESENTED as far as teen shows go. they are always the main characters.

i can’t watch another show like gossip girl or 90210. all the same story lines, all the damn time.

i couldn’t relate to them as a teen, and i can’t relate to them as a 21 year old.

give me representation, is what I’m saying.

representation matters.

ES Views: Empty towers are not the worst housing problem

Simon Jenkins gives the impression that London is being destroyed by foreigners buying up property and leaving it empty [“If we keep on building towers, empty London will be a grim reality”, Comment, April 11]. However, recent Office for National Statistics figures show only 7.3 per cent of Kensington and Chelsea, 9.3 per cent of Westminster and 4.5 per cent of the City are foreign-owned. Although Qatar is the biggest of the 10 largest London landowners, the other nine are all UK companies.

He says “renting is dynamic and flexible, while ownership is dormant. The rental market should be regulated not curbed.” But renting is not the answer. In the past decade the first percentage rise in renting since 1918 has occurred but average London rents are still twice the national average and unaffordable for most people. Clearly this is not the way forward. A shortage of housing is the other biggest determining factor and simply building more to meet demand will reduce unit costs.

But we need to incentivise developers, not constrain them with more restrictive regulations. If we increase the number of houses being built, property will become more affordable for everyone, whether it is rented or bought.
Martin Reynolds

Simon Jenkins overlooks a possible solution to the foreign-owned empty property blight. The Danes do not allow anyone to buy property in Denmark until they have been resident there for five years.

As a result, locals can still afford property in Copenhagen — which is not disfigured by empty tower blocks, and means the city does not suffer the “ghost town” effect. If the Prime Minister was serious about helping those “just about managing” to find affordable housing, she would instruct Nick Timothy to look at the Danish regulations and take inspiration from them.

While this should have been done years ago, it would still have some effect if implemented quickly.
Sam Dunkley

There seems to be a lot of focus on high-rise buildings but I wish there was more scrutiny of what happens at a lower level.

While famous architects design skyscrapers, little attention is paid to the design of midrise buildings, many of which look like featureless boxes. I can’t believe that some of these building plans were accepted. They might look good when new, but buildings have to last decades.

Today we can walk through areas such as Notting Hill and Chelsea and be amazed by their beauty. I don’t think future generations will think the same about today’s boxes.
Andre Helstrom

Stopping arms sales will not end terror

Linking the use of chemical weapons on civilians with arms sales to “repressive regimes” and using that rationale to argue against military action is naive [Letters, April 11].

Yes, war and its weapons are horrible but just saying that does not stop conflict or atrocities from happening. Nor is the use of chemical weapons in Syrian suburbs a distant abstract; it has a direct relevance to our own towns and cities. The attacks in London and Stockholm were always going to happen, even if we had never been to Iraq or Afghanistan. It is also certain that if Islamist fanatics ever laid their hands on chemical weapons they would use them without a second thought. We would then not be talking of a handful of deaths but hundreds or thousands.

We cannot stop every attack, and therefore our overriding priority must be to limit the potential damage that can be inflicted upon us. Donald Trump’s actions have put the owners of these weapons on notice. It may not work but doing nothing when the stakes are so high is simply not an option.
Victor Launert

Overseas students are a crucial asset

Rohan Silva is right to call on the Government to encourage more overseas students to come to London [Comment, April 10]. Aside from the economic and intellectual benefits, many will later do business with the UK or even set up enterprises here.

My former students who have invested in Kensington Wade — Europe’s first English-Chinese dual language school — are among them. They see Kensington Wade as part of the infrastructure essential to forming close business relationships between the UK and the world’s most dynamic economy.

Parents from many countries are now registering their children to be immersed in Chinese and English from an early age because they know how important those relationships are likely to be for their children.

It’s about time the Government grasped how important it is that we treat overseas students well.
Hugo de Burgh, professor and director of the China Media Centre, University of Westminster

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Asthma record can help toxic air fight

In response to your article [“School-run parents face car ban or £130 fine in bid to cut fumes”, April 10], it would help if the Mayor could publish the percentage of children who take an asthma inhaler to school. Most schools keep a record of this. If it was known that there were large numbers of inhalers being used in schools, it might encourage the authorities to take air pollution more seriously.
A Wills

Put more faith in LPG engines

Birmingham City Council has recently subsidised the conversion of taxis to run on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

This fuel is cleaner than diesel and better than petrol for the environment. While electric vehicles are the cleanest, the electricity still has to be produced by power stations. LPG engines may not be the best solution to emissions but they are available now, so why not use them?
Graham Lock

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Football fans show their generous side

All too often we witness the ugly side of football — the money, corruption and violence. But the actions of both the fans and staff of Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco on Tuesday were remarkable.

After hearing a bomb had exploded on the Borussia Dortmund team bus before their Champions’ League game against AS Monaco, I was shocked. It reminded me of that night in Paris 18 months ago.

The postponement of the match meant Monaco fans would have nowhere to stay. While the club’s offer to reimburse fans up to £80 was warmly received, the actions of Dortmund fans were exemplary.

Here were total strangers offering shelter for the night to stranded fans, people they didn’t know. It just shows that in times of adversity, football fans can sweep rivalry aside and come together.
Antoine Bernard

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anonymous asked:

Sorry to bother but would you mind helping me figure out how you think it would cost moving from Miami, Fl to San Francisco, CA? I keep trying to look for a legitimate estimate online but I haven't found any that give me the total living cost.

3 month rule:

rent: average rent for a 1 bedroom in SF: $3200/mo x 3 = $9600

assuming you rent a room: $1000/mo x 3 = $3000

transportation: bus/transportation: bare minimum to get to and from work: $100/mo x 3 = $300

food: $200/mo x 3 = $600

misc: $100/mo x 3 = $300

total: $10,800, or $4,200 if you rent a room

not including cost of moving (truck rental, boxes, gas to drive, hotels or camp fees along the way)


Here’s what the average $800 rent check will get you in major U.S. cities

Rent and utilities are considered “affordable” if they take up no more than 30% of a household’s income. Average rent payments have grown to a whopping 47% of people’s income in Los Angeles, 43.2% in Miami, 40.7% in San Francisco and 39.5% in New York City. It goes without saying that the middle class is being squeezed, but people pay less attention to the working class and young people.

With rent prices escalating at such a clip, the housing situation for young people gets more frightening with each passing day. Below are real-life examples of what your $800 rent check (the national average is $821) can get you in each of 11 major U.S. cities, organized from worst value to best.

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15 Mind-Blowing Facts That You Should Read (Part 179)

1. a lonely, defomed dolphin was adopted by a family of sperm whales.

2. the copyright battle between the owners of Hello Kitty and Miffy ended after the Japanese Tsunami, when they agreed to immediately settle the case and donate their anticipated legal fees to the Tsunami Relief Effort.

3. a man diagnosed with terminal liver cancer used his life savings to have a road built in his home village for tourism and trade instead of trying to beat cancer

4. The Golden Gate uses the largest bridge cables ever made – long enough to encircle the world more than three times at the equator.

5. The man who does Mickey’s voice, is married to…

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