I’m an idea person.
I really didn’t know this until recently.
They are always flowing.
This past weekend I was Ubering some stoned bros from one end of Boston to another.
Out of the backseat I hear Bro 1 says to Bro 2:
‘Hey bro, would you ever live in your car for a year to save up money to buy a house?’
Bro 2 mumbles something back but he’s busy with his face in his phone.
So Bro 1 rambles on and on AND ON to Bro 2 about all the pros of living in your car & all the money you would save to put a down payment on a house, blah blah blah, and how he’s seriously thinking about doing it.
I almost slammed on the brakes and turned around to yell,
‘OMG BRO! YOU DO NOT NEED TO LIVE IN YOUR CAR! THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER ALTERNATIVES! USE YOUR IMAGINATION WHICH MAY BE BETTER (OR NOT) WHEN YOU’RE NOT BAKED!’
But I did not. I kept all my ideas to mahself because brah was annoying and would probably give zero fucks about what I had to say (which is totally fine, btw).
So I am going to share them with you!!!!!
Aren’t you excited!?!?!?
8 ideas on how one stoned bro can save money to buy a house and not have to live in his car for a year
1. Drive for Uber!
I mean, right?!?
Bro, you have a car (the one you are thinking of living in, hello!).
You are a 20-something male who undoubtedly has a few nights a week free.
Get in your car, brah, and make some dough driving for Uber.
Save the coupla hundy a week (say 1K-1.5K/month or more if you’re smahhhht) and BOOM, there’s the down payment you were rambling on about.
2. There’s a friend. With a spare room. Or couch. Or floor.
Live with them, bro.
Offer cleaning, dog walking, gardening etc in exchange for a warm place to lay your high ass down.
3. House sitting
Your parents know people.
People you work with know people.
Find a house sitting gig.
Just put it out there, see what happens.
There’s websites for this too.
Brah, sign. on. up.
4. Find a lady or man friend
Shack up with them, bro.
Be nice, clean & courteous & well, do your job, if you know what I mean. And you do, bro.
5. Side job. Side job. Side job.
Good gravy the possibilities are limitless.
Do something fun.
Bro, you can do it.
6. Ask for a raise
Why not brah???
Then just bank that extra cash along with doing one of the above & you are well on your way.
7. Come up with ideas!!!!!!!!!!
You are a young, white male, bro.
The world is your oyster!
8. Stop smoking so much weed.
Or maybe you can sell it instead!
That’s illegal here in Massachusetts – for now – so I’m not suggesting this just mentioning it casually in case you move to Denver or something.😀
But in general see if there are any habits you can shed to keep more money in the bank.
I think Bro 1 would’ve liked my ideas, well, actually no, I don’t think he would’ve.
Maybe Bro 2 would’ve.
I hope they had fun on the booze cruise they were going on.
And that Bro 1 comes up with some better ideas.
And hey! If he actually DOES live in his car for a year, he should create a blog & an Insta so people can see his journey & benefit one way or another! And maybe he’d get a book deal from the whole thing and he can make an even more money because we all know, the more you can put down on a house, the better.
Or fuck it all & just live in Air BnBs for the rest of your life!!! Because IS buying a house the end all be all? Not always. But whatever bro wants, it’s his life!!
What ideas do you have on how to save money that don’t involve living in your car?
Please know, I think there’s nothing wrong with living in your car.
This cool bro lives in his van and he does not have to.
Check out this short Vice did not him, it’s pretty awesome.
And there are people who HAVE to live in their car because of financial crisis. I do not mean to make light of this whatsoever. This blog was just in context of someone discussing how to save money.