The problem with that is when you've cut enough away and it still doesn't make a dent really. We'll cut X and Y this year, and then next month, some other costs go up above inflation and essentially gobble up the savings made with the cuts. Petrol, medical aid, food, everything goes up more than inflation. That's the problem living in a low growth high inflation shithole like SA--you can't save enough to offset increases in living costs. This is a ticking time bomb in SA, and this generation living through our productive years without managing to save enough to put down wealth generating roots is going to really make this place interesting (in the bad way) in 20-25 years time.snip
Sold my house for a cheaper house.(We even considered renting again, because of maintenance costs and and)I appreciate everyone's feedback.
It would have been nice to so easily lower living expenses but unfortunately that isn't really possible as most are necessary expenses (bond, school fees etc).
Anyone know where to get a ski mask for cheap cheap?
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Your friend is lucky he aint caught outYouTube is a very good way to make money, if you have original content... Example: A friend of mine works for a security company (like G4S, Chubb or ADT) in one of their control-centers. A few years ago I told him to upload the footage he has access to to YouTube (literally about 100 terabytes worth). It is footage of car chases, cash-in-transit trucks being pushed off the road, business premises robberies, shootouts... you know, stuff like that. Dashcam footage and also fixed-camera footage from all of their cameras. He now pulls in R300k a year with videos (R300k is about 80million views a year) whilst still having his normal job on a shitty wage at this company (he's paid R12k a month). And no, don't ask for the YT link to his videos, because if his company finds out then he's in serious shit (he's under a NDA, so he's obviously not supposed to do this shit), but his channel is similar to this one, except he pulls in way more views: Anton Koen
Anyway, point being: Statistically it's harder to be successful at YouTube than it is to be at acting or singing, but if you have a reliable source of good and original content, then you can monetize it and put it on YouTube. For instance this guy, who has made well over R5million with his videos: Kruger Sightings (he's just a normal South African guy who does game-drives in a game-reserve, and he records his drives). Your chances of being a successful gamer or successful 'talking head' on YouTube is so small that it's not even worth trying (like I said: You're better off trying your hand at acting or singing), but if you have access to some of the content that I've mentioned above, or even something close to it, like if you work at a zoo or aquarium or have CCTV access, then you can make good money on YouTube for very little effort (and it's passive income, meaning you can sit on your ass while you get money).
Arguably what he's doing might help some people. I saw one vid where they dropped a stone off an overpass to loot a truck then a another where they threw a stone at another. I now know to be cautious when pedestrians are loitering on an overpass. It presents the tricks they're using and informs people what to be aware of.what my friend is doing is nothing like that. Nobody's life is being put on the line by making such footage public and he even goes through the effort of disguising voices, faces and number plates in the vids. Nothing immoral about what he's doing imo
So personally I believe this is why the world is buggered right now... Wrong is wrong... but only if I feel it is.Yeah I too have had access to stuff which could have made me a millionaire easily. I was an IT manager for a few years and had access to corporate banking accounts, business credit cards and even had the directors and MD's credit cards on file thanks to their careless PAs who just sent credit card numbers and stuff through the emails like it was nothing. If you're in IT on that level then you have access to literally everything, since you're the one who creates and controls everyone's accounts for the wages software, VIP, Sage, etc. But what you and I are talking about is outright stealing (from a business with millions upon millions, sure, but it's still stealing)... what my friend is doing is nothing like that. Nobody's life is being put on the line by making such footage public and he even goes through the effort of disguising voices, faces and number plates in the vids. Nothing immoral about what he's doing imo