Upgrade Your Life Correctly

It doesn’t really matter how much money you make. You will always be poor if your expenses are greater than your income. Do you frequently spend more money than you make? Studies have shown that people who often overspend are more likely to have a low sense of self worth. As far as I’m concerned, the only person you should be worried about impressing, is yourself.
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An Apple a Day Keeps the Co-pay Away

Well hello there. I hope you are all feeling fine and healthy today. If not, then maybe you should pay a visit to your doctor. But first, pay a visit to me, your Iamhellacheap advisor. Now, some time back in 2010, when Obama passed the Healthcare Reform Bill, he made it required by law for insurance companies to offer “preventative care” to their consumers for $0. This means, no co-pay, no deductible, basically nothing out of your pocket.
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Supplement Your Wallet Instead

Ah…supplements, supplements, supplements. In the world of “lifting” (weights) there are many things that people don’t always agree on. Whether or not you should take supplements is definitely one of them. Now, I am not an advocate of taking supplements and I’ll tell you why very shortly. But first, I just want to say that I believe arguing about this is similar to arguing about politics. You can argue with somebody until your red in the face, but you’re never going to convince them onto your side. So, if you’ve been lifting for a while and you take a lot of supplements and it’s been going well, then I am happy for you. (Not being sarcastic) But this post is for the noobies.
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Move

Hello all. Boy, do I have a hot tip for you today. Just kidding. This will probably not come of use to you for quite a while (or ever). It has to do with moving. If you’re renting an apartment, chances are you probably move every other year. And when moving day comes, you’re going to need a lot of… boxes.

Yes boxes. I actually had no idea until recently, but cardboard boxes are quite expensive. And when I say expensive, I mean a rip-off. I was searching for cardboard boxes to buy online so I typed “cardboard boxes Irvine” into Google. I would say if you took every link on the first page and took their average price for cardboard boxes, it’s going to be around $100 for twenty-five or so boxes. ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for boxes?! Are they wrapped in cashmere or something? Goddamn, for $100 they better come with eight midgets that pack my stuff for me.
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Food Trucks

NoTrucksSWsymbLg-300x298I know I am always incredibly slow on trends, and what I am about to say will either be something you 100% disagree with (because you jumped on the bandwagon) or already know (because you are smarter than me). But anyways… here it is: Food trucks are actually really, very…

not that great at all.

My co-worker recently invited me to go with him to eat at a food truck for lunch.
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Ugh… Valentine’s Day

Before we get started on today’s post, let me first ask you a rhetorical question. Who the fuck invented Valentine’s day? Valentine’s day is probably the worst holiday in America…that is… if you’re not a girl. But if you are a girl, it’s probably the best holiday in America. If you’re a girl who’s currently dating someone, you will get free shit from your boyfriend. If you’re a girl who is currently single, you’ll get less expensive free shit from multiple people. (Assuming that you’re okay looking). So basically Valentine’s day is just a day for girls to get free shit.
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Make your Cheaper Date CheaperER

Here’s another one that goes out to my fellas out there who are trying to get some while staying on a budget. Say you meet a girl you like, you play the game for a bit, you sum up some courage, and you ask her out on a first date. She says yes!! Congratulations, friend.

So… whatch’ya guys gonna do?

Dinner and a movie?

Fantastic idea!

Not.

What’s the deal with dinner and a movie? Somebody please tell me why “dinner and movie” became the standard first date plan. I mean, I can understand the dinner part… but the movie part leaves me a bit dumbfounded.

Here’s why I don’t approve of watching a movie on the first date. First of all, movie tickets are retardedly expensive nowadays. Regular non-matinee tickets are at LEAST $11.50 now. And don’t even get me started on the extra $3 for 3D.  Plus you have to buy two tickets, so that’s like twenty three to twenty nine bucks. You already paid for dinner, now you have to dish out an addition twenty three to twenty nine bucks to keep the date going? RIDICULOUS!

Here’s the worst part: I can almost guarantee the movie you guys are going to watch on your first date is not going to be a movie you want to watch. It’s going to be a movie SHE wants to watch. And what’s even worse is that YOU’RE GOING TO BE THE ONE TO SUGGEST IT. So basically you’re going to be spending approximately twenty three to twenty nine dollars to sit through a shitty two hour movie you didn’t even want to see in the first place. Why would you do that to yourself?

And I lied, that was not the worst part. Here is the worst part: During the two hours of the movie, you won’t be able to talk to or make any sort of connection with her. The best case scenario is that you will get to uncomfortably keep your arm around her for two hours. And that’s the BEST case scenario. The more likely scenario is you will spend the whole movie trying to figure out the best way to get your arm around her without making it obvious and then just end up settling with touching her arm with yours on the shared arm rest. For twenty nine bucks I’ll keep my arm to myself, thank you very much.

So what should you do instead? I don’t know. I only give cheap tips, not dating tips.  You’re probably better off asking your sister for advice but I guess I’ll give it a shot. Try taking her for a walk around a lake. It’s free and it gives you a good chance to talk. It also gives you a great opportunity to pretend to be a gentleman and let her wear your jacket. Going for a walk is always a good idea. Even if you live in the city and there are no lakes around, just take her for a walk anywhere. It will still give you a good chance to connect plus you might even be able to show off how manly you are by protecting her from potential muggers. And if all else fails, spend that twenty nine bucks on alcohol. At least this way you’re actually getting something out of it too. Plus it will most likely slightly increase your chances on getting some (not that you need the extra help though right buddy?). Either way, it’s a much better R.O.I. if you ask me.