Submitted by bugking in axolotl

Hi all. I'm 17, going to be 18 in a little over half a year. I know I'm not going to be able to move away as soon as I turn 18 but I need to start saving funds asap. Here's some info to set some context. I don't have a job right now and I don't have a means of transportation, but I'm willing to get a bike. I don't know if I'd be able to get a job right now without totally overworking myself because I'm still in high school.

My dad keeps taking my fucking money and not paying me back so I'm going to do as much as I can in cash.

I am completely willing to do some illegal shit to get money to move out but I don't know what I can do right now. Advice is super super appreciated. Thank you

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lettuceLeafer wrote

I feel that illicit means of making money won't be helpful to move out. Typically landlors want proof of income which you are only going to get through legal work. A part time job almost certainly isn't going to make enough to cover the income requirements to rent.

Prob my bet would to focus on alternative cheap housing options rather than crime.

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lettuceLeafer wrote

I've literally been a viable rental candidate without a cosigner for like 2.5 months of my life total. Rental requirements r rough which makes sense since it's expensive. Then u start realizing how messed up it is bc that's how poor people are legally supposed to get shelter.

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Tecate_Coyote wrote

Going off what lettuce said- proof of income in the US generally needs to be 3x rent + credit check. However, that isn't absolute. The people that use that method are commonly companies or "professional" landlords. If you can find someone off of Facebook marketplace, craigslist, or Zillow that is just renting their second home or a room you'll be better off.

A part time job in construction under the table would pay in cash. It's as easy as walking up to the site and asking if they're hiring. Confidence is important. I don't advocate for illegal stuff like this at your age, you're likely to be tried as an adult but won't have the capital for a good lawyer. A crime of moral turptitude would destroy a lot of your future.

Be careful about getting scammed and year leases.

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JustinJohnson wrote

Simple solution: open an individual bank account rather than a joint one. He can't take your money or even know about it. ;)

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JustinJohnson wrote

As for earning money, I'd suggest a job. Having no previous convictions massively helps, I know because I myself have a string of convictions mostly related to public order offences, breaching court orders and harassing people. Please don't make the same fucking mistake I did at your age. You're too young to fuck up your life with a criminal record. I first did that when I was slightly older than you, don't make the same mistake.

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Grey5 wrote

Some landlords do background checks as part of the process. Something to keep in mind. Also without transportation kind of limits what you can do - legal and illegal. Online stuff might be your best option unless you share a computer. But risks in itself depending on what actions you decide to take.

You're too young to consider the illegal route. But if you do, depending on where you are and what the laws are - they might be expunged when you turn 18. Not all places do this and also depends on severity of your actions.

Otherwise try looking into construction, restaurant or see if there is an apprenticeship into some trade.

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