Save your money

A WildebeestOk, so you’ve booked the ticket for your first trip to some place where the beer is cheap and the women are beautiful, nice and can’t wait to meet you.  Now what?  How do you get ready for the trip?  What homework might pay dividends?  How do you make sure you’re as ready as you can be?

First of all, save your goddamn money.  If you’re like me and have to be in America or Western Europe for job reasons most of the time, going out to meet girls is pretty much a waste of time and definitely a waste of money.  It’s just throwing your money and precious time away at late night clubs drinking $5-7 beers and trying to talking to bloated American wildebeest (did you know the plural of wildebeest is wildebeest?).  Trying to kill time waiting for your trip like this is just going to set you back.  Instead, go to the gym.  Being in the best shape you can be is very good for your health, and even better for your confidence.  There are lots of differing opinions on what gym routine is best, and of course I have my opinion as well which I will detail later, but what it really comes down to is just getting your ass to the gym.  Instead of taking in expensive beer calories in, work some off in the gym instead.  That $50 bucks you spent last night breaks down something like this:

4 beers for yourself at $4 plus $1 tip: $20
Cover at some shitty American club: $10
Shots for you and your buddy and two so-so American girls who just want to drink for free and have no intention of fucking you: $20

Or even worse, how about the complete waste of money involved in taking out some American girl for dinner?  After a bottle of wine and a couple entrees and dessert you’re likely to spend $75 or $100 easy.  If you have to have dinner with an American girl, for Christ sake, please Cook to Bang!  Remember also that while in America dudes are pretty much obliged to pay for everything at dinner, the fat American girl across the table complaining about how this meal is going to make her fat (too late) is feeling no similar obligation to repay you in any way.

Or you could save yourself the money and hangover and just wait a bit.  That $50 or $75 or $100 will buy you a night of hotel and food for the day and the cup of coffee, beer or coke light you will drink some afternoon at the coffeeshop in Playa del Carmen when you’re meeting beautiful girls from all over the world en masse.  It’s a way better investment in yourself.  When I’m at home in the Midwest I obviously talk to the occasional hot girl who comes my way but I never waste money on them.  It’s a loser move.

2.  Something that is really worth the time is language study.  It’s really amazing how useful having a very basic knowledge of the local language of wherever you’re going is.  The smaller the country the more impressed a girl is if you can come up and say hello, nice to meet you, what’s your name, how old are you, you’re beautiful, etc.  It really works wonders to set you apart from the other guys and even has other uses.  Ordering at a bar in the local lingua franca will often save you from being overcharged and make you friends all over.  Especially the little shit countries, if you can just speak a couple words of the local language to her she’ll get hot for you right away.

So go on Amazon, find some language tapes and books and get to work or better yet just find a website, there are tons of free websites with the basics of many, many languages.  It’s a great way to spend a Tuesday night, instead of going to some shitty American bar and getting shot down by some hipster girls.  We will have some basic language primers for you later, but we’re not claiming to be experts on this.

There’s other things to do that will be covered later, but the basic principle is this:  Live simply at home so you can live well on the road.  That new iPhone will not make you as happy as a beautiful new girlfriend.  A fancy car is a total waste of money.  The newest $200 jeans?  Come on.  Girls aren’t attracted to that.  They like good looking well dressed guys but not guys that throw their money around in some pathetic attempt to look like a big shot.  And if a girl is attracted to that loser behavior, that means that ‘s what she’s looking for, a little walking ATM for her coke habit or whatever.  Sure, coke sluts can be hot, but they’re bad people and you really just don’t know where they’ve been.

We’re not suggesting you just pack it in while you’re in the States.  There is enough quality walking around (barely) that you might as well get out there for a snack to tide you over.  Just do it the way I do: look for bars with drink specials.  Instead of dinner at a restaurant, cook at your place.  Hang out at the coffee shop during the day to meet girls- a $2 coffee is much more economical, it’s a better place to meet girls and it’s better for your waistline.  That way once you’re out abroad you can live well when it really matters.  Just hang in there, and every dollar you save at home will buy much more later when you’re traveling. Be sure to see “The Single Dude’s Rules for Money” next…

Charlie Bushmeister

Call me Charlie. I decided to join with others to write this blog because I feel that I have learned a lot about how to succeed in life in general. It took a lot of trial and error and I've developed a wealth of philosophies, skills, and tricks of the trade that would be very useful to like minded guys out there. There's no need to repeat my mistakes, of which I have made many, instead I urge you to read this blog, absorb and practice its lessons, and then go out and have the most awesome life, on your own terms. To me that means good health, success in your career, the number and type of relationships you want, and general satisfaction that you're not wasting your life spinning your wheels, but going forward always towards your goals.

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