All of us want to be ballers but most of us lack the cash reserves required to do so. As the recession looms and many of us loose our baller status, we need to stretch that pound without compromising the image. The tips below will show you how to become a baller on a budget, without letting people know you're on a budget.
Make gourmet top ramen. Eating dinner for less than a quid never tasted so good. Drop an egg in there with the ramen for a more classy way to be poor. You can also put some sliced ham in there, and the cooked taste is great. Add some seaweed for a cultural treat.
Furnish your apartment (I say apartment because if you own a house you're already a baller) with stuff from craigslist. There are many stories of people getting thousands of dollars worth of furniture and appliances for almost nothing or free. People will practically give away brand new furniture just so they don't have to get rid of it themselves. I personally furnished an entire apartment, refrigerator and all, for £15. That same apartment came to be known as the "soul pad".
Find ways to save money during the week so that you have more to spend on the weekends. Eating at home 2 extra times a week will put just enough cash in your pocket for 2 martinis at the bar, that's one for you and one for her.
Buy designer clothes online for a fraction of the price. Designer clothes such as Hugo Boss can be found on ebay for a few bucks, brand new. Baller sunglasses are also available for less than £5. Go ahead and get the imitations, because the people that can actually tell the difference are few and far between.
Take your date to a free theater show or poetry reading. Attending shows at local amphitheaters and swank coffee shops will make you look intelligent and raise your baller IQ.