"To echo something Rebekah said, get a suit or something that will aid with job interviews. Won't last indefinitely but it's a good investment and if you take care of a suit, even of middling quality, it will last."
"A leatherman is always a good investment, and i would go with the Kick model. All the functionality you could ever want.
Although it wont get you all the way, $100 will go a fair ways on a well-fitted suit jacket. Custom tailoring is recommended,…"
"If you look around you should be able to get a Mosin-Nagant (Russian military bolt action rifle) for about 100. They're beautiful, rugged, and dirt cheap. The ammo is a bit more but that's a problem for another day. As a bonus you could…"
"Hmm just to throw out something I haven't seen suggested yet.
What about knock some of the price off a painting or something? There's some pretty manly paintings you could get either something original or a reprint of a famous piece and…"
"My problem in these situations is that the stuff I really want is almost always more expensive than the size of the gift. I mean, $100 is nice, but it can also be limiting.
So I let gifts accrue, until I can afford *with gift money* the…"
"Carl, Thank you so much for the kind words. I am thinking about giving 5/3/1 another go (I gave it a go a year or so ago). I just have to decide on the template I want. I am happy for any suggestions you may have since you have more experience with…"
"In the short term, podcasts, NPR, and youtube. Start with Ted Talks and Kahn Academy - just follow rabbit-holes of topics that sound interesting and see where they lead you.
But longer term, I'd suggest you need to get over "I hate…"
"If you don't know what someone is talking about, say "Tell me more, I am interested in what you know about that!".....everyone likes to talk and they will be flattered you asked them to fill you in...it works every time!"