And, depending on how things go economically, how any of us might find ourselves living some day soon. There's a lot to think about in this article, and I expect the series will be worth your time to keep up with.
Michael, Meet Curtis
Curtis is a squatter in Chicago. He moves from place to place, exchanging work for a place to sleep. He doesn't need much to live:
At the end of the day, Michael showed us his creative budget to survive on the Chicago streets for one weekend. “Buy $20 of Yahoo stock. Hope for the best.”
Curtis laughed and we tallied up his expenses for the same time period:
$4.75 chicken wings and canned beans
$2.00 shirt, pair of socks
$1.00 four loose cigarettes
$2.50 polish sandwich and fries
$2.00 rat infestation powder
$2.75 medicine, band aids
TOTAL: $19.00 (one dollar in savings)OK, survivalists and doomers and preparedness folks all--could you do what Curtis is doing?