No, I don’t sell drugs to children, am not the love child of Donald Trump, not do I have a tiny little genie in my pocket. Despite that, I travel around for months on end to satisfy my endless curiosity and fuel my so-so blog. This all raises a natural question and the one that everyone asks: how can I afford it?
Now part of me wishes I’d learned the secrets of cold fusion or discovered a chest of pirate’s gold, but now that I think about it, I like the truth even better. The truth is that I have a super power. I wasn’t born with it and I wasn’t bitten by a radioactive spider, my superpower is one I developed slowly over time and is simply this: I learned to be happy with less.
Now the details of this mysterious transformation could easily fill a book, but if there’s anything good that a normal, healthy, moral person can learn from a dissolute, crazy guy like me, this is it. So for that reason, over the course of the next couple of months, I’m going to reveal some of my secrets in the hopes that I can help someone, somewhere.
In each post, I’m going to cover some aspect of life that consumes money, e.g., clothes, travel or food. By the time we reach the end you’ll see how I’m able to thrive on $1,000 a month and survive on much less. Even if you don’t want to adopt my Spartan ways, or find some of my tactics a little too homelessesque, I pretty sure something somewhere will be useful and might even allow you to save enough money to take that trip you want before you move into the retirement home.