I’m in Love with The Man in the Van

Well, celebrity love anyway.  Thanks Geez for posting this article in the van forum.  From the article:

It unsettled him in those first months to see so many zeros on his bank account balance — “Who am I to deserve that?” he wondered. “What have I really done?” — so he hired financial advisers and asked them to stash the money in conservative investments where Norris wouldn’t have to think about it. His advisers deposit $800 a month into his checking account — or about half as much as he would earn working full time for minimum wage. It’s enough to live in a van, but just barely. “I’m actually more comfortable being kind of poor,” he says, because not having money maintains his lifestyle and limits the temptation to conform. He never fills Shaggy beyond a quarter tank. He fixes the van’s engine with duct tape rather than taking it to a mechanic. Instead of eating out with teammates, he writes each night in a “thought journal” that rests on the dashboard.

Quite admirable.  I too don’t wish to conform.  I hope if I start making money that I don’t succumb.  This guy is leading the way.  The best kept secret in American is….you don’t need all that STUFF.

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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4 Responses to I’m in Love with The Man in the Van

  1. geezer says:

    It’s been estimated that $500 is enough for a month of van ( or RV ) living

    • Me says:

      I wouldn’t care to live on $500 a month indefinitely. That’s just a little too spartan for me.

      • Me says:

        $500/month is not sustainable. If your van breaks down where the repairs are expensive…or you need some sort of healthcare…you’re screwed.

  2. geezer says:

    That estimate was intended for normal living expenses , ( e.g. food , a minimum of monthly bills , fuel , etc ) . It would be likely be more than someone that was thoroughly homeless would likely get ( who are unlikely to afford HMO.)
    Anyone that lives to the limit of their monthly income is already in trouble , since as you point out , there are always the possibility of emergencies

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