From The Savvy Couple …
I was hiking with my roommate Tom when he said the craziest thing: “what if we live here, in the campgrounds. If you didn’t pay rent for one entire year, you’d save $21,000.”
At first, I couldn’t imagine giving up my comfortable bed, my leather couch, my New York Times and coffee on Sundays. But Tom had planted a seed in my mind, a seed that grew and sprouted and took over all logical thought.
At first, the feelings of homelessness were hard to deal with … but after four months of living in a tent and a car near San Francisco, I’d finally paid off the debt I’d had for almost 10 years. I’d never felt so good financially; like I was finally gaining control.