From Homeless to $5,000 Saved

by Kevin on February 15, 2008

An impressive article about a guy who voluntarily lived homeless to work his way out of poverty. He went from having $25 in his pocket to an apartment, a truck, and $5,000 within 10 months.

During his first 70 days in Charleston, Shepard lived in a shelter and received food stamps. He also made new friends, finding work as a day laborer, which led to a steady job with a moving company.

Ten months into the experiment, he decided to quit after learning of an illness in his family. But by then he had moved into an apartment, bought a pickup truck, and had saved close to $5,000.

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Lisa February 15, 2008 at 1:59 pm

This is a really neat story. Have you ever read Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich? Another perspective…


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