Americans Aren’t Homeless Because of a Lack of Resources

When I was in my mid-twenties, I struggled mightily with my finances. It was a tough job market, I had very little experience and I was temperamentally unsuited to take orders from people that weren’t as smart as me. This led to a repeating pattern. I’d take some horrible job that didn’t pay a lot, struggle along, get sick of the idiocy at work and quit – oftentimes without having another job lined up. Although I had no savings and my car was a lemon that frequently broke down, I managed to limp along, barely paying my bills. Eventually, as my education in the school of hard knocks started to pay off, I concluded it was time to start getting ahead of the game. That led me to seriously considering planned homelessness. I figured I could get a membership at the YMCA, take showers there in the morning, work, exercise, kill time in the library, and then sleep in my car every night. I figured I could do that for 3 or 4 months, save up $2500 or so (which seemed like an ENORMOUS sum to me th…

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