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Old 03-07-2016, 12:48 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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OK, first I live out of my vehicle (Have been since June 2012)

get showers at local community center (I could do workouts if desired)

Found out that work has showers I can use (Free of charge)

I could cancel monthly dues to community center. $37 a month

I get free wifi from center (But can get from library also)

Does this make financial sense?

(Showers only when working, not on weekends...)

If job ends, can sign up again with Community center....
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, US of A
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Disgusted,
Why are you living like that?
Are you homeless? Did you loose your job and get thrown out of where you were
living?
Just curious.
If you work, are you saving your money? Is there a goal or an end game for living like
that?
If not, what are you afraid of?
Listen, if you are happy, enjoy yourself, but you might want to think about
saving some money and buying a better investment to live in, cars deappreciate in value.
They can also be cold in the winter.
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Old 03-07-2016, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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You supposedly quit your job 2 days ago.
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:22 PM
 
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I wouldn't give up the weekend showers unless I really needed to save the money.

When do you use wifi? Would library access be more restrictive time wise? Saving money isn't everything. What overall benefit would you be getting?
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:31 PM
 
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OK, first I live out of my vehicle (Have been since June 2012)

get showers at local community center (I could do workouts if desired)

Found out that work has showers I can use (Free of charge)

I could cancel monthly dues to community center. $37 a month

I get free wifi from center (But can get from library also)

Does this make financial sense?

(Showers only when working, not on weekends...)

If job ends, can sign up again with Community center....
Are you making less than $15,000/year? What kind of life is that?
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:39 AM
 
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OK, first I live out of my vehicle (Have been since June 2012)

get showers at local community center (I could do workouts if desired)

Found out that work has showers I can use (Free of charge)

I could cancel monthly dues to community center. $37 a month

I get free wifi from center (But can get from library also)

Does this make financial sense?

(Showers only when working, not on weekends...)

If job ends, can sign up again with Community center....
Any particular long term goals?
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Old 03-08-2016, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Florida -
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There is cheap... versus frugal. Then there's dysfunctional. Your objective will likely determine which category this fits in. What do you do when you are not in your car or at the community center?
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:37 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default There are a lot of people doing what you are

Obviously you know how to live with the minimum. For some, circumstances drove them to that life. For others, it's a matter of personal choice; their lifestyle is such they don't want the hassels and responsibility of owning a home or paying high rent. From personal experience, a home is the biggest liability. Not that I'd want to live in my vehicle. I did consider a camper, but I have a little too much junk, pets, etc. There's a balance to be made, and everyone has to find theirs. The frugal/cheap question I can't answer. Very few would choose to live out of a car simply to save money.
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Old 03-08-2016, 02:31 PM
 
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All relative to how much you make. This will determine if you fit into the cheap, frugal, or dysfunctional category.
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Old 03-08-2016, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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All relative to how much you make. This will determine if you fit into the cheap, frugal, or dysfunctional category.
I disagree, THIS level of "frugality" is being just plain cheap. Frugal would be living in a small place with 3 or 4 roommates. Being cheap is having a job and CHOOSING to live in your car and shower at a public gym which is obviously not what the showers are intended for.

This is all assuming the OP HAS a job. Unless they are homeless, then it's just out of necessity.
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