In a world where the average mortgage rate in the US has skyrocketed to over 7%, many young adults are resorting to the age-old tradition of moving back in with their parents. But one Florida man, always the trendsetter, has decided to think outside the box—or rather, outside the house.
Meet Freddy Frugalton, a man who has taken the concept of avoiding high mortgage rates to a whole new level. Instead of burdening himself with the LAVISH lifestyle of central heating, running water, and a roof over his head, Frugalton has opted for a $20 tent strategically placed under an overpass. And he’s not just doing it for himself; he has dreams of settling down and raising a family in this cozy abode.
Financial advisors, always on the lookout for the next big trend, have lauded Frugalton’s extreme yet innovative approach to the cost of living. “Why didn’t we think of this before?” exclaimed one advisor. “Forget tiny homes; tents are the future!”
When asked about his groundbreaking decision, Frugalton said, “It just makes sense, man. I have very low overheads living in a tent, so I can focus all my energy on day trading.” But, as with all great innovators, not everything is smooth sailing. Despite the significant savings from his housing choice, Frugalton’s profit and loss statement isn’t looking too rosy. “I tend to follow [Jim] Cramer’s advice,” he admitted with a shrug. “Probably a dumb move, but hey, I live in a tent. What did you expect?”
As winter approaches, Frugalton is gearing up for the colder months. He’s contemplating starting a small fire in a barrel to keep warm. Neighbors (or rather, fellow overpass dwellers) are already placing bets on how long it’ll take before he upgrades to a $30 tent with a built-in heater.
In a world where mortgage rates and living costs continue to rise, perhaps we could all learn a thing or two from Freddy “Free-Living” Frugalton. Or, you know, maybe not.