Originally Posted by Melrna
I have been up and down the Florida Keys where folks live on derelict boats and to be honest eye sores. But I am not one to judge, knowing that those folks are doing the best they can. We have 5 of those boats here in my marina with folks living below poverty income. They are all nice folks.
Many times these days you find those type people still find enough money to smoke cigarettes, drink beer and play lottery or go to the casino. They probably still have a smart phone and flat screen TV.
It's rare in the USA to find a truly broke person. If you want to see real poverty you should travel to Africa or Haiti.
Also it doesn't take much money to keep your boat clean and well organized. Maybe it takes a non-lazy person to carry the trash to the dumpster but not much cash.