Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 0
Ecks sold the condo for $235,000, and the couple rented a house for a while before buying an old houseboat for $3,100. They had it towed to a marina in south San Francisco where Ecks could also moor his 30-year-old, 27-foot sailboat. Berth rent and a live-aboard fee set the couple back $600 a month. Ecks figures his total monthly expenses run about $1,500

I'm completely surprised by this - is living on a houseboat really so much cheaper than renting an apartment? Aren't boats expensive to maintain? Also, does this guy pay for health insurance? I'm finding it hard to believe that one can live that cheaply in San Francisco (unless one finds housing in a cardboard box).

Print the post  


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.