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I read that article and meant to post here but forgot. So glad someone else did!

As to paying for utilities and insurance: He sold a lot of things that he found. I know for sure he got money for scrap metals. I think he may have resold larger items as well, but not certain. The day the journalist spent with him he received about $80 for metal found that day as well as some smaller items he'd saved up. If I recall correctly, his wife's job solely paid for food.

Unfortunately, I just finished the newspaper and gave it to someone else; wish I'd checked the Fool before doing so and I could have given you more details.

Selphiras
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