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I’m not poor, but I purposely live below the poverty line. People think it’s weird, but I hate spending money

A WOMAN decided to live below the poverty line to save money by making wise spending decisions.

YouTuber Prepper Princess shared her tips for keeping costs down.

YouTuber Prepper Princess manages to live below the poverty line with her savings tips

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YouTuber Prepper Princess manages to live below the poverty line with her savings tipsPhoto credit: Prepper Princess/youtube
One way to keep costs down is to buy very few pieces of clothing

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One way to keep costs down is to buy very few pieces of clothingPhoto credit: Prepper Princess/youtube

She explained that she has lived below the poverty line her entire adult life in order to reach her financial goals.

Prepper Princess, the author of Living On Almost Nothing, posted a YouTube video explaining her tactic.

She said: “I keep all my junk mail so I can use it to start the fire.

“And I have a Roku box that gives me thousands and thousands of movies and TV shows, and I don’t pay for cable.”

The bargain hunter has also made sure to buy a very chic house to keep the price and running costs to a minimum.

They bought a run-down two-bedroom, two-bathroom home for just $67,000.

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She said: “It allows me to live below the poverty line because I paid cash for it.

“I took all the proceeds and sales from my previous house and invested them in the stock market just before the stock market had a big bounce, so I was lucky.

“It’s very, very simple, I could actually go a lot smaller if I wanted to and I could do it in the future.

“The only thing I bought new is the sofa, the kitchen table and my bed.”

In addition to saving on furniture and household goods, the saver also behaves with the clothes in her closet.

She said: “I keep my wardrobe extremely simple. I don’t buy a lot of clothes.

“I can get all my pajamas at a thrift store for a dollar or less.”

When she bought her house, it was run down and in need of a lot of maintenance.

She said: “The bathroom was in bad shape so instead of replacing it, cleaned the toilet, peeled off tiles and stuck on for just £24.

“When I got here the kitchen was unusable. It’s a remodeled kitchen that I mostly made myself.”

The budget expert also keeps it simple when it comes to comfort and pampering.

She said: “I just buy the cheapest shampoo at 88 cents and the cheapest soap and that’s all I really need.

“Shampoo, conditioner, soap, razor and exfoliating gloves.”

https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/5292392/poor-live-below-poverty-line/ I’m not poor, but I purposely live below the poverty line. People think it’s weird, but I hate spending money

Jessica MacLeish

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