Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together – Vincent Van Gogh

In Utah, a modern-day caveman has lived for the better part of a decade on zero dollars a day. People used to think he was crazy

DANIEL SUELO LIVES IN A CAVE. UNLIKE THE average American—wallowing in credit-card debt, clinging to a mortgage, terrified of the next downsizing at the office—he isn’t worried about the economic crisis. That’s because he figured out that the best way to stay solvent is to never be solvent in the first place. Nine years ago, in the autumn of 2000, Suelo decided to stop using money. He just quit it, like a bad drug habit.

His dwelling, hidden high in a canyon lined with waterfalls, is an hour by foot from the desert town of Moab, Utah, where people who know him are of two minds: He’s either a latter-day prophet or an irredeemable hobo. Suelo’s blog, which he maintains free at the Moab Public Library, suggests that he’s both. “When I lived with money, I was always lacking,” he writes. “Money represents lack. Money represents things in the past (debt) and things in the future (credit), but money never represents what is present.”

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Comments on: "Could You Survive Without Money? Meet The Guy Who Does" (2)

  1. Interesting article. I grew up in Utah and went to Moab many times to hike and backpack. He certainly chose beautiful terrain to live his life as a hermit.

    Not sure I agree any more with what he’s doing than those who worship money too much, but good luck to him.

  2. Regina Gorrell said:

    I wanna help on any way I can.Frogs are amazing and I love them.so what can I do?

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