Broke-Ass of the Week – Dave Heventhal

Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude.  Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit — probably not.

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Our featured broke-ass this week proves that you’re never too old to be a crazy cheapskate.  North Beach resident Dave Heventhal is 64, semi-retired, refuses to spend money on name brand vodka and has the BEST answer for the “Are you a hipster?” question that we’ve ever come across.  Check him out!

Name: Dave Heventhal

Age: 64

Occupation: Semi-retired.

What neighborhood do you live in?: North Beach.

What are you listening to these days?: Pandora selections ranging from jazz to rock.

Best money saving tip: Marry a Dutch woman then manage a small apartment building in return for low or no rent.

What do you refuse to spend money on?: Name brand vodka because vodka by international decree is tasteless, odorless and colorless.

Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: A wine country condo in 1990.

How’d that feel?: Poor for twenty years, but we paid it off.

Favorite cheap eat: Cheese steak.

Favorite dive bar: Vesuvio.

Best deal you’ve ever gotten: Bought a restored 1965 convertible Mustang for $4,000 fifteen years ago and sold it five years later for $10K.

Favorite free thing to do: Beaching and walking in The City.

If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: A cruising class yacht to sail the world in.

Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: Of course.

Do you own my book?: Not yet. Is it in the library?

Best hangover cure: Club soda or Orangina.

Are you a hipster?: I’m a geezer and my hips are fine.

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Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator

When Christy announced she was leaving her family's Southern California home and moving to San Francisco, her mom said, "Have fun in that den of sin." This is the only (however sarcastic) advice Christy has ever taken from her mom, who also told her to join eharmony.com and cover her eyes during sex scenes in movies. Christy puts her creative writing degree to good use by locating the typos on Chinese food menus and spends most of her time challenging friends to all-you-can-eat contests and trying to get that one bartender at Zeitgeist to smile.

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