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
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.