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BA of the Week: Technologist Chad Klumpp

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An amateur photographer, attempted artist, barely average writer, and professional technologist, Chad has done a complete 180 compared to others where he is from. Raised on a farm, he ditched country living to occupy an area that is filled with a variety of different minded people. He believes it is better to be weird than just follow the status quo, and is intrigued by polarizing personalities. He is a fan of the DIY mentality, and sometimes he writes, is quoted, and takes a lot of photographs, all that can be seen here.

Now let’s see what he has to say about being a broke-ass.

Name: Chad Klumpp

Age: 32

Occupation: Information Technology (I play with computers and gadgets all day)

What neighborhood do you live in?: Currently I live in Lafayette, LA. I’m sure this neighborhood has a name, I just don’t know what it is

Best money saving tip: Avoid being “Trendy”. That’s way to expensive for something we will all make fun of in 10 years anyway

What do you refuse to spend money on?: Anything that is high priced simply because of it’s logo or name brand.

Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: A House.

How’d that feel?: At first, exciting, now ready to get rid (due to location).

Favorite cheap eat: Chinese buffet.

Favorite dive bar: Right now I don’t really have one, but years ago, we used to hang out at a bar that was frequented by veterans. We got to drink, shoot pool, and hear some awesome stories.

Best deal you’ve ever gotten: Hanging out in a store that sold used cd’s in the 90’s. Before the internet, this is how I found the oddball stuff I enjoyed

Favorite free thing to do: Lately, go out and walk, jog, whatever and listen to music, podcasts, etc. Clear my head.

If you woke up a millionaire, what’s the first thing you’d buy?: Book shelves for my wife

Despite not having money, do you still love your life?: Ok, so I can’t make this claim like I could a few years ago, but to be honest, it’s all about the quality of people you surround yourself with. Good Friends = Good Times

Do you own my book?: Isn’t it standard issue?

Best hangover cure: I don’t know, I never think about it until I’m hungover

Are you a hipster?: If I say no, doesn’t that mean yes?

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  1. July 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    So, i just want to say i partially hate how the “Despite not having any money” answer is worded. The first part at least. It’s more a statement of how situations have changed, but the mindset has not.