How I went from spendthrift to pauper overnight

I’m an old hat at recession survival. Five years ago, I went into a self-imposed recession.

It was the year 2003. I had dropped out of the rat race to live the bohemian life, convinced that a regular desk-bound career was killing me slowly.

With hardly any savings, no grand master plan, no contacts and no external help, I plunged into a world of uncertainty to pursue a career in acting.

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