When times are hard don't go to the movies or eat-out.
Instead, hang out near building exhaust vents, stay late at the library, frequent swimming baths, seek out rich girl-friends, live in a mild climate, rent a banger ... the list is endless.
But did you know that the easiest way to get free meals, good health care and structured living is to join the Army, go to prison, seek employment as ships crew, and/or have a job as a janitor where you can use the facilities to keep clean.
Alternatively, win the lottery.
But don't do what that guy did in Arlington, Texas, give your lottery ticket to a retail clerk to check and then be told that your ticket didn't come up, only to learn later that you won the TX lottery.