When we see people picking up trash, we feel bad for them, thinking that life may have been a little too rough for them to handle. But one garbage-hoarding bag lady has proven that there is more to her than meets the eye.
Lisa Fiekowski likes collecting trash but she is actually a secret millionaire. She then puts her collection in her 1993 Toyota Camry. Her can-collecting may be bizarre for some, but this has been a hobby to her to get exercise, and not to earn money from.
The 60-something woman has been collecting cans for about a decade now.
“It keeps me active. I talk to people in the neighborhood… Mostly, it’s physical activity … I figure I make a little money at the same time. Keep the neighborhood clean.”
Although her intention is nice, Fiekowski revealed that not all people appreciate her hobby or her can-filled car, which they consider to be an eyesore.
Fiekowski considers collecting neighborhood junk her full-time job, and property ownership is just a part-time gig.
According to her, she earns about $20 to $30 for a few hours of work.
Meanwhile, Fiekowski has an MBA from the University of Chicago, and her husband earns arount $US180,000 annually. Her parents were high-ranking economists in the US government, and she has worked as a stockbroker and a marketing analyst.
She revealed that her mother, who negotiated trade deals worldwide, knew Condoleezza Rice personally.
Fiekowski shared that she started investing in real estate in the mid-80s.
She owns more than $8 million worth of properties around New York City, including a $1 million co-op next to Prospect Park.
“I’m an old-fashioned bohemian … To me, what’s sad is New York used to have acceptance of people being eccentric, but now it’s like, ‘Heaven forbid!’”
10 Beautiful Cities With Disgusting Pest Infestation Problems
Beyond the beautiful facade, dark secrets lurk.
The city is the place where modernization begins, and trend-setting innovations are born. On its front face, you see the beauty of the concrete jungle. On the other side of the urban beauty, dark secrets lurk.
Most cities in the United States have pest control initiatives and waste management procedures. However, some towns fail in this category, and it is really gross. Here are ten cities in the United States where pests are rampant.
1. New Orleans
How To Plan A Wedding Even Introverts Would Love
Finding the right concept for a shy or introverted person is challenging – but it’s definitely possible!
Weddings are social gatherings involving family and friends of the bride and groom. This means that, as hosts of the celebration, the future husband and wife would need to mingle and talk to everyone — even strangers from their significant others’ half of the guest list.
That definitely won’t work for introverts. Finding the right concept that would fit a shy or introverted person can be pretty challenging. Still, the good news for you is that it's definitely possible.
In fact, there are several ways for weddings to become enjoyable even for introverted couples and guests....
13 Stunning Engagement Photo Ideas To Get You Inspired
These are simple yet beautiful!
Although not everyone wants their engagement photos to be extravagant, it is safe to say that the images certainly don’t have to be dull and awkward. The truth of the matter is that your engagement pictures don’t have to be eccentric, they just have to fit your style so it would come out very natural.
But let’s face it, not everyone of us is blessed with supermodel looks! With that out of the way, here are thirteen stunning engagement photos that you could take inspiration from: