Mark Boyle became The Moneyless Man in November 2008 when he set out to try living completely without money for twelve months – not spending, earning, saving, or using it. His first book, The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living, was published in June 2010 by Oneworld Publications and documents this journey. Having successfully completed the first year of moneyless living, Mark continued to live moneylessly for almost three years.
Mark is the founder of the Freeconomy movement – which puts people with skills, tools, and time in touch with those with a need for these things, without money changing hands. As a companion to The Moneyless Manifesto, Mark and others have set up moneylessmanifesto.org in order to encourage readers to share their experiences about moneyless living, or moving away from dependence on current cultures around modern economy.