Per reader Nigel Hurst, from Spell of Catastrophe:
"see if the world would provide anything interesting for free, at least a"
believe it needs an "or" after the comma and before the "at least...."
The updated text:
", or at least a minimum of investment."
Should fop-around-time read fop-around-town, unless of course you're implying he fops back and fore in time lol
"night then during" should read "night than during"