Rich people of Reddit that were poor before, how did money solve your problems and what new problems have appeared?

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I can now buy good gifts for my friends/family. Downside: now I cant get them shitty gifts

WhiteHairedWidow

Money allows me to not worry. It doesn’t make me happy, but it frees up my mind to BE happy, because I don’t have to spend time worrying about how I’m going to pay the next bill. Lifestyle creep is a very real thing, if you’re looking for a “problem.” We’ve gotten used to this level of money, so if it were to go away, it would be a pretty big problem pretty quickly. Our bills have risen along with our income.

scottevil110

Fawning service industry people. Waitstaff, hotel, retail store people. It’s embarrassing sometimes because I don’t know how to react. I have a sister who is middle class and three kids. I’m relied on to provide certain expensive things for the kids. Once in a while is fine. It’s fun. But because I have no kids, she thinks there should be a constant stream of fun activities and gifts coming from me because “what else are you spending your money on”.

the-camster

Went through childhood in the foster system and fell through the cracks, ended up homeless a few times. Anyways I am not a 1%er but I do make more than 80% of Americans (yearly salary wise). Money relieved me of stress. When I go shopping I don’t check my bank account before I make a purchase, I have insurance so I am not afraid to go to the dentist or doctor, going out with friends is fun because I know I won’t be financially struggling from a night out. It ultimately bought me a level of stability I never was used to and I am incredibly grateful. My ‘new problems’ I wouldn’t call problems, home maintenence, car upkeep, bills, etc. I am grateful those are my main worries these days.

SpookyCritter

I can afford the good toilet paper now. The only problem is, I’m still not rich enough to have someone wipe for me.

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