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


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.


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”.


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.


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