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It's the little things we take for granted.

Buying a cup of coffee from our corner bodega, going to a movie every now and again, and choosing to take a taxi instead of the subway.

Things that seem trivial to us, but are a luxury to others.

Who worries if they spend that $3.50 on a cup of coffee that they won't have enough to pay this month's rent or electricity bill?

A lot of folks.

Even people who don't live in the height of luxury tend to overlook that they live a privileged life in the grand scheme of things.

A life many others deeply envy.

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Who doesn't dream of becoming super wealthy?

Being taken everywhere in a stretch limousine, having a personal chef cook you 5 star dinners every night, owning homes on every continent, and shelling out thousands of dollars as if it were pocket change.

Surprising as it may seem, there are some people who have so much money to burn, that buying out Disney World for a birthday party or taking a flight on a whim might actually be a reality.

Just ask the people who work for them.

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The Most Surprising Things People Discovered After Marrying Someone Poorer Than Them
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"For Richer or poorer".

Vows people make to their soon-to-be spouses, though likely hoping their situation will only be "for richer".

Indeed, money remains one of the most divisive issues between two people, even spouses.

Particularly when one spouse came from a far less financially stable upbringing, and thus has very different views on money.

Namely, how to spend it.

As a result, the half of the couple who came from a slightly more stable upbringing begin to learn more and more about their spouse, and how their financial situation changed them.

Not only their spending habits, but their views of the world.

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Cheap Items That Can Make Someone Appear Rich
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Who hasn't had a moment of envy, when they've seen someone walking down the street wearing a stunning dress, a nifty suit, or a luxurious scarf which we know all too well we can't afford?

Until we ask them where they got it, expecting to hear Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman or Oscar De La Renta, and instead learn it came from H&M, Kohls, or Target!

Indeed, sometimes items that cost us very little to purchase can still give off the illusion of being expensive, and as a result, make us seem much wealthier than we are.

All simply owing to how it's worn or used.

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