5 Ways to Act Rich without Having the Bank Account to Back It

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You do not have to throw any money around and sink into debt just to play the part of seeming to be well off.  In fact, it is the way you present yourself that will last a whole lot longer than buying a bottle of champagne for your friends.

Be Confident but Not Cocky

I have come across plenty of people that think they are “cool” just because they throw money around and make the others in the group feel that they are inadequate because they are not flaunting, or wasting, money.  Acting this way gives off a cocky vibe and will only result in everyone else talking behind your back, so in a group setting, you can be confident, but do not cross that line. Cock is what leads people to buying more than they earn, and spending more on a McMansion that they will eventually foreclose on. It’s tricky to remove foreclosure from credit report agencies and their scoring methods, so it’s best not to find yourself in this situation to begin with.

Dress Like You Care

Your clothes could be from a high end store or from Target (not any rip against Target, that is where I get a lot of my clothes), and you can still dress to impress.  First off make sure they are cleaned, pressed, and match.  Shoes should be cleaned and not show any wear.  For those that are unsure that I have seen friends wear that are big no-no’s are t-shirts tucked into jeans, and white gym shoes at any sort of event.

Buy Quality Items

You do not have to own every item that your peers have, but the items you can afford make sure they are quality, otherwise not only will they not last, but you will not impress anyone with an off-brand.  If it means saving up for an entire year to buy a Weber grill, that is far superior than purchasing a mediocre grill from another brand, and other unnecessary items.  Be smart about what you are purchasing.

Stay Up on Current Events

There does not have to be quotes from famous writers in order to sound classy.  Stay up on current events in your local area so that you can easily keep conversation and sound informed about your home town, and not just celebrity gossip or what happened on WWE last week.

It’s Alright to be Cheap

Frugal is the key word, not cheap.  Watch what you are spending your hard earned money on, and make it worth the purchase.  Nothing worse than leaving an expensive dinner and ask yourself what did you just spend all this money on.  Save your money and eat at home.

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