When I began earning pocket money as a kid, I was pretty good at saving.
It was almost an obsession. (An obsession I eventually got over.)
I had thoughts of becoming an “infinityaire” – a term I coined, like a millionaire or billionaire, except the money never stopped growing.
To go with these earnings, I figured I’d lead quite an extravagant life with lemonade on tap.
This life didn’t pan out.
(Perhaps beyond my years, that affluent vision had me having no children.)
I don’t own aqua-coloured jeans.
I’m unable to buy something from Amazon without scrutinizing the cost.
Perhaps this is a fortunate place to be in. I appreciate every little thing that fills my life.
And I’m kind of proud, a $10 bottle of wine tastes about as good to me as a $100 one.
In other areas I’ve found ways to live a wealthy life, without the wealthy price tag.
Did you know? Buying new socks is an economical way to get that new shoe feeling.
I’ve shared here some tweeted tips for feeling rich, without needing to be so:
A great way to save money on expensive exfoliating soaps. Visit the beach, then wash yourself with a normal cake of soap. #tips
— Ryan B (@rbrink77) August 2, 2015
I cancelled my gym membership. To appear fitter it's cheaper to buy smaller shirts and larger suits. #fb
— Ryan B (@rbrink77) May 25, 2012
Some pay lots on gyms & personal trainers. Luckily, I get a 4 year old on my back while I do pushups "You're doing good camel!" #kidlulz
— Ryan B (@rbrink77) April 6, 2013
#tips4men Want to take her out for a timeless evening on a budget? Leave your watch at home and don't charge your phone's battery.
— Ryan B (@rbrink77) February 1, 2013
I know its my money, but there's nothing like the feeling of finding money in your pocket when u put on a suit. Just wish it was AED >5 #fb
— Ryan B (@rbrink77) July 4, 2011
A five pack of new socks cost less than $10. It made me feel like I received a $10,000 pay increase.
— Ryan B (@rbrink77) August 2, 2017
Is your car smelling a bit stuffy? Get a 5 year old to eat a chocolate muffin on the backseat, and check back the next day. #tips4men
— Ryan B (@rbrink77) May 1, 2014
Buying Milk Bread was a wonderful mistake. It tastes disgusting, but toasting it makes the house smell like I’m baking. #tips4men
— Ryan B (@rbrink77) September 15, 2018
I feel like I'm staying in a five star hotel the first night I sleep on freshly washed linen. #smallpleasures
— Ryan B (@rbrink77) August 13, 2012
I'm guessing, when I take off my shoes at work it's similar to a driver of a convertible putting the roof down. #smallpleasures
— Ryan B (@rbrink77) April 9, 2012
I feel like the King Of England when I wear ironed jeans. #smallpleasures
— Ryan B (@rbrink77) April 26, 2012
After I cut my fingernails I feel I would very comfortably accept an invitation to a black tie event. Just waiting. #smallpleasures
— Ryan B (@rbrink77) May 15, 2012
And lastly, perhaps feeling rich can be a matter of how you communicate:
'Last night I had a couple of glasses of wine' is a classy way of saying I'm out of beer #tips4men
— Ryan B (@rbrink77) March 21, 2017