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Here's a fun fact about me that reveals how unbelievably naive I once was: when I was a kid, I genuinely thought every person over the age of 20 was just somehow magically rich.

And now that I, myself, am over the age of 20, thinking about that just makes me laugh and laugh, and also kind of cry a little, before laughing some more.

Oh, to be young and foolish again, am I right?

Being adult isn't nearly as... *lavish* as I thought it would be.

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Rather than spoiling myself with my bottomless riches, I often find myself standing in the grocery store debating between two packs of toilet paper, all the while wondering when toilet paper got to be so gosh darn expensive??

Recently, I've actually started to get better with saving money, but that was more out of necessity than anything else.


I guess you could say I've become accustomed to a certain lifestyle — eating, sleeping with a roof over my head, that sort of thing.

And in order to keep up said lifestyle, I've really had to buckle down and pay close attention to my spending. That means telling my friends I can't go out for drinks tonight because I'm saving up to buy a vacuum.

But even though I'm not spending my money wildly, I still have bills to pay.


Which is another part of adult life I most definitely did not see coming. I can praise myself all I want for passing up a chance to toss back tequila shots with my friends, but that hydro bill is still coming out of my account tomorrow whether I want it to or not.

And if I'm being honest, I really don't want it to.

Yes, ABBA most certainly got it right when they said, "Money money money, must be funny, in a rich man's world."

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The only time it's ever really funny in a poor person's world is when we come across some hilariously accurate quote about having no money.

That's when we can laugh about it, too. Because if we didn't laugh, we just might cry.

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