There are just so many stereotypes of being rich... You live in a wealthy suburb, so you must be rich, so pay for it. You own many properties, so you must be rich, you can afford to fix them. You run a business, so you are rich, and you lucky you don't have to do anything, others do it for you.... Gee, I could go on and on.... Early on I too shared with some thinking they will get it, yet instead when I caught flu I was told, "So what's the point of all these IPs when you are sick". I was stunned, cause I thought I am not dying yet??? Even some close ones will say, "You don't have any financial problems, or you are lucky you can spend on anything". Well, usually when I get pushed too far, I just provide some of those comments: 1. Well it's not what you EARN, it's what you do with what you EARN! 2. Everyone has 24 hours in a day, no more and no less, and the opportunity is there for ALL to take! 3. Yes, I am so lucky I have this tree that grows dollars in my garden! 4. Yes, I do not have bills, only others have them! That was many years ago, since then it doesn't bother me what others perceive or say as everybody can loose their financial wealth or riches! So IMHO I am rich as long as I am healthy to chose in life to do what I want to do, being close with those that I love, and being able to grow and give to those that I chose!