15 People Suggest One Cheap Item That Could Make You Seem Rich

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Personally, I don’t much care whether or not people think I’m wildly rich and/or successful, but I know that in some professions, perception can totally matter.

So, if you’re looking to appear as if you make/have more money than you do, here are 15 inexpensive items you may want to invest in now.

15. Neutralize the universal disappointment of children.

A Butter Cookie tin that has the actual cookies and not sewing materials.

14. Money talks. Wealth whispers.

I’m late to the party. Spend money on getting your clothes tailored.

I’m a money manager. The old school wealth doesn’t wear anything that stands out. However, their clothes always have a perfect fit.

The flashy guy that comes in with the big watch, driving the sports car usually has a ton of debt.

Money talks. Wealth whispers.

13. Slice some fruit, throw it in the pitcher, and you just earned another fake million.

A small table in your living room with a pitcher of water and two glasses.

12. No one with money is ever a rumpled mess.

Request [sizing] when your pants are dry cleaned.

It won’t do anything for the actual quality of the fabric, but it’ll make them less prone to wrinkling.

That and a no iron dress shirt can help make you look well put together rather than a rumpled mess.

11. Toilet paper is always money well spent.

Apparently 3-ply toilet paper.

One of my friends was at our house last year and after a bathroom trip, she told another friend, “Ooh, they’ve got money; they’ve got the good stuff.” lol

10. I also bet no one can tell the difference.

I have a family member who always asks for empties of fancy bottles of alcohol and then just refills them with the cheap stuff.

You’d be impressed if you look at his bar, but IT’S ALL A SHAM!

9. This is an amazing secret to know.

Join seat-filler clubs for NYC theater shows for like $100/year and you can get tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows for $5 a ticket (actually free + $5 processing fee) for up to two tickets per show they offer.

Then just Instagram or Facebook how cultured you are as you go to shows every day for $5 each.

Invite someone and tell them it’s your treat and they’ll think you’re loaded.

8. It’s hard to tell from a distance.

My colleague has these golden earrings with zirconia drops, I thought she either stole them from a grandma or her boyfriend must have gave them to her but she told me those were actually really cheap from a drugstore

7. Because every rich person’s room just needs a pop of color.

A bowl of lemons.

6. Funny how stuff just becomes a thing.

I wear cuff links and it’s not really my fault.

I was given a pair when I was a groomsman in a friend’s wedding. So I bought a French cuff shirt so I could use them. Family saw me wearing the shirt and decided I must like cuff links so started buying them for me as gifts. I now had a collection of cuff links so when I got new shirts, I bought them with French cuffs. Now that’s all I own and wear for dress shirts.

I don’t really even like cuff links.

5. This is interesting!

Not exactly an item, but… travel. Americans grossly overestimate the cost of international travel and think you have tons of money because of it.

I just spent a few days in a Scandinavian capital. Direct flight from NYC was less than $300, and hostel bed was less than $20. Most Americans spend far more than that traveling to Miami or Vegas or what-have-you, yet ooooh and aaaah and comment on my finances when they see where I go.

4. I’m pretty sure everyone at the yacht club is faking it, then.

Just call everyone “old sport”.

3. We have these, too. So simple.

Under cabinet lighting.

I have rechargeable led strips that I bought for $30 on Amazon, held up by magnets.

They light up the backsplash/counter below and scream “I had this custom lighting done by an electrician”

2. Something worth splurging on, for sure.

A good haircut/hairstyle.

1. It makes you feel like a million bucks.

I bought a metal razor and a box of 500 blades.

It’s gold in colour, cuts nicely (I have a round stick of soap to lather with) and i feel like a millionaire when i use it.

It was less than £20.

These are really very clever!

Do you think any of these would work? Do you have suggestions of your own?

Let us know in the comments!