10 Things People Who Were Born Rich Will Never Understand
4. Paying for College
For whatever reason, society has begun to think of college as not just a beneficial educational experience, but also a mandatory one. Here’s the thing: college is flipping expensive, even if you go to a state school or manage to finagle a scholarship.
If you were born rich, though, you almost assuredly have parents who’ve been grooming you for college since you were born. As such, they’ll no doubt foot the bill for you to party for four years — and possibly five or six, if you can’t make it to class. Not born rich? Well, you’ve got decades of student debt to pay off! Oh, and you’ve probably got a job in the cafeteria, too.
5. Bills, Bills, Bills
The plight of the poor person doesn’t end with student debt. Your parents don’t want (or can’t afford to have) you living back at home, and so you’re off on your own, regardless of what kind of job you’ve secured. And when you’re living on your own, you’ve got to pay those monthly bills, son!
Okay, so people who were born rich have to pay their own bills if they’ve flown the nest. But, ask yourself this: How many born-rich folks do you know who couldn’t move back home after college in order to live the rent-free lifestyle? Yeah, we thought so. Plus, if they ever do find themselves in the unfortunate position of lacking enough cash to pay the cable bill, the money’s only a phone call to mom and dad away. Having that kind of safety net has a bigger effect on the choices you can make and the risks you’re able to take than you might realize.
6. Bank Account Dread
Money issues: they’re the absolute worst! Maybe you just finished paying your rent, student loans, bills and other expenses for the month. That was a lot of cash, wasn’t it? And, you know that you want to see how much you’ve got left in the bank… But can you really bring yourself to look? We’re talking bank account dread here, people.
When you’re born rich, this is something you’ll never have to experience. Mom and dad almost assuredly have a direct line to your bank account number, depositing money whenever you might need it. The only time you might check is to see when you need The Bank of Mom and Dad to issue you yet another bailout!