11 Little Things That Can Say a Lot About Someone’s Financial Situation


Many people strive to look wealthier than they really are. And it isn’t a reflection of their actual financial situation: you can always aim to look better. But it’s much harder to create this illusion than it might seem. That’s because there are some small things that can ruin the illusion we work so hard to create.

1. Shoes with red soles

Shoes with bright red soles are a trademark of Christian Louboutin — after all, the designer had to go to court to protect these precious red soles. These shoes were a real hit about 5 years ago and almost all shoe companies started making similar-looking models with red soles. So, because practically anyone can buy such shoes these days, red soles are no longer a sign of wealth. Besides, cheaper models with red soles will start to look pretty bad in the near future.

2. Wearing matching sets of jewelry

In the ’90s, there were many women that wanted to show everyone just how wealthy they were, so they’d put on all their finest jewelry at the same time. It used to be very cool to have a set of earrings, a necklace, a ring, and a bracelet that matched. And there are still a lot of people who think that buying jewelry sets is a good idea. However, the fashion industry says otherwise: the more you mix the styles, the better. You can wear pearls with sneakers, gold with silver, and even earrings from different pairs. The most important thing is not to wear too many things at once.

3. Thin toilet paper

11 Little Things That Can Say a Lot About Someone’s Financial Situation

Unlike expensive toilet paper, cheaper alternatives are too thin, so we end up using more paper because we want more layers. So, in fact, by doing this, you don’t actually save any money because you have to buy toilet paper more often.

The same works for paper towels: cheap towels literally disappear in your hands, making you tear another piece and waste more paper. Instead, you can buy a big batch of toilet paper and paper towels so every single roll will be cheaper.