Broke on the Inside, Rich on the Outside

Have you ever wanted to appear richer than you actually are? This type of behaviour is often associated with a negative stigma. For example, you might want to appear rich just to make friends with wealthier people, or you might be doing it to look for a career opportunity. However, outside of those examples, there are plenty of positive reasons for appearing rich, or at least financially stable, on the outside.

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Why would you want to be rich on the outside?

One of the common reasons for appearing rich on the outside is to inspire confidence. People often act differently when they wear different clothes. For example, if you spoke to a stranger dressed in a suit versus speaking to them in your pajamas, you’re going to act differently and the reaction you get will be completely different as well. Confidence is like an outer shell that we show to others, and it’s one of the most important ways to create a good first impression that lasts.

Learning to spot a deal

Even the wealthy love a good deal. Thanks to websites like, it’s easy to find a good deal over the internet. You’ll find discounts on things such as high-end fashion and cosmetics, and you’re less likely to overspend as a result. This is one of the easiest ways to save money, by simply waiting for something to go on sale before even touching it. Just remember to never pay the full retail price for anything and you’ll get along fine.

Frugal living behind closed doors

A frugal lifestyle of minimal excess is a great way to save money for important things such as your outward appearance and your essential living expenses. With so many frugal tips on the internet, such as this article from, it’s easy to adopt a frugal lifestyle. However, the one difficult part is being able to hide it when necessary. If you’re in public, try not to sweat too much when you’re taken out to a meal with your friends and show a bit of wealth by offering to pay for things like a meal.

Learn to do your own appearance

Paying for a professional makeup artist or hair stylist is expensive. Learning to do it on your own is time-consuming, but you’ll learn some essential skills that can make you look rich. You don’t need to buy expensive products and you don’t need to invest in pricey appliances when learning to do your own hair. You can even add your own flair to it by turning it into your own style. This will save you plenty of money in the long run and you’ll be able to fix up your appearance without the help of others.

Posture and confidence

Your posture can tell a lot about your attitude and how confident you are. If you want to look rich, then you need to act rich. While you shouldn’t pick up a rude attitude, you should at least be dignified and look like you believe in yourself. Don’t slouch, don’t look depressed, and learn to shoot smiles at people.


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