How I Remain Wealthy While Being Broke.



I just pumped $5 in my car.
I only had $5.35 in my bank account. You do the math.
I am about to go home and boil myself a turkey dog, for the 5th day this week.
And then I’m gonna use packets of sugar I found in my kitchen to sweeten my cup of tea.

I am broke. But I am wealthy.

I work Monday – Thursday at a job that pays 7.25, and because of school, I can only work 20 hours a week (yeah, go ahead and do that math too.)
I have a car note, phone bill, I commute to work, plus a lot of other random expenses.
So when I DO get paid, all I have left over for myself is $10.

Yes. I am very broke.
But I am very wealthy.

I have not had my nails or toes done in months.
I cut off all my hair to avoid hair product expenses (plus I like short hair, honestly).
I haven’t bought anything that hasn’t come from a thrift store since last October.

One last time for the people in the back:


At this point, I’m sure I sound crazy.
But that’s okay. I am fine with being crazy.
All of the most successful people in this world were called crazy by someone, at some point.

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Although life is not perfect; I have a place to stay. I have a car (even if it’s always on E and the AC isn’t working). I have clothes on my back, food to eat, etc.
I am blessed.
I am wealthy.

Wealth comes in so many forms. Wealth is everything from having a positive mindset, being ambitious, having self love, support systems, belief in oneself, etc.

And in due time, I am going to have the kind of wealth we are all striving for: money.
I am working hard to make sure that I attract money in my future. I am “getting my ducks in a row”, and learning all that I can learn about finances and healthy money habits so that when I DO make my big come up, I won’t blow it all by having a “broke mindset” (I’ll explain that on later post).

I am also remaining humble and appreciating the struggle, because I know that in no time I’m going to look back like “Wow, I did that!”.

Not everyone believes in the concept of “you are what you think you are”, but I do.

So in my mind, I am a billionaire.

It doesn’t matter how crazy it sounds to people, you better start believing in yourself and start stating what you ARE.

You may be broke. But you are WEALTHY.

Peace and blessings,

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(Also big shout out to Erin Lyons for opening my mind to a whole new concept of wealth and what it means to be wealthy. You can follow her Twitter @ErinLyons__ and her blog . She’s brilliant. )




35 thoughts on “How I Remain Wealthy While Being Broke.

  1. Yesssssss 🙌🏾. Someone is finally with me on this – when I say I am wealthy even if I’m broke . That’s why I say wealth has nothing to do with money, it’s more of how you’re living life – embracing life and changing life for the better + the love . I feel like love is wealth , blessing is wealth & etc. ohhh I love this post… great read & great post .

    Much love,
    Stacey ❤️

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  2. GIRRRRRRLUH.YES! excuse my ratchet-ness lol but I love everything about this. As soon as I got to the part where you said you believed you are a billionaire I almost started clapping. This is a great mindset to have and I think everyone’s situation would be a little better if they adopted this life concept.


  3. Love this and completely agree with you. Wealth does not always necessarily equate to money, which so many people believe. I have always seen my family, friends, good health and strength and a form of wealth. it’s about being grateful for the things that we do have, rather than focusing on what we don’t! 🙂

    Heather Xx


  4. I really need to adapt this mindset! I’m always focused on how I wish things were. I need to realize that I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be.


  5. What a breath of fresh air. Sometimes you need to remind yourself that monetary wealth isn’t the only sign of wealth. I always am thankful for my health, and that old adage health is the best wealth, is said for a reason!


  6. I often say “health is wealth” because honestly, without it..everything else is moot. I would go as far as to say “life is wealth”. Good that you’re positive. Keep it up :-).

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  7. I feel you girl, I just got paid a healthy check but I’m broke. Why? Because it cost to live and the DC area is expensive. My bills are paid and we have what we need so yes there is plenty of wealth.


    1. Yes! It’s important to realize that our wealth comes in many shapes and forms. You get to live in your wealth! So although your paycheck is gone, it’s in everything that you have from your home to your food. 💚💚


  8. I have been there girly. Trust me you are doing better than you think. I am in Bocas del Toro in Panama where some of the teachers at the school I am attending get paid $10 a day! I couldnt imagine but they all always have a smile on their face and look pretty happy. That is considered a higher good paying job for the Bocas locals and trust me some of these people live wi-fi and A/C less lifestyle and no cars! I am learning I am more wealthier than I think too its all perspective.

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    1. Wow that’s amazing to think of, thanks for sharing. I couldn’t imagine life without the “basic” things I have now. It’s inspiring to see people still remaining happy without the things we have here in the U.S.


  9. If more people thought of wealth in this way, they would probably also enjoy financial wealth as well. I think so many of us are broke financially because we are broken mentally, emotionally and spiritually.


    1. This is true and this is my main purpose in writing this. Wealth attracts wealth. Broke attracts broke. Thinking small leads to small living and way too many people think small. You hit the nail on the head, that is truly what I was going for.


  10. Good for you for making the most out of your current situation. Money will come later. It’s important to be ready mentally when it does. You’ll be a better steward of it then.


  11. I agree with wealth is not material things and possessions.

    We have been fooled by capitalism to believe money is everything! I wish more people could come to this conclusion.


  12. Yes, you are very wealthy indeed. Money can do some things but it doesn’t bring happiness that’s for sure.


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