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Erin Lowry

What Does It Take to Truly Feel Wealthy?

Even millionaires don’t believe they’re wealthy. Here’s some advice for avoiding the trap of never feeling satisfied with what you have. 

It’s never enough.

It’s never enough.

Photographer: Valery Hache/AFP

I moved to New York City a decade ago at the tender age of 22. I worked three jobs that first year to make ends meet and didn’t earn more than $25,000. I remember thinking, “If I could make $80,000, I could really enjoy living in this city.”

By 2016, I was earning $80,000 and already fixated on getting to $150,000. Because then, I told myself, I could really indulge in the finer things New York had to offer.