I've been thinking about this lately....the psychology of luxury/wealth/security, and how funny that can be. Regardless of what one's actual finances or net worth are, there are bound to be certain emotional triggers that make one feel secure (or not).
I'm interested in what little or unusual things make you feel financially secure. Or if you don't feel that way, what small things might make you feel, "Ahhhh....we've made it."
For example, for my husband, it's a pantry full of food. And not just various stuff....multiples of things. Ten boxes of pasta, 5 jars of sauce, a dozen cans of tuna, etc....THAT would make him feel very secure.
For me it's kleenex. Yep, having a box of tissue in every bathroom and on the nightstands just feels like luxury/security/wealth for me. Isn't that silly? I think it's because we were so poor in our 20s that kleenex was simply out of the equation. Those years it was a struggle to just get toilet paper, and that sufficed fine for runny noses. But, yeah, for whatever reason buying a $1.29 box of tissue feels like wealth to me.
Do other people have these eccentricities, too?
Maybe not flinching when the cashier does your tele-check, or knowing that a phone call with "Unknown" on the caller i.d. no longer means creditors calling, having your favorite tea on hand? Just little stuff that makes (or would make) you FEEL rich!