That's the sticking point, I think. Perhaps the individuals are entitled money-grubbers. (I'm more than happy to take the posters at their words. It's quite likely we all know at least some people like that. But I think the other posters in this thread are especially wary of being lumped in with that category of people and DO worry they come across as entitled.
My father made a fortune from absolutely nothing other than pure hard work. He was ALWAYS feeling like people were trying to cheat him from his money or wanted too much from him. Yes, some people definitely were. But, he became paranoid after a while - and lumped everyone in that category, even people (like my aunt and uncle) who felt very uncomfortable getting anything from him. He gave them money because he felt obligated to, but then talked crud behind their backs about how they were trying to get his hard-earned money. When... no, it wasn't like that at all. Eh.