“Everyone I’ve ever talked to who has been poor and who isn’t anymore has the same story of the moment they realized they were no longer poor: grocery shopping.
Mine came when I was loading my groceries onto the cashier belt and realized I hadn’t done the math.”
—Erynn Brook with illustrations by Emily Flake. “The Difference Between Being Broke and Being Poor.” Longreads.com. June 12, 2018.