The biggest problem with being poor for a long time is deciding what to do when you finally have a little extra money.
Do I buy that electric toothbrush I’ve been eyeing for a year?
Do I get new glasses to replace the ones I’ve been wearing for 3+ years?
Do I save it for when my car inevitably breaks down again?
Or do I really splurge and finally commission that artist I love??
And you just hold onto it because you can’t decide where to put those precious funds until another emergency situation uses them up anyway and you’re back to square one :D