The most expensive thing you own is a really old car.
Having a lawyer’s business card in your wallet.
Being called Duke. Or Earl.
Living at a hotel
Getting money from the government.
Showing up to a formal occasion in t-shirt and jeans.
Substance abuse. Rich people are ‘troubled’ whereas poor people are just junkies.
Also mental disorders. Howard Hughes locks himself in his room, doesn’t shower and starts pissing in bottles and he’s an eccentric genius that gets a movie made about him by Martin Scorsese. Dude down the block does it and he’s just a nut.
My take – Moving around. If you’re rich it means you travel and are jet set. If you’re poor it means your transient and rootless.