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How To Pretend To Be Rich

You may not have the moolah but we have ways that will help you look rich and cooler! 

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If you can’t make it, then fake it. (Photo: iStock)

Have you guys heard that old adage – Dress for the job you want and not the one you have? Well, trying to LOOK rich is kinda like that as well. Let us explain, you work your b*tt off to earn money, to climb that ladder of success, and to prove to yourself that you have arrived on the scene. But then money follows an arithmetic progression (nerd alert!), in other words your salary reminds you at all times to Just. Keep. It. Real. But those who don’t pay heed to their bank balances swear by these following ways to deceive the human eye (and who are we to judge, right?).

1. The Big Bulge


Don’t lie to yourself. A big fat wallet overflowing with money turns you on. Sure, you may have titanium/platinum/black card but you still want to hear the faint rustling of notes.

TIP: If you want to keep 1k in your wallet, break it down to the smallest denomination – have a healthy mix of 100s, 50s and even tenners. Whip out the card by all means but then never underestimate the straying eye of that new girl/boy you are lunching with.



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2. Key Chain Swag


What you see is what you get. But what you see may not be what I drive. No, this is not a profound riddle lest you think it is.

TIP:
For some of our bros it is important to have a gaddi that makes everybody jealous. You may be driving a budget hatch but your key chain screams premium sedan. Dangle the key chain from your pinky and let everyone think what you would like them to think.



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3. Over-Active Social Life

It is not enough to just impress the people around you unless you broadcast it to your 700 odd friends on Facebook. Everybody needs to know which swanky hot-spot you hit last night.

TIP: Blowing your money every weekend is not possible but who said that an ‘innocent’ check-in will cost you? Easiest way to do it is to just check-in, hang around for some time and click a selfie and get the hell out of there.



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4. Learn Fancy Words


Acting rich is as much a part of the game of looking rich. Your tongue should be comfortable rolling out words that people read in food magazines.

TIP:
Learn how to pronounce foie gras, hors d’ oeuvre, amuse bouche amongst others. When the time is right drop them in a conversation smoothly and walk away. This lets people know that you know your sh*t.



Learn them words right away! (Source: Giphy)
Learn them words right away! (Source: Giphy)
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5. Hang Out With Rich People


If you’re pretending to be rich then you need to learn from the rich as well. The internet and your own ingenuity can only help so much.

TIP:
Step 1 – Make friends with rich people; Step 2 – Hang out with them; Step 3 – Learn as much and apply elsewhere. Your powers of observation will help you pick up certain mannerisms – how to sniff your wine and not look pretentious; the kind of topics the rich clique likes to talk about; and above all else, the clique can help in making you more visible in such circles.



Lock down the target and never let go. (Source: Giphy)
Lock down the target and never let go. (Source: Giphy)
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Rich Person’s Guru Mantra


Or you could totally stop pretending to be rich and start investing which will help you actually become rich. Consider this, isn’t it better to invest your idle savings which collect 4%, for short-term and yet be assured of some more returns? Did we just hear a ‘hell yeah’? One such product is the Birla Sun Life Cash Manager which will put your savings to work. You can totally use it to stow away some idle cash because Birla Sun Life Cash Manager gives you more returns than your savings account. Check out their calculator that will let you know returns you can get over your savings account over a period of time. Now you can have your cake and eat it too.

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