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If You're Not Rich But You Used To Be, We Want To Know About The Things That Surprised You Most

We want to hear from you!

Sometimes, people love to focus on the success stories of those who went from not being rich to very wealthy. But we want to know the opposite. If you used to be rich but aren't anymore, what's something you've learned or had to deal with in your shift in lifestyle?

A young woman doing her home finances in the evening
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Maybe you had to start eating more processed food because you realized healthier foods were no longer in your budget.

A half gallon of milk, a carton of eggs, and a shopping bag of fresh fruits and vegetables
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Or maybe you had to start missing doctor's appointments unless it was an emergency because you were afraid of the costs.

A doctor using a stethoscope to check a patient
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Perhaps you even learned that things like Netflix or gym memberships weren't essential at all, but free things like food pantries and the library are.

A young student reaching for a book from the top shelf in a public library
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We want to hear about the things you've learned from living without the wealth you used to have. Let us know in the comments below or in this anonymous Google form.

Responses may be included in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post.