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The Guide To Acting Rich When You're Actually Poor

So you're living the high life and loving it. But checking your credit score on FreeCreditScore.com reveals otherwise. You can get your life in gear and no one has to know. Here are some tips to make your friends think you are still living it up!

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Step 2: Hang out in trendy areas wearing hobo chic clothing

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Even the some of the richest celebs are into dressing like they're poor. Go to the nearest thrift store, pick out the most brightly colored raggy item you can find, add a couple of layers and Ke$ha might even wind up copying your style.

Step 3: Bag, Borrow Or Steal

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You might know this trick from Sex And The City. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars you don't have on designer bags, you can rent one for a little as $60 a week. Take it out, show it off and return it. It will be our little secret.

Step 4: Buy an extra Ferrari key on eBay

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While the real deal may cost over $100,000, you can fool all your friends by buying an authentic key on eBay for just a little over $100. And if anyone asks, just tell them it's in the shop.

Step 9: Carry a couple of copies of "your" bank receipt

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Well, it doesn't actually have to be yours. Find an ATM receipt someone has left behind with a nice balance on it. Photo copy it a couple of times and "accidentally" drop it where you please.