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    Non-Rich People Are Sharing Out-Of-Touch Advice That Rich People Need To Just Stop Giving

    "If you think gas is too expensive, just buy an electric car."

    On Tuesday, Reddit user u/Salazard260 asked, "Poor people, what's the most comically out-of-touch 'advice' you've been given by someone wealthier?" People came through with some genuinely terrrrrible advice that rich people need to just stop giving.

    Here's what they said:

    1. "That I need to buy several apartments and rent them out. Unfortunately, he did not tell me where to get money to buy several apartments."

    u/blezmalfoy

    2. "A mom to my mom, who's a single mother with three kids: 'You should just stop working if you are so stressed about it.'"

    u/fozzy_bear42

    3. "I remember when I was at high school and I mentioned to someone that I'd like a gaming PC but couldn't afford it. He said, 'Can you not just ask your parents for the money?'"

    u/pizdec-unicorn

    4. "'If you think gas is too expensive, just buy an electric car.' If I'm unable to pay $50 for a tank of gas, I'm certainly not going to be able to buy a new car, whether it's electric or not."

    u/Wadsworth_McStumpy

    5. "'Just put it on a credit card.' A friend told me after I told her I couldn't afford to fly to Mexico with her for spring break. I told her I'd still have to pay it off and she looked at me with the most confused look on her face."

    u/littleredhoodlum

    6. "'Why don't you get a bigger apartment? I could never live like this.' Yeah, thanks, I didn't live with three other people on 14.5 square meters because I loved the coziness."

    u/CarefullyThrifty

    7. “'Move to a cheaper state.' They say it as if it’s like changing deodorant brands."

    u/Thatoneguyonreddit28

    8. "'I don't understand why your generation rents. Just buy a house?'"

    u/PisakasSukt

    9. "'You should go out more in the right places — that’s how you build a network for later in life.' Honey, I can barely afford pasta and one single drink with friends each week."

    u/meiliraijow

    10. "When boomers constantly brag about — or try and give advice on — paying for college. College was exponentially cheaper and financially manageable decades ago."

    —Anonymous

    11. "Back when I was making $9.50 an hour my stepmom was constantly on my case over the fact that I had furnished my apartment with a bunch of cheap, mostly thrift-store furniture. She was insistent that I needed to drop thousands of dollars on good-quality, top of the line furniture both because it would last longer and if I ever had to have my colleagues over for dinner they'd be far more impressed with my furnishings."

    u/schnit123

    12. "When someone says, 'Never buy a used house.' So out of touch."

    u/TekJansen69

    13. "When I was poor, I was told how to buy in bulk and fill a freezer. Transport that bulk with what gas money? What freezer? Yeah, no."

    u/GoingApeCostume

    14. "That I should have at least $20,000 in savings for an 'emergency fund.' Sir, I live paycheck to paycheck."

    u/clamhole666

    15. "When I had no established credit, I was once told to 'Just go get a loan or something.' It was comical — because at the time no sane loan officer would have given me a gum ball on credit."

    u/Bored_lurker87

    And lastly:

    16. "The classic 'Drink less Starbucks' and 'Stop eating avocado toast' line. If someone is poor, I don’t think they’re buying expensive cups of coffee every day, and I’ve never even met anyone who easts avocado toast."

    u/Swordbreaker925

    Did they miss any? Let me know in the comments below!