Most friends - aren't.
Hell, acquaintances are better than halfway friends. With acquaintances, at least everyone is real about where you're at.
A lot of our camp are people who were on their way very much up in the world before the financial crash hit, but we were all a little unstable and shaky since we don't have decades of experience yet.
Many of us got broken down. Some scraped by and kept moving. But all the young businessmen I know went down in the world.
And like, when you live a couple blocks off Newbury Street with nice art and nice furniture and some swords and a fireplace, it's really easy to make "friends."
Next time you're buying food, multiply the cost of it by 365. That's the "lifestyle cost" of eating that kind of food every day.
So, having a $15 lunch every day costs $5,475 per year.
For once-per-week costs, you can multiply by 52. So, $70 drinking every Friday night has an annual cost of $3,640.
Why is this useful to do? First, you'll realize that many things that seem cheap, aren't. You might very well be spending $7,000 per year on coffee, if you're at cafes a lot. That might be a fine expense, but it's worth knowing.
Much more importantly, you'll realize that some things that seem expensive, also aren't. If you're spending $7,000 per year on coffee and you're a very heavy internet user, you might consider scaling your cafe-habits back slightly and buying the highest end laptop possible. A lot of people will get a cheaper laptop to save a few hundred dollars, but spend thousands per year in consumption that they don't really enjoy all that much.