Apr 052012
 

I am thankful I live in a relatively stable economy, have plenty of clean water to drink, a car to drive, and access to high speed internet. Luxuries which most people in the world unfortunately don’t have. According to the globalrichlist.com calculator, I am currently in the top 1% of all income earners in the world (if I factor in my part-time and dividend income as well.) So I consider myself pretty lucky being able to live the lifestyle I want and still have enough savings left over to invest for my future. If you make more than $50,000 USD a year, then cheers (^ _ ^ )o自自o( ^ _ ^ ) because you are also in the top 1%, according to that site anyway. However making a decent living in a wealthy country such as Canada, or the US, does have its drawbacks ಠ_ಠ. There are certain responsibilities and problems that will arise when we make too much money that people in poorer countries simply don’t have to worry about. And a lot of those misfortunes we face are often overlooked by world leaders.  Below are some examples of deeply troubling financially related first world problems, which tend to only exist in the realm of the rich … ಥ_ಥ

All images above were derived from internet memes.  While we may live in some of the richest countries on the planet let this be a reminder that we are not immune from the hardships of this world. I can relate to some of these problems myself. How about you? In a future follow up entry, I’ll post about some non-financial problems we face here in the first world.

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  26 Responses to “First World Financial Problems”

  1. You should have posted,

    Have 3 cars…

    Don’t know which one to use

    haha

  2. I’ll pay for it later… Do you Take AMEX?

    • Certainly. I see you have the popular American Express Centurion Card with the $2,500 annual fee, very impressive sir (^_^;)

  3. This is funny!

    We sometime don’t appreciate enough what we have.

  4. I’ve definitely been guilty of some of these! Here’s another one:

    Left my favorite credit card at home
    Had to choose which other credit card to pay for my coffee with.

  5. Cheers! *clink*

    I read the shoe one and thought “Geez girl, take them back to the store and have them credit you the difference”

    • Spoken like a true consumer expert. It’s surprising how often people don’t go back to claim their credit.

  6. #1 and #2 made me lol the hardest. Good work.

  7. Hahaha, those are awesome! Love it.

    Solution to wallet won’t close: ask the teller for an envelope ;)

    Enjoy your long weekend! I wish I got even one day off for Easter :( I actually forgot it was Easter weekend lol!

  8. [...] A guy who commented on my blog yesterday who seems nice prepared a post that made me lol. It’s an insightful, largely graphical exploration of “first world problems”. [...]

  9. Personal finance memes are the best!!

    NIce job these are great haha

  10. [...] Independence has an amusing post on First World Financial Problems.  I definitely agree with the “I don’t qualify for any tax credits” statement [...]

  11. I’ve been guilty of both of the blonde’s problems :)

    Seriously, if anyone has ever visited another (poorer) country, they’d realize that we all live like kings!

    • It’s true. That’s why I’m thinking about living overseas for the winter months once I retire, to see the world and probably save some money too.

  12. Funny memes! Yeah, I’m guilty of some of them too.

  13. Gosh, did my complaining get a little too loud? I bought boots that don’t fit, and I was thinking how annoying it is that I have to return them and use the $200 to find another pair.

  14. Oh goodness, those are hilarious.

  15. [...] Even the wealthy have their own financial problems. [...]

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