For those of you who grew up poor/lower middle class, do you find that it sticks with you throughout life no matter how much money you have?
I had a well paying career and saved money my whole life (another side effect of growing up with not much). Even though I supposedly have enough saved and invested to be comfortable in retirement, per my financial advisor, I still don't really believe it internally. I also still do things like choosing lower priced entrees when eating out, bypassing getting $4 treats like coffee/tea/ice cream, being sure to comparison shop at the grocery store and getting the store brand, etc.
I don't think of myself as cheap and I don't think it is a bad thing to still watch what I spend money on (I think having that attitude is what helped me save money my whole life to get to this point), but I do think I cause myself more stress about little financial decisions than I really need to and it is all based on still being 10 years old and watching my parents struggle with money their entire lives.