Ok, first lets clear this off the table. I am not talking about homeless, starving to death poor with nothing but the shirt on your back. I am talking about living in a camping trailer parked behind your in-laws double wide trailer with a piece of plywood for a door kind of poor. (Yup, i have been that poor). I am going to assume you are not withering away in some flea ridden cardboard box because you must be reading this on some sort of electronic device. So, If you are feeling sad, lonely or disappointed by the size of your checking account, here are a FIVE tips that have pulled me through some tough times. But remember, money comes and goes. Don’t let money define who you are.