For anybody who's ever participated in the "Free Lunch" program at school and come out on the other side with cash and prizes, you might know that poverty changes a person. You develop some of the dumbest habits growing up poor, many of which are hard to shake.
For instance, you were raised wearing your sister's hideous hand-me-downs, and you didn't experience the new-pair-of-jeans stiffness that rich people are blessed with until last year. And you refuse to buy a new pair of Levi's until the pair you've got either has a giant hole in the crotch, deeming them unwearable, or until you grow out of them. Which won't happen because you're 45 years old, and you're done growing. And it's not like you will get fat because growing up poor, you were careful to not eat more than your fair share of the stale store-brand cereal.