Quoted from gac:
Yes, I'm sure they need the extra $1,000 for a pinball machine because their 7500 square foot house in Kinnelon NJ isn't worth much.
This is the wrong (and backwards) kind of thinking. You don't waste $1,000 regardless of how much money you have. In reality most people who are well off manage their money more closely than others (and is a reason why they are well off). It adds up.