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What makes you ‘rich’ in Australia? Author Clare Stephens shares subtle signs of wealth

What makes you ‘rich’ in Australia? Author shares the ‘low-key’ signs of wealth – from knowing how to ski to a ‘no shoes’ sign on the door

  • Clare Stephens has revealed the ‘low-key’ things that make you rich in Australia
  • The podcaster said the signs only fly with Qantas and shop at Myer. include
  • Other hints of wealth include buying lunch at theme parks and knowing how to ski
  • Ms Stephens, 30, said people who ask you to take off shoes indoors are fine


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The ‘low-key’ qualities of being rich in Australia have been revealed – and one of them is as modest as a sign on the door.

Podcaster Clare Stephens, 30, took to TikTok to reminisce about the subtle things she associated with wealth as a child, including owning a refrigerator with an ice dispenser, shopping at Myer and flying Qantas exclusively.

In a series of five videos, the author said she always knew a family was right if they knew how to ski, bought lunch at a fair or theme park instead of bringing their own, or had a sign on the front door. asking to remove shoes inside.

“It means you have nice floors or a nice carpet,” she added.

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The 'low-key' traits of being rich in Australia have been revealed, including buying lunch at theme parks rather than bringing your own and knowing how to ski

The ‘low-key’ traits of being rich in Australia have been revealed, including buying lunch at theme parks rather than bringing your own and knowing how to ski

Other subtle signs of wealth would be exclusive with Qantas.  to fly

Other subtle signs of wealth would be exclusive with Qantas.  to fly

And shop at luxury department stores like Myer

And shop at luxury department stores like Myer

Other subtle signs of wealth would be flying exclusively with Qantas (left) and shopping at luxury department stores like Myer (right)

Ms Stephens said it wasn’t until she went to university and discovered that people could ski that she realized that some vacations are very different from her family’s.

Her observations about the subtle trappings of prosperity Down Under, which have been viewed 378,576 times since the first video was uploaded online on Friday, sparked a wave of funny reactions.

“Shopping at David Jones means you’re rich,” someone replied.

A second said living in a two-story house, an electric gate, a built-in pool or free-standing bath, and going on vacation abroad are all signs of being rich.

‘Low-key’ things that are a sign of wealth in Australia

* Exclusively flying with Qantas

* Shopping at Myer or David Jones

* Owning a refrigerator with an ice dispenser

*Have a dishwasher cutlery tray instead of a basket insert

*Buy lunch at an amusement park instead of bringing your own lunch

* Know how to ski and go on holiday abroad

* Living in a two-storey house with an inground pool and electric gate

Other signs included a refrigerator with an ice dispenser

Other signs included a refrigerator with an ice dispenser

Another had a sign at the front door asking you to take off your shoes before entering

Another had a sign at the front door asking you to take off your shoes before entering

Other signs included a refrigerator with an ice dispenser (left) and a sign by the front door asking you to take off your shoes before entering (right)

Australian author and podcaster, Clare Stephens (pictured)

Australian author and podcaster, Clare Stephens (pictured)

Australian author and podcaster, Clare Stephens (pictured)

“When people went on vacation for fun, not just to visit relatives,” commented another.

Others said people who have a kitchen with silver appliances instead of white ones or a second living room are “elite.”

One woman said she had always wanted her parents to buy her more expensive ice cream on the beach.

“Getting a Magnum instead of a Splice, Calippo or Paddle Pop,” she wrote.

Mrs. Stephens shared her agreement, saying, “Omg YES. Magnums were premium.’

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