I checked up on an acquaintance the other day. I sort of regret it, I unfollowed her from social media because she is stuck in a cycle of 'yay I have money, let's do something stupid' then 'ohhh I'm so poor, woe is me'. Her latest post is that she now really wants to get a pet snake, which here in Australia will cost her about $700 for the animal. Not to mention the costs of an aquarium, heating pads, and getting a licence for the darn thing.
She doesn't seem to recognise that there's a direct correlation between her spending money on stupid things, then being unable to afford bills. Originally we were good friends, but I distanced myself after it became apparent that keeping up appearances was more important than maintaining relationships (like our friendship).
Oh well, at least she seems happy (for now)?