Hi Mr. AE! New to the forums and it may be too late, but let me give this a crack...
It is a lot of money if you spend:
a Cup of coffee? $5
a pair of jeans? $50
a pair of shoes? Dress Shoes - $150, tennis shoes - $75
Dinner (per person)? Food only - $30
A new car? $50K
Thanks! I look forward to interacting more on the forums going forward!