Most people who have had babies for the past 500,000 years have been poor from a wordly goods perspective. I was in graduate school with long hair and no real job when my wife of six months told me she was pregnant. I got a haircut and a job. 25 years later I have had a very successful career in the tech sector. I probably would never have gone this way if I were not about to be a father. The only job I could find was with a computer company. The early years were lean. My daughter ate every bite of breakfast and dinner for the first seven years of her life in my lap and from my hand. I was and am truly the richest man I have ever known.
Poor is both relative and temporary. Rich is forever.