In Chapter Twenty-Four, Westover discusses the savings that she had managed to amass over time. She had managed to save up to a thousand dollars in her bank account. It was during this time that she became aware of the rewards that money brought. She opined that having money gives one, “the ability to think of things besides money” (Westover 207). Thus, the comfort she had as a result of having money enabled her to focus on other topics, such as school. She found herself spending more time reading about her school subjects and noticed that she could understand her professor’s lectures much better than before.