What is or are real riches ? Real riches are eternal and can never be lost.We live in a world where the desire for money or material wealth is very strong. The Bible says the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Money can gain more money. Money can give power. Money enables us to buy things we want whether we need them or not.
Money by itself is not bad but if we place too much dependence on it we could run into trouble.
The Bible says " seek first the kingdom of God and its righteousness and all things that we need will be given to us."
But sometimes or most of the time we can not wait. Man (those who succumb to temptation) covet and help himself to accumulate money by hook or by crook.
Yes we need money and God gives us what we need when we put Him first place in our life.
But we also need to wait for the real riches that only God can give.
All things we need will be given us--this is obviously hard to understand, especially for the poor and the sick. Jesus said seek--the righteousness; He didn't say wait. And he didn't say don't work, nor did he say don't earn money. He said give to the poor--give to every one who asks--give alms and you will be made pure. (Sorry I'm camping in the woods and don't have my 3x5 cards to help me identify the verses, but I think you remember them). He said, if you want to be perfect, give everything and follow me.
I think if we chose priesthood--celibacy, poverty, obedience--it's a wonderful choice,but perfection is still difficult for humans (cut off hands for sin, denial). For those who chose marriage or other vocations, I think pride (conceit, arrogance=sin against humility) is as bad, maybe worse (I can't contradict St Paul, but I worry that we may misinterpret him).