Life is short. Live it! Stability is not to be taken for granted. Human gets creative when being challenged. When a budget is set, my goal is to stick with it. By mindfully sticking within budget, I think more before spending. It is a somewhat reasonable budget. I am going to “cook” more instead of carry out. I am going to watch for discount items. Being frugal is not a bad thing.
Grandma always says, don’t spend more than you earn. Saving a dollar is still saving.