This unique history and perspective allows me to see some things that are not immediately obvious to people who have been raised in the current consumer/debt society.
And finally, nowadays I receive emails from people who are working on developing their own Money Mustaches.
They often detail income, spending, and debt situations. Yet these budget sketches also include amounts for entertainment, cable TV, and multiple cars.
The final straw was when I ventured out to poke around on some other personal finance sites last week.
I found one that had a post from Do you see the glaring problems in these stories?
The cash came right out of my own bank account, and since I had already paid my own tuition, I had just enough left to cover my groceries and other expenses for the school year.