There may be people close to you (spouse, parents, children) who are practicing financial behaviors that are unproductive or destructive. You want to help them get back on track, but you don’t want to come across as judgmental or condescending, or put them on the defensive.

The Key Takeaways
o Living within one’s means liberates spending for high-priority purchases.
o Financial discipline, and correcting bad behaviors, leads to financial security.

Correcting Bad Behavior Leads to Financial Security
Financial security falls squarely on living within one’s means. If financial security is desired, being financially irresponsible works against the person’s own interest. People often waste money a little here and a little there, and this lack of discipline can sabotage their primary spending goals. Correcting these bad behaviors can