Yes, I can relate...........there was a time, when I said, " wow, I have 5 dollars.........should I buy diapers, milk or a weeks worth of gas" ( yes, there was a time, when $5 worth of gas was a lot)
Through the years, I learned how to budget and manage my money. Though, I am not "rich".........I always seem to have enough for the bills and a little "hidden away" for the emergencies and good deals.
While, I do know, first hand, about the hard and difficult choices, this is a point in my life, where I can be somewhat more relaxed.
Still, I know, that tomorrow, my good fortune may change, I choose to shop carefully, plan ahead, and waste nothing.