I come from a low-income family. I was taught from childhood, the tricks and trades of sustaining life on a low-income. Previously I posted on how to save for retirement with a low-income and how to create an emergency fund with a low-income. This one is the most basic of ’em all. If you learn to save on a tight income you will learn the other tricks.
When your income is low, saving is necessary for a better future. How can you afford to save if you are not currently saving any money? If you are saving, how can you afford to put aside a little more? The answer lies in how people from poor countries spend happy lives with a low income.