Living within your means doesn’t equate to living less well.
Consider the following: You save money by not buying candy, sodas, coffee, alcohol, or cigarettes. Your body will celebrate. Maybe you bike to work to save money on gas, and find an added mind and body benefit. That 20 year old sweater—it still looks nice, still fits, and it’s a classic. Why would you part with your money to replace your sweater with a trendy, poor quality one? Would you? Do you?
Stand tall and continue to live within your means. It takes backbone—thank goodness you have one!