I find that struggling is a constant theme in life. Money only benefits those who have it. What can we do to keep from struggling?
Try to avoid materialism. We can't control being laid off, living expenses, and other financial struggles, but we can avoid the material gains trap that plagues many people.
Many people will invest into flashy vehicles because they want people to know they're successful. Homes, cars, purses, jewelry, and money don't make a person successful.
Education is far more useful than having a boatload of money. Always stay within your budget. Don't go out and make purchases to impress people.