boogie2988 posted a very heartfelt video about growing up poor, and what its like to be poor.
We have two contrasting parts to the story, living poor because we have to, and living poor because we decide to.
I am bad about spending money. If there is something I want I will shop around and wait on sales. Its stuff like food that I spend a lot of extra money on. Hungry? Lets go get something to eat. I may go get a burger or pizza instead of fixing something at home.
Like boogie2988 says, if you can get some money in the bank, it provides a safety net and peace of mind.