_Where Stylists Shop_ and _The Financial Diet_ are two books I read today. Not contradictory.
Highly recommended reading!
The word to practice in life may be “budget.” A good word for any age, and better to use sooner, especially in youth.
TFD recommends: Don’t spend what you can’t pay for this month. Love your future self as much as your present one. Prepare for retirement. And more life lessons about money as a tool not a goal. These are quotes from the book that advocates for not making taboo any discussions about money between friends and other intimate relations.
One practice I recommend: allocate guilt-free shopping at certain times. Make sure to do it within a day or two. Otherwise it goes away. Enjoy.