There are many women who have brought their families much sorrow because they have wanted to live above their means. What does "living above one's means" really mean?
Well, it means they see people all around them who look as if they have more material goods, people who are living in bigger houses, people who are driving expensive cars, people who wear designer clothes that cost 50 times more than just decent, functional clothing. They watch these people and then they want to have what they want.
Did you know this is breaking of the Ten Commandments? It is breaking the commandment "Thou shalt not covet. " That is wanting what someone else has and it is wrong.
-Pearables, Personal Help for Girls: Nurturing a Sweet and Virtuous Spirit (Character Curriculum for Tomorrow's Mothers)