Live Within Your Means
Many of us wish we could live in a bigger house or drive a nicer car. However, that doesn't mean we all have the money to make these kinds of lifestyle changes.
Different incomes necessitate different lifestyles, and living outside your means is a bad habit that can put your entire budget in jeopardy. While one person might make enough to afford that 2,500-square-foot home, another will have to make due with an 800-square-foot apartment — at least for now.
Whatever your salary, the key is not to spend more than you have. If you can't afford the bigger home, then you should not buy it.