Many great men on the wrong side of the law where able to master the habit of saving. The habit of saving is the fail-safe plan for criminals. Criminals know that the good times wont last for every so most of them keep a fall back stash of money incase they have to make a get away and start over.
The truth is we are judged by our bank balances, and there is no denying it. Money is power. Power to control your own destiny and use it as a tool to take you where you want to go in life.