The key to financial success is to keep widening the gap between your top line (income) and bottom line expenses. This can be done in three ways
- Increase income
- Reduce expenses
By far the best (and easiest) way is to increase your income. This preserves your standard of living. Each time you manage to increase your income save a (large?) proportion of it by increasing the amount you save. Do this until your wealth window closes.
Developing the habit of not spending an ever increasing amount of money each month is a decision your future self will thank you for.