The most cost-efficient way you can use to improve your financial situation is by "eating the cake and leaving it whole". In other words, by finding satisfaction and good wellbeing through the cheapest ways possible, you can literarily save yourself a fortune if you are to persist within a lifestyle that is more willing to be less-than-fuller, AKA, less than what the normative hedonistic world dictates us to live by. In order to do so, you ought to find cheaper replacements while trying to get the same rewarding satisfaction as if you didn't do the first at all. A very good example are video games. While there are plenty of expensive, grandiose games out there that cost a lot, there are also plenty of games you can literarily enjoy for free, and still have a good, entertaining time. A good portion of games I played in my life were literarily free, and I still managed to enjoy them as if I played more expensive ones. So can you if you are to be willing enough to open your mind to alternatives and to dedicate a good time into finding them online. Such method, of course, requires a good amount of maturity to settle down for things you otherwise would not even consider having, which means you ought to give up, on one purchase at a time. The more purchases you will give up on in the name of "lesser" alternatives, the bigger your potential fortune would become. The problem that arrives with this method is that it is usually preached against from many sources, from friends to corporations that are hungry for more and more of your money that otherwise would build the growth of your potential fortune. Hence the fault of the contemporary hedonism -- it makes a lot of us less wealthy than we would otherwise be, by installing in our minds fears such as the one from boredom and the one of missing out. What such philosophy does not tell you, is the fact that by abstaining from having a less "colorful" life can actually put you away from being more wealthy. Hence the faulty bias of consumerist hedonism; the side of which remains untold by the financial-materialist narrative. I was able to create a good amount of wealth by not giving in too much to purchases I do not need to be a satisfied individual. I refused to publicly sell my books due to the power of the internet, dedicate time to find free games that I don't need to pay in order to win, and eat and drink only when I'm either hungry, thirsty or tired (coffee). You can do so too by following the main premise of this article -- achieve the same result by cheaper means, or eat the same cake and leave it whole (or a bit less of it than much of it). A healthy lifestyle can also lead you into making a better fortune -- try and avoid any kind of addiction that both damages your health and your bank account. Candies, smoking consumables, dessert -- all are practically unnecessary when you can still enjoy eating and drinking in a healthier manner. When it comes to physical exercise, working out with whatever you already own, such as water bottles and even your own body, you can practically become both stronger and fit without having to pay a subscription to your local gym. I will finish this article with a quote of my own: "Strive to buy not only what is cheaper, but also what is free of charge." There are a lot of "freebies" in our world, most especially on the internet, that with enough dedication to their consumption and into searching more of them, our free time can by itself be as least payment-requiring as possible. Follow the path of our ancestors, and learn from their wisdom, from when they were children. The cheap wooden toys, the time spent outside under the sun, the books from the library, the scent of the flowers -- much fortune awaits to be attained with enough determination, fortitude, and mature compromising.