I like Dave Ramsey a lot... and I definitely think that parallels from the PB can be drawn to a "financial PB" . Grok definitely planned ahead and saved for a rainy day, so to speak. Or, he had a plan of action for the future in case things went wrong. If he didn't, he would die. Plain and simple. Moreover, I'm sure grok didn't weigh himself down with needless accessories...only what he truly needed to live and thrive.
I've been able to enjoy substantial savings over the last year by finding good primal food deals and preparing food myself. Moreover, I can take comfort in the fact that by investing in good health now (at the age of 24), I will undoubtedly save a bundle in the future by preventing health problems down the road.
Dan Gilbert's book, stumbling upon happiness, is a fantastic analysis of the nature of human happiness. His cutting edge research shows that material possessions beyond basic essentials actually contribute nothing to increased happiness. We really don't need to spend all that money on all that shit. Excuse me. His TED talk is fantastic and I highly recommend it: