Understanding basic money terms should be your first step towards financial literacy. It would be very difficult to start learning financial literacy, much more overhaul your financial life without understanding the basics. Just like reading for example, you won’t be able to learn how to read without knowing the alphabet.
To live beyond your means simply means that you are spending more than what you can afford. Statistics show that a great majority of employees nowadays are living from paycheck to paycheck without any kind of financial cushion. While we all deserve to spend our hard earned income, spending beyond our earnings and racking up debt in the process is a recipe for financial disaster.
To live beyond your means is to spend more than you earn.