How ironic is it that I would find a free Kindle book called Thrift? Originally published in 1875 by Samual Smiles, J. Money at Budgets Are $exy, points out that not much has changed in 140 years.
From the Preface:
-Some of the finest qualities of human nature are intimately related to the right use of money; such as generosity, honesty, justice, and self denial; as well as the practical virtues of economy and providence.