I used to be a heavy consumer. I mean, I spent money when I wanted, on whatever I wanted. As a police officer my base salary was $101,000 a year and my wife was making about $80,000.
$181,000 between both of us and the money left our hands just as fast as it came in. We had some good cash flow coming in every two weeks and we put none of it into investments or savings. We lived the high consumption lifestyle and loved every minute of it.