Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
— Oscar Wilde.
What does living within means mean?
In this context, means refers to a person's assets and/or income. So, to "live within your means" refers to not spending out of proportion with your income.
Ask a literary-inspired question, get a literary answer:
Thank you for your interest in this question.
Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site.
Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?