I did learn this lesson, slyzyks was right.
And thats basically what happened to me, is I learned to spend what I made. Now I blame the fact that I bought an old house that required a lot of work in various places so I was constantly telling myself I NEEDED these tools and materials.
Then when I got a pay increase, wrapped up those projects, and paid my car off, things got a lot easier. I took with me the lesson of learning to save (because I was stressed without any savings), plus the fact that I felt like I suddenly had a lot more disposable money.
Having a savings account really does reduce ones stress. It also gives me the feeling like I am really building something.