Use the noun prudence to describe sensible decisions about everyday life, like the prudence of people who spend their money wisely, saving as much as they can.
Prudence can also describe the skill of side-stepping trouble or embarrassment, like having the prudence to avoid risks or the prudence to prepare for the unexpected, like packing a change of clothes in case the weather changes or your dinner reservations turn out to be at a fancy restaurant. Prudence comes from the Latin word prudentia, which means "foresight, sagacity."
n discretion in practical affairs
a lack of caution in practical affairs
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the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources
prudence in avoiding waste
foresight, foresightedness, foresightfulness
providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future
parsimoniousness, parsimony, penny-pinching, thrift
extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
frugality in the expenditure of money or resources