You should sock away a certain amount each month.
2.live from hand to mouth
Bob had a little money socked away, so he didn't have to live from hand to mouth.
3.live off the fat of the land
How hard can it be to strike out on your own and live off the fat of the land?
4.make hay while the sun is shining
While he had been successful at his job, he had made plenty of hay while the sun was shining.
5.in the twinkling of an eye
Things could go terribly wrong in the twinkling of an eye.
6.as free as a bird
I found the reasons for his decision to throw in the towel and become free as a bird compelling.
7.get one's ducks in a row
Bob was very careful not to let on what he was thinking to anyone until he got all his ducks in a row.
8.salt of the earth
Bill was salt of the earth.
9.on the spur of the moment
He knew that such a decision couldn't be made on the spur of a moment.
10.by the seat of one's pants