At a minimum it means staying out of prison and the morgue.
But what else is involved? Becoming rich? Perhaps. A British prime minister once said that while there was no shame in poverty it certainly was “damned inconvenient.” Most of us would agree. But some of us human beings deliberately embrace narrow economic circumstances. These people aren’t stupid or insane. They give practical reasons for choosing a simple or even spartan style of life.
Frequently, contentment is mentioned as a primary result of this choice.
Contentment is as good a goal as any.
If you are genuinely content, what else do you need?