A) Birds of prey (Not free)
 
or
 
(B) Birds of scavenger (Freegans)
Both birds can survive!
But, Uncle8888 rather be Bird of prey.
Investing Camp (C) : Earn more, Save more and Invest for growth-dividends or capital gains!
or
Investing Camp (D) : Earn more (Seldom mention), Save harder and harder and then invest for income!
Most commercially vested writers/bloggers are likely to advocate (D) as it is within our control to tighten ourselves more and save more; but to earn more that is notwithin our control and too difficult to set earning targets. Saving targets are easier to achieve as there more ways to save money…