I've been there.
I challenged myself to save $5 a week, then $10 a week, usually in the grocery budget. Then I forced my total budget to work with $25 a week less than I was used to, and I had the paycheck directly deposited with $25 of it automatically going to savings every week. We paid ourselves first by doing this. If I never touched the money physically, it was a lot easier to save.
ANY amount is a good start. Even if its a few bucks. Put it in a jar and leave it be! Add your change and spare dollars where you can. You'll be amazed at how it adds up!
I think that's when you have to sit down and take a look at what goes in the house, and what goes out. Then go from there. Even if it's just a $1 or $2 you are still putting something towards savings. I only put $5 off top before I do anything else, and then will put more after if there is something left over. Some months I can put an extra $20 or $10 or more, and some months I can't. I also think it's good to take it off the top before you do anything else, but that doesn't work for everyone.
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