1Pay yourself first.
“I always put away $50 into savings from every paycheck as if it were another bill to pay, like electricity or gas. If you look at saving money as if it were a bill, then you don’t give yourself the option to not save. It has become part of our monthly budget. And if that means we don’t get to go out to eat or buy a new fun thing that month then we don’t.” —txmommy