First, track your spending and expenses for the next 30 days. You can begin by recording all your purchases on a weekly expense report worksheet that you fill out each day. Save your receipts from each purchase and then record a description of the purchase, the amount, its category, and how you made the purchase; whether by cash, check, or credit card.
Imagine paying off all of your credit cards and being able to save that amount each and every month. Perhaps you are saving for a home and finding the process lengthy. While it is easy to get discouraged, by living within a budget you have a good chance of finding money for almost any need you have