|Where would you rather be in six months time, still working the same boring job or at Tayrona National Park, Colombia?|
The first rule has to be live BELOW your means. If living in that swanky new apartment is going to eat up all your salary, then you need to downgrade. That might mean sharing a house/flat with somebody. I know that won't be to everybodys taste, but it's up to you, how badly do you want to save up? Do you buy lunch out everyday? If so, make a pack lunch. Those extra couple of pounds everyday will pay for a night's accommodation in some countries. Don't jump in a taxi everytime it's raining, invest in a new raincoat and if possible, walk! So many times people have been shocked when I've said I'm walking home from work (half an hour) in the rain. These are all basic ideas but it is amazing how many people think the odd pound here or there doesn't matter.
So, if you want help saving money for the trip of a lifetime, or for any other reason for that matter, I'll show you how.