Trying to save money is hard. You start with the best intentions and have a plan put in place. However, it doesn’t take long to fall behind and end up back to where you started – little to no savings.

Whether it be small steps at a time or searching out for ways to save a large chunk of money quickly, there are options available that will help you grow your savings account. The tricky part will be sticking to them.

We have five saving tips that will help you grow your savings account each month.

Control Impulse Buying

One of the hardest things to control is impulse buying. It’s so easy to walk by something we like, see the price tag, and justify why you need to make this purchase. However, no matter how small it may be, all of those impulse purchases add up.

If you find yourself in an impulse buy situation, walk away and don’t look back. Instead, take that money and put it into a savings account. At the end of the month, see how much money you saved instead of spending it for no reason.

Prepare More Meals

Another way that we lose money very quickly is through eating out. Say you buy a lunch at £10. Once in a while, that may not seem like it’s too much. However, if you buy that £10 lunch five days a week, you’re looking at over £200 a month. In one year, you’ve spent £2,400 on lunches when you could have made something at home for far less money.

Pay Off Your Debt

You can spend a ton of money on interest when paying off debt. It’s hard to save money when a good chunk of your income goes towards debt repayments.

Put some focus on paying off credit cards and loans. Start with the highest interest loan, as that will cost you the most amount of money in the long run. Stick to the minimum payments for the rest. Once you’ve paid off the first loan, take that money and put it towards the next highest interest debt. The avalanche method is a way to eliminate your debt as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Set Money Aside

You don’t need to put away thousands of pounds right at the beginning to start saving. Instead, start small and watch your savings grow. Even £50 a week is a good starting point. Soon that £50 will grow into £200 a month, and then to £2,400 a year.

Avoid Overspending

See where you can make cuts in your monthly purchases. How often do you buy a cup of coffee? Are you a smoker? Do you like to go to the vending machine on your lunch break? Go through these types of purchases and see where you can cut back.

While saving, you want to ensure that you also have an emergency fund. If an unexpected expense occurred, would you have enough money to pay for it? Although you could have payday loan options available (just ensure you can make the repayments - as with any credit), being able to use your own money will help prevent any further debt from accumulating.

Author's Bio: 

Marina Pal is a renowned author and social media enthusiast.