Saving money as a teenager can be difficult, especially when you’re too young to get a job. I know the feeling well, I get pocket money but when I want to save up for something it can be a struggle because I also want to spend it on other things like going to the cinema, buying makeup and going places.
However, there have been occasions where I’ve managed to save up money for things I really want, like for a convention or a concert. Here a few ways;
It also helps to keep track of your money, so it might be worth signing up for online banking. It made it a lot easier for me to know how much I had in my bank by just checking the app rather than having to find a cash point.
I also found it useful to have the money I was saving up separate from my normal bank. For example, if I was out shopping and I saw a nice pair of shoes that I wanted but didn’t necessarily need, I probably would have bought them with the money I had saved up - but I couldn’t, because I didn’t have it.
It might seem like a difficult, lengthy process but it’ll all be worth it once you have what it is you wanted to save up for.
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