The first thing you will want to do when planning for your savings is to set a goal you would like to achieve. By setting a goal first, you can come up with the most effective plan to reach it. By starting to save a smaller of money amount on a regular fixed basis, you will train yourself to make saving a part of your everyday life.
If you start by setting aside a smaller amount, you may not feel as much of an impact on your everyday budget. Trying to save too much too soon may leave you needing to withdraw from the savings account to cover your monthly bills. When you do not see your savings grow, you may get discouraged and stop, where if you start a smaller amount you may not feel that financial impact but will start to see your account balance increasing.
A smaller amount on a regular basis, either weekly or monthly, will eventually grow into a large safety net. Once you get into the habit of saving you will most likely become more encouraged and experiencing the satisfaction of accomplishing these goals will be an effective tool to continue and gradually increase the amount you put away monthly.