Part of being a grown-up and together human being is learning to save money. Putting away a lump sum each month may not be the most fun thing to do with your cash, but it's a darn sight more sensible than holding out for a lottery win.
But saving money can be difficult at the best of times – at the worst times (like, say, during a pandemic) there are a whole list of reasons why there may not be spare cash right now. Happily we have some ideas for how you can make a bit of extra money to tide you over. Whatever your situation, it's important to give saving a go – even a fiver left over at the end of the month is better than nothing. And if you're feeling bad because you haven't started saving at all, don't worry about it – there's no time like the present.
We've got plenty of advice on the best ways to save money but for some people, setting goals is what really inspires them to knuckle down. To get some inspiration on what goals to set for ourselves, we asked the members of our ever informative Money Diary Facebook group to tell us what they're saving for right now – over three, six and 12 months.
Click through to find out what people are saving up for, how much they've got and when they expect to reach their goals. And remember, every goal is a step in the right direction; from the house deposit, to the holiday in India, to the £650 Dyson vacuum cleaner.
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