Some tips for saving money are; don't purchase expensive items and always keep the loose change. You need to also keep track of all your spending and take advantage of discounts. Shop for food or anything that you want with a list and don't pay for something that you do not want. See more tips at http://americasaves.org/savings-tips/54-ways-to-save-money.
Im saving money to fly to Sweden, and let me tell you, saving is NOT easy! What i do is take my wallet to in the store to tempt myself. This will train your brain not to spend money. But when you need something, like for real, only take what you need in with you, like today for example, i went in the dollar store to buy colored pencils , and i only brought in 1 dollar and some change for tax. Hope this helped! And happy saving! :)