Don’t let your “trip money” mingle with your regular account funds. First, determine how much you can afford to stash away each month, and try not to be too stingy. Try to save either a fixed amount or a percentage of each paycheck.
To take it a step further, if your employer offers direct deposit, simply tell payroll to send a certain amount to your savings account every paycheck, with the rest sent to checking as usual.
In addition, if you have two accounts with Solarity you can set up automatic recurring transfers between accounts. For example, try tucking $25 into your savings from your primary checking every two weeks—it adds up fast!