Normally savings tips start with the most lame and stupid advice ever. That advice is "quit your daily latte". I am totally and utterly opposed to that. In fact, it is the WORST thing you can do - and I will prove it WITH MATHS.
Kathryn + coffee = productive => more money.
Kathryn - coffee = will kill a man => end up in the big house making licence plates for a dollar a day.
Therefore coffee = money. You can't argue with maths.
So basically, if you have worked out your extreme budget in part 1 and have an allowance for living, I'm not going to tell you how to spend it. You're an adult. Spend it how you wish. Buy $200 of gelato a week and live on that in your unlit room for all I care. The main thing is, once that money has gone, there is no more. You can't draw more out of your savings.
When I was at my savings peak, I'd get good coffee a day and then I'd go get $1 coffee from the 7-11. Yeah, that's how hard-core I am.
I will tell what works for me.
Firstly get rid of all money-sucking things from your life which, co-incidentally all begin with "C" (weird, huh).
1. Credit Cards.
Evil, evil evil. Your credit card makes you the minion of evil. Like, imagine that your bank is the Wicked Witch of the West(pac) - you are a flying monkey. The witch is saying "fly my pretty... go get those pretty, shiny red shoes..." but you will be paying for those shoes for the rest of your life.
Cars are also evil. They are bad for the environment. They are bad for your wallet. And they make you fat.
They cost you money in petrol and repayments and registration. You think you are doing swimmingly well with your savings and suddenly they need a new exhaust system or timing belt.
Don't bitch to me about how you need your car. I lived in the outer suburbs of the city with the worst public transport system in the Western world and I didn't have a car so cry me a river...
Come on, you are moving overseas anyway, you need to get rid of that car some times. Make it sooner rather than later and put that money into an interest-paying account.
Again evil. Evil money sucking machines. Totally not profitable. Maybe there are some people who can save money AND have children. I've never met them. Hard to get rid though. Try moving while they are at school.
Next, look at the things you buy.
Those things fall into two categories - real and dreams. The real category is rent and food (basic food at that) and electricity. Dreams are those fabulous shoes and lash lengthening mascara and all those other things that are going to make you more happy and more loved and more of the person you know you could be.
BUT - when you have a huge dream, you don't have room your life for small dreams. It's a monogamous relationship. If you want your big dream, you need to have an obsessive, driving need. You need to pursue it single mindedly. With unlengthened lashes and the shoes you already own.
Are you up to the challenge?