Many of you have undoubtedly heard the standard savings rule:
I petition a rewrite: the savings percentage is just not enough.
In the words of my mother, pay yourself first. I encourage you to take a good hard look at your spending habits and see what you can cut back on because you are in control.
Scenario to the MOON
Create a scenario that works for you. If you can spend less than 50% on essentials (housing, utilities, food), amazing. Stick the difference into savings. If you're spending more than 50% on essentials, it might be time to find a cheaper place (or cancel that second wine club subscription).
While your expenses are "just $5" here and "treat yourself" there, that money could be working for you in your sleep. Compound interest is the bees knees.