Saving money is a big problem for me since I only have a little amount left of my salary and I usually use the extra for food or makeup. However, this is the effective ways I find enough for me if I ever need to save for something.
1. Place your money on a bank account without ATM card. Like just plain passbook account so you will need to give an effort just to withdraw the money. The tendency is I became lazy and will postpone to withdraw until I decided that I will not use the money instead.
2. Coin banks. I still use the old style piggy banks. I save 5php coin or 10php coin. Make sure that there is no opening that you can get the coins again. LOL. I have the urge to use it when I do not have small change for transport.
3. Let someone you trusted keep it from you. The money I save for my bills is being kept by my sister so I will not use it. :)
4. If you have a big budget, invest it on a time deposit account.
5. As much as possible, keep your money on the bank to earn interest.