Have you seen the 52 Week Money Challenge? It is a way to save money by putting away a small amount of money each week, as the year progresses, the money you save increases so that by the end of the year you will have saved $1,378.
Perfect for Christmas shopping, paying off debt, vacation planning maybe?
I've heard some say they actually put in more money at the beginning of the year and less at the end when money is tighter for them. I would suggest putting in more money when you have it for times when money is low so you can stay on track.
Almost halfway through the year I know but it isn't too late to start if you haven't already. (It is NEVER too late to try to save money.)
I had never heard of this challenge before but have been told by friends and a co-worker they've done it before and its worked very well for them. No harm in trying it out I guess.