It takes earning a certain amount of money to be able to save money. We can budget from now until the cows come home, but if we earn just enough to meet our basic needs or less, saving is terribly hard.
I know, I have been there. When I just started working and had to pay student loans and live, the ends had a hard time meeting. I was able to get some side hustles but not everyone can do the same.
There maybe a time in your life where you just need to fight it through and keep applying for a job that pays more. Don’t settle or give up.
Since it takes earning more than you need, to save, this may not be a priority when you are struggling to make ends meet. I don’t know who needs to hear this. Don’t give up, don’t stop dreaming and keep seeking out better opportunities and stay knocking on doors. Also surround yourself with others who understand and encourage you.
These are my few cents on this.