Creating a budget will will help you control your finances.
Consider where you are spending your money and try to make cuts, that way you can put more money towards your career. Cutting a $3 coffee everyday will save you $90 a month and $1,095 a year.
Four accounts are key: savings, career, expenses, and fun money.
Expenses will always need to be paid first, these are bills you need to survive.
After your expenses are all paid, the rest of the money should be divided. Determine expenses and then allocate 50% to career, 30% to savings, and 20% to fun money. This balance will help you stay happy and healthy.
At first you may want to use 100% of your left over money to career- beware of that. If you deprive yourself of fun money, you will be unhappy pursuing acting.
If you deprive your savings or don't start one, you could find yourself in a hard place that will set your acting career back.