I'm single, cars paid off (both the Bonne and my beater truck), no credit card debt, and I still can't seem to get much saveings built up. Not sure where it all goes, but it goes.
Until recently I was living check to check (as most people do, but hate it) so I put away a small chunk that I am saveing for rainy days. I also give Uncle Sam whatever he wants durring the year, then he gives me all the extra back at tax time (my savings account
Less than 5 years ago I was working for $1000 for the summer. Not much to live off of, but enough when you live with your parents rent free and have virtually no bills.