[Money Talks] How I Managed to Save 21,120 Pesos in 80 Days

July 12, 2017


Last June, I decided to share a post about how I've been able to save some cash in a matter of 80days. And this time, I'll be sharing you the full details on how I did it.

First and foremost, I wanted to tell you that I am unemployed but I have my own online shop called Queen Pia in which I sell mostly contact lenses and some beauty products. I also have my own shopee account called @hiannsalas and what's available in Queen Pia is also posted on my shopee account. This is my only source of income as of this moment, I have some rakets like modeling and being a MUA every once in awhile which is good money too.



So last March 20, I bought a kawayan coinbank online worth 140 Pesos and decided to do the 50 Pesos Challenge. It was hard at first because I wanted to save more, and I don't get much 50 pesos everyday so I decided to put on some 100s, 200s, 500s and 1000s bills on my coinbank. Whenever I have extra money, I would put it  there and have it for safe keeping. Days had passed and I noticed that I had a lot of 1s, 5s and 10s pesos coins on my purse so I decided to also put it there. By the 2nd month of my savings challenge I can already notice that the coinbank I own is almost full. I told myself that I would open it on June 21 so it would be 3 months right after. But by June 8, the coinbank is already full and already too heavy. So I decided to open it and to my surprise, I managed to save an exact amount of 21,120 pesos.

I was surprised on how I've been able to save this much money to think that I don't really have  decent job, and I just try to earn by online selling. I used to have every peso that I have to be put on things that I want like my daily Starbucks coffee, that shoes I wanted but would only wear once, that bag that I wanted but in reality I already own too many bags, and that clothes that I would buy but would never get to wear just because. I was also a cosplayer back then, and I am telling you that cosplaying is a very expensive hobby. I decided to quit cosplaying, start saving some money and start planning my out of town and out of the country trips because I already felt the feeling of falling inlove with places, and every trip is worth it.

So now I am off to my next savings challenge and its inspired by my Ate Princess 20 Pesos Challenge. You can check it [here].


SAVE YOUR PESO TIPS
1. If you really want to have something in your bank account. Start NOW. Not later, not tomorrow, not on your next paycheck, but NOW. Save whatever is in your purse and put it in any container that could serve as your coinbank.

2. Do something that your future self would thank you for. And that is living a life with financial stability and financial freedom. You get to buy the things that you need, and could still afford to but the things that you want without actually waiting too long to own it. 

3. If you don't have a savings account in any bank account yet, go to the nearest bank account and open one now. This way, you are not tempted to spend it. Make sure you own a passbook and not an ATM card so the process of withdrawal would discourage you from getting some cash from it. 

4. Stop living paycheck after paycheck. Stop being excited about your next paycheck so you could eat at your favorite pizza place. Learn to save so anytime you can eat at any restaurant that you want without worrying how much money would be left on your next paycheck. 

5. Set some goals, and be committed to it. Be so committed, you wanted to marry that goal and literally build a life with it. Start with something small. How about saving about 20% of your salary. That's at least 2000 Pesos-4000 Pesos monthly. That's like 500 Pesos weekly or more. If you're able to see that your savings are growing you'll be more motivated to do it. 

For now, I'll end this blog with these quotes:
"It is not about how much money you make, it is how you save it. "
"Being in control of your finances is a great stress reliever."
Start making the decision to save now, and kurot later. And thank me again tomorrow. 

That's all for now, thank you guys for reading and I hope that I inspire you to save too!



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3 comments

  1. Thank you for sharing your saving tips, Ann! It made me want to be extra disciplined when it comes to saving!

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    1. You're welcome, Patricia! I'm happy I could inspire more people! 😁

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