when i was a kid whenever i wanted to buy something my parents would always tell me to do two things: 1) pray and 2) save up for it. the praying is all easy but it's the saving part that takes a while to do. in order to save, i'd have those piggy banks made of porcelain and everyday i put what remains from my allowance to save up.
fast forward to 2008, i noticed that i have loose change on my cabinet and table in the office, when i empty my pockets, inside my bags, under the bed and in ever corner of my room. so i did a little experiment and collected my five and ten peso coins and see how much i'd save up. in a week, i saved Php110. multiply that by four (weeks) and it's projected to Php440 in a month. in a year's time, that's projected to around Php5280. not bad considering that these are just loose change that we forget about.
it's never too late to go back to your fundamentals of saving money. times are hard and it's best to prepare no matter how little the amount. tomorrow i'm heading to the store to buy those big colorful piggy banks that are made of plastic. after filling it up, i may end up buying myself a dslr. *wink* *wink*