- A male netizen named Miguel Aquino shared his experience with saving money through the bottles he drank from each day.
- Putting his spare change in every bottle he used became his usual habit until he found out that he was able to save a total of P 54,653.00!
Saving money is one of the most common strategies used by people to be able to acquire an amount of money in a specific period of time.
Some people do this to be able to buy a gadget, a car or even a house. While there are also a few who saves money simply for their future.
However, people differ when it comes to their saving techniques. Some rely on banks for the safekeeping of their savings, while the others opt for a piggy bank or a bottle to put their savings into.
One of the people who were able to save up successfully is Miguel Aquino.
According to him, he simply started by putting his spare change – which were coins, in a bottle used for that day, until he decided to take it seriously and saved a bigger amount.
Read his full-detailed experience below:
Share ko lang po itong experience ko sa pag-iipon. Sa totoo lang December 2016 ko pa ito gustong i-share kaso nahihiya ako. Hehe
Madalas ka bang bumili sa 711 or Mini Stop ng inumin? Pareho tayo. Haha. Minsan tinatago ko yung mga bote pagkakaubos. Ginagawa kong lagayan ng tubig pero madalas tinatapon ko. Aanhin ko naman kasi diba, pantambak lang. Pero alam nyo salamat sa mga boteng ito, malaki pala ang silbi niya. Magastos kasi ako. Sa totoo lang, gusto ko lagi bumibili ng kung ano-ano. Haha!”
Aquino never thought that a bottle would be useful rather than being a container for his drink. Little did he know that the same bottles will be his key to save a huge amount of money, considering that he likes to spend his money on different things.
“Accidentally, napansin kong marami akong barya sa bulsa. (Ang bigat ba naman). Wala akong paglagyan ng mga barya na sinukli sakin sa jeep kaya naisip kong ilagay ko sa bote na nasa locker ko. Ayun Naging habit ko na yung paglalagay sa bote ng barya araw-araw pagkakauwi.”
One time, he noticed that he had a lot of coins, which were all spare change he got from various establishments and on his fare. Aquino decided to put them in a bottle inside his locker, which had become his usual habit.
“Hanggang sa nakarami na ako ng bote na puro barya, (umabot ng 7 na bottles. Di na ako nakuntento don, nilagyan ko na rin ng papel na pera kapag my sumo-sobra sa bulsa ko na 20, 50, 100, minsan 500 (kung nabaryahan na yung 1k). Nakaka-enganyo kasi na makita na marami ka ng naiipon ng di mo namamalayan. Naka 30+ ata ako na bote. Dami! Araw-araw ginagawa ko sya, naging “HABIT” ko na kasi!”
Aquino wasn’t contented and decided to save bigger amounts compared to what he had usually saved. Until one day, he didn’t realize that he already kept a lot of bottles with coins and bills inside of it.
But how did he manage to save a lot of money? Here’s what he did:
“Kapag sahod na, lahat ng over time pay ko sa work diretso na sa bote. 10% ng sahod ko binibigay ko kay Lord (una to sa lahat yung tithes, para kay God. Malachi 3:10. Read mo para mas lalo ka ma-encourage ). 30% din nung sahod ko diretso na sa bote. Ibigsabihin, 60% na lang ang sa akin. (Pamasahe, foods, kuryente,tubig,dorm ay pagkakasyahin ko) Praise God, nagkakasya!”
According to him, apart from his monthly expenses, he didn’t forget to give back his blessings to God by sharing 10% of his earnings with Him.
“Kapag nga gusto kong mag starbucks, iniisip ko lilipas din yan kaya bibili ako ng NESCAFE 3 in 1 o KOPIKO BROWN. Haha! Yung favorite kong Dark Mocha imaginin mo yun yon! Haha, kukuha ako sa wallet ko ng 185 tapos 10 pesos dun ibibili ko ng kape sa tindahan, may matitirang 175 diretso bote na. NAGKURIPOT-NAGKAPE-NAKAIPON. Satisfied naman eh. Solve na ako!Parang nakapag starbucks na rin. Ginagawa ko rin yun sa iba pa. (Restaurant, Tryk na pede naman lakarin, atbp.) Binawasan ko na luho ko.”
Just like everybody else, he was also tempted to spend money, especially when it comes to coffee. But he satisfied his cravings by purchasing something cheaper and changed his lifestyle as well.
“Ayun.. the rest is history na. Sa loob ng 8 months, nakaipon ako ng 54,653 Isang paper bag (nilipat ko na mula sa bote) kasama na yung mga barya. Ipinasok ko na agad kalahati nito sa bangko kasama lahat ng mga barya para mas makatulong sa gobyerno. Okay? haha. Kalahati naman nasa business para palaguin pa.
Hindi rin po malaki sahod ko (Alam to ng mga malapit sa akin, even may officemates haha) Tamang tipid lang pala ang kailangan at tapat na pag bibigay para kay God, yun ang solusyon, di ka Niya pagkukulangin.”
After eight months of continuing his habit, he was able to earn a total of P 54,653!
Aquino also clarified that his salary isn’t that big, he realized that he only needed to discipline himself from splurging and sharing his blessings especially to the Lord.
Sa totoo lang, I realized na hindi pala mahirap mag-ipon. Mind set lang. Gawin mong lang na habit, isama mo lang sa araw-araw mo na ginagawa, magagawa mo rin!
Anong HABIT AT MIND SET MO ngayon? Tara mag ipon.
Wala naman po mawawala kung susubukan natin diba? God bless.
Bote Challenge na to.”
Aquino shared what he learned, that saving isn’t actually that hard. If a person really wants to save more money, he only needed to have a proper mindset that will motivate him to pursue what he wanted to do.
Meanwhile, the netizens who had seen his post were encouraged to do what Aquino did, with the hopes of saving a huge amount just like how he did it.
Aquino’s story proved that nothing is impossible to a person with a strong determination. Just like how the saying goes, “If there’s a will, there’s always a way.”
How about you? When are you going to start saving up?