- A netizen's post about how he was able to save more than 80k in less than a year has been making the rounds on social media
- His post has inspired countless netizens
- He shared some money-saving tips in order to succeed with your "ipon challenge"
A netizen, Jesse Palerit, took to Facebook to share how he was able to save P84, 515 in less than a year, which FHM reported.
Nowadays, it is really a challenge to save money especially if we are guilty of bad spending habits.
We would often hear the excuse, "I don't earn enough to save." But for most people, saving has become their least priority just because it is hard to do.
Check out his full post below:
KAMI learned that Jesse would save every P100 bill, P10 bill, and P5 coin he has in his wallet.
According to FHM, he started his "ipon challenge" since May 23 of last year. However, Jesse didn't have to wait for the 23rd of May since "Masikip na kasi ang kahon."
Jesse, who works full time as a head of security shared how he did the challenge, "Yung P100 kasi ang nakikita kong maraming bills at madaling ipunin. Yun din yung sa tingin ko ay kaya ko.
"Pag may P100 na buo ako, di ko talaga ginagastos. Talagang pinasok ko lahat. May time pa nga na kahit gutom ako tinitiis ko muna basta di ko ibibili ang P100," he told FHM.
Aside from his job, he also has online ticketing and loading businesses.
He also explained during his interview with FHM that the key to one's success in saving is discipline.
"Wala namang pinipiling edad ang pag-iipon. Ang importante may disiplina tayo sa sarili kong paano gumastos. Dapat yung bibilhin mo ay yung kailangan lang talaga. Gaya nang cellphone, di mo naman kailangan yugn mamahalin or dobleng gadget. Di mo rin kailangan kumain sa mga mamahaling restaurant araw-araw. Basta disiplina alng po talaga."
He also said that he didn't expect that he would save more than 80k and initially thought he only saved around 30k.
"Ginawa ko lang na libangan itong pag-iipon noong panahon na stressed ako. Sabi ko sa sarili ko ‘kailangan kong ma-challenge para malibang ang sarili ko.’ Di ko naman in-expect na ganito ang magiging outcome. Akala ko nga nasa P30,000 lang ang laman, kaya nagulat ako na umabot pala ng P84,000 plus!"
"Itong next kong ipon, bubuksan ko ito next year at balak kong ipundar pambili ng sasakyan."
Doctors had no idea what's wrong with Angelo. His mom is in pain watching her son suffer. This family needs money for appropriate medical checkup that would allow to set diagnosis. All together we can help! Find Marlyn Rosamiran's contact details in the end of the video.
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