For every five- and 10-peso coin I got as change, I put it inside our bamboo coin bank. After months of religiously saving coins, this mother was able to accumulate P4,000.00
I have been practicing this for years and every year, I put my savings in the bank. This time though, this mother thought of using the money to buy the boys’ school needs such as socks, handkerchiefs, sando, and even school shoes.
I know the money we have saved will not be enough for all the things we want to buy but at least its a substantial addition.
The kids may not see the value of saving these coins but I hope they would be impressed to realize that they will be having new shoes and socks from accumulated coins we sometimes take for granted. And if we didn’t save these coins, they would have ended up in sari-sari stores in exchange for candies and chips.
Perhaps the start of 2016 is the right time to start this kind of practice. After all, I could see most people still very much inspired and well, very driven.
So got that five- and 10-peso coin? Put them instead inside a jar or any plastic container. You will gain a completely different perspective on how to treat those coins once you open the jar after a year or a few months. And it might surprise you. Though it may seem logical to indeed accumulate money if you save, surprises lie in the way how you spend or use them.