Every New Year’s day, we make resolutions full of good intentions to keep them for the whole year but often, we fail to do so. Raise your hands if you’re one of them! A common resolution we will make is to save more money but somehow, these resolutions fly out the window when we want to splurge on something.
Well, this Malaysian, Azlin Hashim Aqra, managed to save a hefty amount in just the span of one year by setting some simple goals for herself. And making sure that you stick to it of course!
In an inspiring Facebook post, she shared how she did it in one year and on January 1st this year, she counted the amount she managed to save. In the end, she managed to put away more than RM8,000 in just 12 months! If you think that’s not a lot of money, it can buy one iPhone X and still have leftovers for a luxurious holiday!
So, how did she do it? It appears that all she did was take out any RM5 and RM20 note that she had and put it away in her piggy banks for safekeeping. She started on January 1, 2017 until December 31, 2017 and the total amount saved was RM8,915.
Over the course of one year, she managed to collect 349 pieces of RM20 and 387 pieces of RM5, which made her very happy. Many netizens were impressed with her savings and said that they wanted to be like her.
The advice Azlin gave was simple, “As long as you have any RM5 or RM20 note in your wallet, stop yourself from using it and once you get home, put it away.”
You can even switch it up and choose other notes to save if you want to! Besides, if the idea of saving for the whole year sounds a little too much for you, start small and try it for a week or a month instead. Watch your savings pile up!
Okay, gonna start saving with this method now!
Also read: Accumulating RM4875, Malaysian Shares Inspiring Experience of How He Quit Cigarettes