LOOK: He Finished the 52-Week Challenge and Saved P69,000!

One of our readers at WhenInManila.com, JB Dionisio, told us his of how he finished the 52-week money-saving challenge and he saved P69,000.

JB said that at the start of the year, he “printed and pasted the 52-week money challenge plan on this bamboo alkansya.

He decided to use a bamboo alkansya because he felt it will “give the motivation to save money without noticing it.”

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Inspired by Kuripot Pinay’s 52-week challenge, he stuck with the challenge.

Now, he broke his bamboo alkansya open.

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We asked JB a few question and here’s what he told us.

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Q: What made you stay through the challenge?
Jb: Nag enjoy lang ako sa idea na mag save ng small amount per week. Sa una madali sya since small amount pa lang. Nafeel ko yun challenge nung month of May na since the amount I need to save was more than 1k per week pero challenging sya na masaya kasi nacocondition ko yung sarili ko na dapat magtipid o kaya iwas sa pag expense ng mga bagay na di ko naman kaylangan. Iba din kasi yung feeling pag nafulfill ko yung pagsave ng needed amount for the week.

Q: What were the most difficult parts of the challenge?
Jb: yung part na, since working na ko, yung expenses for transpo, foods, bayad sa rent namin sa bahay, nagtatabi din ako ng amount for my insurance. pinipilit ko pa rin magtabi para makapaglagay dun sa bamboo alkansya ko. Malaking tulong din talaga yung small amount na sinasave ko nung simula dahil nasanay ako magtipid na naging manners ko na sya every week 🙂

Q: What do you plan to buy with the money?
Jb: actually wala ako maisip na bagay na gusto ko bilin sa naipon ko. at the beginning pala, plano ko gamitin yung pera na maiipon ko sa investments like UITF (unit investment trust fund) or pang franchise ng small business (trip ko yung siomai franchise)

Q: Would you do it again?
Jb: yes! alam mo nung napost ko to sa facebook, sumabog yung notification ko. haha ang dame nagtanong san ko nakuha yung idea tapos dame humingi nung template at ang dame rin nagtanong san ko nabili yung bamboo alkansya ( sa quiapo daw nabili ng nanay ko). Uulit ulitin ko sya kasi ang galing lang na maski ako di ako makapaniwala na natapos ko yung challenge. Nachallenge na ko, nakaipon pa ako.

Q: Any tips to those who want to do the challenge too?
Jb: just enjoy it lang at wag na wag nyo lalagpasan yung week ng hindi kayo makapagsave sa alkansya nyo dahil maiipon at maiipon yung kulang nyo 🙂

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Q: Btw, the bamboo alkasya you used, you cracked it open right? This means it’s not like other piggy banks that you can open and close again?
Jb: yes sinira ko sya nung binuksan ko. kaya di ko na rin magagamit yung alkansya ulit. Kaya balak ko magpabili ulit sa nanay ko nun sa quiapo (sana lang meron pa ganun klase)

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