In the last quarter of 2013, I bought his purple “feeding bottle” coin bank together with a set of shape sorter from SM Supermarket at around P75.00. I was going after the educational toy for my son, the coin bank was an extra item that I thought I have no used of.
It was in the early months of last year that I thought of using the coin bank for my son’s, “fine motor” exercise. From time to time, I gave him different coins for him to drop in the small hole of the coin bank. It was actually hitting two stones at the same time, a therapy + saving.
The other day, with a bottle coin bank full that weighed approximately 3 kilograms hubby and I decided to open it up. Counting and wondering how much the little boy had able to drop. He doesn't understand yet what saving is all about, or money in particular, but we let him do it, because of the purpose stated above and that in the days to come he will understand what he have done during these years.
Aside from us (hubby and I), Jollibee and Hetty were also excited how much the coins totalled. After segregating and piling by denomination, here are the details;
P10 x 119 pcs = P1190.00
P5 x 115 pcs = P575
P1 x 83 pcs = P83
0.25cents x 15 = P3.75
.10cents x 1 = .10
.05 cents x 1 = .05
A whooping P1,851.90 savings! Wow! Isn’t it great!
Look at the little boy messing with the coins while I’m busy taking photos.
Since, I already opened up a mutual fund, intended for my kids’ future, but under my name, this amount will definitely go there.
I’m also in the process of filling up forms for the healthcare that hubby and I are planning to get, through IMG (International Marketing Group).
Wondered what I am talking about? Actually, I signed up with IMG last year and already on my journey to financial freedom. You too can join us. Just drop me a line and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Together with my friends Gen and Josef we’ll teach you how to start investing and plan for your retirement.