Start saving as soon as you start making money!

Guys this is important. If you have started earning, this is the right time to start saving or is the right time to increase your savings. The longer you wait the difficult it will become as your life will probably become comfortable and you might have many responsibilities soon afterwards!!

Save Money NowLet me tell you the boiling frog story that I love to tell my fellow cooperators: If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will of course frantically try to clamber out. But if you place it gently in a pot of tepid water and turn the heat on low, it will float there quite placidly. As the water gradually heats up, the frog will sink into a tranquil stupor, exactly like one of us in a hot bath, and before long, with a smile on its face, it will unresistingly allow itself to be boiled to death. The boiling frog story is generally told in a metaphorical context, with the upshot being that people should make themselves aware of gradual change lest they suffer eventual undesirable consequences (Wikipedia).

See yourself as a frog and of course like the frog dropped in boiling water, you will automatically clamber out like we do in uncomfortable/unpleasant situations. But if you were to be dropped in tepid water and the water be gradually heated, you will rarely notice change in temperature until probably it is too late. Life happens like that!! Change sometimes will find you still trying to adjust to it despite it being constant!!! Life has a way of sneaking onto you and gives you a surprise though most probably you saw this surprise miles away and you told yourself you had all the time. Living life without considerable savings is like water that is being gradually boiled with you in!!!

When you leave collage with your degree or diploma certificate and you get a job, do not wait to start saving. It is likely that at this time you are still single and you have a few financial obligations. So immediately you get a job, you should start saving and save as much as possible. This is so because once you start a family, your expenses will automatically go up or if you delay, you will get used to the pay you get and therefore it will become hard to adjust. You will have established a comfort zone. We all know getting out of a comfort zone is the hardest of things to do.

SavingsSaccos have a minimum savings per month that is allowed. So if you are in a Sacco DO NOT start saving the minimum allowed. It is thought wise that one should at least save 10% of his/her income. If possible when you have just been employed, save more than the 10%. It is also wise to save with a Sacco as they pay better dividends and interest on deposit than most financial institutions. Ask around the interest paid by banks on savings accounts then ask what Saccos pay! Saccos pay way better Smile.

So my friends, start saving now for a better future.

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4 Responses

  1. Thank you for your link…. It’s great to see this story is widespread and helping people worldwide. I’d love to know its origin.

    • This is awesome and a good advice to the youngsters who want to blow their salaries for a few years before they settle!!

      • Yeah it is. Thanks. Keep it locked. Cheers.

    • I searched for its origins sometimes back….but seems it emerged in 19th century thereabout http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boiling_frog

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