8 Essentially Effective Ways to
Save Your Baon this School Year
Grey skies have now taken over and with it, the occasional rain that forces traffic to a standstill. Yep, summer is indeed over and it leaves us crying where the days have gone. All our summer memories are lost in time, like tears in rain. And with that also comes the start of the school year.
Sure, you may still be getting allowance from mom and dad at this point. That’s nothing to be ashamed of, just as long as you’re not a rotten child to them. At least make your parents feel glad that your dad didn’t wear a condom on that fateful night. How? By making the most out of your baon and save it this school year. Here’s how.
8. Always bring baon
This is a must. Even after you’ve graduated and entered the real world, you’ll always, always spend a chunk of your money on food and drink. The only difference is, it’s not the best idea to ask for allowance when you’re already working. Wake up earlier and make your own baon. Bring your own water container. You’ll be surprised by how much you’ll end up saving in the long run by simply packing a meal for the day. Pay attention to sales at your grocery and take advantage. You may even surprise yourself with your cooking skills! Broke student today, hopefully-not-broke chef in the future!
Bring your own water and refill it with water any time you can. Hydrate. Besides being really, really good for you, water can help aid digestion by filling your stomach and reducing your tendency to eat more. Whenever you get the urge to stress-eat or cry your heart out with food, just grab a glass of water. That way, you won’t be spending any money and reflect on the failures of your life. Just make sure your tears don’t get in the water.
6. Cut down on transportation expenses
Sure taking a cab or booking a car to school may be convenient, but it can also make your wallet hate you. Cabs have a flagdown rate of P40 and P3.50 for every succeeding 500 meters. On average, taking a jeep will cost you P20 or less. If your school isn’t very far, then by all means, walk. You’ll also be giving yourself a workout.
5. Say no to vices
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words and experiences can inflict inner wounds that never heal. That’s where alcohol comes in—it numbs the pain and is an instant party starter in small amounts. However, you don’t go to school to get drunk out of your mind and brag about how many pitchers of gin-juice you’ve downed. Ditch the vices and go to school for the main reason that your parents enrolled you in the first place: to get an education. Don’t blow your money on alcohol and you’ll see the difference.