Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Power of Rounding Up: Saving Rs. 15000
I love to do my budget and tracking my expenses. That gives me a sense of situation in control. Every time I track my expense, I round it up to next multiple of 5. Let’s say I bought A, B and C for Rs 21, 25, and 27 respectively on the same day. In my expense book they will be entered as: A, B, C – 75 (21+25+27=72).
At the end of day, all my coins go in my piggy bank. Once my piggy bank gets full, I take out coins and exchange them for notes. This amount then goes in my miscellaneous earning accounts in my account book. I was browsing my money book last night and realized that in last 2 years, I have saved approximately Rs 15000 out of this saving habit. Wow was the feeling after my results.
I loved the power of Rounding Up. It acts just like a phoenix.