I was walking home from school one afternoon and saw this lovely gown in a shop across the road. After looking at the dress for about 5 minutes, I decided to walk in and ask for the price. “N2,000”, the shop attendant shouted. She looked at me like “How can you afford this dress?” But after a month, I went back to the shop and bought the dress. You want to know how I did it? Let me gist you.
The first thing I did was to write down all the ways I could make money.
- Pocket money from my parents
- Money from my uncle or aunty
- Helping my neighbors or family friends to wash clothes, cars or clean their houses
- Selling the books I don’t need any more. Even clothes that are no longer my size
After writing all that down, I wrote down ways that would help me to save the N2,000. These are the things I did
Set a time frame
I gave myself 1 month to save the money and I wrote it in my diary
Find a safe place
I built a kolo where I kept the money.
I wrote every kobo I made in my diary (I saved N400 from my monthly pocket money. I made N1400 from volunteering to wash clothes and clean the houses of neighbours.. I made N500 from selling my old books and clothes).
Stick to the budget I removed the N2000 for the dress and left the remaining N300 in my kolo as savings for the future.
These are the things I did to get my dress. You can do it too, if you want to buy something but don’t have enough money. Is there anything that you are saving for right now? Tell us all about it in the comments section.