Girl’s Talk—Financially

—Our 2nd bank is almost half full—

I love saving money for future use and of course, everytime my husband fart his 500 japanese yen fine deserves a drop in there lol! Me and my husband is saving 500 yen coins at least one coin a day or if ever we have a 500 yen coin as a change from purchases, we won’t spend it but rather drop them there to save. Our goal is to fill that 100,000 japanese yen can and go for a family trip–we don’t know yet where to go but at least we have saving goals. Photo below is what we saved for our plane ticket—we’re both dedicated to our goal, can’t believe that we saved more than we expected to our trip to the Philippines last January and even though it wasn’t enough for a JAL plane ticket, it really helped a lot.
Of course it’s not always saving money, we also treat ourselves occassionally like buying things to all our family needs but it’s also important to us that we do not go overboard financially. Monitoring your money is the key.

Do you save coins? How do you handle yourself financially? More here at

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18 Responses to Girl’s Talk—Financially

  1. Sherry says:

    wow good post on saving hehe.. I seldom save coins as paying things need coins.http://sherryever.com/2010/07/gt-i-love-me-financially/mine is up

  2. Jenn says:

    I remember in college, I had this tin can of ice cream, and I would drop all my coins left for the day in the can and when it was time to open it, my dad exchanged the coins with bills, and with it I was able to buy some things. It really feels great to open a can full of coins – especially if you "worked hard" to get it full. It was like reaping fruits from your farm.My GT post is up HERE.

  3. Enchie says:

    Super proud ako sa mga Gt entries today ang gaganda ng stories. I like your story Clang, saving up for your trip… and taking note on the monitoring thing. Minsan save na lang ako save, nakakalimutan ko gumastos.

  4. Miranda says:

    Coin banks are so practical! šŸ™‚ I've never been faithful enough to fill a coin bank, but my Hubby is, and we are (actually, HE is :p) able to save up for things. Thanks for reminding me how effective they are, I'm considering going back to using one. šŸ™‚ Cute calendar by the way. Is that Rei Ayanami?

  5. Clarissa says:

    @Miranda:Yup,it's Rei Ayanami–happy that you recognized her.Fan of Evangelion anime?I am^_^@Girltalkers:Start saving coins,kahit pa-unti unti lang and without even noticing it,mapupuno na cya.Even with little by little savings you can make big pennies^_^Thanks for dropping by, will visit to your sites,too!

  6. Whoa!! looking forward for your trip here in Pinas Sis Clarisa, I hope you can save money more than you wanted. Good saving tips, I will surely try saving coins now ^.^ heheheHappy Girls Talk

  7. Umma says:

    Im impressed Mommy Clangz…coins can go a long way…without realizing it. That's a great tip to instill the kids at an early age.

  8. charmie says:

    wow, impressive! That's a great idea..hmmm! Happy GT

  9. Paula says:

    I never thought we could save so much from coins alone. Will surely try that. Thanks for the tip!It's nice to peek at other people's financial habits. šŸ™‚ Here's mine

  10. chubskulit says:

    Ayan I forgot the GT entry lol.. Hay naku bukas ko na gawin at 2:26 am na lol..

  11. Rossel says:

    sa amin si hubby at rj ang may alkansya. nainggit naman ako bigla. makapagsimula nga bukas. happy GT!

  12. Mommy Liz says:

    You are right about monitoring your spending is the key to not being buried with debts. Hay, ang responsible nyo namang mag asawa, kelan kaya kami makakaipon..makapag umpisa na nga..hehehe..

  13. niko says:

    pagkakita ko sa coin can mo naisip ko mag umpisa ulit mag ipon ng ten peso coins.. naku uumpisahan ko na!! now na hihihthnaks for the tip dearie šŸ™‚

  14. Dee says:

    Saving is important talaga, I agree. Keep it up, Mommy Clang! I'll keep on saving din. šŸ™‚

  15. K says:

    yes, we have a lot of coins. puro coins walang buo. bwahaha! at in fairness, akala ko ang banko nyo ay yung totoong bank. sabi ko pa, tutyal naman si mommy clang! 2 pa banko at mapupuno na yung isa! LOL.next week ulit a? šŸ˜€

  16. Dhemz says:

    keep farting fafa Yochi…ehehhee…:) a trip to the US of A mami Clang…ehehhe!

  17. AC says:

    wow!!! ang galing ate clang! makabili na nga din ng alkansya… kailangan kase namin lagi ang coins eh, pero tama ka ate clang… every little helps… kaya mag save na nga din kame… saya siguro magbukas ng alkansya noh? I want that! We'll start tomorrow! hehehe…

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