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Treating P50 bills as ‘invisible’ saves netizen P40,000 in 5 months

A young woman was able to save more than 40,000 in five months by treating every P50 bill as "invisible" during this period.

"Lahat ng 50 pesos na mahawawakan ko [ay] invisible muna sa akin. It means 'di ko siya gagastusin. For example, nagbayad ka ng buong 500 pesos then ang sinukli sayo apat na 50s, 'yung four pieces na 50s dapat invisible sa akin. Hindi ko siya pwedeng gastusin," Yona Abella said in a report by Dano Tingcungco on GMA News' "24 Oras Weekend" on Sunday

In a span of five months, Abella was able to save a total of 846 pieces of P50 bills, equal to P42,300.

In the same report, financial adviser Aeus Arcilla said those planning to save must set "compelling" goals in order to stick with them.

"It must be so compelling that every day, when you wake up in the morning, 'yun ang naiisip mo," he said.

"Ang goal mo is basta kada may 50 pesos ako... basta meron akong 50 pesos, kahit ilang 50 pesos [itatago ko], 'yun na 'yung kumbaga goal niya," he said about Abella's achievement.

After the success of the P50 challenge, Abella said she plans to do the same with P20 bills next. — Jon Viktor D. Cabuenas/BM, GMA News