Five Dollars

It begin with just five dollars. It had taken all year but by saving ten cents a week by Christmas I had accumulated five dollars. It was my first experience with savings and it began with a goal to have five dollars by Christmas.

That lesson about savings, giving up short term pleasures for long term gains, has served me very well. It takes time and experience to learn that if we hold off on pleasure we can have even more later. You have to try it over and over again before you realize it works.

I’m glad I began to learn that lesson by saving only ten cents a week. It’s easier to save dollars if you have already saved cents. Its like earning the right to have and do more.

Have you learned the lesson of saving? It doesn’t matter how much you earn, its how much you keep. So start right where you are and save. You’ll be glad you did.

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