“Make all you can.
Save all you can.
Give all you can.”
- John Wesley
Everywhere you look, you are encouraged to spend. Television commercials, billboard messages, internet advertisements—they’re all saying, “Spend your money here!’’ learning how to spend wisely is very important to your future financial health, but so is learning how to save. Learning to put some of your hard-earned money into a savings account is a practice that will help you throughout your life.
Did you have a piggy bank where you were a kid? That bank taught you to make some sacrifices at the moment for the joy of breaking it open later and seeing how much you’d saved.
Well, when you get to the age you are now, it’s time to take the pig to the bank. Instead of keeping your allowance or work money in a jar under your bed, it’s time to open a savings account at the bank. It’s a better way of tracking your spending, and it teaches you how to work with the financial institutions in your community to manage your money.
So, take “one little piggy to market”.