My BPI Save Up plus Insurance Update!!!

October 22, 2014

2014 has been a year of learnings and taking risks for my financial life. Aside from my FAMI-SALEF investment I also opened a BPI Direct Save Up plus Insurance account to kick start my emergency fund and maximize the potential of my savings.

I waited for about 2 months before my Info Card arrived but since I enrolled via my BPI Express Online I can easily access the records of my accounts.

I decided to do a 500pesos every 5th and 20th of the month so that I know I have 1000 automatic monthly savings.

Today I should have almost 11,000pesos already in the said account but sadly I only have half of the emergency fund goal reached. Last March, I transferred all of my emergency fund to my regular fund and withdraw them because there are too many things that ruined my budget. It took me a month to recover.

Things That I Learned

1. Automation is the king. It feels so good how automatic saving is.

2. Think many times before deciding on how much you are willing to put in the fund and the interval for you can’t change it already. Make sure to start on the minimum which is 250pesos a month I believe (or you can do 250pesos every cut-off) and if ever you have your bonus or extra money deposit on the account number via counter.

3. Never let failure stop you from saving. As I told you earlier I commit a sudden mistake in my finances and withdraw the full amount of my emergency fund to accommodate my expenses. But I decided to still push through with my emergency fund and become fully committed to save. Even if I will have this instances that I want to quit and go to the nearest BPI and ask how I can deactivate the Direct Save Up, the spirit of financial management still rules inside me and I am thankful that I was able to get back on track with my emergency fund.

December is a good month for events so I am looking forward for additional money for my save up. Hopefully I can close a 10,000pesos by the end of the year. Again this I am still slowly saving for my emergency fund. My target is still 50,000pesos!

If this is your first time encountering the BPI Direct Save Up plus Insurance then make sure to check out my blog post on how to have one and the perks of having one! Just click BPI DIRECT SAVE-UP PLUS INSURANCE. For my review click BPI DIRECT SAVE-UP FIRST IMPRESSION.

Clariza Glino

Izza of SavingsPinay helps Filipinos bridge the financial literacy gap one content at a time by providing insights and tips on budgeting, saving, investing, side hustle and growing your net worth. Aside from this blog she also writes at www.izzaglinofull.com, a beauty and lifestyle blog for frugal Pinays and manages, www.izzagevents.com, a wedding and event business since 2011. For inquiries, topic suggestions or future collaborations email her at izza@savingspinay.ph


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