Monday, August 31, 2009
I recalled the days of studying in university, and it is a UK university. It was a lot of funs, joy, learning and mixing with different foreign students. Majority are from Britain, Singapore, Malaysia Hong Kong, with some from country like Pakistan, Germany, Sweden, China. Good life, and no need to worry about money. Leave the money problems to my parents. However, as I grew older, and a little bit wiser, I realised that money education is important. When I was in university, I spent money base on my liking. I never ever consider what is needs and what is nice to have? I do not know about frugality, as I have no worries of money problem (thanks to my parents). When I came back to my home country to work, I pick up the same usual spending habit I have gather in UK, with even my salary I earned from a company, hardly could survive me.
I started to do a self-reflection, and only I realised that I have to control my spending, then I will be able to save and get by. After practising this habit for some months, years, and now it is already ingrained inside me, I felt much better financially than compare previously before.
Have you any such experiences you had while you are studying? Share your experiences and lesson learnt.