How much of your monthly salary/allowance do you save?

James Ryan Jonas

Do you spend all of your monthly salary/allowance or do you save a part of it? Tell us by posting in the "How much of your monthly salary/allowance do you save?" thread in the forum.

Replies of some PMT members after the jump.

rma2003 says:

I try to at least save mga 10% of whatever I make every month.
Sometimes, hindi makuha dahil I have to dip into it for some urgent
and pressing needs.

Amaranth says:

50-75% and its because i'm single. I make it a habit when I put money in the bank I neither touch the principal nor its interest, I keep rolling it over of course it will change when someone has a family to feed but I make it a rule at least the principal will not be touched.

bea_gabrielle says:

ako, swerte na kung makapagsave ng 5% of my monthly salary. dami kasing household expenses. kaya nga tambay ako dito PMT para makakuha ng maraming ideas on how to earn online eh!

yellowminded says:

i make sure that i save at least 10% of my gross monthly salary.

right now, annually, i save about 12% of my salary. another 2.5% of my gross annual salary goes to paying off long term debt (Pagibig housing loan) on top of the monthly payments that is part of my monthly expense budget.

20% of "sideline" income is split between savings (10%) and paying off debt (10%). So the higher my extra income, the faster i will pay off my debt and the more i save. it's a pretty good motivation for me to look for more income on the side (Go PMTFC! hehehe).

spiderman says:

I am trying to follow… (trying hard really) the formula given by Dr. Andrew Liuson (President of Cityland Corporation).

Its 10/20/70 formula.

10% goes to my Tithes (kelangan on top ito.. mahirap.. sobra, pero ito ang sekreto para continous ang provision ng langit)

20% goes to my savings.. which currently divided by 2. So Half of this 20% goes to my father and mother in the province (lahat kaming may work na promised to give at least 10% of our monthly earnings for our parents). kasi wala silang mapagkukunan ngayon dahil sinalanta ng bagyo ang maliit na pinagkukunan nila.

70% alam nyo na.. hehehe bills, bills, bills.. rentals, etc… food, gimicks.. most of the time hindi umaabot kaya ung 20% na napupunta sa ATM account, nawiwithdraw ko din! 

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James Ryan Jonas teaches business management, investments, and entrepreneurship at the University of the Philippines (UP). He is also the Executive Director of UP Provident Fund Inc., managing and investing P3.2 Billion ($56.4 Million) worth of retirement funds on behalf of thousands of UP employees.