Barber’s Wife Saves Husband’s Tips, Surprises Him with Php217k Amid Lockdown

Many would say that you’ve got to be rich to save money, but the wife of a barber becomes a role model for all wives after saving as much as Php217k, all from her husband’s tips from his job! Impressive, huh?

Sending her story to serve as inspiration to other readers of Facebook financial literacy page CFO PESO SENSE, this wise wife shared how she surprised her husband with the impressive savings amid the lockdown due to COVID-19.

According to this wise wife, she and her husband had long agreed that it is up to him to save money from his salary for the future of their three children, but he has to give her all the tips he earns from his job. The tips are actually quite good because he has plenty of rich clients, including celebrities and doctors.

Often, the barber husband gives this wife around Php1,700 from the tips he earned each day. Instead of spending all the money, however, this clever wife made sure to save as much as Php1,000 per day. She would budget the rest of the money for their daily needs.

While her husband did not really monitor what she did with the money, this wise wife did not spend his tips. Instead, she simply saved it in a pouch but did not tell him about it. While he was saving for their kids’ future, she’s also saving most of his tips.

Photo credit: CFO PESO SENSE / Facebook

When COVID-19 hit, her husband lost his job because barbershops were closed amid the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). But this wise woman did not worry; they had plenty of money stashed in her pouch.

Everyday, she was able to cook delicious food, much to her husband’s surprise. Puzzled where she’s getting the money to cook yummy food despite weeks of lockdown, her husband finally asked how she did it.

She showed him the pouch of money, telling him what she had done. Needless to say, he was shocked!

“Nung pinakita ko ang laman nang pouch ko nagulat siya sabay laki mata niya at binilang niya.. Nung nabilang niya bigla niya akong niyakap sabay sabi ang sinop mo pala sa pera… Php217,000 ang perang naipon ko sa pamamagitan lamang nang tip niya..

Kaya kayong mga nanay na tulad ko iwasan ang pagiging maluho huwag makisabay sa uso nang kabataan lalo sa mga anak niyo.. dahil sa kanilang paglaki hanap hanapin na nila yan..

Gayahin niyo ako maging masinop. Hindi po ako yung lubos ubos biyaya bukas naka tunganga, mag isip ka nanay na katulad ko para matuwa naman si Hubby mo para magtiwala sa iyo at hindi ka niya pagtataguan nang pera…

Ang galing, ano? Kudos to this wise woman! Let her story be an inspiration to us all…

Source: CFO PESO SENSE / Facebook