Squeezed like sardines in an overcrowded bus or on the tube isn’t a welcoming picture. We’d much prefer to ferry ourselves to our destination in comfort and style, preferably in our own car, or if that isn’t possible, a shared-ride or a cab.
But sometimes, sacrificing our own comfort and preferences to make sure we have enough to tide us through rainy days is worth it. Imagine how much we can save if we opt to use the public transport where we can, instead of pouring our money down the petrol tank?
As Proverbs reminds us, the wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp their down (Proverbs 21:20). The “choice food and olive oil” here could be the extra savings we’re able to put aside as a result of our intentional choices on how we spend our money, such as choosing to do our weekly shop at a cheaper supermarket, bringing in our own coffees or lunches to work instead of buying them, or shopping around for the best deal on our power bill–on top of opting for public transport.
A dollar saved a day may not look a lot, but if we’re careful to save aside a few dollars where we can, it’ll eventually add up.