Eggs Ackley Apr 09, 2019 06:58 PM How to Save Money in Santa Barbara 81 comments and not a one about saving just spending less. (BIG SALE-SHOP NOW AND SAVE!!) never understood how people so readily fall for that one. As a child I had a big piggy bank where I stashed part of the money earned doing chores and taking out the neighbor's trash and sweeping. I was amazed to bust that thing open and find 70-80bucks which ended up in my first savings account at about age 12. Earmark a percentage of your income for savings, no matter what, then earn compound interest. Pay your future self as though they are your most valuable employee. Put your money to work for YOU rather than you working for it, a cruel master.