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Entry from March 03, 2019
“Put a little money away every month and at the end of the year …” (joke)

Banks often say to save a little bit of money from every paycheck, and that it will accumulate into a nice amount. “Put a little money away every month at end the end of the year you’ll be surprised how little you have” was listed under “Perhac’s Conclusions” in the book 1,001 Logical Laws (1979) by John Peers and Gordon Bennett.

“Peter’s Financial Principle XI: Put a little money away each month and at the end of the year you will be surprised how little you have” was written by Laurence J. Peter in the Los Angeles (CA) Times on February 11, 1983. ”Best financial tip, from Ernest Haskin: ‘Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you’ll be amazed at how little you have’” was printed in the San Francisco (CA) Chronicle on December 21, 1983. The saying is usually credited to Ernest Haskins (not Haskin), but this is probably incorrect and he didn’t say it before 1983.


Google Books
1,001 logical laws, accurate axioms, profound principles, trusty truisms, homey homilies, colorful corollaries, quotable quotes, and rambunctious ruminations for all walks of life
By John Peers and Gordon Bennett
Garden City, NY: Doubleday
1979
Perhac’s Conclusions:
(1) It’s always greener on the other pool table.
(2) Put a little money away every month and at the end of the year you’ll be surprised how little you have.

6 February 1979, Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer, “‘Lawmakers’ Waiver Between Wild And Witty” by Tony Lang, pg. B-1, col. 1:
(From the book 1001 Logical Laws.—ed)
Perhac’s Conclusion concludes: “Put a little money away every month and at the end of the year you’ll be surprised how little you have.”

11 February 1983, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “Peter’s Almanac” by Laurence J. Peter, pt. 5, pg. 15, col. 1:
Peter’s Financial Principle XI: Put a little money away each month and at the end of the year you will be surprised how little you have.

21 December 1983, San Francisco (CA) Chronicle, “The Bests of ‘83 You May Have Missed,” pg. 38, col. 3:
Best financial tip, from Ernest Haskin: “Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you’ll be amazed at how little you have.”

13 May 1987, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA), “Wisdom from one who wasn’t asked to deliver any” by Angus Lind, pg. E-3, col. 1:
Also, try to save a little money at the end of each month. By the end of the year, you’ll be surprised how little you have.

17 June 1988, The Gazette (Montreal, Quebec), Ann Landers syndicated advice column, pg. C-12, col. 3:
Dear Readers: Here’s my laugh of the day. Maybe it will be yours. I heard it at a dinner party: If you manage to put away just a little bit of money out of every paycheque, at the end of the year, you will be surprised at how little you have.

18 March 1989, Pensacola (FL) News Journal, “Cryptoquote,” pg. 8C, col. 1:
Cryptoquote: SAVE A LITTLE MONEY EACH MONTH AND AT THE END OF THE YEAR, YOU’LL BE SURPRISED HOW LITTLE MONEY YOU HAVE.—ERNEST HASKINS

Google Books
Personal Finances:
The Golden Rules for Making the Most of Your Money

By Quay Hays
Los Angeles, CA: General Publishing Group
1994
Pg. 18:
“Save a little money at the end of each month and at the end of the year you’ll be surprised at how little you have.” — Ernest Haskins

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“Save a little money every month and at the end of the year you’ll be surprised how little you have.” - E. Haskins.
9:41 AM - 12 Jun 2016

Google Books
Contemporary Mathematics for Business & Consumers
By Robert Brechner and Geroge Bergeman
Boston, MA: Cengage Learning
2017
Pg. 405:
“Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you’ll be surprised at how little you have.” –Ernest Haskins

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Sunday, March 03, 2019 • Permalink