She Used To Earn Only RM1,600 A Month. Now She Owns Over RM1 Million Worth Of Property

Nursyafieqah spent little money on food and even took up part-time jobs to earn extra money to add to her savings.

  • Five years ago, at the age of 21, Siti Nursyafieqah Abu Bakar had just started her career as a sales executive in a bank, earning only RM1,600 a month

  • Two years later, she'd already saved up enough money to buy her own property at the age of 23. Syafieqah would go on to acquire two more properties, giving her a net worth of over a million ringgit today.

  • How did she achieve such impressive milestones with a salary of RM1,600 per month? With every success story comes great sacrifice, and Syafieqah's is no different.

    • In an interview with Sinar Harian, she explained that she strictly controlled her food expenses and did not go out to socialise with friends just so she can fulfill her savings goals.

      "To the extent that I have been called 'crazy'. For many years, I maintained my own kind of lifestyle which I call a 'finance diet' which I have been practicing and relying on since my diploma days," she said.

  • Besides working overtime at the bank, Syafieqah also picked up part-time jobs at the supermarkets on weekends to add to her savings

    • She also explained that the commission and overtime wages she gets from working at the bank are divided into two - one part will go into her savings, the other into ASB investments.

      "As for my RM1,600 basic salary, those are spent on rental, transportation, food and beverage expenses, and to give to my parents," she said, adding that she did not have time to go back to her hometown as she is too busy filling her days with activities that can help her earn extra money.

  • Syafieqah shared that she was prepared to make those sacrifices in order to fulfill her dream of owning her own property. She further expressed that she'd like to buy more properties in the future.

    • “I admit I had no time to have fun because my priority lies on my future assurance and maybe many have said I am antisocial, but that has only been the drive to my success,” she said.

      You can follow Syafieqah A'lya on Facebook here.

  • Do you think it's possible to buy a house if you earn less than RM2,000 a month? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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