The kind of savings that will screw your life: Saving at the cost of your basic needs.
There is a friend of mine, he lives in Mbarara. This guy works and gets about 100,000 shillings daily as allowance and about 500,000 shillings monthly salary. I really don’t know if he keeps his money in the bank but I doubt that for he always had about a million in his pocket. He lives in a small old room where he pays about 40,000 shillings as rent. I lived in his room for 3 weeks and I am telling what I observed with my eyes. There are only 3 small plates, about 2 spoons. No radio, television or any good phone inside his house so he can read or get access to news or music. He works Monday to Sunday and comes home at 5pm with waragi (the cheap and yet strong alcohol) as his drink. The daily meal is matooke and beans (from Monday to Sunday).