Helplessly watching her huge lumps of money burn to cinders, the girl in China cried silently.
Saving money for people with an average income is very difficult, but after saving, how to keep them is equally difficult.
“Keeping” here is literally “keeping” them safe.
The story about the unlucky case of a girl surnamed Zhou, living in Sungyang, Hubei province, China below will make readers more careful in keeping money at home.
Specifically, 2 months ago, the house of Ms. Chu’s mother and daughter accidentally caught fire. It took a long time to put out the fire, but the whole house was turned to ashes, along with about 300,000 yuan in cash that Ms. Chu had saved.
She did not deposit them in the bank but decided to hide the cash at home for peace of mind. Now it is true that she can rest assured that no one can take her money anymore.
As soon as she knew that her money was being burned for the elderly in the sky, Ms. Chu immediately rushed home from work but couldn’t do anything. All the money she had saved in the past 5 years had burned to black coals.
Ms. Chu said, to get that savings, she had to work many different jobs. Every month she sends her mother half of her earnings.
“I want to buy a house, that’s why I have been saving money for the past 5 years. I gave the money to my mother and kept it in this box.” Ms. Chu said.
After the incident was spread, many netizens suggested going to the bank to change money. Ms. Chu read and learned, it turned out that damaged yuan can be brought to the bank to be exchanged for new money.
“I was completely helpless when I saw all the money burned, but some people told me that I can change money at the bank.” Ms. Chu said.
After asking the bank’s help, 4 employees were assigned to separate each note left in the coals.
After about 5 hours of tinkering, they counted 147,550 yuan (more than 500 million VND) enough to be able to change new money.
And so, with the help of the bank and a series of complicated paperwork, Ms. Chu was able to receive 147,550 yuan in cash, or about half of the burnt amount.
“It’s the first time I’ve encountered such a serious case.” A bank employee said.
Hopefully after this incident, Ms. Chu will learn from the fact that it is safe to keep money hidden at home and consider measures such as opening a savings book.
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