Last Lap

It’s the last day of the second quarter of the year and what other time than now to take account of what you’ve achieved all year and make plans for the rest of the year? Did you achieve that weight goal? How much have you saved so far? Did you follow the 1000 naira a…

From the Inside Out.

“I’m going to cut out carbs and sugar from my diet, walk more, send less, read at least a book a week…yada, yada, yada” are just words which don’t mean much when they aren’t carried out. We say a lot of things that we do/do not mean and end up not going through with them…

How Much Is Enough?

Not knowing what started it but there was a debate yesterday online as we watched a lot if people tweet their views on if getting married and sustaining a family on a 200,000 naira monthly salary was possible in this economy. Throwing in various views into the social pot, it was obvious that the amount…

What Size?

We’ve often wondered how much we should save out of what we earn. No one has to tell you that one size doesn’t fit all so we have to find what works best for us. Savings are fundamental in our daily life both in the short and long run as it affects every decision we…

Groundwork

“Rome wasn’t built in a day” neither was any other city, I’d like to believe. It takes adequate time and preparation to go into any project, assignment, work or anything for that matter. Preparing a solid foundation for whatever you’re going to do is needed to have a successful outcome of that project, little or…

Stock Up!

No I didn’t say Stocks Up so this isn’t a post about market stocks, shares and investment. This is rather, a post about your personal inventory. If you’ve ever been caught pants down, tushy on the toilet bowl and in a state of absolute shock and bewilderment as you realize there’s no tissue around as…

Flexible Money.

It’s a rotten, discouraging economy out there for both the employed and unemployed. Those with jobs are looking for better job opportunities and those without are just looking for good jobs, all in an economy where dismissal growth is high and recession seems to be the order of the day. Despite the bleak turn of…

Perks of Long Term Delayed Gratification.

“I am a very disciplined person” are easy words to utter when faced with easy tasks like saving money for a week towards getting a shoe or not hitting snooze on your alarm clock the second time it goes off. At the beginning of the year, the goal was to save 1000 naira daily in…