Book Review – The Smart Money Woman by Arese Ugwu

By Sarah Jaravaza Arese Ugwu is a respected financial experts, and has gained respect both in Nigeria and internationally. One of her successes is her book, ‘The Smart Money Woman: An African Girl’s Journey to Financial Freedom’. It was published in 2016, but an acquaintance recently recommended it to me. I decided to share my […]

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Being Powerful Is A State Of Mind

By Naide Obiang This morning, like few of them lately, is full of uncertainties. But, for philosopher Bob Proctor, “each day holds something good for us. We just have to find it.” The secret is, if we remain faithful to the image of our life that we have created in our mind; such image will […]

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Death, Partition And The Scramble For Benefits

By Diana Awino Peter was a uniformed army officer with ranks. Peter died leaving behind a widow, two daughters and two sons in addition to his mother, father, two step-mothers and a score of siblings. Shortly after, Peter’s widow and last daughter followed him to the grave. In Africa it is common to die without […]

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What January Crunch?

By Joan Semanda. I’m no financial expert but at the start of January 2016 I promised myself that I would not go through another ‘January crunch’. I’d spent the 2015 festive season spending money like there was no tomorrow and, like the years before, January came around and I was low on money and pinching […]

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Hiding Money From a Spouse

  • by Teakisi
  • Apr 14, 2014
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By Nellie Umutesi-Vigneron After writing ‘Pink Slip Anxiety’, a simple guide on how people can financially prepare for possible job loss, I started thinking about the dynamics around money management in relationships.  In most relationships, the partner who is viewed as the most financially responsible will be the one entrusted with handling finances.  As the […]

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Pink Slip Anxiety (PSA)

  • by Teakisi
  • Mar 09, 2014
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By Nellie Umutesi-Vigneron If you’ve ever been laid off, you are familiar with the void that is left in the center of your existence–that seemingly never-ending vortex twisting and turning like that tornado.  You are instantly crippled with worry and stress: How are you going to support myself? Your family? How and when will you find another […]

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