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Do you like Insurance?

Growing up, as the economy got bad, insurance companies avoided paying claims for every reason possible. Gradually, we moved from comprehensive vehicle cover to third-party cover. Comprehensive takes care of everything while third-party takes care of only the affected party’s damages. Third-party is much cheaper than comprehensive but it equally …

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Friends & Finance

There is the African Proverb which says “If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together.” Going fast, there are things we can achieve. But going fast does not mean going far.

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Giving Money Away

Such a nice title; everyone loves “giveaways!” There are several perspectives on giving. There are religious perspectives such as zakat and tithing. There are social perspectives talking about Corporate Social Responsibility and charities. Some people blend these options, others prefer to stand aloof. Your money is your money, and no …

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Physical Health & Finance

Health & Finance? What do they have in common? Is one an indicator of the other? The sum total is that it takes a good body to build and carry wealth. Nelson Mandela was not popular as one of the richest men in the world. As a man, most of …

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Personal Budgets: A Different View

Many people find budgeting cumbersome and burdensome, and they don’t see its point. Yet, most personal finance books open with “do a budget.” How come some people find it so easy and effective? I believe that how we view it could make it easy or hard. First, it is your …

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Teach my son the wonder of books

There’s the famous letter from Abraham Lincoln to his son’s teacher.The letter is presented below, but I will like to discuss one point from it:Teach my son the wonder of books.What really is wonderful about books?1. We relate with superior minds2. We learn from the mistakes of others3. We learn …

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My 2 Laws of Leadership

During my BSc studies, I was appointed to lead an embattled music group. Weeks after taking up the position, the group couldn’t function. We were just about 3 people left in the group. I play the keyboard, and I could give the drum sounds from the keyboard. I could sing …

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Unchanging!

The winds are blowing unabated. Changes everywhere. COVID-19 is still ongoing, upturns and downturns politically, everywhere. There are predictions that the financial markets are about to turn full circle. The only thing about left is the anger of nature, and we pray not. However, the threats are much, and the …

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Stand & Stare

Leisure, the poem by W.H. Davies’ may not be so popular these days. It was published in 1911 but still holds meaning.I feel there are many people who live just for the sake of living, just because they are alive. There’s little purpose or meaning to life. no footprints left …

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Force of Finance (7)

Today, let’s look at the 7th in this series as penned by George Clason in his timeless book: The Richest Man in Babylon. Let’s assume that we are all farmers (which we are if we consider our places of business as farms). You farm 1 acre of land this year …

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