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Financial Goals

Do you have goals?Some time ago, I was looking for the definition of success. I was just a couple of years out of the university and the focus was inadvertently more on the trappings of success. In conversations, I would say that success had to be defined by each person.Then …

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Cutting Costs

At work, at home, and in the country, there are talks about cutting costs to ensure sustainability. Prices are rising faster than income, and to keep up, some things have to go. How do we identify the things that can go?In the book All Your Worth, the Warrens recommend that …

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Emergency Funds

We are advised to keep some money for emergencies. The recommendation is that we should have 3-6 months’ living expenses kept away. Of course, that’s after we are able to take care of today’s needs.What emergencies? Medical emergencies, job losses, national economic downturns, etc. Emergency funds are different from savings …

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Financial Priorities

Economics is studied because there are not enough resources to go round.After we have defined what we mean by resources and what quantities are sufficient we always have to prioritize to determine what comes first, what comes next, what comes last and what could be easily forgone. We certainly already …

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Quick Wins

Winning is fun for everyone. When you win, you want to go further whether in class, at home, on the job or even at doing the wrong things. In our financial journeys, we need to set easy wins along the path. They will encourage us to keep going. If you …

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In The Long Run

I recently published a book: In The Long Run. It is about a phase of life that almost everyone is going to arrive at: Retirement. Let us look at it as the top of a high mountain which we aspire to climb. At the base of the mountain, everything is …

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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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Sow a Seed – A Professor’s testimony

Sow a Seed – A Professor’s testimony ‘Lanre Fatokun   A finance commissioner from a neighbouring state was invited make a presentation. 3rd March 2012. He came 2 hours late! Terrible! He started speaking and he spoke very well, far beyond what one would espect from his heavily accented English! …

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