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Financial Madaraka

Is there a more vivid illustration of When it rains, it pours than when you get broke? Your car insurance expires around the same time your monthly postpaid call and data subscription ends. Now you have to take the bus to work and you discover something called Reverse call. The neighbour whom you share the Netflix logins with drops you a text. It’s time to renew the subscription. Is this Netflix thing really worth it? You ask yourself. But how else will you watch those documentaries you love? And is that not the reason you subscribed to Zuku Home Fibre in the first place? This reminds you. The Zuku Home Fibre bill is due in three days. It’s always due around the same time as the rent. And the water bill. And the gym membership. Your wife is not doing any better. Her salary has been delayed, again. She sends you a grocery and supplies shopping list. And a footnote with a reminder that her chama contribution is due. You have never seen the essence of this chama thing. You two engage in your usual monthly fight about it. You complain that the chama is a waste of time and […]

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Guest Writer, Anyone?

Being a writer is hard. You open up your PC, type three hundred words, read them over and you long-press the backspace key profusely. Sometimes you just stare at your screen blankly, with a brilliant story in your head but no words to express it. Sometimes you actually run out of Character names to use (Yes, that happens quite a lot). Other times the story will just not make any sense, no matter how much you try to twist it. But I am grateful to everyone who has supported me through this journey. Those who call to ask when the next story will roll; those who text me and request that I forward them the link to the recent story; those who ask me to write about them (bold people, these ones); those who constantly nag me about writing a book; those who actually read the stories and critique them, I am and will forever be grateful. In this spirit, I would want to support any upcoming writer by publishing their stories on my blog. Guest Writing is what they call it around here. We shall do this once every month. If you are interested, drop me a line here: […]

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Are You Sure?

You have just finished your KCSE exams. Four years of your life have been evaluated in just three weeks. You find yourself quite broke but you are comforted by the fact that you can now wake up after the sun has risen. Hmm, I should get me a job or something before I join campus, you think to yourself. You phone that uncle of yours that always kept telling you to look for him as soon as you were done with your exams. He owns an Insurance firm and he can get you something to keep you busy in exchange for a small stipend. He is happy to hear from you. You ask about your cousins and your aunt. They are all fine. Then he proceeds to break your heart. ‘The economy is not doing very well, as you can see on the news. But you do this, join campus and let me know when you go for long holiday ama when you need to go for attachment, sawa?’ You join campus. Time flies and it’s now time for your first long holiday. You ring your uncle, again. ‘The economy has not improved, in fact, it has become worse. Do […]

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ACTIVATE AND MONETIZE YOUR POTENTIAL (Sponsored Ad)

This article is courtesy of a paid partnership with Event Live – The leading events listing platform in Kenya – https://eventlive.co.ke/    We are way into the New Year. You realize that the year is gone by when you see Easter Deals fronting your screens. You definitely must have set some goals at the beginning of the year. How are they coming along? Betty Mwaura can help with this. Betty Mwaura is a life coach, published author, mentor and business consultant. She has provided corporate trainings to dozens of organisations within the country. On the 28th March, she will give an experiential talk on how to master your potential and monetize it to provide you with Financial Freedom. Do you really need this talk? The first thing to consider is the subject matter. Potential. Do you have it? Do you know what yours is? Do you know how to make it make money for you? Practical examples for the targeted audience for this talk are as below: 1. You have potential lying latent and you know it. How to activate that potential is a constant headache for you yet you are desirous of making impact in the world. 2. You […]

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