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October 8, 2020

If you’re one of those people who like to hide their money from family and friends, then this list is for you: 1) Deflect comments and compliments. Some examples: “Don’t whine me.” “It’s not like that.” 2) Always say “we thank God.” Person: How are things? You: We thank God. Person: How will you buy […]

September 17, 2020

Recently, I had an interesting money situation where a friend defaulted on a loan. From the lies to the silence, I felt somehow. Especially because of the lies and fake anger. I assumed that a friend wouldn’t treat me like that. Motivated by my experience, I went asking people for their own money experience. Here’s […]

September 16, 2020

The woman in today’s What She Said thinks of herself as a hustler. At 29 years old, she has a decade-old career spanning industries without a university education. Now she’s committed to expanding her business. She loves what she does.

September 1, 2020

This has to be one of the top 10 worst things that could ever happen to a person. Imagine you’re on a bus and you touch your pockets/check your bag and realise that you left your wallet/purse sitting on the dining table. Now the conductor is collecting money line by line and he’s almost at […]

August 31, 2020

Money makes the world go round and if you’re Nigerian, the Naira makes you sad. Very sad. We tried to imagine the kind of energy the different currencies would have if they were students. 1) U.S dollars is that talented and popular kid that everyone likes. Dollars secretly hates everyone but doesn’t show it. 2) […]

August 26, 2020

Here’s a common Twitter scenario: A woman posts a tweet saying “This man’s birthday is coming and I don’t know what to get him.” Some clowns will quote the tweet, saying she should give him 1,500 and boxers.  Since women are always so confused about things Nigerian men actually want, we the nice people at […]

August 20, 2020

Every now and then, fortune and your employer smile on you and grace you with a salary increase, either in your current role or as part of a promotion. When you receive an increase, it is easy for you to want to become a golden boy/girl. You might feel the urge to become Sinzu. Perish […]

August 17, 2020

If your partner exhibits one or more of these dating red flags, then you should definitely have a conversation with them. 1) They are secretive about where their money goes. They are most likely funding jaapa plans without you. You have to be careful. 2) They hide their debts from you. You have to be […]

August 12, 2020

Nigerians are pros when it comes to dodging paying people back their money. They’ll give you any excuse on God’s green earth to avoid repaying you your money. Remember when we talked about catching the people owing you money? Here are some of the most ridicuously Nigerian excuses you’ll hear from Nigerians when its time […]

August 11, 2020

People owing you money are some of the hardest people to catch in this life, right after the people on FBI’s most-wanted list. These people can dodge so hard, even you will start to doubt if they truly exist.  If you’re sharp, there are ways you can catch them. 1. Show up at their house […]

August 10, 2020

After reading this, make sure you share with any young person you care deeply about. Here you go: 1) You’ll have energy to work forever. Alexa, play Young Forever by Jay-z. 2) The world is ending because of Miss Rona. Enjoy your life, young king and queen. 3) The Naira is getting stronger. Thank God […]

August 7, 2020

Sufferings in mirror are closer than they appear. Approach with caution because adulthood is the ghetto. 1) Attitude towards savings: As a student: Vibes and inshallah. As an adult: Piggyvest, Cowrywise, Kolo. 2) Attitude towards spending: As a student: My money grows like grass. As an adult: There’s rice at home. 3) Source of money: […]

August 6, 2020

Every now and then, your phone buzzes and you see a bank alert. In this moment, your mind races through a ton of possibilities. Is it credit alert? Debit? What do they want? Why are they messaging me if its not credit alert? Here are 5 stages your mind runs through when you receive messages […]

August 4, 2020

For many young Nigerians, investing is a very treacherous undertaking. Between the tanking economy and growing responsibilities, you might find it nearly impossible to set money aside for investing. I mean, things are so bad, Shoprite is shuttering operations after 15 years. No, I’m not crying. Back to the topic. Investing is certainly a great […]

August 3, 2020

Welcome to my TED talk. Today, I’m going to be talking about money etiquette young people should know. Because money is at the centre of our activities as human beings. I hope you find this useful: 1) If you borrow money from someone, ensure you pay back. If for some reason you can’t pay back, […]

August 3, 2020

The Nairalife was pulled off in partnership with FCMB. Get started with a Personal Business Account for as low as ₦5,000 here! When did life first show you the importance of money?  I think I’m on that journey. I try to resist the urge to believe money is more than what it is: an exchange […]

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