Retirement this year doesn’t have to be boring

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This is a big year for you. You’re retired now and it’s time to rest from all your years of hard work. You are excited to take the much-needed relaxation but somewhere in your heart, you can’t shake that feeling that you may get bored along the way. But don’t overthink it. You can still have a retirement free of boredom. Here are some tips to get you going: Think big, act bold The fact that you have retired doesn’t mean that you cannot set new goals and aim for new accomplishments. You can pursue a passion you’ve always wanted…

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The jiffy that changes everything

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It was a day like every other. I had closed from my office in Victoria Island and made my way to the bus-stop to get a cab home. 5.30pm was the usual rush hour in Lagos so I anticipated the heavy traffic- and grudgingly accepted it too. I didn’t wait too long before I got a cab and my long ride home started. After several hours of snail-speed movement, we got to ‘Cele Bridge’. My cab driver announced that the road ahead was blocked, and it would take more than the expected time to reach my destination. I knew what…

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Five people you love who died without Wills

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You know those people you admired from afar, secretly wishing they were somehow related to you. Even if they couldn’t be your father or brother, could they at least be a distant cousin? Any form of connection would do. You admired their success, the wealth they had built for themselves, the legacy they had created. You imagined how easy their lives must be, how doors would swing open at the mere mention of their names. Their families are lucky, you always concluded. Their lives would be a lot easier than the average person’s and their future secured. You could only…

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January salary, is that you?

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So you endured the 95 days in January, after balling in December, paying school fees, house rent and a million other bills   Then finally your endurance paid off and you see payday just ahead   Then you remember you borrowed money from Tunde and even took cash advance from your bank   While you are still trying to sort your confusion, you get a ‘just saying hi’ message from bae, because Valentine is around the corner   What a wawu! You can already see your account balance laughing at you like this   This 2018 must be different o,…

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In the news: CBN pumps $304.4m into FX market

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This Day BDC Operators Hail Moves to Return Nigeria to JP Morgan Index The Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) has said the federal government’s plan to open talks with JPMorgan Chase & Co. for their reinstatement in the local-currency emerging-market bond index will bring great benefits to the economy. Kaduna Refinery Shut over Lack of Crude The Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) shut down operations on January 15 due to the non-availability of crude oil. CBN Pumps Fresh $304.4m into Forex Market The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) at the weekend intervened in the Retail…

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For smart investors only…

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2017 was an eventful year for many. While the nation struggled to climb out of the muddy waters of recession and inflation, majority focused on getting. A few, however, discovered opportunities to thrive amidst the difficulties. Whatever side of the divide you belong, congratulations are in order, because you made it through and have now been presented with another chance. Already, 2018 is proving to be quite a package. January is barely over and we have witnessed the recurring inconvenience of petrol scarcity, the buy-over of communication giants, the increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies and a host of other occurrences. All…

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Ask Shade- My father had a secret family

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Dear Shade, Please help us. Until my father’s unexpected demise (he slumped and died), we did not realise he had a secret family. We always thought his frequent visits to Ibadan were business related but apparently, we were wrong. The Ibadan woman bore him two sons and a daughter while my mother has just my twin sister and I. While he married my mother traditionally, he married the other woman at the marriage registry. The problem now is she has proof that over half of my father’s property were purchased in her name and she is insistent on claiming ownership,…

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Five financial goals to set this year

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It’s another year and we’ve promised ourselves all sorts of things – I want to be bigger, thinner, eat more veggies and maybe eat less sugar.  That said, we can all agree that we all need more money and sometimes the key lies in managing what you already have. So here are 5 financial goals you should set for 2018. Why 5 goals? You can count them on one hand (obviously), and the less you have to focus on, the more chances of you succeeding at becoming financially fit.   Don’t shoot yourself in the leg – It’s not enough…

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In the news: Stock Market hits nine-year high

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Punch Fuel queues return to Lagos, Ogun …NNPC blames hitch on vessels berthing Long queues of desperate motorists and other users of Premium Motor Spirit returned to many filling stations in Lagos and Ogun states on Saturday and Sunday after a brief relief from the severe scarcity of the product that rocked the country from December to early this month. PIGB’ll reduce N200bn oil revenue losses – NEITI The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative on Sunday welcomed the decision by both chambers of the National Assembly to pass the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill and stated that it would help reduce…

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Estate Planning: how to plan your life and its aftermath

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Benjamin Franklin, the great American statesman once said that in Life, only two things are certain – death and taxes. Yet, very few people plan for their mortality and this often results in chaos. The assets and resources they spent most of their lives working hard to accumulate may become abandoned or dissipated when they are gone to the bewilderment of their descendants. Although no one likes to talk about it, thinking about death is one of those melancholic things that we nonetheless ought to do. Death will happen to us all Although we do not know when it would…

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