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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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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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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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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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6 things to prioritise during your NYSC Year

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One year is a long time, yet it can pass by very quickly. Don’t let the one-year compulsory youth service year pass by without adding some value to yourself. On that note, here are 6 things you should do during your NYSC year: Prepare your CV and start sending out: If you don’t have a CV yet, use this time to sit down and draft one. Do your research to see CV writing tips and use them to craft a stellar CV. Keep it to two pages. Once you have your CV, start circulating to family, older friends and to…

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New Year, different you?

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With the New Year in full swing, what plans do you have to make 2018 better and different from last year? Yes, there are still books to read, the crew to hang with, Valentine’s day to plan for and social media to slay for – but really, are these the only things this year should be about for you? How about using this year to set plans in motion for the future you dream about? Now don’t roll your eyes, I know you’re still a student but you’ll one-day graduate and you don’t want to be among the growing list…

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4 money moves for expecting parents

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Expecting a 2018 baby? You must be excited! You may already have the list of all the things you need to buy (you’ve probably bought some), your friends and family are planning the most amazing baby shower for you and you can’t wait to begin posting baby pics for the gram and oh, twinning with your ‘little bae’ as soon as possible. Hey, that’s fine. But while you have all that going, remember that soon, there will be another mouth to feed and another human being to cater for maybe the next two decades. That is enough reason to tackle…

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How to take your New Year goals beyond January

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Beginnings are beautiful. Everyone loves the exhilarating feeling that comes with starting. The dawn of something new seems to awaken fresh hope in our hearts, propelling us to dare to dream. We make plans, new resolves, set goals, envision possibilities…For a few golden days or even weeks, there is a spring to our step, a purpose to our every action, we believe anything is possible. Until time proves us wrong and months pile, leaving our dreams stranded in imagination lane, our hopes depleted, and our drive gone. We trudge through the year, looking forward to a brighter day, praying for…

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What happened in 2017?

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A lot! You let us into your world and allowed us to have beautiful conversations with you. We talked about your salary and asked Shade a few questions. You stayed with us as Kola begged his daughter to call him daddy and didn’t think his pleas were too little to count. Thanks for advising Bade when he erroneously assumed that a ring is a ring. You went on Abu’s journey with us and trusted us even when Mrs Gregory insisted we should not ask her to trust her husband. When your landlord kept asking you ‘What’s today’s date?’, you sighed…

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