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Less Than 72hrs in Her Shoes

Less Than 72hrs in Her Shoes

First, whoever says the place of a woman is in the kitchen seriously needs a rethink.  I won’t say more! Over the weekend I had to “babysit” an 8-year-old going to 9- Friday through Sunday. You know what that means? Let me tell you. It means I must do the dishes, bath him, prepare breakfast, […]

MAKING IT BETTER: No Place Like Home!

I have just come back from spending a little under a month at home in Nigeria. The time went far too quickly and I also chose to spend the time in a slightly different way than I usually do. Ordinarily when I go home I tend to accept almost all and every invitation to a […]

Money Personality Types

Money Personality Types

Has it ever occurred to you that something definitely influences how and what you think about  money and  how ultimately you treat your finances? For many years , I didn’t have a clue about the influencing factor on how I managed my finances. I just knew I needed help as I was a reckless spender […]

Don’t Joke With Your Emergency Funds!

Don’t Joke With Your Emergency Funds!

I trust you are doing just well. Life happens all the time; good things excite us and emergencies that spring up unannounced and startle us . Last Saturday, just before midnight, my family had to make payment for an emergency situation that could have led to a chaotic situation if not sorted. A few hours […]

MAKING IT BETTER: What’s On My Mind?

I have a mixed bag of thoughts so I decided to put them all in the mix and share them with you. Hopefully one or two will resonate with someone. Well I will start with the elephant in the room, the elections! All done and dusted right? INEC and some others are celebrating a peaceful […]

MAKING IT BETTER: When Do You Know It’s Time To End a Friendship?

Over the years I have received many letters from mostly women describing the betrayal of one friend or another, or of a relationship that feels one sided, or of someone feeling like she is being taken advantage of by someone she thought was a friend. In all these letters the one theme that stood out […]

PAYE versus SAYE

PAYE versus SAYE

Ever heard of P.A.Y.E before? I bet you have! It’s an acronym for “Pay As You Earn”; a tax deducted at source by employers from employees before their salaries get to them eventually. You don’t even get to see or touch the money, it’s taken right from source. Has it ever occurred to you that more than […]

When You Truly Start Counting Your Blessings, Your Whole World Will Turn Around!

Nothing stays the same, everything must change, what goes up must come down, night will turn to day, glass half full rather than half empty and so on. These are all clichés we hear all the time which after a while don’t really mean anything to us; but they are there for a reason. They […]

The Long Term Devastating Effects of Sexual Abuse Young Survivors

Over the past few years there have been numerous stories, articles, revelations of rapes, and other sexual abuses on very young girls. This trend continues unabated.  It has almost begun to feel uncomfortably and perversely as if it is the norm and as with other forms of violence against women, that it is just the […]

The Onnoghen Case and Other Stories

I find it incredulous that a ruling government that seeks a second term in office and about which doubts have been expressed with regard to its performance, the competence of its officials and the quality of its service delivery would embark on a series of self-immolating adventures that can only further alienate it from the […]