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After I wrote this post, I had a lively discussion with @Roomthinker in the comments section. He made great points on the importance of formalizing your business before you go out to sell your product/solution to the market. His view was that this is critical if you want to be taken seriously by the corporates or out […]


Featured on Msafiri Magazine

by kellie on November 18, 2014

This September we made it to print! Msafiri a travel magazine by Kenya Airways recommended this blog as one of Nairobi’s top reads. We are honored to share a page with great voices like Erik Hersman

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How Does Having A Baby Change Your Budget?

November 13, 2014

About 2 years 3 months back, my LO (Little One) came home. As any first time mom, I took the little time I had reading up on how to care for a child. I browsed as many parenting blogs, forums, websites and Facebook groups as I could, I bought and pored through many books covering […]

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A Simple Guide To Better Budgeting

October 20, 2014

Last week we talked about the most common reasons why budgets fail, and two of the failure points tend to occur at the beginning of the budgeting process; when we create budgets that are not a reflection of our values, or when our budgets are based on our imaginary selves not the real us, they are […]

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Why Most Budgets Fail

October 16, 2014

A lot of people get frustrated with budgeting because it never seems to work. Either they fail to reach their earning targets or spend too much. Emergencies check in and break the budget, or sometimes budgeting just seems like too much work with very little benefit. It is easier to just spend money as you […]

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A Personal Finance Seminar Will Not Fix Your Finances

October 9, 2014

Attending a personal finance seminar can be very exciting and enlightening. Most seminars these days have a couple of financially succesful speakers who have done great things with their lives and have a significant amount of wealth. These people are said to have “made it”, and we attend these seminars to hear their secrets to […]

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Redeeming Yourself After A Bad Customer Experience: The Nakumatt Case

October 7, 2014
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A few years back I wrote this post after buying cake from Nakumatt which I discovered to be stale on getting home. Upon returning the cake on the same day, I was  treated with suspicion and I swore to never buy cake there again. I compared Nakumatt with Amazon, which treated me with absolute trust, despite the […]

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My Quest To Eat Better And To Save Money On Food

September 18, 2014

Last month as I reviewed my expenses, I realized that I spend a lot of money on food.  I eat out may be four to five times a month which is not much, but I found that this expense combined with what I was spending in the house was higher than I would wish it […]

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Money Growing Just Like Rabbits

September 2, 2014
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Today’s post is by Owuor Kuyoh,  an investment analyst at a local investment bank. He loves to use numbers to tell a story but in this instance he decided to add some words to the numbers.  I was about 15 years old, desperately saving to buy a new PlayStation2 when my father told me “Money doesn’t […]

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Are You A Producer Or A Marketer

August 25, 2014

As I’ve written before, I have had a couple of tries at farming, and I am at it once more. Each time I return to farming with a new strategy on how to succeed at it, strategies that are borrowed from the business world where I usually am at when I am not at the farm. […]

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