How To Keep Upgrading Your Car Loan Free

by kellie on August 19, 2014

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Today we are talking about cars once more. In previous posts, I have discouraged taking a loan to buy a car because as we all know that a car is not an asset. It loses value as soon as you drive it and keeps losing value after that. However, a car is often a necessity […]

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Should You Prepay That Loan?

by kellie on August 4, 2014

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This question arises when you  have some extra income that you could use to increase your monthly debt repayments, or when you get  lump sum income and are considering using it all to repay the loans you have. There are many schools of thought about debt; some people believe debt should be avoided totally. They believe […]

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Book Review: Made in America by Sam Walton

July 18, 2014
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When a person shares their life story, it is supposed to serve a dual purpose: to inspire other  people to achieve what the person has achieved, or to educate the audience. Learning from the experiences of others is said to be the cheapest way to learn. That said, the internet age makes it incredibly difficult […]

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Is It Right For Kenyan Corporations To Steal Ideas From Tech Start Ups?

July 3, 2014
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Whenever I hold a conversation with a group of techies, the issue of Kenyan corporations stealing ideas from young techies comes up for discussion. We all know how it happens; you come up with an idea that is useful to a big corporation, say a mobile banking platform for a bank, or a payment platform […]

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NSSF To Kenyan Worker, “More Please!”

June 24, 2014
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Mr Kamau: Woow! What a beautiful flat you have built Mrs Otieno. Retirement is certainly going well for you. Share the secret. (Kenyans love to know the secret to wealth and success) Mrs Otieno: (smiling)  There is no secret Kamau. I started saving with National Social Security Fund (NSSF) when I first got employed at 22 years […]

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June 11, 2014
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Passion That Refuses To Quit

June 6, 2014

I have started a farming column on this blog, because in addition to being a Rookie Manager, I am also a Rookie Farmer.  Let us share the lessons and our thoughts as we make Kenya food secure.   Armed with the lessons learned from my previous attempts at farming, a spreadsheet of financial projections and many […]

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Simple Tips That Make You More Productive

June 3, 2014

The other day, I attended a training forum where the speaker said something that stuck with me. He said that a good majority of us (more than 90%) will die having taken more out of this earth than we will have added. This is  something that requires deeper thought in the context of our relationships, […]

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Job Opportunity: The World Bank Young Professionals Program

May 15, 2014

Are you interested in a career global development, economics and public finance? If you are, apply for the World Bank Young Professionals Program 2014. This is a unique opportunity for young people who have both a passion for international development and the potential to become future global leaders. The Program is designed for highly qualified and […]

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5 Easy Things You Can Do About Your Finances TODAY

May 15, 2014
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Let’s admit it. The process of building financial discipline is hard, exhausting, and takes more planning ability and hard work than most of us have. For these reasons we get paralyzed and end up not doing anything about our finances.. We choose to coast along and hope the situation sorts itself out at some point… […]

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