My Quest To Eat Better And To Save Money On Food

by kellie on 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

by kellie on 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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How To Keep Upgrading Your Car Loan Free

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?

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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