I didn’t care so much for the story line of the book when I started. It seemed very cliche, stereotypical and very much centered on Nigerian life so I had a hard time relating to it. However, the lessons were good! The Smart Money Woman is the story of Zuri, a gifted woman working in the investment sector going through times of financial hardship only because she was unable to plan her budget and balance her spending.
At the end of each chapter, there are some short financial advices and a couple of exercises that will help you to track your expenses, think about the right savings and investments and prioritize your debt payment.
Every young woman needs to read this, the earlier the better. I enjoyed the approach the author used, I.e, utilising fiction with key lessons and I sure did learn a few tricks to track my finances. However, I personally do not think the average Nigerian woman would be able to relate with the characters in the book as all of them seem to fall under upper middle class.
I enjoyed reading Zuri’s story and her transformation from a woman who limited knowledge in respect of managing her finances. Desirous of improving her financial literacy, she embarks on a journey of controlling and managing her finances.
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Managing your finances is a gateway to manage your life’s.
Money is never enough: I like the fact that Zuri’s earning potential started off as magnificent and ended up as a stepping stone to even greater achievements.
Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of yourself, be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal. #readinggoals, #goal1 ,#aladywholovestoread #mahoganybookaddictclub. So guys, my first book I’ve started reading for this month(January) is titled “Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado”. Though i am not done reading, there are a lot of lessons i have learnt so far. In his novel, it specifically focuses on anxiety and anxiety-related issues, pointing out that they are one of the greatest health issues in modern America.
I am inspired by the premise of the book, those verses were written by Paul at such a difficult time and yet he lives in joy, I can say “yes, I want that too” and feel motivated to change to make that happen. Intellectually I am frightened by the statistics and research highlighting the silent epidemic that is anxiety and the horrible effects of a life lived anxious. Max paints a vivid picture of why, logically, we need this change. Practically, I have things to do at the end of each chapter and they really make a difference. The lines I loved says it best:
“You can’t run the world but you can entrust it to God.”
“We choose prayer over despair. Peace happens when people pray”
“The good life begins, not when circumstance change, but when our attitude toward them does.
Lesson learnt: In order to release ourselves from the grip of anxiety, we must learn to face the calamities of life.
This book is honest and I believe that it had a significant value for honesty. James Baldwin through “Nobody knows my name” Helps me to appreciate the Ins and outs, ups and downs(and everything in between) of being a black man in this world. I love how he helps me connect the dots somehow, that all black men across the globe are almost the same person because they have faced (for hundreds of years) the same problem; oppression from the white man.
Can you imagine, it was so interesting to see how these writers were discussing about Pan African ism in all its complexities back then, especially because of the respective sociopolitical climates each writer was living in during that time.
Hello my lovely readers! Yes, it’s me. I’m still here. If you hadn’t noticed already then I’ve been ‘gone’ for a good month now. Long story short: Like every other human on this earth, I’ve basically just been extremely busy. We all have those periods and when it get’s ‘too much’ it’s important to say STOP. So that’s what I’ve been doing the last month, however I’m back in business now.
For today’s post I’ve decided to share with you “the little things in life”. Over the past month I’ve really noticed all the little things in my life, which just makes each day a tiny bit better. And like Joy from Inside Out says: “A great day will turn into a great life”. Which I COMPLETELY agree with.
- Early and brisk morning walks
- Tea (and hot beverages in general) which has THE PERFECT temperature
- Evening showers and then…
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