Posted in All things- Finance

DEALING WITH OVERSPENDING

At one point or the other, we all have been found guilty of spending beyond our budgets.  In our several attempts to stay chic, up-to-date and posh we’ve had to go off our budgets to get one or two things that were not in the initial plan.

It is alright to do this once in a while but it becomes a problem when it happens often. If you stay true to your budgets or get above the line a little that is equally fine. However, you need to look into it if you can’t seem to control how excessively you cross the line.

 

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Posted in Career Hub- The Interview

A Paper-Craft Artist: Creating A Hint Of Beauty Everywhere

It is devastating to hear young folks say things like they do not know their passion. A whole lot of people in this category are wasting both time and resources trying to discover what their passion is. Ever heard of creating your own passion? Today on the blog, we featured a young and thriving woman in the event-décor industry. Not only has she created a niche for herself, she saw a problem and created a passion out of it.

Ope Harun is adorable and such as pleasure to be with. She drops a hint of beauty wherever she is. She has always had a thing for aesthetics. From room decor to food art, handmade cards, customised gifts and now paper flowers. Not only is she industrious, she is also determined. Possessing that attitude towards her business and passion hasn’t only made a name for her in the industry it has brought fulfilment.

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Here, Ope shared what it’s really like as a Paper Craft Artist. From how she started and her first work, hurdles and encouragement, opinions and recommendations, her strength is evident. Enjoy!

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Posted in CAREER HUB

THE TRUTH ABOUT SIDE-JOBS

In this generation, we have become well aware of our unlimited potential. Never before has there been an overwhelming number of freelancers, consultants, creative producers who absolutely work for themselves.  Lately, fresh graduates aren’t all about doing a 9-5, stuck behind a desk, wearing suits and ties and responding to superiors. They want to be their own bosses, work from the comfort of their homes or a coffee shop in sweatshirt and jeans and respond to their own clients when they plan to. Seems like the easy life to me.

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Posted in Book Reviews

DAVID AND GOLIATH – A BOOK REVIEW

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SPOILER ALERT– IT IS NOT ENTIRELY A BIBLE STORY. FOR OBVIOUS REASONS, THE BIBLICAL CHARACTERS WERE ONLY MENTIONED IN LESS THAN FIVE PAGES

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We have a definition in our heads of what an advantage is –and the definition isn’t right. And what happens as a result? It means that we make mistakes. It means that we misread battles between underdogs and giants. It means that we underestimate how much freedom there can be in what looks like a disadvantage. Continue reading “DAVID AND GOLIATH – A BOOK REVIEW”

Posted in Book Club, Books-a-bunch

ONLINE BOOK CLUB

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When was the last time you read a great book? *scratch that*. Have you ever read a good book? What action did you take after you placed the book back on the shelf? You smiled, wished it had continued? Wrote down action plans without getting back to any?

Feels like I can read your mind right? Well, I think I can. So what are your excuses? Insufficient funds? You do not have the time because you are too busy doing this and that, yadayadayada?

Those excuses have been overused. Got something else we’ve not heard? OK then.

Trash your excuses! The book club is coming right to your doorstep, comfort zone YOU. Choose your preferred location and join us LIVE.

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Posted in All things- Finance

THERE’S RICE AT HOME!

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A few months ago, my sister mentioned to my mum that she would love to go on a vacation- somewhere special. Like a hotel dripping with luxury, where one would get the best customer service ever, intercontinental dishes, the cutest shower caps, soaps and bathrobes to steal etc. She wanted it so much and she wanted it this year too. So you know who has to foot the bills. Well, my mum waited till she was done fantasizing. You bet her response wasn’t surprising. In fact, we said it in unison- NO WAY! Some years back, whenever I ask my mum to buy me snacks after a long day, her response was always `we’ll soon be home’- which implies that you won’t be getting any street goody. Of course, there were days when she got those things without us even asking her but her ability to discern when to say YES and when to say NO is the most charming thing ever. She is the best unofficial financial manager I’ve ever met.

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Posted in Books-a-bunch

Shelf Series #3

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.” Charles William Eliot

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Posted in Productivity

FRI-NALLY!!! IT’S FREE O’ CLOCK

Having some free time when you least expect is like hitting jackpot. Basically, it means you are over traffic, demands from your boss, the scorching sun and you call the shots this time. Truthfully, I think the world of those days. It isn’t surprising you see stuff like ‘FRI-YAY’, ‘FRINALLY’ and so on. Most people look forward to doing this and that during their ‘free time’.

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