I recently realized that one of the reasons I’m not yet wealthy is that I have never wanted to be. Not that God doesn’t want to bless me, not that Nigeria is hard, just that I never opened myself up to wealth.
Do you really want to be wealthy? This sounds like a question to which most people would answer yes. Without thinking about the question I would answer yes, too.
Only upon recent introspection did I realize that my relationship with money was not exactly healthy.
It just didn’t feel right to want lots of money. It felt unspiritual, like serving mammon. Continue reading…
We know how in marriage, life and laziness get in the way of applying knowledge that we have. Interestingly, the same thing happens when it comes to personal finance; we acquire tons of knowledge but how much of it do we apply? Here are a few personal finance basics few take time to practice.
A side hustle is a service or product that you offer or sell on the side of your current full time job or business, to earn extra income.
There are many inspiring things about the Proverbs 31 woman. She has encouraged me to embrace the virtue of early rising, taught me the value of earning my own income as a woman, and helped me understand the importance of having help at home.
Yes, you are a human being. Ecclesiastes 3:13 says “And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labour, for these are gifts from God.” Being a woman doesn’t exclude you or mean that the gift of God doesn’t apply to you. The “virtuous and capable wife” in Proverbs 31 knew this. She went about her various businesses with zest and vigour, and applying her God given aptitude she invested her earnings, creating multiple streams of income and multiplying her revenue! Have a look:
-“She finds wool and flax and busily spins it.”
-“She goes to inspect a field and buys it; with her earnings she plants a vineyard.”
– She is energetic and strong, a hard worker. She makes sure her dealings are profitable; her lamp burns late into the night.
– She makes belted linen garments and sashes to sell to the merchants
Man or woman, there is dignity in labour. God has made it so, and is well pleased to see it. Get with the programme.
I’m not wealthy yet, not by a long shot. Editors don’t earn much, and writers are paid even less, so when a client I have great respect for invited me to a real estate investment seminar last week, I wondered why.
Perhaps she has seen into my future and I’m about to come into money! After all, investing in real estate is for rich, financially free people, isn’t it?
Since she was inviting me on her own account, I gladly went, eager to learn something I could use in the not-so-near future.
It turns out I was wrong. Real estate isn’t just for the rich and established! Real estate is for me, a young woman in her 30s trying to build a career and raise a family. Real estate is for you, too. And we can start now. Continuereading…