Published Articles, Relationships

Where Do Busybodies Really Come From?

Children, especially when they are very young, don’t understand boundaries. They feel free to ask any and every question that comes to mind, and to give their opinion on whatever subject, regardless of who is involved. It is in the process of training a child that boundaries are taught. Thus, the child learns that it is not every question that should be asked, and that, unless you’re asked, you should generally keep your opinion about someone else’s business to yourself.

Apparently this only happens in ideal circumstances, and not everyone was trained or remembers what they were taught. How else do you explain the staggering number of adults who have no understanding of boundaries, and who cannot mind their business even if their lives depended on it?

Finance, Published Articles

Personal Finance: 7 Things We Know We Should Be Doing, But Aren’t

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.

Family Life, Published Articles

5 Things Couples Can Do For Their Finances This Year

“Please how are you guys coping?” has been a common question amongst close friends since Nigeria went into recession. While a lot has been said about why money causes so much friction in marriage, embracing frugality, and fixing your finances in 2017, couples can achieve more working as a team.

Here are 5 moves that can make a difference in family finances.

Personal Leadership, Published Articles

12 Tips for Fixing Your Finances in 2017

So 2017 is the year you get your finances in order, right? That sounds nice, unless it’s the same thing you said in 2016, and in 2015, and in 2014…

When it comes to managing your money well, you can’t just fail and then decide to try, try again. You need to learn from the money mistakes you made previously, and come up with a practical plan to avoid doing the same things this time. Here are some tips to help you do that.

 

Inspiration

Beneath Our Feet

A friend shared this anonymous piece with me last year, and when I stumbled on it again I decided to share it with you too. Enjoy

I am the basis of all wealth, the heritage of the wise, the thrifty and prudent.

I am the poor person’s joy and comfort, the rich person’s prize, the right hand of capital, the silent partner of thousands of successful people.

I am solace of the widow, the comfort of old age, the cornerstone of security against misfortune and want. I am handed down through generations, as a possession of great value.

I am the choicest fruit of labor, the safest collateral and yet I am humble.  I stand before every person bidding them to know me for what I am and asking them to possess me.

I am quietly growing in value through countless days. Though I might seem dormant, my worth increases, never falling, never ceasing. Time is my aid and the ever increasing population adds to my gain. I defy fire and the elements, for they cannot destroy me.

My possessors learn to believe in me and invariably they become envied by those that have passed me by. While all other things wither and decay, I alone survive.  The centuries find me younger, always increasing in strength. All oil and minerals come from me. I am the producer of food, building materials and the home to every living thing. I serve as the foundation for homes, factories, banks and stores.

I have not been produced for millions of years yet, I am so common that thousands, unthinking and unknowingly, pass be by.

Who Am I? I Am Land.