Own your Narrative

You wake up in the morning. You do the usual -shower, dress and eat breakfast. You then choose your route to work.  It could be just habit that drives that choice or new information. You get to [...]

The “Comfort” myth

When you are hungry you will do anything to get your next meal. There is an urgency in finding what and where you can eat. You will even be able to spot places that you would have ordinarily not [...]

What if…

You are probably one step away from a financial disaster? Yes, I’m talking to you so keep reading. Does one move, circumstance, situation, decision by somebody else make all the difference? [...]

The True Cost of “Me”

  Sheila* wrote to me a few days ago and said that her emergency fund did not work. Sheila has recently been retrenched but that’s not the problem. While working she had tried  to plan her [...]

The Poverty of Quick Money

  Keith has finally hit the jackpot!  He has won one hundred million shillings in the lottery. His dream has finally come. He is rich beyond his wildest imagination. He can finally live the [...]

Your Retirement Checklist

  There’s an age that comes with its fair dose of reality.  When you realise that time has indeed gone by and that retirement that you used to think is so far away is staring at you in the [...]

Budgets Made Practical

Akoth keeps a budget.  Many of us do not like this term though logically we know we should be keeping one. In our Centonomy classes we ask people what they feel when they hear the word budget and [...]

Living Smart

<strong>Do you live smart?</strong> Many of our financial issues arise because of our lifestyles.  We live, eat and exist in a certain way, which then translates into spending in a [...]