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Money Talk with Nimi: Money Manners – Is A Friend in Need A Friend In Deed?

Money Talk with Nimi: Money Manners – Is A Friend in Need A Friend In Deed?

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Shakespeare’s Polonius offers the sage advice to his son Laertes in Hamlet “Neither a borrower nor a lender be, for loan oft loses both itself and friend.” Consider this scenario: A friend calls you and needs to see you urgently.…

Money Talk with Nimi: Romance & Finance

Money Talk with Nimi: Romance & Finance

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Whether you are in a serious relationship, just recently married, or have been married for several years, money matters can be controversial if not handled carefully. When two people become a couple they confront a myriad of financial choices and…

Money Talk with Nimi: It Will Soon Be Christmas

Money Talk with Nimi: It Will Soon Be Christmas

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

It seems pretty obvious that we should be prepared for Christmas since it comes up on the 25th December each year yet we all go into a frenzy as the date approaches and many end up out of pocket afterwards.…

Money Talk with Nimi: Can You Be Frugal & Fabulous?

Money Talk with Nimi: Can You Be Frugal & Fabulous?

Monday, October 14th, 2013

There is a common misconception that you have to spend huge amounts of money to look good. I am no fashion expert but I do know that being well dressed doesn’t have to cost a fortune. If you invest some…

Money Talk with Nimi: What is a “befitting burial”?

Money Talk with Nimi: What is a “befitting burial”?

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Chike Okoye is a Nigerian student based in the United States. He works part time to keep up his college fee payments and sends money home regularly through Western Union to support his ailing father Chief Okoye and his siblings.…

Money Talk with Nimi: Why Not Start an Investment Club?

Money Talk with Nimi: Why Not Start an Investment Club?

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

“Esusu” is “a fund to which a group of individuals make fixed contributions of money at fixed intervals; the total amount of money is assigned to each member of the group in rotation”. William R. Bascom. This traditional credit association…

Money Talk with Nimi: Mid-Year Review of Your Personal Finances

Money Talk with Nimi: Mid-Year Review of Your Personal Finances

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

I don’t know about you but I keep feeling that this year is whizzing by! It is almost July. Most of us start each new-year with great plans but the problem tends to be with execution. In January you had…

Money Talk with Nimi: Brand New or “Tokunboh”

Money Talk with Nimi: Brand New or “Tokunboh”

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Buying your first car is a huge financial commitment and for most young people this is the first major purchase they will make. There are three main things to consider – choosing the car, determining how much you can afford,…

Money Talk with Nimi: Does Money Buy Happiness?

Money Talk with Nimi: Does Money Buy Happiness?

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

The constant message relayed in our materialistic society, that money is the most important thing in our lives and the constant desire for more, has had far reaching consequences for our societal value system and morals. This unending pursuit of…

Money Talk with Nimi: Money & Relationships

Money Talk with Nimi: Money & Relationships

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

We are all in one form of a relationship or the other; a relationship with a parent, spouse, partner, child, friend, employer, employee. We all know how important money conversations can be and also how awkward they get if not…

Money Talk With Nimi: Should Couples Have Joint Accounts?

Money Talk With Nimi: Should Couples Have Joint Accounts?

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Tunde grimaced as the cashier handed him back the debit card. “I am sorry Sir, but your card has been declined for insufficient funds…”. Since he got married to Temi, this had become a problem. Temi was not as

Money Talk with Nimi: New Year Resolutions & Your Finances!

Money Talk with Nimi: New Year Resolutions & Your Finances!

Monday, January 7th, 2013

A new year brings with it a sense of renewal and the age-old tradition of new-year resolutions helps you to focus on making positive changes in various aspects of your life. Many people make new year resolutions to exercise more…

Money Talk with Nimi: Giving – The True Meaning of Christmas

Money Talk with Nimi: Giving – The True Meaning of Christmas

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Christmas is a time, when families come together, homes are decked out with Christmas trees decorated with tinsel, ornaments and lights, sumptuous meals are prepared and Christmas carols waft through the air as people dash about for their last minute…

Money Talk with Nimi: Till Debt Us Do Part

Money Talk with Nimi: Till Debt Us Do Part

Monday, October 29th, 2012

It is every parents dream when your child or grandchild announces an engagement. Weddings bring joy, excitement, emotion – you simply want to give your loved one their dream wedding and to support them in every possible way. But as…

Money Talk with Nimi: Tips for Managing your Holiday Finances

Money Talk with Nimi: Tips for Managing your Holiday Finances

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

The holidays are here and hopefully we can get away from the stresses and strains of work and routine home life. Many people will be heading home to Nigeria to spend time with friends and family whilst others will be…

Money Talk with Nimi: Financial Choices in your 20s

Money Talk with Nimi: Financial Choices in your 20s

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

For most people in their twenties, the idea of saving and investing seems like a lifetime away; most people don’t start thinking about saving or investing for their financial future until they are well into their 30s and often later.…

Money Talk with Nimi: The Jones’ are Broke!

Money Talk with Nimi: The Jones’ are Broke!

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

“If it gives you any comfort, the Jones’ are broke. If you are busy trying to keep up with them, please stop. The Jones’ are probably trying to keep up with you!”

We live in a very materialistic world and

Money Talk with Nimi: Networth versus Self-worth

Money Talk with Nimi: Networth versus Self-worth

Monday, April 30th, 2012

What we must decide is perhaps how we are valuable rather than how valuable we are
Edgar Z. Friedenberg, The Vanishing Adolescent

Networth is an external measure of ones worth in financial terms, while self-worth is an internal