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Pay Yourself or Go Broke!

June 24, 2021

You’re probably like, what does that even mean?  First of all, what does it mean to pay yourself? Let’s explain what it means to pay yourself. This is a very important perspective culled from the book ‘The Richest Man in Babylon’.  A lot of times, we tend to see saving as a sort of obligation […]

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You’re probably like, what does that even mean? 

First of all, what does it mean to pay yourself? Let’s explain what it means to pay yourself. This is a very important perspective culled from the book ‘The Richest Man in Babylon’. 

A lot of times, we tend to see saving as a sort of obligation or punishment, something that’s really hard to do, but it is not. Saving is simply paying yourself, and here’s how. When you get paid your salary for the month, you begin to pile up a list of things you are going to do with it, like pay rent, go shopping, feeding etc and before you know it, somehow by the end of the month you’re broke once again no matter how much salary you earn, how?!

Here’s how, by purchasing or doing all these things, you are inadvertently paying all these people, you’re paying your landlord with the rent, you’re paying Shoprite with grocery money, you’re paying the Suya man with that your #1000 suya you are buying every week, I see you.

But do you know why you’re broke, after paying all these people? Because you haven’t paid the most important person, YOU. When you earn that salary, before you begin to think about the endless list of people and businesses you’re going to pay with your hard earned money, why not pay yourself first. Whether it’s 10% or as much as 40%, that’s up to you, as long as you are consistently paying yourself you won’t go broke. 

Now that you know why you should save, do you know how to save?

How to Save : Practical Steps to take

  1. Make the basic savings decisions:

First, you need to make up your mind to save. Understand that this is something you are ready to commit to and decide that you’re ready.

After doing that, you need to agree on how much you are willing to save, what percentage of your salary or pocket money, how frequently you will save, will you save from unexpected cash inflow, like a birthday gift of cash, and all that.

  1. Decide on the Savings Platform:

Do you want to save in a bank account you’re not using, open a savings bank account or invest in TCL 4:24 scheme and relax while receiving your monthly returns

Choose the platform you are most comfortable with, as some people are not comfortable with online banks or savings accounts and will prefer bank accounts, so choose whichever fits your ideals.

  1. Cut down your expenses

In order to save, and not end up clearing out your savings to meet your expenses, you need to learn to live on less than you earn. So assume you only earn what is left after you save, so if you’re earning 200k and you save 20k , as far as you are concerned your salary is 180k. 

So plan your expenses according to that number. Cut down in little ways like using less data, not leaving all the lights on in your house when you go to bed to save electricity, buying #1000 suya every Friday instead of #2000, saying no to that event that you don’t really want to go to that you know will finish your money. These little spending cuts may even leave you with some change at the end of the month that can roll over into your savings.

  1. Hold yourself Accountable

It’s easy to be tempted to withdraw from your savings for that birthday party, that Asoebi, that thrift store sale. You’ll return the money later right? My darling, don’t do it, that’s how it starts. We know we’ve all been guilty of it.
So make sure you hold yourself accountable, be disciplined, don’t take from your savings unless it is an emergency or a calculated investment opportunity. Emphasis on calculated not pyramid schemes. 


Respect your savings and invest it.

In Summary, in this life, if you don’t pay yourself first by saving, you will just be going broke monthly and be wondering where all your money went. So Pay yourself, or go broke.

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STAY ALERT & PROTECT YOUR DATA!

June 3, 2021

Kindly beware of fraudulent messages being circulated online informing individuals of approved loans. TRJ Company Limited will never approve your loans through SMS or require you to pay money before your loans are approved or disbursed. We have due processes that are followed before loans are approved and our associates send all correspondence via emails […]

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Kindly beware of fraudulent messages being circulated online informing individuals of approved loans.

TRJ Company Limited will never approve your loans through SMS or require you to pay money before your loans are approved or disbursed.

We have due processes that are followed before loans are approved and our associates send all correspondence via emails that are generated from our company domains.

We thank you all for your cooperation and request that you ignore and block all numbers that are circulating this message.

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Digital Evolution of Finance in Nigeria

June 2, 2021

THE ORIGIN OF DIGITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES  Dr. ATINA SHOFAWATI SE., M.Si. Faculty of Economics and Business at the Universitas Airlangga says that digital financial services by and large allude to the expansive advances accessible to perform financial services from a more extensive scope of suppliers to a broad class of beneficiaries. This is conceivable by […]

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THE ORIGIN OF DIGITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES 

Dr. ATINA SHOFAWATI SE., M.Si. Faculty of Economics and Business at the Universitas Airlangga says that digital financial services by and large allude to the expansive advances accessible to perform financial services from a more extensive scope of suppliers to a broad class of beneficiaries. This is conceivable by the utilization of digital distant methods including e-cash; card installments like ATM, POS, and electronic assets move like NIP. Digital finance can prompt more noteworthy financial incorporation by growing financial services to non-monetary areas, and the development of fundamental services. It can prompt more prominent monetary steadiness and expanded financial intermediation. It can likewise help long haul beneficial outcomes on banking execution.

Financial institutions all over Nigeria are constantly developing towards digitalization. The present urge to satisfy the ever-changing need of the customer when it comes to financial services, a constant that causes most banks to be on top of every solution for customer-based problems to keep the business running and relevant.

Digital finance is financial services being delivered with mobile phones, internet, P.C’s, cards linked to a government-approved and reliable digital payment system. Digital finance is a magnitude of upgraded financial products, related software, business, and customer interactive and communications services, this is delivered by financial technology companies and providers of financial services.

Automated teller machines, Point of Sales, Internet, Mobile money, Electronic Bills pay, and mobile phones to access transaction receipts.

Nigeria launched the digital payment system and the Central Bank of Nigeria also launched the National Financial Inclusion Strategy with the vision that more than 80% of bankable adults across Nigeria have access to financial services. The digital payment system in Nigeria is aimed at assisting to unbundle the stress of some economic activities by implementing technology-driven methods. These methods are intricate to the plan for economic diversification and also prevent financial leakages in all sectors. All digital means of a transaction have a feedback mechanism to secure moveable assets, provide a secure framework for crowdfunding, and providing clear regulatory measures on crypt-currency transactions to combat electronic fraud.

FINTECH IN NIGERIA

Fintech is also known as Financial Technology is the innovative ability to use technology in planning, designing, and delivering financial services. This results in creating new business models and processes which have effects on the nation’s financial services and institutions with promises of easier, transparent, cheaper, user-friendly financial services. 

The Central Bank of Nigeria launched the Payment Service Vision in 2007 creating a spark of interest in the Fintech Industry. Before this launch Fintech firms have been operating in Nigeria but without a widespread adaptation. Until then the use of physical cash was the only valid means of transactions which cost the Central Bank of Nigeria to use limited resources to maintain and print the banknotes which is part of the cause of the devaluation of the currency.

Interswitch (2008), eTranzact (2011), and Remita (2011) were the initiation set of firms established by the Federal Government, through CBN for cost minimization that drew attention to the benefits of digital financial services. The main purpose for the pioneer fintech firms was to create an environment for commercial banks to adopt the process later in the future and this birthed internet banking, mobile apps, and unstructured supplementary service data (USSD).

Fintech can be categorized into other aspects like artificial intelligence, peer-to-peer lending, assets management, advisory services, biometrics, digital payment, and crowd computing. In Nigeria, financing, lending, and remittance of currency are at 70% of the FinTech prospect, with 30% of untapped categories like crowd computing, big data, and business solutions.

Studies have shown that the payment service of all the various service segments is the most utilized in successful Fintech firms, but only 15% of the banking revenue pool is from payment solutions and it continues to grow. This encourages more digital presence than ever for Nigerian banks as a result of implementing the Fintech Policies. These Fintech strategies are growing from credit to payment and assets management.

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