• Things have changed – But it’s not too late

    November 19, 2018 By: BIKO ZULU

    You grow up and instead of independence, you find bills. Lots of bills. And you think about these bills in traffic and when you are lathering your back in the bathroom. End of the month comes and you are not filled with triumph and celebratory glee because all you do is think of what needs...

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  • You can’t sign

    November 19, 2018 By: BIKO ZULU

    “You have to sign again.” The bank teller tells me from behind the glass screen. So I sign again. She looks at the bank withdrawal slip for a while and looks up at me with a smile. “Will you please give me a moment?” I want to say, “No, you can’t have a moment. I...

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  • The Fishmonger with a Camera

    November 19, 2018 By: OWAAHH

    The first person I knew who had two jobs was both a fishmonger and a bearded photographer. His name was Maina. During the week, he ran a ramshackle fish joint opposite my school. He got raw supplies in the morning, rolled them into balls by mid-morning, and begun frying by midday. By the time the...

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  • One App, One Phone – How Loop Is Simplifying Bill Payments

    November 19, 2018 By: KELLIE MURUNGI

    Usually, bill payments are a multi-step process for me. Let us say I want to pay my internet access bill to Zuku, which happens every month. The first step is usually a reminder text from Zuku, at the most inopportune time, for example on a Tuesday at 10 am, while I am in a meeting....

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  • How to Save: An Incomplete Manual

    November 19, 2018 By: OWAAHH

    I don’t save well. I actually don’t save. A friend helps me with it. It’s partly because of who I am, and also because I am in jua kali. You know the process. No next cheque is promised, even if the work was done months ago and the Finance guy has been on leave ever...

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  • Money grows money

    September 6, 2018 By: Biko Zulu

    Three boys – graphic designer, animator and some guy who knows how to get people to give business – one day quit their jobs. They worked for a sour man who ran a multimedia agency in the lower parts of town, around Tom Mboya street. They had been planning it for almost a year. The...

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  • How to deposit money into your CBA Loop account

    September 10, 2018

    Welcome to the rewarding world of Loop, the digital banking service that will change the way you bank. Once you have registered on Loop, you can load money inro your account via CBA Loop’s M-Pesa paybill number, 714777. The Procedure for depositing money via M-Pesa to your Loop account is as follows Go to M-Pesa...

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  • Can we really have it all?

    May 30, 2017 By: Kellie Murungi.

    Someone said, living a  fun life and good financial management are like water and oil they do not mix. I think about this quite often, especially when I meet people who from reading my articles online seem to think certain things about my attitude and approach to personal finance. “It must be nice to be...

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  • The Sweet Wrapper Markets

    May 30, 2017 By: Owaahh

    There was a time one confectionery paid kids back for saving sweet wrappers for recycling. It wasn’t a lot of money, just a fifth of what the sweet itself cost. But it didn’t matter. It wasn’t our money that bought the sweets, but it was ours when it came back. The problem is, I misunderstood...

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  • Banking for the Millenial: Something to do not somewhere you go

    May 30, 2017 By: Waceke Nduati Omanga

    I was recently invited to a bank product launch and it struck me how banking has evolved. Let’s look at two scenarios. Lucy is 48 years old.  Her introduction to banking was when she got her first job.  She physically went to the bank, filled in copious amounts of paper work and signed onto many...

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