• What’s in an Acronym?

    April 4, 2019

    There are two ways to carry money. If you work in the matatu business, you could roll them into many small balls and stuff them in your pocket. If you are a normal bloke, you can carry them in a wallet, hopefully not one of those wallets that are branded Nike. There is no excuse...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Why New Year Money Resolutions Fail and A More Thoughtful Approach To Goal Setting

    January 21, 2019 By: KELLIE MURUNGI

    According to Statistica, saving money topped in 2018 new year’s resolutions. At least 53% of those polled said that they wanted to save more in the new year. I do not expect that it is any different in 2019. Even if you are not into new year resolutions, the clean slate of the new year...

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  • Cement Twitter

    January 21, 2019

    I’m at that age where, whenever I meet my father, he asks when I plan to start building. I try to avoid answering the question every time, but he sneaks in such statements as “Start small, buy a lorry of stones. Just start.” Then he’ll go off, repeatedly, on how he wishes he started building...

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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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