Editorial

HOW TO SURVIVE IN THIS DIFFICULT ECONOMY

Topical Commentary

With Odongo Odoyo

Odongo Odoyo

I have been expecting prices of  basic items to lower down now that the common excuse of high rates of dollar is no longer there or applicable. The only alternative is to seek for other simple ways and means of survival in this hot economic era.

1. Put your kids in schools you can afford because expensive schools don’t guarantee good results. Just ensure they attend a good affordable school.

2. Rent apartments you can pay conveniently. Don’t live in a house you struggle to pay yearly. If your one or two month salary or biz profit can’t pay for your accommodation, that accommodation is not for your level.

3. A man whose wife is pregnant has good nine months to prepare, same as the pregnant woman in question. They should even plan for the worse and only seek help when they can’t meet up.

4. Some problems in our lives don’t just pop up, if you don’t own a home, we knew we would pay rents…So its not an emergency.

5. Let’s plan our lives and live within our means.

    Save more and spend less and invest wisely.

Never invest in something that will make you rich overnight. No seed grows to a tree overnight and provide fruits, not even tomatoes.

6. Some women buy food for their children every morning before going to school or even for the whole family, do you know it’s cheaper to cook at home?

7. Some people don’t earn much, but have DSTV at home, go for GOTV and upgrade when your income upgrades. It’s still the same CNN anyway! Besides, most people pay for cable subscription they don’t have light or time to watch.

8. Eat healthy meals and protect your family from mosquitoes to avoid going to the hospital always. Sleep under mosquito treated net, saves you cost of treatment on malaria.

9. Take advantage of food and fruits in season, it’s cheaper and you can be creative to create amazing meals. Every fruit in each season is meant to help your body fight sickness or health challenges in that season.

10.Don’t copy your neighbor’s lifestyle, she earns well and her husband is a ‘big man’

11. Don’t follow trends, wear clean well- ironed clothes and keep your hair neat. You would still look good.

12. Keep your circle small, keep only friends that have senses!

13. Above all things, have the fear of God, have integrity, don’t be lazy and be prayerful.

14. Planning is the key, if you fail to plan, you plan to FAIL.

15. Don’t do more than your budget this year, there is no award given to best family that wore an expensive cloth for the year.

16. Don’t be in competition with anyone.. The purpose of shoes and clothes are to cover our nakedness, make us smart and good.

17. Don’t make your marriage ceremony too expensive, there is life after marriage and your well-wishers will only say goodbye and the reality of life will then done on you. Be wise…

Shalom

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