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You Need More than Money

You Need More than Money

Experience has taught me that no matter how much money I make, if I don’t have good health, wisdom, political influence, loyal staff and contentment, I won’t enjoy the benefits of having money. No one really teaches you the soft skills that make money...
Investing in Nigeria: Agric Crowdfunding

Investing in Nigeria: Agric Crowdfunding

First principles Agriculture crowdfunding is a practice where companies raise funds for agricultural activities directly from the market. Essentially, these companies (who are farms or agritech institutions) appeal to retail investors and then pool individual...
Red Flags & the Role of Due Diligence

Red Flags & the Role of Due Diligence

A while ago, Nigerian Twitter trended #RedFlag, an allusion to warning signs. It reminded me of the headaches I’ve been having for the last 2 years over a few of my investments. Some institutions my investment company did business with, defaulted on their...
Long-term Planning or Short-term “Hammering”?

Long-term Planning or Short-term “Hammering”?

One of the greatest investment lessons I have imbibed, is the value of long-term thinking. If you want to create enduring wealth, think in 5-year, 10-year or even 15-year horizons. Don’t be fixated on immediate returns alone. Imagine if parents hadn’t held...
How to Open a Money Market Fund Account

How to Open a Money Market Fund Account

In this article, I’ll guide you through the process of opening a money market fund account with Stanbic IBTC. You can use the same steps for most mutual fund accounts in Nigeria. Before I begin, you should probably read this article, which explains what a money...
Focused Wealth

Focused Wealth

I have a diverse network, thanks to social media. I know incredible people that I first met online. Some of them are accomplished investors. There’s a gentleman who’s focused on venture funding in the renewable energy sector. My eyes glaze over when he goes on...