A few years ago, I took a gap year after college and returned to the Togolese Republic, my home country.
Among the multitude of things I missed, street food ranked high.
The next morning after my arrival in Togo, I walked around the neighborhood and spotted a few street food stalls. I ended up basing my decision on two criteria: the food I missed the most at the time and the distance from my house.
Luckily, there was a woman who sold rice and beans just a minute away from where I lived. When I was in Lomé (the capital), every morning, without fail, I bought rice and beans from her. …
If you search the phrase “how to save money” on Google, you will likely get well over 4 billion hits. That’s a lot of data to sift through; a whole lot of advice from everyone and their grandma; and similar tips packed differently and in different flavors.
The truth is, you don’t need to abide by a mountain of personal finance advice to start saving and fast-tracking your retirement or increasing your cash flow. There’s so much information out there that you may drown yourself in a pool of advice.
I know many of you have heard this statement before: “poverty is a state of mind.” Well, saving money is from the same school of thought. …
My first professional internship job offer was in my junior year of college. It happened during a fast-paced campus recruiting season. I wasn’t prepared for it.
I walked into the business school’s main building and plowed my way through a sea of figures in blue and gray attire.
I confidently climbed the stairs leading directly to the waiting area of the interview hall.
“Hello, my name is Jeff and I am here for an interview with XXX.”
The student at the reception desk checked the list of scheduled interviews on that day.
I presented my student ID, filled out a form on a laptop and sat down in a nearby chair. …