We know salary week is your favourite time of the month. But will that money get you through the month until the next paycheck comes in? Let’s see.
1. You get paid on the 25th of the month
Why is this a problem? You will lose your guard. You too, stop and think about it: money you worked for just enters a time you need it the most. So you go all out on all the things you need to do. One week later, you’re (almost) back to where you started. I know you think that you can spread what remains to last the rest of the month. But let’s be honest, how will you do it? Did it happen last month? Or the month before that? Let’s not deceive ourselves, please.
2. People call you “boss”
When people say you shouldn’t believe the hype, this is what they mean. You sef, why do you let people call you that? Don’t you know that wherever “boss” is, debit alerts follow? Don’t let me lie to you, if you don’t fix up and start fighting anyone that calls you “boss”, your salary won’t last until the end of the month. Don’t ask me how I know that.
3. You are the first child
There’s nothing I can tell you here, but sorry. But I can give you some advice sha — block your siblings everywhere.
4. You’re the middle child
Your own problem is that you want to prove to everyone that you are responsible too. We’ll see where that gets you. Let me know where you’re at in the second week of the month.
5. You are the last child
You’re the baby of the house now. Spend your money. If it finishes, ask your older siblings for help.
6. You are in a relationship
You want love, you want love, but can you afford love? Between those date nights and your transportation expenses to your partner’s house and everything else, salary will finish in no time.
7. You are not in a relationship
You’ll think that because you worry mostly about yourself, you won’t have to spend a lot of money. But life shows you that you don’t know anything.
Nobody tells you this, but being single is expensive too. See, because you have no one that can hold you accountable, you find reasons to justify everything you spend money on. Even when you know that you’re more than what you can handle. My advice? Check your account balance sometimes. A better idea? Catapult yourself into a relationship. Your salary will thank you for it.
8. You make POS withdrawals
I can’t even explain the science behind this one, but those POS withdrawals will ruin you. Cut your coat according to your size and stick to ATMs. Those ones will also finish but at least you won’t be spending ₦5k in a day.