Also: What’s your savings hot take?

Vol 62 | 08-01-2023

Good morning, {$name}! 🌞

We are eight days into the new year and 50 more days before the next salary day. God abeg!

The interesting thing is almost everyone I know is pumped about 2024. It’s contagious, and I don’t hate it. It also tracks since we’ve decided that this year’s unofficial theme is “No gree for anybody.”

But this was almost tested last week. On Wednesday, there was chatter about the possibility of another fuel price increase, taking one litre of fuel to ₦1200, nearly twice the current pump price. I’ve lived in Nigeria long enough to know that news like this becomes a significant event, and for a good reason. The cost of living skyrockets when the pump price goes up. We covered the story here if you missed it.

However, we won’t be shelling out as much money for fuel yet. But knowing how this works, there might be another hike soon. Again, God abeg.

Now, let’s move on to why we’re here: What does Money by Zikoko have for you today? Let’s get into it!

In this letter:

  • #NairaLife: The Academic Researcher Nursing Dreams of a Career in Comedy
  • 7 Salary Earners Across Different Income Ranges Get Candid About Saving
  • Money Meanings: “Liquidity”
  • Game: #HowMuchLast
  • Where The Money At?!

#NairaLife: The Academic Researcher Nursing Dreams of a Career in Comedy

From impersonation to gambling, this 35-year-old has done several unconventional things to earn money. He’s an academic researcher now, but he dreams of earning in dollars. He’s certain that content creation will get him there.

This is his #NairaLife.

7 Salary Earners Across Different Income Ranges Get Candid About Saving

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to saving money. What works for the ballers won’t always work for the hustlers, and that’s okay.

We asked 7 salary earners across different low and mid-income levels about their thoughts on savings, and they didn’t hold back on their thoughts

This is what they said

Money Meanings

Game: #HowMuchLast

#HowMuchLast is a game where we show you an item and you tell us (and the world) the highest amount you’d pay for it.

Some weeks will be Okin biscuit, some others will be SUVs.

If you’re like most people (read: me), I imagine one of your 2024 resolutions is to hit a certain reading goal. How much do you think you might spend to make this happen? So, #HowMuchLast for building a book colection?

What’s the most you’d pay? Tweet at us here.

Where The Money At?!

We can’t say we’re about the money and not actually help you find the money.

So we’ve compiled a list of job opportunities for you. Make sure you share this with anyone who might need it because in this community, we look out for each other.

Again, don’t mention. We gatchu.

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All good things must come to an end. But not this good thing. We’ll be back next week.

In the
meantime, keep reading Zikoko’s articles and be sure to share the love.

Till next year…

Yours cashly,


Zikoko’s’OG’ Mr. Money

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