Vol 7 | 05-12-2022

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Christmas is almost here.

I know you’re wondering why I’m rushing you, but honestly, there’s no better time than now to get into the Christmas spirit of giving and, of course, receiving.

Today’s Love Currency had me thinking about the true cost of a long-distance relationship. Apart from all the money that will be spent to make the distance not so long, there’s also the part where it’s emotionally draining.

If you’ve ever been in one of these, I’d like to know what some hidden costs you didn’t expect were.

Without any more ado. Let’s get into today’s edition.

In this letter:

  • The #NairaLife of a Housekeeper Tired of Suffering
  • The Love Currency: Long Distance, $4k/m between London and Lagos
  • Money Meanings: “Capital”
  • Game: #HowMuchLast
  • Where The Money At?!

The #NairaLife of a Housekeeper Tired of Suffering

Today’s subject on #NairaLife finished secondary school in 1997 and couldn’t get into university. After that, she moved from Ibadan to Lagos to get a chance at a better life.

From housekeeping to tailoring, she worked several jobs, and now at 45, she’s still hoping the good things of life locate her.

Read her story

The Love Currency: Long Distance between London & Lagos on $4k per month

I love that our subjects for this story have a deep understanding of what they both want out of life and are making serious moves to get there.

But you see that distance? That’s what I have an issue with because long distance is the actual ghetto.

An excerpt: “Earlier in the year [2022], I told her I’d always prioritise helping her reach a point where she can afford to get herself whatever she wanted instead of buying it for her. For instance, I can’t buy a wig of ₦1m, but when she needed about ₦1.4m to go to culinary school in October 2021, I assisted with ₦800k — ₦500k first, then ₦300k.

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Some other great money articles you should read:

Money Meanings

Game: #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.

This week, we’re kicking off the Christmas shenanigans. #HowMuchLast for a Christmas Tree?

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 week…

Yours cashly,


The Other Mr Money

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