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Money Lessons Intro.

I must confess, my life changed after I read Smart Money Woman by Arese Ugwu three years ago. I was twenty and my father didn’t put me on a monthly stipend, all he said was “tell me when you need money” so sometimes when I want to splurge (buy scarves, sandals, clothes or go out with my girls) I just tell him that I need to buy so and so text book or pay for a practical lmaoooo. There was a time I collected money for one book three times!! I was just spending my father’s hard earned money on things that absolutely had no value.

Before I read that book I didn’t know the practical difference between liabilities and assets, I didn’t know there was a difference between what I wanted and what I needed, I didn’t know that I was supposed to save to invest and not save to spend. I learnt so many money lessons from that book, I became financially intelligent and I kept telling all my friends about the book and I shared it with them. I developed interest in reading more books on finance afterwards, one other book that I really love is Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki.

To my utmost delight, sometime late last year I heard that the same author of Smart Money Woman, Arese Ugwu had published a new book titled The Smart Money Tribe and I was so excited. The first thing that caught my attention when I saw pictures of the book was the pink cover and it immediately became my dream book! I finally got the book last month from an online bookstore called Bella books (IG: @bellabookss) alongside two other books on self-love and a counter intuitive approach to living a good life.

In this post, I would have loved to highlight all the money lessons I learnt from the book but it’s going to be really long and I personally don’t like reading long posts so I’m going to share a few here and continue in my next blog post.

 • Are you aware that you could earn so much money and still be broke? Most times when we get a good paying job or an increase in salary, the next thing that comes to our head is how we’re going to buy designer wears, gadgets and all that stuff that in the real sense wouldn’t bring us more money.

 • Do you know the difference between an asset and a liability? Not just the dictionary meaning, can you give practical examples? Do you have a positive net worth? Wait, do you even know your net worth?

 In Arese Ugwu’s words, “financial abuse is a thing”; trust me it is! Whether from relatives, friends, acquaintances or total strangers, it happens everywhere. I didn’t even know there was anything called “black tax” until I read Smart Money Tribe. Do you?

My dear reader, I’m not asking all these questions to scare you especially if you’re still a teenager or in your early twenties. We are all in this struggle together and I personally believe that the earlier we learn about how to take control of our finances, the better for us. What shall it profit us to work hard and smart and still end up broke??

In my next post, I’m going to be answering all these questions and sharing well detailed lessons learnt from the book and my experiences with money and keeping my finances in check in the last three years.

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Till then, stay safe ?❤️

Lots of love,



67 thoughts on “Money Lessons Intro.

  1. This is simply amazing as it’d help put my finances in check henceforth
    You’re doing great mama❤️

    1. Thanks for putting us on a virtual suspense.
      We sure don’t have any other choice than to wait for the full break down of the books.
      Lovely topic btw?

  2. Noblethelady, why do I feel you are speaking to me? I’m dancing on this broken table. I think everyone needs to read this. It’s really necessary! Thanks for putting this out there! Looking forward to the next post!

  3. Good read. A wake up call for us “splurgers”. Living within your means is the surest route to financial well-being.

  4. Thanks for putting us on a virtual suspense.
    We sure don’t have any other choice than to wait for the full break down of the books.

  5. Can’t wait to see the next blog post, people need to really to understand how to differentiate assets from liabilities especially.

  6. Thanks for making me read The smart money woman noblethelady, I seriously can’t wait for the break down of The smart money tribe, please do quick and drop the next post

  7. First of all, I am so happy you got your dream book!

    Lovely post, You write really well? and I love the suspense too.

    I can’t wait for the next post too???.

  8. Wow…..lovely dear….keep it up, let keep enlighten Pple, trusting God that Pple like you will change our economic….. Thanks so much

  9. I loved it ??welldone noble
    Can’t wait for the next blog since I don’t have the book or the money to buy it right now ?

  10. This is so insightful. Thank you for sharing this and reminding me once again. And thank you for mentioning our bookstore.♥️♥️♥️

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