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Ka-Cheng Ka-Cheng In This Covid-19

I’ll cut to the chase and be subtly honest about my money situation.I won’t lie that financial management comes easy for me, one minute I set goals and the other I am impulsively buying something or gifting someone. That for a while has been my modus operandi. Does anybody else relate?

 

Fast forward to the new year’s resolutions which had me and a group of friends open up an Investment group of one of the big banks here in Uganda with a plan to not just party and “eat life” but also to help each other grow by setting aside UGX 150,000 every month with strict rules which leave no room for me to slacken.

 

This has been going well so far ! Well until COVID 19 showed up to the party uninvited! No one could have prepared me for the drastic changes that this has brought. The first thing I did was shop in bulk especially since with the uncertainty that came with the first phase of the lockdown that limited transport to essential workers. Ordinarily I love to eat out or outsource to have my chores done so with this limitation, I have had to prepare my own meals and do the laundry, which is saving me money.

 

At the moment, I have a tin where I instead put this money for instance the lockdown has made me realize how near my workplace is, initially I spend about UGX 2000-3000 for transport ;on a boda boda to work and now I walk and put aside that money in the tin.

 

I have noticed that it is halfway so yay! I am achieving my goal of saving. Given the temptation to order in, I recently uninstalled restaurant apps off my phone so I can save that money and I must say it is so far working.

Lastly social media gigs are my only active side hustle for now and I am doing my best to position myself for some as we align ourselves in this new normal of COVID-19. I must say they are bridging the black tax gap and helping on the rent expenses in a very relieving way. So, we can say that Corona has been a blessing in disguise for me.The Ka-cheng Ka-cheng is coming in!

Ka-Cheng Ka-Cheng In This Covid-19

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Faith Mulungi
The author is a Radio host with 104.1 Power FM, freelance digital marketer and content creator who is passionate about social justice, women and children's rights.

18 comments

  1. Beautiful article. Keep it up! your writing is excellent.

  2. Ange🌼

    Beautiful😁

  3. Dorothy

    Great relatable read. Hope to see more!

  4. Stephen

    Many have called COVID-19 the greatest curse of 2020! What a refreshing perspective you portray of the blessing it has brought!

  5. Caroline Tabalanga

    Awesome!

  6. Ivodrous

    Wow, wonderful article

  7. Boldwood

    Great stuff .
    Keep going higher .

  8. Grace Kenganzi

    Good read, Faith!

  9. Vivian Proscovia Ingariat

    Real insightful! Super proud!🙏🏾😊

  10. The gig kacheng has never brought me as much joy as it has in this COVID era.
    I also realised that I was breaking the bank to eat out banange.
    I’m saving that kacheng

  11. Daisy Kafuuka

    Great job Mulungi👏..it’s so relatable. Please keep the articles coming😁

  12. NoBut

    Simple yet practical. Great piece on personal finance handling. Thanks you Faith!

  13. Phiona ninsiima

    Great article on personal finance handling

  14. Timans Mister Parties

    Yes…
    This is so par excellent & delightful.
    Keep up the lucidity, Faith.

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  16. There is definately a lot to know about this subject.
    I like all of the points you made.

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