5 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Money

How to spend your Tax Money

IF YOU’RE EXPECTING a tax refund this year, you need a good plan for your money. Always remember that the government isn’t sending you a bonus check – it’s money that should have been yours all along. In fact if you’re receiving a huge refund, you’re probably having too much withheld. Be sure to revisit your W-4 form and adjust your federal income tax withholding allowances.
Getting a refund check somtimes feel like winning the lotterry – a very small loterry. Just like lottery winners, it’s easy to get caught up on all the things you will want to have right away, and before you know it, you’ve already spent more than your expected refund – in your mind. Don’t get caught treating your refund check any differently than you’d treat your weekly or monthly paycheck.
Give the money a purpose. By the way, don’t just let it sit in your checking account because before you know it, it will all be gone through your routine expenses such as entertainment, bills, shopping, and much more. Before you know it, you’ll have nothing to show for the refund. Continue reading

Open Question: Bad News Publications

Fans Question of the Week: “Why don’t you publish News such as ongoing religious and civil wars in Africa?”

 AM Editorial: We believe there are enough bad news published already over the internet about Africa and Africans. Our Editorial team believes in sharing more positive activities to enrich our readers with Good and positive attitude.”

“For every bad news published, we should have Ten good news posted. We are in the business of feeding readers with good and positive thoughts, not eroded and corrupted ones.” – Eric Adunagow

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Happy International Women’s Day

WOMEN-DAY

ADUNAGOW Magazine celebrates all women around the globe today as part of the 2014 International Women’s Day.

International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday.

For more information on Women’s day, visit the International Women’s Day website.

Recipe: Peach Cobbler Cake

Yield:  1 Bundt Cake
Peach Cobbler Cake

Peach Cobbler Cake

This is my quick go to cake that I make when a last minute desert is needed. You can try different fruit combinations such as Apple pie filling with a spice or caramel flavored cake, blueberry or blackberry pie filling with lemon cake. The choices are endless! You can make it a large Bundt pan or make mini Bundt to give as gifts.

Enjoy!

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Overcoming PayCheck to Paycheck Living

Personal_FinancePaycheck-to-paycheck (P2P) living is very stressful and hard to overcome. It happens when you are regularly waiting for your next paycheck before you make any basic financial decision such as paying your bills or buying groceries for your household. It’s a way of life that many people in America have come to accept as a norm, but it shouldn’t be so. It’s an issue in our society and everyone must learn how to overcome this since it affects not just your finance, but your whole life.

If you’re living paycheck to paycheck and can’t seem to find a way out of debt, here’s an article just for you with advice on how to break the cycle and live a happier financial life.

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PSquare – Unlimited [Teaser] ft. Lagbaja

Africa’s hottest twin brothers are at it again, check out the teaser to their latest single “Unlimited” Ft Lagbaja

P-Square are a Nigerian R&B duo composed of identical twin brothers Peter and Paul Okoye. They produce and release their albums through Square Records. In December 2011, they were also signed to Akon’s Konvict Muzik label. In May 2012, they also signed a record distribution deal with Universal Music South Africa.

Bananas Foster

Recipe: Bananas Foster Cake

Yield: 3 layer 9” round cake
Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster Cake

For those of you that aren’t familiar with Bananas Foster, it’s an awesome dessert, where sliced bananas are cooked in a bubbling pan of dark brown sugar, butter, rum and cinnamon and served over ice cream. I’ve tried to capture the creamy goodness in my take on this classic dessert (which also tastes great with ice cream J.)  This recipe makes a 3 layer cake. As you can see from my picture I only made a 2 layer cake. I added dark chocolate chips to the remaining batter and made banana choc chip cupcakes! Just frost with chocolate frosting and you’re good to go !

Enjoy!

      Chef T
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Zoid and Mahlasela for the Fugard, 1 night only

Musical greats Vusi Mahlasela and Karen Zoid will perform together The Fugard Theatre for one unforgettable concert on 3 March 2014.

On Monday 3 March renowned musical greats Vusi Mahlasela and Karen Zoid share the stage at The Fugard Theatre for one unforgettable concert.

Vusi Mahlasela, is simply known as `The Voice` to many in South Africa. Raised in the Mamelodi Township, north of Pretoria, he released his popular debut on BMG Africa and was asked to perform at Mandela`s inauguration in 1994. Today South African singer-songwriter and poet-activist, Vusi Mahlasela is a national treasure and an international star. Continue reading

2014 Winter Olympics

2014 Winter Olympics – Africa Participation

The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially called the XXII Olympic Winter Games, or the 22nd Winter Olympics, is underway in Sochi, Russia. it will be running until the 23 February 2014. The event (including the 2014 Winter Paralympics) is being organized by the Sochi Organizing Committee (SOC). Sochi was selected as the host city in July 2007. The Sochi Olympics will be the first Olympics in the Russian Federation since the breakup of the USSR in 1991.

The following are African countries participating at this Winter 2014 Olympics (3 in total): Continue reading

CHAN 2014

Libya Beats Ghana on CHAN Final (4 – 3)

Capetown, South Africa – Libya is the 2014 CHAN Champion, beating Ghana on penalty kicks 4 to 3, in a game where Ghana was sought to be the favorite.

CHAN 2014 Final

Ghanaian goalkeeper STEPHEN ADAMS

Ghanaian goalkeeper Stephen Adams saved two penalty kicks from Mohamed Elgadi and Abdelsalam Omar to tie the first five kicks at 3-3 and send both teams to sudden death penalties. Libya took the first sudden death shot and made it (Ahmed El Trbi). Unfortunately, Ghana came short when Joshua Tijani missed his penalty kick.

CHAN 2014 FinalIt took a couple of minutes of uncertainty wins prior to Libya celebrating their victory, to what it seemed like the referee wanted Ghana to re-take the last shot. But after the clash of both teams swirling around the ref like bees ready to start a riot, the game finally ended with Libya celebration.

Ghana did qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil where it will play its first stage on Group G against United States, Germany, and Portugal.

 

 

CAF Final: Ghana vs Libya

CHAN Final – Ghana vs. Libya

Capetown, South Africa - The CHAN final is set for tonight in South Africa. Ghana and Libya have made it to the final and will be playing for the African prestigious trophy. Ghanaian coach, Maxwell Konadu  is confident about his team winning the game, but he also acknowledge that Libya will not go down easily.

With Fatigue taking a toll on both teams, it’s pretty much anyone’s game tonight; the stronger will survive and be crowned Africa Champions.

Libya has clearly earned their spot in the final by beating Zimbabwe in the semi-Final. A team comprised of fast and skillful players such as Libya will definitely give it all on the stadium tonight for the chance of becoming Champions.

The game is set for 20h00 tonight in Capetown Stadium, Capetown, South Africa.