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Knowing Your Financial Stats To Get out of Debt

Money Matters Weekly: Knowing Your Financial Stats To Get out of Debts

Think about this scenario: You get a chance to share a dinner meeting with Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. During the event, Bill proposes to pay your debt in full, only if you know how much you’re currently in Debt. To make it interesting, Warren joins the conversation and propose to double your Net Worth if you know your value. You only need to be within +/- 10% of your actual numbers.

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African of the Week: Rhode Bath-Schéba MAKOUMBOU

Rhode Bath-Schéba MAKOUMBOURhode Bath-Schéba MAKOUMBOU , Painter / Sculptor

Born on August 29, 1976 in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. As a child her father, painter David MAKOUMBOU, initiated her in the art of painting. She really engaged in art since 1989.

In her paintings and sculptures she emphasizes social activities of African women. Generally, she uses knifes to create her oil paintings.

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African Proverb of the Day – 2

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“If you are ugly you must either learn to dance or make love.” ~ Zimbabwe

This is a very good one. There is a true wisdom key hidden within these words; and it has nothing to do with dancing and making love. First of all, these two acts are mentioned because it captures the African high interests and natural skills. When it comes to dancing and making love, Africans stand out high – we are after all, the cradle of Humankind.

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Miss Cameroon USA 2014

NORA NDEMAZIA CROWNED MISS CAMEROON USA 2014

Photos courtesy of Miss Cameroon USA – Lady Kate (SELMO PHOTOS)

April 5, 2014 – 23 Yrs Old Nora Ndemazia was crowned Miss Cameroon USA on April 5 2015 at the Hampton Conference Center with hundreds of Cameroonians and Friends of Cameroon witnessing the spectacular event.  Nora Ndemazia is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs Richard and Helen Fualefock.  She grew up in Buea, South West Province and is a graduate of Seat of Wisdom College in the South West of Cameroon where she graduated in 2009.  She moved to the United States of America for further Education and settled in New York where she is a full time Law Student at City University New York (CUNY).   Continue reading

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

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.

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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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.

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MLK Jr. Day

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

As I woke up this morning, getting ready to start the week with my daily routine, I realized that this day would not have been the same without the sacrifice and leadership of one man that I came to know later in my adulthood life.

As a naturalized African American (originally from the Congo Democratic in Central Africa), I realized that this wonderful day (along with many others to come) could not have been possible if a certain group of people stood up for my future, knowing for sure that they might not get a taste of it as they confront unthinkable injustice and ideology rooted in the American society. Continue reading

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AFRICA DAY: May 25

Africa Day is the annual commemoration on May 25 of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). On this day, leaders of 30 of the 32 independent African states signed a founding charter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In 1991, the OAU established the African Economic Community, and in 2002 the OAU established its own successor, the African Union. However, the name and date of Africa Day has been retained as a celebration of African unity.

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Soweto Comedy Festival

Soweto International Comedy Festival (3 – 4 May)

The annual Soweto International Comedy Festival is coming to the Soweto Theater on 3 and 4 May 2013.

This time around Premium Comedy is bringing us international comedy heavyweights, Griff of Def Comedy Jams (USA), Magic  Man (Canada), Martin Davis (UK) and George Kuda (Zimbabwe) will be headlining the shows. We’ve rounded up some of the funniest minds abroad to tickle our funny bones with their witty and controversial jokes. Continue reading

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WHAT IS THE STORY BOOK OF YOUR LIFE?

“And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne; and books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of the things which were written in the books, according to their works” – The Book of Revelations 20:12

What would you do if you knew that your life story is being written into a book? What would you do or say differently? Yes, everyone’s life is a story based on your actions. It will be put up into the book of books. What story are you telling? How will it start and end? If people were to read it what will they say about your story?

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