Kenyans had their own, ‘budget reading’ aka ‘#BudgetYaMasufferer’ that was a trending topic on twitter, parallel to the Finance Ministers, Njeru Githae Maiden Budget- 2012. These were among the issues raised.
“#budgetyamasufferer hii road to success ijengwe na wachina ndio jam iishe.
#BudgetYaMasufferer to force government to create employment – every graduate who has no job should be paid a certain amount.
#budgetyamasufferer ati sukumawiki ianze kusukuma mwezi!! Lol
#BudgetYaMasufferer Blueband wa merge na Broadways…. ili tuuziwe mkate in blue band
#BudgetYaMasufferer mr speaker we are proposing that ile space iko kwa mayai ndani ipunguzwe to save cost…
#BudgetYaMasufferer Bamba 50 iuzwe 45bob; at least ukinunua credit ubaki na ngovo ya Kula ndizi.
#BudgetYaMasufferer Uptown Radi i-exchange na Ghetto Radio ndio pia sis tufeel maisha ya town na hawa mababii wafeel life ya mtaani.”
Just to mention but a few!!!….
This shows Kenyans are feeling the high cost of living and would want it low. It is a wake up call to all Kenyans to make the country, a 24/7 working economy. Look for more ways of survival. However, with the landlords being roped into the tax bracket under the supplementary budget- 2012, the common ‘mwananchi’ will most probably feel the heat of this effect. According to the Finance Min. Njeru Gitae, KRA will raise a whooping Shs 90 billion in rental income. Though the budget speech did not have much tax measures; with no price increases, already the cost of living has risen in the recent past.
“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” one who lives Oscar Wilde. With an abundance of job losses, salary cuts, eliminated bonuses and resultant high cost of living, your income is shrinking — but the bills aren’t. These simple side gigs can help put some padding in your pockets
Start a Part Time “business” Turn your hobby, skills or expertise into a part-time business. Take your full-time job and extend it to seven days a week by doing contract work. For example, if you work at a web design firm you can do contract work for clients on the weekend. Being a freelancer in your field is a great way to make extra money on the weekends. Plus, you already have the knowledge that you need in order to get started. This makes the start up process much easier.
Do freelance work ; give your opinion — and get paid
Freelance writing is one way of making money. Writing articles on particular topics or profession either for newspapers or blogs. Newspapers will pay for the article they publish and you may even get a column in the paper. For blogs you get a chance to share issues to the world, and depending on the number of people visiting your blog, advertisers may post their adverts on it. For instance, one can pick up writing and editing freelance work or start a blog, where you are able to earn a little cash from advertising.
Join a direct selling company
Direct selling is one of the easiest ways to earn some extra cash, especially if you sell products you love. For example, GNLD, Forever Living products e.t.c allows you start your own business for about Kshs 5,000 — your take home depends on your efforts. Some full-time representatives earn six-figure salaries, others own licensed GNLD Centers and many just sell the products part time around their family’s schedules.
Lastly Save! Save! and Save! Never spend your money before you have earned it. Too many people spend money they earned..to buy things they don’t want..to impress people that they don’t like.”
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