Isnt it amazing how our moms just do the simple math in measuring tea leaves when preparing tea ,adding salt or just the perfect amount of oil in cooking? Moms get the math so effortlessly that it makes mathematics a feminine affair.
The joy of having a strong intelligent mom is always overwhelming whether she is educated or not. Its then in that character that we are nurtured into amazing sons and daughters who take life by its lapels.
In my opinion moms actually define the principles of finance.If its in budgeting,moms know by heart how much the household needs be it daily,weekly or monthly and will stick to their budget come what may.
Remember those days when you would go shopping with your mom and cry for your favorite snack ?Some of us I know, would even stand on the snacks aisle like they are glued on the floor just to get the snacks and guess what ? Our unwavering moms would not even flex to buy anything that wasn’t budgeted for .Well,we could all borrow this financial principle from them.
Our moms are like tour guides that have walked with us in growth.They made us their business by dedicating all their time on us .They would dress us up for school ,make our breakfast ,pack our snacks or lunch,help with our homework ;they literally invested in us!
Coming to think of it ,what kind of business would you be just by judging from your mom’s time energy and resources ?Undeniably most of us are multi-billion dollar businesses and empires just packaged as sons and daughters.
In their financial tutelage moms train their kids on money skills. In the US for example ,more than eight in 10 Americans say they learned something about money from their mother, a new survey shows.
Digressing to Kenya ,raise your hand if you were disciplined by your mom for buying candy( in this case patco)with her change,I wont tell trust me! For me i am guilty as charged and coming to think of it ,such discipline if well learnt can actually teach us on smart spending and financial discipline in general.
In guidance our moms have taught us a few money skills that are vital in our financial life, this was evident during the jumbo junior accounts wave and other kids accounts where most mothers opened and are still opening a savings account for their kids ,some getting piggy banks for their savings or simply a penny jar.
Lest I forget the rise of informal savings groups locally known as chamas that was started by our moms over a simple tea gathering where they make their contributions and discuss on investment plans.Chamas have given women their financial independence and stability that now most dads are actually forming their own.This brilliant idea by our moms has revolutionised the banking sector and allowed inclusion of informal finance groups.
Moms are the most live pieces of art creation has ever experienced,nature seen or earth felt. She may not necessarily be your biological mother ,it could be your mother-figure or your female support who meets the definition of a mom.Moms deserve a lot of credit on how they handle finances and with Mother’s Day this weekend what better time to celebrate their financial culture?
On that mother’s wisdom we could take a few financial tips home;
- Budget!Budget!Budget!-Tell your money where it should go!
- Invest in your business like its your child.
- Be financially disciplined;spend smart!
- Join a savings group-No man is an island!