How to effectively save during NYSC….I saved up to 240k During NYSC

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series NYSC: How I saved up to 240k from my allowance

I know this is a bit catchy and almost impossible for the average Nigerian corp member. 240k is practically everything you collect from the government during your NYSC, 19800 X 12 is 237600 plus the bicycle allowance and other allowance. Yes… it’s true, I saved everything including the other dues we were given. And, I would have done more than that if State Government and/or my PPA paid me (they didn’t… though they promised). 

This is a series, and in this series, I’ll be explaining how I was able to pull it off. I know a lot of people are done with NYSC, this series also applies to you. I mean, whatever principle I applied then I still apply till now (I served in 2015).

You may ask, how about support from friends and family?

If you have a parent willing to give you money and support you even during NYSC, you are privileged, which should make saving up easier. However, you should note that I had no such support. I’ll probably talk about how I went through the last few years in school with little support.

Why am I doing this?

I am not writing this to make you feel bad about whatever state you are in right now. It is certainly not for bragging rights. And yes, I made a lot of mistakes (financiaIly) during my NYSC which I’ll also be sharing throughout this series.

I don’t have a curriculum, so there’s no way for me to actually know when this series will end. I’ll just keep going until I exhaust all I have to say, and even after, I might go back to update posts. So make sure you subscribe to get notification of such updates.

I hope somehow, this has given you little insight about the series and caught your attention enough to keep you reading. I’ll do all I can to not mention names and I will not talk much about myself. The focus will be on what you want to read and what you need to learn.

If you have any question(s) or comment(s), please feel very free to drop them in the comment box below. You can tell me to continue just to encourage me.

I’ll also be giving some hints on preparation for life after NYSC. If you’ll like to skip to learn some of those things now, click here or here.

PS: You should also checkout isthisarealjob.com

In my next post, i’ll dive into the full story starting from my journey to NYSC Camp.

Till then, Bye Bye. 🙂 

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