‘Teach a man to spend money on you’ Kenyan woman advises


How many times have you heard out there a married man bragging that his woman is fine, he doesn’t need to worry about things at home? Sound familiar?

This situation is very common according to one woman who called in to the Classic 105 show, to share tips on family finances.


Just read this quote first before we get into it.

Girls, it is your right to expect a man to pay for your dinner, your movie ticket, your club entry fee, or anything he has to pay for in exchange for your time. began comedian TV show host Steve Harvey.

The upset woman said to Maina Kageni that

the number one mistake women make with these men especially when you land yourself a stingy man is showing them you can be independent, especially financially.

You show a man you can take care of all your financial needs, rub it in his face? The day you come to him and ask for a coin, trust me aki sha zoea, whatever he will give you will be little or nothing knowing that you have money, when he gets used to being shown that you are financially independent?

You don’t hear them bragging out there ati my mama is a mama who sorts herself out. so this thing of miss independent it blows. the day you are needy that man won’t care. 

So what should a woman do?

From the word go let that man spend on you let him take care of you teach him how to spend on you, so girls out there, let them listen 

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Kenyan men share how they would budget a Sh70,000 salary



Budgeting is important for everyone regardless of their life situation, but it’s even more important when you’re single. Every shilling you make should be accounted for, and you need to have a clear understanding of where that money is going and how you can allocate money to fund your financial goals.

That being said a Twitter conversation of how Kenyans are managing life on a Sh70k salary has taken centre stage.

A Twitter user @ArapTilingi prompted discussion asking peopel

70K salary. Budget for it as a single man.

Here’s how Kenyan men budget that kind of a salary.

Rent 10k
Savings/ investment 10k
Emergency fund 10k
Food and transport 15k
Utility Bills 7k
Personal development 10k
Family (dependants) 8k

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Kaa tu bedsitter
Buy food like 5k
Transport 3k
Kunywa ka6 k
Savings tafadhali 15k p.m

All expenses 40K
Savings 10K
Investment account 20K

Savings 7k, Tithe 7k, Rent 10k, Food 10k, utilities 7k, Transport 4k, Health/insurance 3.5k, pension 2k, recreation 3.5k, personal spend 3.5k, investment 11k and miscellaneous 1.5k.

10k rent,5k food,5k transport,5k entertainment,2500 for tokens/water/wifi,2500 house hold shopping,5k parents,5k misc..
Save 30k

Money buys me happiness’ shouts Maina Kageni on lifestyle


for a single lady..
9k for an executive bdsitter
5k bills, water,tokens,wifi,gas
5k shopping food&household stuff
2k entertainment (hii ni once in a while for an indoor person)
5k mom
5k transport
14k emergency
25k invest
According to my area code calculation😁

5k rent. 7k food +electricity. 4k fare. 4k donations.
rest save kwa fixed account.

Rent 25k
Food 10k
Alcohol 20k
Weed 3k
Internet 3k
Airtime 3k

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Insufficient, my man!

Rent 15k food 10k weed 9k wifi 2500 po*hub premium package 10k, billzote 10 condoms 3k paros 6k


70K Gross Salary
Less Tax, PAYE @ 14,320) = 55,680K
Less NHIF @ 1,400 = 54,280K
Less NSSF (Half of 12% of pensionable salary; 3340) = 50,940K
Less any other deductions (Loans, self-pension, advance,etc)
Net Salary: Adjust working budget to approximately 50,000K or less.

Rent -7k
Wanawake- balance

Girlfriend Allowance – 0
Rent – 12k
Power – 1k
internet – 4k
Phone – 1k
Food + shopping – 9k
spotify – 1k
digital ocean hosting – 1k
Enjoyment – 10k
Transport – 5k
Save what remains


Rent 5k Shopping 5k Transport 5k Konyagi 5k Mshwari Savings 50k

10k rent
60k tafuta bibi

Rent 3K.
67K enjoyment

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I expect my husband to wash my car before I go to work

Ladies and gentlemen, we are officially in the era of breadwinner wives.

Women are far out earning their men, proving to be a problem in some relationships.

Yes, men and women react to money differently. Yes, they have different scripts. And yes, I think it’s important to talk about it, instead of pretending money is the same for everybody.

So what happens to the social norms when a woman earns more than her man?

A woman who bragged that she earns half a million shillings a month, narrated how she lives life happily with her jobless husband.

She spoke on the Maina and Kingangi show

I work earning half a million a month, he is jobless and wakes up to wash my car, and I expect to find house chores done when I come back home from work


She added

We have been together for three years and I provide everything without complaining, He does house chores and it makes me happy, even when we go out I pay the bills without complaining, and he is ok with that and I respect him, he has never cheated on me and neither have I. I am a happy woman maina

Dear Classic fam, I want to hear your stories. If you earn more than your partner, does it affect your relationship? How does gender play a role in your finances?

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Top 10 arguments couples have about money

Arguments about money hamper many marriages. In fact, couples fight about money twice as much as they fight about sex, according to a Money Magazine survey. And the challenges can actually start even before you say “I do.” Sometimes, when each spouse works and they can’t agree on financial issues, they decide to split the bills down the middle or allocate them out in some other fair and equitable manner. Once the bills are covered, each spouse can spend what they have left as they see fit. It sounds like a reasonable plan, but the process often builds resentment over the individual purchases made. It also divides the spending power, eliminating much of the financial value of marriage.

Below are the top arguments couples have about money

1. You spent how much? You might have bought a few too many things to make the house look more homely- stuff that you didn’t need but wanted. Was that ornament or decorative throw worth eating beans for a week? Probably not.

2. Take out– Neither of you can be bothered to cook and really want food to be prepared and delivered to your door. Then all you have to do is provide the glasses and sauce- but can you really afford it? Truth be told- no!

3. Back up– You use the joint as back up when your own money runs out. But when that lake runs dry you really are goosed.

4. Keeping track– Knowing when all your bills come out can be a challenge, if you get it wrong you run the risk of an overdraft fee and then the inevitable blame on whoever the designated accountant is.

5. Budgeting– A great way to cut back and live within your means if you have the discipline- if one or both of you don’t adopt this attitude- you will end up in debt.

6. Cash vs card– One of you will favour carrying cash around so you know exactly how much you’ve spent. The other is probably afraid of muggers to the point of always using plastic. Let the head butting begin.

7. Food- You can budget for this all you like, but no couple can live off one shop every fortnight or month- no- there are always the ‘fresh’ or ‘bitty’ purchases in between that upset the balance. Fruit and veg may be healthy but my word do they cause havoc when it comes to balancing the books.

8. Statements– There is no hiding from a statement- it’s like a list of guilty crimes over several sheets of paper. If you have made any unnecessary purchases on here- they stick out like a sore thumb.

9. Buffers– All couples should have a buffer for when the unexpected happens. An overdraft on top of an overdraft if you will, but if this slowly whittles down to nothing- there is hell to pay.

10. Occasions– Christmas, birthdays and anniversaries- who pays for what? The joint account, your separate account? Have, you/we spent equal amounts on everyone? Let the fighting commence.


Man Kills Wife Over Currency Before Escaping

Police on Thursday morning were looking for a man who stabbed his wife to death over an argument over money at Mukuru slums.

According to reports, the woman’s body was discovered in her house long after the suspect had escaped.

Cases of money related arguments that lead to death, from suicide to murder, have become outrageously commonplace especially within households.

Numerous such cases continue to be reported not only in poverty stricken areas but also within affluent communities.