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Eight Money Situations That Could End In Tears

It sucks to watch your hard-earned money go down the drain due to some slip-ups. From disappointing meals to increased travel fees and fraudulent scams, you’ll agree that certain situations can lead to regret.

If you’ve ever experienced such, you might understand the scenarios below:

Paying x 3 of an estimated trip fee because of traffic


Most of us have been there, haven’t we? You order a ride and the estimated duration and fee are 20 minutes and 850 naira respectively. Next thing you know, you’re stuck in traffic and you can’t relax because you know you’re most likely going to pay an amount that’s triple the estimated fee, at the very least. In moments like this, you just wish you never left the house.

Paying a lot of money for trashy food


The hurt of buying food that isn’t worth the money you paid, is a heavy one. Imagine paying 6,500 for a nice meal, only to get food that’s worse than a concoction you could easily make in your kitchen.

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Spending money on an item and getting low quality

The classic case of ‘What I ordered vs. What I got.
Some tailors are the major culprits. You show them a particular style that you want and they end up making a version that isn’t only sub-par but embarrassing.

Watching a debtor squander money while they still owe you


Have you ever watched a debtor brag about having money on Twitter or flaunt new clothes and perfumes on Instagram while they were indebted to you? The anger that consumes you at that moment can burn asbestos. Chai.

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Investing in a fraudulent scheme

It hurts when your plan to grow and augment your money ends up getting you scam. If you’ve ever been a victim of fraudulent schemes and Ponzi schemes, you’re advised to take precaution and engage in research to avoid falling for the same tricks twice.

Forgetting to cancel a subscription


You could be chilling on your own when you receive a debit alert from a service provider, for a buscription[ subscription] you forgot to cancel. If you’re reading this, it’s a sign. Cancel those subscriptions before their respective due dates, unless you actually need the service and can afford them.

Getting carried away during an outing

Sometimes, you decide to go out with your friends or give yourself a treat and you get so carried away that you start spending: buying drinks for everybody, buying excess food and going to places you can’t really afford. Next thing you know, you’ve woken up to strange debit alerts and wondering when you made certain transactions. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

Purchasing excess airtime


You know how the story goes: You wanted to buy 2,000 naira worth of airtime and you mistakenly typed in another zero. You then realized that you had bought 20,000 airtime and started begging people to buy airtime for you. Situations like this can be very humbling, right? 😂

Are there any money-related regrets you have? Share them with us in the comment section below, we’d love to read them!

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