Public servants to avoid gullibility
POLICE officers, nurses and teachers in the public sector should stop being status seekers. They have to refrain to improve their social standing beyond what is reasonable or fitting by acquiring more desirable possessions to impress others.
Slowly, carefully, and deliberately; without being careless or in a rush is the key. I am not surprised about the report from National Treasury that nurses and teachers in the public service are drowning in debt. They are superficial status seekers. It is no wonder the bulk of their monthly income goes to repaying debt relating to vehicles, bonds and personal loans.
If you don’t afford, you don’t afford.
Police officers, nurses and teachers are easily tempted by SMSs, calls and emails that banks send to them about uncredited personal loans. Most of us do qualify for those loans but we are not tempted to apply because we know the consequences of paying many debts at the same time. I believe that with the salaries that they earn they can manage to live a reasonable lifestyle which is not dominated by debts.
People should stop to make choices without thinking. To be honest, sometimes people make choices without thinking when they really ought to think a bit. Think about the problem and try to answer it and look at the answer carefully. Due to that most of us are going to winners and be financial smart at the same time. Mukhomi Village