Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday Token: The 10/10/80 Rule of Financial Freedom

Today, I want to share with you something I have come to see as a ''rule of success.
I call it the 10/10/80 rule. What is this about?

It is a cure for a lean purse. People through the ages have always highlighted the need to save 10 percent of all your earnings.

I am a firm believer in tithing, and in all my years of running a business, I have always tithed. And truly, God has blessed me 10 fold.

Be sure to thank God with 10% of all your earnings monthly. And I'm not just saying this for Christians. Whoever you are, whatever you do, make it your aim to save 10% of your earnings, tithe 10%, and base your expenses on 80%.

Live by it. Don't compromise on it. Every month, do it. Give to your God and see how he blesses you.

Also save 10% of your earnings. Don't allow yourself to be tempted to spend it on frivolities. Some ladies carry more money on their heads as hair than they've been able to save their entire lives. Don't let that be the case with you.

Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork. Save, tithe and grow.

Till next time

Remember to pray and pray to remember


  1. Nice post, Tara.
    I've trained myself to give God 20%, save 15% and then manage the rest for the month.
    It works for me and I had to teach myself to be disciplined.
    God has blessed me so so much and I have never gotten to a point that I say "I'm broke", unless of course I'm joking!!!

  2. Thank you so much for the advice. I've been diligent in paying my tithes to God but I've not disciplined myself to save any percentage of my earnings. I'll try as much as i can to form the habit of saving. Thank you so much Tara, you've always been my role model.

    1. My joy is in knowing that I can provide inspiration to you. I encourage you to make an habit of saving and stick with the habit, it is very important. Bless you

  3. It's definitely possible to do more. the 10/10/80 rule is a minimum guideline.

  4. i'm going to try this rule tara. i really hope this works

  5. Thank u Aunty Tara.. Am inspired will definitely put dis to work in my life and also encourage others to do the same

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  7. As a Muslim, I have never thought of giving tithe regularly in mosques. Though once in a while I give out to beggars. But with this post, I'm truelly inspired to give regular tithe to God. I'm glad I read this. Nice one Tara. Thanks

  8. Hi Tara, i'm feeling blessed to have read this post as i am trying to create a better culture with my finances this year

    Thank you, be blessed always


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