Gone are the days when working a nine-to-five job was enough. These days, many young professionals are finding themselves having to work more than one job just to stay afloat. Having multiple streams of income has become a trend, and Thuli is ready to jump on the bandwagon.
Lately, the Black Tax single mother has been having a lot of financial stress. Not only is she living with her parents, but she’s also had to take her brother in because he’s not serious about making his own money. Taking care of her entire family has resulted in Thuli not being able to treach her own financial goals, including giving her daughter, Sihle, the finer things in life.
On the latest episode of Black Tax, Thuli was faced with a stressful situation. This was after Sihle announced that her project had been chosen for the National Science Fair in Cape Town.
All she needed was R8 000 to make this dream a reality. This, of course, made things a bit tricky for Thuli because she didn’t have that kind of money.
All the manifesting in the world wouldn’t save Thuli from this mess so she tried asking her colleague to help her. However, that didn’t go well. When asked about where her savings were, she jokingly shared: “In my family’s stomachs.”
She then started entertaining the idea of having more sources of income. You know she was desperate when she agreed to go into business with her brother, Menzi.
It will end in tears
Menzi pitched one of his get-rich-quick schemes and Thuli was in. This time, Menzi had a load shedding survival kit. That’s a brilliant idea, by the way, if you live in Mzansi. Although Thuli didn’t have the money to invest, she was willing to do all the work.
“We’ve got orders with the neighbours in the complex already, and they’re coming to collect tomorrow. So, you just need to organise deliveries for six pm,” Menzi told Thuli.
And how would they split the profits? Well, they would both get a 50% share. Sadly, the business failed before it even took off. When the neighbours came to collect, their items weren’t delivered. They were angry, of course.
And just as Thuli was explaining the mix-up, they were hit with unscheduled load shedding. Oops! The unhappy customers got their refund, thankfully, and Thuli was back to square one. “Now I can’t even send Sihle on her trip,” she said.
Money problems just keep on piling up for poor Thuli.