Challenges of the sandwich generation

2015-08-03 07:49

Not saving for your children’s education because you’re also supporting aged parents will result in an uneducated generation which is less able to find work, warns an expert.

How experiment saved One Rand man from hefty hospital bill

2015-07-31 07:34

An unplanned operation would have plunged the One Rand Man into serious debt, but last year’s savings experiment meant he was able to make a plan.

Saving is not just for adults

2015-07-27 06:30

Target the youth, pleads a 26-year-old Fin24 user who says reaching developing minds could be the way to foster a culture of saving.

Why don’t we have money to save?

2015-07-26 18:00

Because we have spent our future savings, writes Maya Fisher-French.

Why talking about savings alone won't help South Africans

2015-07-22 13:29

Concrete solutions are needed to achieve inclusion and preservation to help South Africans make meaningful financial changes, says Asisa CEO Leon Campher.

Why South Africans are battling to save

2015-07-21 16:36

The number of people supporting their children as well as their parents is growing, reducing their ability to save for emergencies, a study shows.

Shop trips for dad inspires life-long savings journey

2015-07-21 14:45

A Fin24 user tells her story of how her savings-conscious behaviour stems from her days as a teenager going to the shop for her father.

Putting an 'intelligent estimate' on SA stokvels

2015-07-21 13:01

Due to their informal nature, stokvels are challenging to quantify and a Fin24 user suggests a way to make an 'intelligent estimate'.

A trick to start you saving

2015-07-19 15:22

Maya Fisher-French finally gets around to opening tax-free savings accounts for her kids. It may be tedious, but if you break it down into steps, it’s a task easily managed.

Leading financial planner shares his top 10 savings tips

2015-07-16 00:01

“To achieve financial freedom, you need to defer some of today’s consumption for tomorrow’s use,” according to the PSG Financial Planner of the Year 2015.


3 ways to make some extra cash

2015-08-02 15:12

The cost of everything is rising, but there are ways to alleviate the squeeze on your wallet, writes Maya Fisher-French

Savings: The upside of rising interest rates

2015-07-27 11:13

A factor that is often overlooked after an interest rate hike is the opportunity to promote SA’s savings culture, according to an expert.

Buzzwords and truths

2015-07-27 06:29

Mandi Smallhorne discusses her beef with the buzzwords of the day: savings and entrepreneurship.

How expensive is South Africa really?

2015-07-24 11:37

Whenever South Africans are told they should save more, the high cost of living is blamed for failing to do this. But is living in SA really that expensive?

How to save money with your rewards programme

2015-07-21 20:08

One of the best ways for consumers to save money is to understand how to make the most of the rewards programmes, says an expert.

Start saving early, even if you start small

2015-07-21 15:45

Getting into a savings habit now could help to set young people up for a lifetime of savings and financial independence.

Fin24 user shares his 9-point savings plan

2015-07-21 13:03

Adding his voice to the Savings Issue, Fin24 user Sarel Griessel presents ways in which we can save those all-important pennies.

Only 44% of salaried South Africans have a long term savings or retirement plan, while only 20% of individuals have any kind of formal savings, according to 1Life.

Only 44% of salaried South Africans have a long term savings or retirement plan, while only 20% of individuals have any kind of formal savings, according to 1Life.

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Financial independence key to happy retirement

2015-07-17 12:42

It is important to understand the difference between financial independence and a secure retirement, explains an expert.

Rich can also benefit from tax free savings - expert

2015-07-15 12:48

The affluent can also benefit from incorporating tax free savings products in their investment plan, explains an expert.

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