How to survive Christmas

2015-10-04 15:41

There are 82 days left before Christmas and if you want to survive it without your wallet taking a pounding, now is the time to start planning.

Stop making 'shopping' a hobby

2015-09-23 08:42

Too much month at the end of your money? Columnist, Cath Jenkins, shares her top tips on getting your bank balance to be stonger than the rand.

Five tips to cover your child's education

2015-08-31 16:26

Having a baby has financial implications too and most new and future parents need to start saving straight away, says an Absa expert.

Survey shows only 55% of South Africans think it's important to save money

We speak to Wonga SA's Craig Whittaker about the company's recently conducted customer survey. Watch.

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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.


Pension increases keep beating inflation

2015-09-24 18:30

BankservAfrica data on pensions continues to show that pension increases are outpacing inflation, with growth of 3.8% after inflation is taken into account.

Higher SA rates to pile on debt pressures, dent saving

2015-09-11 16:42

Looming interest rate hikes will only make it harder for heavily indebted households to repay loans, leaving little extra money to set aside.

Salary increases better spent on retirement - expert

2015-08-19 18:03

Most employees use salary increases to improve their current lifestyle rather than to increase their retirement fund contribution, warns an expert.

Property ownership hinges on savings

2015-08-11 17:28

Those who don’t have savings in place but would like to purchase a property in future will need to make some financial adjustments to start putting money aside.

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.

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