Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
Just as local tech fanatics are gearing up for the arrival of the new iPhone 11 Pro, a global analysis has revealed that it would take almost 18 days for the average South African to save up to buy the phone.
In the current economic climate South African millennials are having a hard time saving.
Ongoing education is still necessary for a genuine savings culture to be enabled in South Africa, says the CEO of credit life insurance brand Yalu.
There is a major gap between expectation and reality when it comes to saving for retirement.
An estimated 16 million South Africans have cash in bank savings accounts, but a staggering 40% of people have placed this money in low interest-bearing savings accounts.
Most consumers are not only failing to save any money at all, but are continuing to live beyond their means and falling into debt, explains an investment associate at Cannon Asset Managers.
We are constantly bombarded with advertising messages telling us how we can “save” if we buy something. So it’s easy for us to fall prey to spending money on things we don’t really need out of impulse.
These are 5 easy ways to help you save money in 2019 that you may not have considered.
This is going to be a tough festive season for many South Africans.
So Black Friday has come and gone, and if you’ve been sensible you have a few new items that you bought at a bargain price, but if not, you might be looking a lot of debt in the face right now.
Given the current economic environment, it is simply too difficult to save more, right? But your future retired self will thank you for every extra cent that you manage to put away. And the first steps to increased savings are basic.
For every rand that one household in South Africa saves, another household is "dis-saving" by spending on credit, says a professor in economics.
Saving money is not just for when you already have a purchase or holiday idea, it should be something that you do monthly, says venture capitalist Shakes Motsilili.
Everybody deserves to spoil themselves every now and then, otherwise life would become very dull and boring, says Yanga Nozibele, investment associate at Cannon Asset Managers.
When it comes to long-term investing towards retirement, millennials are not doing so great, says Noluyolo Betela, client relationship manager at Allan Gray.
Understanding how electricity tariffs work is the first step towards taking charge of your spending, says Citiq Prepaid managing director Michael Franze.
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To avoid the pitfalls of debt and credit shortfalls a financial expert suggests playing 'budget bingo'.
Saving – and saving enough – for retirement is critical. A recent study by Investec Asset Management shows that key to this process is choosing the right level of starting income in order to ensure you don’t come up short later.
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