Early Black Friday search trends suggest load shedding could drive big spending in South Africa this year

2019-11-08 12:40

The usual Black Friday suspects, including dishwashers and fridges, feature on 2019 shopping lists – but electricity and water backup systems are proving popular too.

Here’s how to beat the Black Friday online queues on 29 November – and you can start now

2019-11-07 13:33

Several retail experts gave us some straight advice on how you can prepare for Black Friday 2019 in South Africa, starting immediately.

It will take 18 days of work for the average South African to buy the new iPhone

2019-09-22 11:21

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.

A millennial's guide to saving - and useful apps that could help you do it

2019-08-11 17:04

In the current economic climate South African millennials are having a hard time saving.

Savings culture begins with consumer education - CEO

2019-08-09 10:42

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.

Think in reverse about your retirement savings

2019-07-19 11:05

There is a major gap between expectation and reality when it comes to saving for retirement.

Choose the right bank account to grow your savings

2019-07-18 10:22

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.

How moving to a cheaper neighbourhood helped me pay off my debt in 2 years - investment expert

2019-07-17 16:28

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.

Saving? Not saving…

2019-07-10 09:15

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.

This SA financial expert says you could save money with YouTube, Google – and pawn shops

2019-01-14 14:06

These are 5 easy ways to help you save money in 2019 that you may not have considered.


Game is hiring extra staff and security – and a team of ‘high-transaction-volume IT specialists’ – for Black Friday 2019

2019-11-04 17:32

Game says most stores will be open from midnight on Black Friday, which falls on 29 November in 2019.

Sure you can't save more?

2019-09-05 11:10

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.

Household savings rate in SA actually zero - economist

2019-08-10 08:00

For every rand that one household in South Africa saves, another household is "dis-saving" by spending on credit, says a professor in economics.

Save before you spend, and other money hacks

2019-07-29 08:06

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.

3 simple tips to turn spending into saving

2019-07-18 14:14

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.

5 excuses millennials make not to save long-term

2019-07-18 07:00

When it comes to long-term investing towards retirement, millennials are not doing so great, says Noluyolo Betela, client relationship manager at Allan Gray.

Know your electricity costs and save money

2019-07-17 11:31

Understanding how electricity tariffs work is the first step towards taking charge of your spending, says Citiq Prepaid managing director Michael Franze.

Feel like winter is coming? 3 money lessons from Game of Thrones

2019-04-17 21:00

Thought Game of Thrones was just another series with epic battle scenes, gratuitous violence and fire-breathing dragons? Think again - and hack your way to financial freedom.

Budget bingo: 12 quick savings tips to kick off the New Year

2019-01-02 14:04

To avoid the pitfalls of debt and credit shortfalls a financial expert suggests playing 'budget bingo'.

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