How to start saving from your first pay cheque

2018-03-16 15:04

Investing when you are young sounds like an expensive and daunting task, especially when you have just started your first job, explains an expert.

South Africans are big borrowers and poor savers - expert

2018-03-05 05:00

Reducing indebtedness and improving savings in South Africa is a major socio-economic challenge, warns an industry expert.

Getting a grip on 'sexually transmitted debt'

2018-02-04 16:42

Whatever the arrangements you have with your partner, when the relationship ends, your financial agreements are impacted too, cautions a debt expert.

5 signs you're living beyond your means

2018-01-04 00:00

Don't waste your life paying off a lifestyle you can't afford.

We are only human, after all

2017-12-17 06:02

If you find yourself overspending this festive season, don’t fret: you are not alone. Even the Chinese, arguably the world's biggest savers, are as in love with spending as the rest of us.

6 tips to tame temptation on Black Friday

2017-11-23 22:30

You're more likely to splurge when you're feeling stressed and the high from retail therapy is often followed by the bang of reality, warns an expert at Allan Gray.

Can you afford to have a baby?

2017-08-17 16:22

A financial planner at Alexander Forbes Retail looks at some potential financial implications to consider before you decide to have a baby.

What to tell your younger self about money

2017-08-06 06:00

Angelique Ruzicka has asked some prominent women about what they would tell their younger selves or communities about money and how to manage it.

Saving to retire comfortably is possible

2017-07-25 18:04

Only the right financial provisions will ensure that retirees can remain financially stable during their golden years, says the head of Old Mutual Corporate Consultants.


Unhappy with your tax-free savings account? Now you can move!

2018-03-08 10:37

From this month, investors can finally switch from one tax-free savings account to another. What should you be looking for in such a product?

RAs still good way to neutralise Budget 2018 tax burden - expert

2018-02-23 19:17

Despite no significant increases in personal income taxes in Budget 2018, South Africans should still consider retirement annuities, says a Standard Bank expert.

Tax hikes not the option for SA economy - Maimane

2018-02-20 20:05

Privatising SEOs, dropping NHI, exiting the BRICS development bank, selling Telkom shares and rejecting nuclear build are just some of the policy directions the DA believes government should take for Budget 2018.

Should you open a tax-free savings account for your child?

2018-01-25 11:51

Opening a tax-free savings account for your child might seem like the right thing to do. But is it really?

7 steps to a debt-free 2018

2017-12-24 10:12

If you're setting your financial goals for 2018, include matters like protecting your finances, being financially free and getting rid of debt woes, says a debt expert.

Loans: Who should South African consumers go to first?

2017-11-30 13:31

Many South African households are feeling the squeeze, but what avenues should those who need to borrow money explore first? Here’s our guide.

Make your savings go further

2017-11-14 19:06

We’re told a good investment should outperform inflation, but what does this mean? We take a look.

Blunders to avoid when buying a home

2017-08-06 16:17

While setting enough money aside for a deposit for a home is in itself a financial feat, it is not the only financial consideration for would-be homeowners.

101 savings tips

2017-08-04 11:24

The vast majority of South Africans don’t save, even if it is in their best interest – and that of the economy – to do so. We’ve put together dozens of practical tips to help you put more change into your piggy bank – or your investment portfolio.

Don’t become indebted for things you know are going to happen like lobola, university fees and weddings. Rather save for them, says an expert.

Don’t become indebted for things you know are going to happen like lobola, university fees and weddings. Rather save for them, says an expert.

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