ARTICLES RELATING TO SPENDING

Women share the worst financial mistakes they made in their 20s so you don't have to

2019-04-29 16:09

From blowing it all on clothes to splurging on fancy cars, here are some financial mistakes to avoid in your 20s.

How to avoid overspending: The psychology behind why people buy

2018-12-19 06:00

Up to 95% of our decisions can be determined by impulsive, unconscious processes - with consumers often ignorant of the influences that make them shop.

6 expensive things that are totally worth the money

2018-06-12 10:38

Money well-spent means that you’ve derived some value out of your purchase, but that doesn’t always signify a low cost. There are some things like education that simply cost a lot of money, but you definitely get the best bang for your buck.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle royal wedding will cost about R587 million, and that money comes from 3 places

2018-05-19 09:02

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are getting married in Windsor, England on Saturday. The royal wedding will cost R587 million ($46 million) and the expenses will be paid by the government, the crown, and Markle herself.

Signs of return to confidence for business and consumers - index

2018-03-14 14:44

Despite a slight drop in transactional growth in February, the non-decline of BankservAfrica's Economic Transaction Index in the last four months is grounds for optimism.

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.

Consumer confidence below zero 12 quarters in a row

2017-07-12 10:19

The latest FNB/BER consumer confidence index shows little improvement and is expected to remain low for the remainder of the year, says an analyst.

Consumers opt for bare necessities as SA heads for recession

2017-04-12 20:17

Given the challenging economic environment, consumers are opting to buy essentials over luxuries and other durable goods, says an analyst.

Debt service cost rises to close to R148bn

2016-10-26 14:09

The cost to service South Africa’s debt would increase from R147.7bn in 2016/17 to R197.2bn in 2019/20.

 

Top-end cameras are getting cheaper - but sales are plummeting in South Africa

2019-03-03 13:47

South Africans are choosing to buy smartphones rather than cameras.

3 millennials tell us what they're doing to save money to cope with the petrol price hikes

2018-08-02 16:59

Some have had to turn to creative and practical ways of making every cent go further.

5 things you may be wasting your money on

2018-06-02 10:17

Sometimes we waste money on things we don’t need without even realising it. It can be difficult to spot things that waste cash because an item's affordability is subjective based on your situation and personal preferences.

This easy-to-follow savings plan helped me save up for my dream holiday!

2018-03-29 13:43

YOU reporter Shanaaz Prince explains the 52-week savings plan that will pay for her next holiday

What you shouldn’t be spending your money on

2018-02-08 10:40

Tips to help you change your spending habits and attitude towards money so that you can save

Parliament slams Water and Sanitation Dept for missing targets, outstanding debt

2017-10-06 18:16

The Department of Water and Sanitation overspent close to R111m of its budget for the 2016/17 financial year, but only achieved 48% of its performance targets, according to a report tabled in Parliament.

How social status drives our consumption – and inequality

2017-06-08 11:52

To some people, outward appearances matter a great deal, but buying expensive products to signal to others that we have money may only help to widen the wealth gap.

Gordhan must focus on govt wages, interest payments

2017-02-21 05:00

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan needs to address public sector wages and high government interest payments in his budget, say analysts.

Govt departments spent whopping R35bn despite Gordhan's cost cut plans

2016-09-27 13:46

Despite Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s stringent cost cut measures, government departments continue to spend vast amounts of money on consultants, travel, catering and entertainment.

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