Talk about money. Even though it’s a fraught, loaded topic

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With South African consumer debt at a staggering R1.5 trillion, a national conversation about money is obviously overdue. Picture: iStock
With South African consumer debt at a staggering R1.5 trillion, a national conversation about money is obviously overdue. Picture: iStock

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Sex, politics, religion and money have historically been the hot topics to avoid in social situations, and while attitudes have changed towards talking comfortably about sex, politics and religion, the subject of money remains taboo.

Money is difficult for South Africans from all walks of life to speak about, yet our financial decision-making influences every aspect of our lives. But with South African consumer debt at a staggering R1.5 trillion, a national conversation about money is obviously overdue.

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