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What does history teach us about living annuities?

Retirement can be a daunting prospect. Not only is it a time of personal adjustment, but it is also a time to make financial decisions that will impact your lifestyle for the rest of your life. Retired investors commonly face the dilemma of either maintaining a certain lifestyle or adjusting it in order to preserve […]

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SASI Celebrates World Savings Day

The South African Savings Institute (SASI) is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to developing a robust culture of saving in South Africa. At SASI’s launch in April 2001, then Finance Minister, Trevor Manuel, drew attention to the poor savings rate; disparate living standards; lack of financial literacy and the poor growth of our economy. He […]

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SA’s financial mindset gradually shifting towards saving

While harsh economic realities continue to put downward pressure on South Africans’ ability to conserve money for the future, these same realities do appear to be positively impacting the general attitude held towards saving. This is according to the 2017 Old Mutual Savings and Investment Monitor, which shows an encouraging increase in the percentage of […]

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Teach your child to be financially fit in five easy steps

With South Africa’s economy in its current precarious state, careful money management and next-stage, goals-based financial planning is more important than ever if consumers are to put themselves on the path to financial stability and prosperity. Yet, just looking at our national consumer debt and saving statistics, it’s pretty clear that many SA adults know […]

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Savings Month: Sanlam makes it as easy to save as it is to spend

This National Savings Month, Sanlam is tackling the issue of low savings rates in South Africa by launching a limited edition fashion accessory with a difference. The Mna Nam, designed in collaboration with one of South Africa’s top fashion designers Laduma Ngxokolo, is in fact wearable tech or ‘functional fashion’ with an embedded QR code […]

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Focus on alternative savings during July Savings Month

The 2017 SASI (South African Savings Institute) July Savings Month was launched today in Sandton by Basil Maseko, Director of Savings at National Treasury, and Sazini Mojapelo, Group Head of Citizenship at Barclays Africa, with a focus on encouraging alternative savings solutions. A panel of industry experts discussed developing alternative mechanisms to help South African […]

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Budget month tips to help you seize the reins on your financial future

With February known as budget month in South Africa, the spotlight is once again on the critical importance of a disciplined, yet balanced financial blueprint for our country. But a comprehensive budget is equally important for each individual household to pull the reins in on wasteful spending and begin steering instead towards a brighter financial […]

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PPS Investments launches digital calculators

When it comes to investing, there are many questions that investors face: is my investment Regulation 28 compliant; by how much can I boost my tax return; am I saving enough for retirement and how do costs impact my investments? Fortunately, PPS Investments has developed five calculators to assist investors to answer these questions instantly. […]

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