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How to kick bad spending habits in 2018

With the current economic conditions, it is essential that South Africans become more realistic about their finances and effectively manage their debts. This is according to John Manyike, Head of Financial Education at Old Mutual. (more…)

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Avoid common financial mistakes during the festive season

Have you accumulated so much debt during the course of the year that you avoid phone calls from private numbers to dodge one of the many creditors coming after you during the festive season? Burying your head in the sand is definitely not a solution and will not make your debt disappear. (more…)

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Ending 2017 on a financially high note

Alexander Forbes Financial Planning Consultant, Rita Cool, offers some important financial advice on how to see out 2017. (more…)

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Lizl Budhram

How to avoid a financial hangover in January

As the so-called silly season approaches, many South Africans throw caution and their budget out the window to enjoy the annual extravagant holiday activities and sprees. Splurging on unnecessary ‘summer essentials’ and gifts or flashy vacations can however lead to a financial hangover in January, warns Lizl Budhram, Head of Advice at Old Mutual Personal […]

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Eunice Sibiya, FNB Consumer Education

Money management styles: How do you handle money?

Will you be left with cash once all the year-end festivities have died down or will you look back with a tinge of regret? Well, it all depends on your relationship with money because people relate differently to money. (more…)

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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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Elize Botha

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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