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How to deal with an overspending spouse

How to deal with an overspending spouse Most married couples take a “divide and conquer” approach to household tasks and chores. One spouse might handle weekly shopping, the other the garbage and recycling, one might drive the kids to school while the other handles pickup and extracurricular activities. (more…)

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Larry Solms of Itransact on the cons of robo-advisers

Investing is the new fountain of youth

Investing when you’re young sounds like an expensive and daunting task, especially when you have just started your first job but the best time to start is with your first pay cheque. (more…)

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How women can keep their financial goals on track

Numerous demands on your time and pockets mean that as a woman it’s easy to stray from the path to achieving your financial goals. Christelle Louw, an Advisory Partner at Citadel, offers some practical tips for avoiding common slip-ups and getting your own finances back on track. (more…)

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Understanding your credit for major life events

The first months of the year bring both the promise of new beginnings and the potential for self-improvement. This time of the year is also the perfect time to take control of your finances by setting tangible and realistic financial goals. (more…)

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Investec Bank’s new investment product targets emerging markets

For the first time since the end of the global financial crisis, all of the world’s major economies are growing at once. The IMF is predicting that the world economy will expand by 3.9% in 2018, up from 3.7% last year and 3.2% in 2016. (more…)

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Why you shouldn’t pay your child for chores

Establishing a connection in your child’s mind between getting money and doing chores is a risky one. But why exactly is giving your children money for chores likely to do them more harm than good? (more…)

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Free higher education still costs money

In December 2017, South African President Jacob Zuma announced that all students from working–class homes would qualify for free tertiary education from 2018. (more…)

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Mbulelo Musa, Wealth Adviser, BayHill Capital

Increasing the savings rate can secure a better future for SA

GDP figures signaling better than hoped for economic growth in 2017 brought sighs of relief all round after an unquestionably tough year financially for South Africans. But Mbulelo Musa, a Wealth Advisor at BayHill Capital, cautions that this growth is not nearly enough, and the time has come for us all to play our part […]

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