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Money lessons we should be teaching our kids

  By Thami Cele, Head of Savings & Investments, Absa. We have unique relationships with each of our family members, friends and colleagues – but we all also have our own special relationship with money. Just take a moment to think of how you interact with yours (on the increasingly rare occasions that you happen […]

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Ester Ochse

Save for your child’s education

Education is costly and requires much thought and consideration. Without a proper savings strategy; you could find yourself running around for that extra cash to pay for your child’s education. (more…)

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Elize Botha

Millennials save, but aren’t investing

Old Mutual survey reveals that while millennials are saving, they’re unlikely to reach long term goals. (more…)

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What do these ‘secret millionaires’ have in common?

A recent New York Times article took many investors by surprise: A frugal legal secretary, who worked at the same firm for 67 years until she retired at the age of 96, was a “closet millionaire” who amassed a fortune of more than US$9 million. Reports claim that Sylvia Bloom joins a host of others who […]

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Expert retirement savings tips for late starters

Medical advancements mean that we can hope to live much longer lives, but this raises the key question: how do you save enough money to ensure that your retirement funds don’t dry up too soon – especially if you’re a late starter? (more…)

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Elize Botha

What’s holding millennial’s back from reaching financial freedom

Better educated, tech-savvy and optimistic millennials – South Africans born between 1982 and 2000 – are more likely to seek financial independence and personal fulfillment, compared to older generations. This is according to Elize Botha, Managing Director of Old Mutual Unit Trusts, who revealed the findings of a survey commissioned by the company at an […]

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Channel Head at FNB Financial Advisory, Ester Ochse

Tips for managing an inheritance

An inheritance can be a great financial bonus; but if not managed correctly will also pose a few challenges. Receiving a windfall is great and the urge to just spend it quickly is quite tempting. (more…)

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Starting your investment journey with a debit order

People often think that starting an investment requires a big lump sum payment, when in reality, you can start an investment with a debit order. Bekithemba Mafulela,strategic markets specialist at Allan Gray, explains how a debit order can get you started on your investment journey.  (more…)

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