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Danie Esterhuyse

Managing your budget is key to surviving tough economic times

By Danie Esterhuyse, Senior Financial Adviser at PPS. The New Year brings in new hope and resolutions to achieve. For many professionals, one of the most common resolution is better management of their finances. (more…)

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How to approach your finances this festive season

By Lettie Mzwinila, Business Development Manager at Allan Gray. In the hive of festive activity, it’s easy to forget your financial goals and spend more than you planned. Next thing you know, it’s the New Year and the long month of January, with its all too familiar financial hangover, is stretched out before you. (more…)

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What to do with your year-end bonus

AUTHOR: By Mark Hawes, Alexander Forbes Financial Planning Consultant You’ve worked hard and earned that bonus, but now the internal dialogue between the head and the heart starts. (more…)

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Lettie Mzwinila

Balancing spending this festive season

The festive season is upon us and as much as we all relish letting go, balancing spending and other indulgences with a bit of discipline can go some way to curbing January’s financial hangover. (more…)

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New Approach to savings helps combat financial emergencies

To mark World Savings Day on October 31, Alexander Forbes has identified a novel approach to emergency savings where employers help their employees with short- and long-term financial needs. (more…)

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Passing the baton: preserving family wealth

Despite a volatile economic environment, wealth continues to grow in South Africa, with total private wealth increasing from $670-billion in 2016 to $722-billion in 2017. The New World Wealth’s 2018 South African Wealth Report shows that high net worth individual (HNWI) wealth accounts for 42% of this. Given that 34% of SA’s HNWIs are over […]

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Haul out the checklist – it’s time for a money review

Good intentions can be like rainbows. Clear and bright one minute, faded and forgotten the next. In fact, some surveys suggest that only 20% of people stick to their New Year’s resolutions past February each year. (more…)

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SA’s top three savings priorities

Insights agency, Columinate, recently surveyed a representative sample of 1 000 urban South Africans to gauge their savings habits, including their preferred savings vehicles, and the results inspire optimism. Top three reasons for saving 44% of respondents noted that they’re saving for their children’s education, 43% save for emergencies, and 42% are saving for their retirement. […]

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