MONEY TALK

South Africa's best financial advice, research, how-to's, and insights

The coronavirus has had a huge impact on our economy. South Africans are taking the necessary steps to combat the financial strain. Banks have stepped up by offering payment holidays to their customers. Although payment holidays will offer immediate financial relief, it will cost you in the long run.  It is great that banks have… Continued

There is no question that we will experience an economic downturn during 2020 and for some time beyond. The current trend has created a debate as to where exactly the economy is heading. Some economists say we’re heading for a global recession, while others predict a global depression. One thing is certain though, an economic… Continued

Our world looks a lot different than what it did a month ago. Dealing with change is not easy, especially when it is as drastic as a national lockdown. However, this is an ideal time to start managing the things you may think you have no control over. Think about your financial situation. How are you managing your… Continued

With the national lockdown, South Africans are forced to apply social distancing to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Being isolated from the world can be very challenging, especially during such a crisis. After a few days in forced quarantine or self-isolation, you may start feeling a lack of social contact, regardless if you’re… Continued

Education is expensive. Although some families are lucky enough to save for education, it’s not always enough. Majority of students have to pay their own way through university or college. And starting a career with a ton of debt is not ideal. Pay off your student loan like a boss and build a stronger financial position for… Continued

Sometimes it’s easier to start exercising with a gym buddy and stokvels are similar. They allow you to save money in a group. If you find it difficult to put money away each month, stokvels may be the perfect way to get you started. What is a stokvel and how do they work?  Stokvels have… Continued

In 2017 Grant Sabatier made headlines with his “$2.26 to millionaire in 5 years” story. From being broke and moving back in with his parents, it took Grant only 5 years to become a millionaire. We like to think if Grant can do it, so can you. Nothing is stopping you from achieving your goals,… Continued

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