Budgeting & Saving

The industry’s top experts offer their best advice, research, how-to’s, and insights

The festive period is over and the new year has begun. New year’s resolutions, 2022 planners and calendars, and of course the start of a new school year.  For parents, this time of year usually brings the all too familiar back-to-school shopping stress. The kids have sprouted a few inches taller, last year’s stationary is […]

What we eat affects the way we feel and our health. And when the most common items in our grocery baskets continue to rise steeply in price, it can affect our wallets as well as our mental health. Even more so for providers of families with young children.  Being unable to put food on the […]

It’s Heritage Month. And as we prepare to celebrate our heritage, the worry starts to kick in about how you will budget for this.  It’s important to remember that Heritage Day extends far beyond just a public holiday in our country. It’s an opportunity for all South Africans of various cultures, to celebrate what makes […]

It can be difficult to save money while you’re paying off all your debt accounts. You’re trying your best to manage your finances but nothing seems to work. Something always seems to get in the way — your car might need a service or you’ve got unexpected medical bills. These unexpected expenses can prevent you […]

The pandemic has left a lot of South Africans without a job or severe salary cuts. This has caused tremendous pressure on consumers’ financial situation. A recent study by Deloitte has found that South Africans are more concerned about their personal finances than getting coronavirus. According to the study, financial stress was a main driver […]

You’ve finally decided to get out of debt. That’s great news! To help you get out of debt, and stay out of debt, you’ll need to learn how to budget. Budgeting is a financial lesson that cannot be overemphasized. This is one of the most important personal finance skills you’ll learn. Budgeting correctly will help […]

Figuring out how much money you should save from your salary each month can be difficult. Should you save a fixed amount or a percentage of your income? Does increasing your savings rate means sacrificing other expenses? How much of your income can you save during lockdown?  These are all important questions, and the short […]

If you want more money, you’ll need to know how to use a monthly budget. You’ll have to get in the habit of budgeting, and most importantly you’ll have to stick to it. We know, budgeting is boring, and it sucks! But if you really want to change your financial situation, you’ll have to put […]

The perfect Valentine’s Day can be a bit overwhelming. So we decided to step in as a loyal wingman and help you sweep your loved one off their feet. Here are our 7 affordable Valentine’s Day ideas. Food-lovers  1. Go on a food/drink tour  These days we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to tours. […]

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