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Becoming more money savvy isn’t something that happens overnight. It takes careful planning and extreme prioritising, and you have to do it day in and day out. A great habit to learn is to become less wasteful. In this week’s second part to this article, we look at the other five common ways we are… Continued

Since the beginning of the year, price increases have dealt consumer wallets blow after blow after blow. It has become blatantly clear that consumers have to learn to make the most of every rand they earn, and they need to do it quickly. One of the easiest ways in which to do this is stop… Continued

We all work hard for our monthly salaries, and in light of recent interest hikes and looming fuel and electricity increases; we will have to tighten our belts even further. There are multiple tips and tricks to save more and be more money savvy, one of which is to learn from those who are getting… Continued

Have you lost control over your finances? Sometimes we work so hard for our money that we often forget that we should be the ones in charge of it. Become the boss of your finances again by following these 5 steps: Step 1: Study your financials The first step is to know what is coming… Continued

By keeping up with your pension fund payments, you can look forward to retiring between the ages of 60 to 65. But what if you have too much debt? Some people love the work they do so much that retirement is postponed as long as possible. Others, on the other hand, may want to get… Continued

South Africans have easy access to credit they cannot afford. This is a foolproof way to get into deep financial trouble, very quickly. Recent statistics from the National Credit Regulator indicate that 50% of all credit-active consumers are in arrears by a minimum of three months on one or more of their accounts. And with… Continued

In 2015 data from the National Credit Regulator (NCR) showed that 45% of credit active South Africans are struggling to make their monthly repayments. According to Beth Kobliner, author of the New York Times bestseller Get a Financial Life, a lot of Americans also struggle to manage their money. “Look at the mortgage crisis and how… Continued

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