MONEY TALK

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

If you’ve started your very own business, congratulations! You have taken on one of the most challenging, yet rewarding, projects. While being optimistic about the success of your business is important, it’s also crucial to manage your money effectively to avoid future financial trouble. Don’t let bad budgeting slow down the growth of your business.… Continued

Being a young adult is difficult. At this time of your life, you usually have a lot of expenses and, unfortunately, a limited income. This makes covering living expenses and saving for the future quite a challenge. And, it’s difficult to stay ahead of finances in the current world of instant gratification. Get ahead of… Continued

Raising a kid in South Africa is anything but cheap! Clothes, school supplies, tutors, food, trips and doctor appointments are a few of the many costs involved in looking after a kid.  Luckily, it is one of the most fulfilling challenges you will ever face. While we love watching our children grow, keeping up with… Continued

Lentils are one of the most affordable and healthy foods you can add to your diet. The nutritional powerhouse offers so many health benefits and are easy to cook! Don’t miss out on the amazing benefits of lentils, one of the best and tastiest staples you can add to your diet. Lentils have the power… Continued

Stress is your body’s response to various situations and can affect your mental health, physical well-being and behaviour. It’s difficult to pinpoint what causes stress as different causes trigger stress for different people. Your body produces chemicals and hormones when it responds to stress. This causes your heart rate to increase, your brain to work… Continued

Just because your kids don’t have any financial obligations, it doesn’t mean they shouldn’t start learning all about saving money. Managing personal finances efficiently is a skill that is developed over time. Kids who start learning about money and saving from a young age – even preschool age – will have a more secure financial… Continued

Reduce waste – what can you do? Our beautiful earth is getting ruined by waste. Synthetic materials, such as plastic and paper are polluting our land and ocean. You can help save the planet. How? Cutting down excessive plastic consumption is a great way to start. Plus, you can save money by doing so! Here… Continued

While we all look forward to payday, it seems to come and go too fast, leaving us penny scraping through the month until our next paycheck. Living from paycheck to paycheck may make it difficult to save money or, even worse, cause you to slip deeper and deeper into debt as a result of struggling… Continued

Winter can be tough. It’s cold, it’s bleak, and it can be expensive too! Keeping the heater going and buying new warm clothes and jackets for the kids can take a toll on anyone’s budget. If you were wondering where the extra money to get you through the season was going to come from, read… Continued

Debt is a sneaky thing. One moment you are getting through every month with money to spare, and the next you are drowning in bills. Fortunately, you can stop yourself from falling into this spiral by avoiding these common debt pitfalls: Not having a budget The first and probably most common debt pitfall is not… Continued

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