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The top four mistakes to avoid when saving for education

As parents, we all want the best for our children, and this often includes being able to give them the best education that we can afford

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Facing the facts around retrenchment

With the latest GDP growth figures showing that the economy contracted 0.6% in the third quarter, SAA heading into business rescue, and the problems at Eskom persisting, it looks like we are in for a difficult year ahead. This suggests that the prospect of retrenchment is a very real threat for many South Africans

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How not to break the bank this festive season

The end of 2019 is fast approaching and with many looking forward to downtime during the festive season, this shouldn’t mean breaking the bank

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Spring is here, it’s time to spring clean your finances

The year is flying by, but don’t let it pass without taking stock of your financial decisions, writes Lettie Mzwinila

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How to get into the habit of saving this Savings Month

July is Savings Month, the perfect time to have an honest conversation about our saving habits. There are different strategies we can use to transform goals (intent) into habits. Psychologists explain that a habit comprises three parts: the cue, the behaviour and the reward. If financial security is your goal, you need saving to become your habit.

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Are you a saver or a borrower?

Are you a saver or a borrower?

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Tomorrow versus today

Tomorrow versus today

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Are your investment goals, products and expectations suitably aligned?

Our investment goals depend on our personal priorities in life and there is no generic set of goals that applies to everyone, and no set timeline for achieving them.

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Bring Back The Piggy Bank

Author Sophie Kinsella was on to something when she said “There’s something special about saving up for a special treat, bring back the piggy bank”. In this article, we look at the straw that broke the piggy bank and how savings have changed since 1994.

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What Compounding Can Do For You

Compounding is when the interest on a sum of money, either a deposit or loan, is added to the original amount so that the interest also earns interest. Albert Einstein’s popular quote highlights the impact compounding can have over time, and also cautions that it can work either for or against you. Wanita Isaacs explains.

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