PAYING OFF CREDIT CARD DEBT

With festive season celebrations now a distant memory and all of the leftovers hopefully eaten, something still remains for the majority of South Africans – a looming credit card debt! It doesn’t have to linger for long but getting out of credit card debt requires a realistic goal and a firm resolve. You will have […]

TAX YEAR END – RA BOOST

With the tax year drawing to a close at the end of February, it is worth looking into the advantages of making a supplementary contribution into your retirement annuity (RA). The National Treasury estimates that only 10% of South Africans are able to maintain the same standard of living after retirement. Here are some good […]

VALENTINES DAY IDEAS

It is almost that time of the year again – when hearts are worn on the sleeve and chocolate is eaten in excess. While lavish consumerism is often an indulgence, there are a number of thoughtful ways to make this day romantic without burning a hole in your pocket. ORGANICALLY ROMANTIC Go back to basics, […]

5 TIPS FOR INVESTING

It is never too early or late to start an investment portfolio. If you already have a portfolio it doesn’t hurt to gain some extra insight, whether you choose to acknowledge the advice or not… at least arm yourself with it! Here are five investment tips to help you stay on top of your expenditures. […]

INVESTING IN ETF’S FOR KIDS

If you are interested in investing for your children’s future education, a good way to achieve this is with exchange-traded funds (ETF). It is best advised to have a balanced portfolio spread over multiple asset classes so as to reduce volatility and enhance performance potential. You should consider the following points when setting up education […]

10 TIPS FOR FINANCIAL PLANNING

Do you want to begin your 2015 financial year on a good note? Then what better time to review your financial plan! A financial plan provides you with the financial security to overcome unforeseen events and map out a financial future for yourself. When creating a financial plan you need to identify key achievable goals […]

5 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR FINANCIAL GOALS ACHIEVABLE

As 2014 has rolled over into 2015 people have invariably affirmed some New Year’s resolutions, but did you know that around one out of four people abandon their resolutions after one week! Seven days is all it takes to swerve off course. This isn’t because they have changed their minds about what they want, it’s […]

MORE LEFTOVERS?!?

The Festive Season is a super time for good food and (mostly good…) family. However, after all the aunts, uncles and cousins have departed there can be a prolific amount of food still to be consumed. Letting it go to waste would be a shame, but eating the same leftovers for a week can be […]

GET IT WRAPPED

People like to spruce up their houses around this time of the year with festive decorations. Either to display a better facade to guests that are invited over for dinner or to simply rouse some holiday spirit. I have put together a list of ideas to establish a merry mindset in an affordable and alternative […]

BUDGETING FOR THE PRESENT

If you’re part of a large family or have a wide circle of friends, you’ll know how expensive and time consuming it can be buying Christmas gifts. Your gift budget gets spread thin, your initiative runs dry and everyone gets a mediocre present. Here are two gift-exchange ideas that can be fun and help you […]