Teaching your children to be wealthy

How money-savvy are your children?   All parents use the age-old adage “money doesn’t grow on trees” at some point, to which children usually respond with sighs and eye rolling. The truth is that few children learn the important money-savvy skills they need to thrive as adults.   Parents often invest thousands to provide children…

Lifesaving treatments for expecting parents

6 February 2017 February is Pregnancy Awareness Month and there are important actions and decisions that expecting parents should take into consideration at the beginning of this incredible parenting journey. For instance, have you considered storing your baby’s umbilical cord stem cells?  Have you given thought to what babies are dependent on for growth and…

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Ecsponent drives towards continued African growth

20 December 2016 – JSE-listed African financial services company, Ecsponent Limited, has announced a series of transactions designed to ensure continued focus on the Group’s profit strategy and to further streamline operations. Read the full SENS announcement.   Through these transactions, Ecsponent commits its resources to the core business of small to medium enterprise (SME)…

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Global interest rates and investing in 2017

Will the US Federal Reserve raise interest rates when their meeting concludes on Wednesday 14 December? According to Floris Slabbert, speaking on KykNet’s Groot Ontbyt, a 0.25% increase is likely. If the short-term interest rates are indeed increased, it will be the first increase in about 12 months. The last increase before that was in…

Five Resolutions for Financial Success in 2017

It has been another tough year for South African consumers. Fortunately, with 2017 just weeks away, there is an opportunity to plan for a better year ahead with inspiring New Year’s resolutions. “While New Year’s resolutions tend to revolve around losing weight and quitting bad habits, South Africans are well-advised to include financial resolutions for…