Marriage is not a financial plan

Three essential elements to include in your financial plan when you get married   You’ve booked the venue, the dress and the photographer. Your wedding day is set to go off without a hitch.  But have you taken the time to discuss important decisions you should include in your financial planning with your partner?  …

How to capitalise on your investment

We take a look at compound interest, reducing costs, and getting more from your investment Exciting market news The rand strengthened for a fourth week against the dollar and data showed the continent’s biggest economy may avoid a recession this year. The rand was also set for a fourth weekly advance against Britain’s pound and…

A woman’s guide to financial freedom

Historically, women have played second fiddle to their male counterparts in the areas of earning, investing and saving. However, the tables are turning and these days many women are not just managing the lion’s share of their household’s finances, but are also the sole breadwinners in their families and even increasingly out-earning men. In fact,…

Remarkable women and their investments

At Ecsponent, we are celebrating women this August and we take a look at investment trends and provide a few tips and tricks of the trade, tailor-made for women. We take a look at women who have made a significant contribution to the economy- both locally and internationally. There are four noteworthy women in particular:…

Are women better investors than men?

August is Women’s Month and Ecsponent would like to see more women becoming money masters. Statistics not only show that females often beat their male counterparts when it comes to making good investment decisions but more importantly, we believe that women are the glue that holds society together. Therefore, we must continue to empower women…

Female entrepreneurs

Much to be done to fast-track female entrepreneurs

While South Africa continues to make significant strides towards building a more equitable society, much still needs to be done to fast-track female entrepreneurs in the start-up phase of business. And with National Women’s Day fast approaching, Andrew Maren, CEO: Ecsponent Development Fund believes now is the time to provide better support for women-owned start-up businesses.…