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.…

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Setting up an emergency fund (video)

An emergency fund is something very few investors maintain, but it should be a critical part of everyone’s financial planning.   Should we withdraw money from investments in case of an emergency? It is not ideal to access money from your investments for emergencies. Instead, invest in an emergency fund that can serve your short-term cash needs. Having an…

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Ecsponent at a glance [video]

Floris Slabbert, National sales coordinator, was featured on Die Groot Ontbyt to talk about Ecsponent Limited and and to give an overview the company’s product offering. Who is Ecsponent? Ecsponent Financial Services is part of JSE listed company Ecsponent Limited and has operations in four African countries, including South Africa. In each of these countries,…

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Savings and investment basics

Now that the difference between savings and investments is clear (see our last blog: SAVINGS VS. INVESTMENTS – KNOW THE DIFFERENCE), there is no better time to start taking steps to secure your financial future. While everyone is different, and our saving and investment behaviours are likely to depict this, starting with a few basics…

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