Spring clean your budget

Spring has sprung and all around us everything from the trees and birds, to the early morning exercisers are active and on the go. Traditionally, this is also the time that many of us embark on spring cleaning rituals – be it organising cupboards, washing curtains after the August winds, or getting our gardens prepared…

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Pravin Gordhan, the rand and how investors should position themselves

With growing tensions caused by the Hawks’ allegations against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, everyone is uncertain about South Africa’s economic outlook. What would happen if Pravin Gordhan is accused and found guilty? American multinational banking firm, Goldman Sachs, said in an internal newsletter that the downgrade of South Africa’s economy is unavoidable and would most…

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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…

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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,…

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