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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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…

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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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