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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National Savings Month – A call for all South Africans to make saving a habit

The South African Savings Institute (SASI) has launched its annual July National Savings Month Campaign yesterday. Floris Slabbert, National Sales Manager at Ecsponent Financial Services, believes that South Africans must remain disciplined in fostering a culture of saving, especially during the present challenging economic environment.   “South Africans often do not understand the importance of…

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The markets react to the Brexit vote

Floris Slabbert talks to Die Groot Ontbyt viewers about the recent market developments following the Brexit vote.     Markets reacted strongly to the results of Britain’s referendum decision to leave the EU. What are the latest developments following the Brexit vote? Britain’s Minister of Finance, George Osborn, tried to instil calm, but with little success. He also…

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