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How to Make a Financial U-Turn

Here are a few ways to identify and make a real change to your behaviour that will make a big difference to your financial well-being.


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How To Insure Your Winter Wardrobe Effectively

The winter months are here and with them come extra layers of clothing like woollen scarves and thick coats, many of which are expensive items these days.


priority management

Tips For Easy Priority Management

Are you truly doing your highest priority actions each day?



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Tips for Buying a Property on Auction

Buying a home on auction can be an alternative way of becoming a home owner.


home loans

How to Make The Most Out of Your Home Loan

In this time of rising interest rates many consumers are reaching for their calculators to work out just what the increase will affect their home loans.


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Review: GPS Log Book

The compact little GPS Log Book plugs into the cigarette lighter or any other 12V socket of your vehicle, tracking the use of your vehicle.



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SA Property Market Stable Amidst Economic Downturn

South Africa is going through a hard time economically, and has subsequently had a negative impact on the property market.


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Standard Bank Fears SA Downgrade to Junk Status

Standard Bank has warned that the current slump in the country’s economic growth and looming downgrades by international rating agencies could harm its growth prospects in South Africa.


debt

Power Hike: More Debt for Households

Middle- to low-income households, already struggling to make ends meet each month, will be pushed deeper into debt by the latest electricity hike.



islamic banking

Number of SA Citizens Seeking Islamic Banking Rising

Islamic banking and its principles based approach is proving to be a viable option to both Muslim and non-Muslim alike.


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ReWare – Certified Pre-owned Devices

The team that brought Zwipit buy back to the South African mobile device market has now answered a ...



Financial resolutions

12 Financial Resolutions For 2016

The start of a new year is a good time to focus on your finances. Here are 12 resolutions, one for each month of 2016!



The Rand plummets

Alarm Bells Ring As Rand Plummets

A massive plummet in the rand/dollar exchange rate on Sunday night is a harbinger of terrible things to come, economists say.


SA 2016

What Will 2016 Bring For SA?

It’s the question on everyone’s lips at the moment: What will the year ahead bring for South Africa?


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Women and Games of Chance Online

Games of chance which include all games that involve a higher level of chance than skill tend to be the most popular among the female demographic.



Trade

Trade Surplus Good News For SA

The Reserve Bank is likely not to raise interest rates, experts predict. This off the back of the latest Sars trade statistics showing a surplus of R1.77bn.


South African Rand

Do The Math On SA’s Rand – And Cry?

Three finance ministers in five days: those two numbers just aren’t adding up for traders of South Africa’s rand.


all the buzz around Nene

All The Buzz Around Nene

Wednesday’s announcement by president Jacob Zuma that finance minister Nhlanhla Nene was to be replaced has resulted in much online conversation within South Africa.



South Africa Avoids a Recession

South Africa has narrowly missed entering a recession in the third quarter of the year as the economy gained 0.7 percent.


Hard-wired Behaviour and Your Year-end Bonus

The new science of Evolutionary Psychology has given us fresh insights into our behavioural patterns and alludes to the fact that we react no differently to external stimuli than our stone-age, hunter-gatherer forefathers.


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Weak Rand Pressures Reserve Bank

South Africa’s rand plunged to a record against the dollar on Tuesday, increasing pressure on the central bank to raise borrowing costs at a policy meeting next week.



5 Ways to Keep Your Bank Statements in Check

Most people never or rarely look at their bank statements or credit card statements. And when they do they’ll often find strange amounts deducted for things they haven’t authorised.


MTN CEO Falls on His Sword

MTN says its CEO Sifiso Dabengwa has resigned, and it has appointed Phuthuma Nhleko as executive chairman in a temporary capacity.


Estate Planning & Divorce – Remember to Change Your Will

Prompted by an insurance broker, we embark upon an estate planning exercise endeavouring to map out how our retirement years are likely to pan out.



Robo-Advice: Meeting The Savings Needs of Young South Africans

Burdened by student debt, the spiraling cost of living and low wages, many recent university graduates and young people consider themselves lucky to be able to afford the new iPhone, let alone saving for retirement or a house.


Unraveling The Debit Order Mandate Mystery

Many consumers agree to buying goods or services over the phone yet are unaware that these verbal contracts can be legally binding and may have financial implications.


No Top-Up Cash For Varsities

A million university students didn’t get what they wanted from Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.



What it Cost to Jail Oscar Pistorius

Keeping Oscar Pistorius behind bars for 363 days has cost South African taxpayers at least R108 000.


What’s a Million Really Worth?

An interesting fact is how the impact of the term R1 million has not seemed to dissipate. R1 million is still seen to be an enormous amount of money, which it rightfully is.


Add a Little Glitter Wherever You Go!

Glitter made a sparkly appearance on the 2015 runways and generally it is a style that is always well received, who doesn’t love a bit of glitter?



online-gambling

Only Men Gamble Online Right? Wrong.

There is a big misconception when it comes to online gaming; i.e. people think only men do it. However, that’s far from the truth because women love it as well.


South Africa Can Attract Top International Talent

South Africa is desperate for skilled professionals to urgently bolster economic growth and it is coming out as a top location for international professionals finding employment, along with its developing BRIC counterparts.


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Rand Slumps against Dollar

Johannesburg - South Africa's rand crumbled to a new record low against the dollar on Tuesday, while yields on bonds rose sharply as concerns about China's economy sunk commodity-linked currencies.



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10 Tips for Saving on Your Mobile Bill

Here are 10 tips for cutting costs on your mobile bill.


SA business index

SA’s Business Confidence Index Plummets

South Africa’s Business Confidence Index fell to its lowest in 16,5 years when it slipped by 2,3 points to 84,6 points in June, down from 86,9 points in May.


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Hassle-free Gift Giving with Candystick

A new fun, safe and virtual way of giving and receiving gifts is launched. Candystick is a secure site that makes collecting money for gifts easy and appealing.



Telkom

Telkom Declares First Dividend Since 2011

Telkom declared a dividend of 215 cents per share its first dividend since 2011.


Eskom bailout

Eskom’s R60 billion Loan Converted to Equity

South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene tabled an appropriation bill in Parliament that would see government’s R60 billion rand subordinated loan to ailing power utility Eskom converted to equity.


Save money

Why We Don’t Save Enough Money

Too many people lament saving money for retirement. This outcome is regrettable but is rooted in our human behavioural characteristics.





 
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