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Money Management

Renting versus buying a house

When it comes to renting versus buying a house, there is always a debate about which makes the most financial sense. Both sides have valid points, so it can be a bit confusing   There are pros and cons to renting versus buying a house. Both options have their own...

How to stop living paycheck to paycheck

"Every month by the middle of the money I'm broke." Payday is cool, but it’s disheartening to look at your bank account only to see you’re in the same place you were two weeks ago. Living from one paycheck to the next makes peace of mind an elusive goal. A lot of...

What to do when you’re broke

  Do you seem to never have any money at the end of the month and always ask yourself, "why am I broke?" No one likes being broke. And it’s stressful, uncomfortable, and counterproductive to achieving your financial goals. I know what it feels like. I spent most...

Control Your Holiday Spending

You popped into the shop on your way home, as you walk in you are greeted by a holiday song. Yes its that time of the year. 13 days to Christmas. What with the holiday spirit and all the specials you may be finding it difficult to Control Your Holiday Spending.   Does...

How to Handle Money

  How do you handle your money more intelligently, so you can have more, give more and get the life that you want?   Here are some things you can do to start managing your money now.   Revisit your belief When I say "Rich people" what does that bring up for you?...

How to lower your monthly bills

One of the biggest challenges in personal finance is figuring out how to lower your monthly bills. And one of the best ways to do that is to cut down on your monthly expenses. Some of our regular bills might seem small on their own, their cumulative effect can be...

Quick Ways to improve Your Finances

  With so many demands on our time, I'm sure you want Quick Ways to improve Your Finances.. We all know demands on our time is one of the biggest challenge to achieving our money goals. Set aside a few minutes to complete these small tasks that can lead to big...

How to stop spending Money

Have you ever started off the month with the best of intentions to save money? Buying only what you need, steering clear of the sales displays, and trying to watch your spending? And then, despite your best efforts, it seems to happen. Before you know it, you've spent...

Time to Organize Your Financial Clutter

Clearing clutter out of your home can make you more organized and can simplify your life. Clearing away any unnecessary items can also help you find happiness. The same concept goes for your finances. By clearing out financial clutter, you can decrease financial...

Simple Ways to Beat Impulse Shopping

Impulse buy, we’ve all done it! We go to the store for one or two inexpensive items and end up throwing a few extra things into the trolley. They look appealing or seem to a great deal. These impulse buys can drive up the amount you pay at checkout. And we often kick...

How to take control of your money

  It’s interesting that most people think about money all the time and don’t know much about how it works. Let’s think about it for a moment… You trade your labor (mental, emotional, or physical) for money. And then you take that money and you trade it for the...

Are you feeling the Pinch?

  If you want to go with the flow, live in the moment, wind in your hair kind of life, you need a forward thinking prepared for anything kind of plan. The news is out – South Africa is in a technical recession meaning you could be getting a lot less bang for your...

Will you start managing your money today?

  I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up, I was not taught how to manage money at school.  I never learned how to, invest money to make more money.  How to budget and manage my money in order to have a balanced lifestyle,  or how to spend money wisely...

TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE CASH FLOW MANAGEMENT

<   For Entrepreneurs struggling to balance the books it would be wise to set regular forecasts, invoice quickly and make it easy to pay. Cash flow is the most important thing to the financial health of any small business. Making sure you have the right amount...

Steps towards financial freedom in 2016

  With imminent interest rate hikes and the rising cost of living, 2016 is expected to be a difficult year for many consumers financially if they don’t currently have a system in place. Regardless of whether someone is earning R5 000 a month or R5 million, it is...

Reasons why you don’t have money

Dear Reader, Two hundred and fifty million people in the wealthiest country on the planet are barely making it. I am not talking about the people on food stamps or unemployment; I am talking about people making an average annual salary. Consider that almost 75 percent...

Spring Clean your Finances

Dear Reader, Spring, with new life popping up everywhere, is the source of many an impulse to start afresh. Before you rush out to wine, dine and book tickets and accommodation, remember that most people spend more money between November and February than they do in...

Spring has Sprung!

  Dear Reader, “Spring has sprung, the grass is ris, I wonder where the flowers is“. So said EE Cummings.   Well, whilst the grass is ris and flowers are blooming all over the countryside and in our gardens, has Spring really sprung? The first day of September is...

Setting Your Financial Goals

  Dear Reader, If you have a lump sum of money to invest or have budgeted to start a monthly debit order read this before you go any further. Before you launch into buying that unit trust you heard someone talking about at that dinner party. Stop. Did you know...

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In light of all of this uncertainty, we're all having to make some financial changes to ensure that we can survive the next few months, whatever they may bring.