A GUIDE TO BUYING A HOME

Buying a new home is an exciting but often daunting process of juggling needs and wants against what you can practically afford based on your monthly income.  Before you head off to search for your dream home, you can save a lot of time and effort by knowing upfront what installment you can afford each month, and what the bank is likely to finance you … Continue reading A GUIDE TO BUYING A HOME

When your friend excitedly explains that they are in love with their new designer jeans, they may not be exaggerating. Marketers have always known that one of the most powerful motivations for our buying behaviour is our emotions, yet while they knew it appealed to our less rational ‘feelings’, what they didn’t know was why.

STUDY REVEALS HOW CONSUMERS CAN AVOID OVERSPENDING

When your friend excitedly explains that they are in love with their new designer jeans, they may not be exaggerating. Marketers have always known that one of the most powerful motivations for our buying behaviour is our emotions, yet while they knew it appealed to our less rational ‘feelings’, what they didn’t know was why. “Well, not until now,” points out Taryn Schmidt, Head of … Continue reading STUDY REVEALS HOW CONSUMERS CAN AVOID OVERSPENDING

The 2016 Old Mutual Savings and Investment Monitor confirms this, revealing that only 20% of single mothers surveyed feel financially secure.

SINGLE MOMS CAN STILL ACHIEVE FINANCIAL FREEDOM

The phrase (when) you strike a woman, you strike a rock has become symbolic of the pivotal role South African women play in our communities. In line with National Women’s Month, the expression aptly describes the moment in history when 20 000 South African women marched together against inequality. Exactly 60 years later, the metaphorical rock that forms the foundation of many South African families … Continue reading SINGLE MOMS CAN STILL ACHIEVE FINANCIAL FREEDOM

WINNING WOMEN TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR FINANCES

Women live longer than men and are more at risk for certain diseases. We generally take on more family responsibilities, contribute significantly to household income, earn less than men and are typically the main caregivers in the family. While the basics of good financial planning are the same for both men and women, these unique lifestyle and economic circumstances faced by women deserve special consideration. … Continue reading WINNING WOMEN TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR FINANCES

STOKVELS: HOW TO MAKE YOUR MONEY LAST LONGER

By: Alexander Forsyth-Thompson l Head: Stokvel Investments at Investment Solutions Depending on the statistics you read, there are between 8 and 11 million South Africans that save between R25 and R50 billion into Stokvels every year. Regardless of the numbers, it is a powerful and popular form of savings that has largely replaced the need for formal financial services for many, many years. It has … Continue reading STOKVELS: HOW TO MAKE YOUR MONEY LAST LONGER