Monthly Archives: April 2014

END OF THE MONTH SAVING TIPS

With the first quarter of 2014 safely stashed away, how can you build and improve your financial habits going forward? Perhaps you’d like to work on the way that you spend and save your money? The fun with making and saving money is that you can be creative and monopolise on really simple ideas that…
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PLANNING FOR THE UNEXPECTED

How can you plan for the unexpected… and, if you’re expecting it, then how can it be unexpected? Well, those are good questions! Planning and arranging your spending plan to include the ‘unexpected’ is a wise approach to take. When we talk about unexpected costs we generally mean services or commodities that are over-and-above what…
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DON’T THROW YOUR MONEY AWAY

The number of people who are currently saving is declining, research shows. Last year MasterCard conducted a survey to discern consumer purchasing priorities and the research revealed that saving is a forgone priority in an increasing amount of household budgets. The biggest barrier-to-entry in any budget for savings is the belief that there is no…
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BUY OR RENT?

In an article published on Fin24 earlier this year, it was said that homes are expected to become less affordable this year (2014). John Loos, household and property sector strategist at FNB Home Loans, said the following: "After six years of improving residential property affordability, 2014 could be a year in which this improving affordability…
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