The Money Minute

What is a money minute? A money minute is you taking one simple minute of your day to take a look at your finances. Yip! That's it. You log into your mobile banking apps or whatever budgeting software you use and review your transactions over the last 24 hours. Why is this beneficial? This is …

The 48-Hour Personal Finance Makeover (FREEBIE Alert!!)

Organizing your personal finances. There are few tasks more daunting, especially if you’re currently juggling personal debt, bonds and loans, and making ends meet while also building savings. (So…most of us?!) Regardless of where you are in your career and life, you’re capable of taking charge of your money. You can set goals. Build savings. …

Are Your Friends and Family a Threat to Your Finances?

"FINANCIAL FRENEMIES?" WE LOVE OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY, BUT SOME OF THEM CAN BE A HAZARD TO OUR FINANCIAL HEALTH. HAVE YOU EVER TAKEN THE TIME TO CONSIDER THE IMPACT THESE PEOPLE HAVE ON YOUR FINANCES? IT’S POSSIBLE YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE NOTICED THE NEGATIVE IMPACT THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE ARE HAVING ON YOUR …

12 Interview Tips to Impress

So, you’ve got a job interview coming up and you need some tips on how to nail it. It’s normal to feel a bit nervous, but if you put the time in to practice, you’ll stand head and shoulders above the other candidates. Ready to get started? Bring your A game with these 12 interview …

How to draft a standard will (Includes Template)

Without a valid will, your assets are distributed according to the law of intestate succession, which might leave your loved ones without access to the funds for months or even years. Here’s what you need to know to draft a legal, valid will, either by yourself or with the help of an expert. Here’s how …

Creating a Financial Plan for Yourself that actually works

Before we discuss creating your own financial plan, you’ll need to know what a financial plan is. What Is a Financial Plan? It’s the process of setting goals and thinking through the steps it will take you to reach them. Remember: Each person’s financial plan looks different, depending on their short-term and long-term financial goals. …

How to Save Money From Your Salary: 8 Key Tips

The math behind saving money is simple (Pay off debt, save more money and build) but not always easy however that being said, it's totally possible for you to save successfully. Budget before each paycheck As a salaried employee, you should have a more consistent stream of income therefore it’s important to have a spending …

How long should I keep my Business Financial records?

Since most businesses deal with more than just the owner, there will be more record retention. Also, most business record retention requirements are more stringent. Some records deal with the business, some deal with the customers, some deal with the employees, and some deal with the the South African Revenue Services (SARS). Below are some …

How Long should I keep Personal Financial Records?

Ever wondered how long to keep financial records? Or how long to keep bank statements? What records would be unnecessary clutter? Which records would become most important in the event of errors caused by others?  What should you save and what should you shred? Well here's a guide on how long to keep your different …

Practical Tips for Teaching Kids about Money

Given how important financial literacy skills are to navigating life, it’s surprising that our schools don’t teach children about money. As a parent, however, you can teach your child important financial lessons — and you should. Below, I’ll show you how to give your kids the head start you wish you had and set them …