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 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 […]

Financial advice from my Father

Shout out to the money-minded dads with wise advice. Fathers wear many hats—chauffeur, mentor, protector, provider. And on many occasions, they play the role of financial advisor, too.   My father was always trying to instill money management principles into me and my brother. Now whether we took that advice was totally up to us. I […]

How Can a Budget Change Your Habits?

Unless you’re on a budget, changing your money habits can be really hard to do. Willpower and determination will only get you so far. The amazing thing about a budget is that it allows you to see how much money you spend, and what you spend it on. When you know how much you spend […]

How to set SMART Financial Goals (+FREE WORKBOOK)

Do you have BIG financial goals?  I’m sure you do! Do you feel like no matter what you try, you’re not making a dent in your debt? Or after years of working your butt off, you don’t have very much to show for it? Maybe your budget never works out the way you hope. Here’s […]

How to Prepare Financially After a Job Loss

Controlling the things that You can control We are going through uncertain and challenging times. In one way or another the Coronavirus pandemic is affecting us all. If you’re reading this because you’ve lost your job or had to take a pay cut or perhaps somebody you care about is going through this, I want […]