Interest rates - The single most important attribute of a savings account

Saving is the core of what we believe will set you up for financial success. This blog is going to take you through our tips and tricks for saving more! 

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Saving for your very first home! 

More recently, you may have noticed ‘for sale’ signs outside homes in your neighbourhood. This is sadly partly the result of the effects that Covid-19 has had on the South African economy and the real-estate industry.…

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Emergency Fund - What is it and why do you need one?

At one point or another, you’ve likely heard that old, trusted expression “save for a rainy day”. It’s something that people of all ages should think about when earning money. Essentially it boils down to not being able to predict the future. It’s just not possible. The very nature of life is that you can’t always see what’s around the corner, and every now and then, those ‘rainy days’ do come about. 

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7 Simple ways to save money

There is always a reason to start saving you just need one that resonates with you. Deciding when to start saving could make a huge difference in your financial future. Savings are defined as a portion of income that is not spent on current expenditures and put aside for when it's needed.

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The power of compound interest on your savings

There are many key concepts to take into consideration when managing your finances, one of which is compound interest.

By understanding the effect and benefit of compound interest, you'll be able to earn a higher return on your savings and investments. 

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New Analysis: Why ABSA killed SA's 3rd largest unit trust?

Absa's Money Market Fund, which was SA's third-largest unit trust and was worth R800 million at the time of its closure, has sparked a lot of speculation. Following the Money Market Fund's closure, the big question is:

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2020 - forever remembered as the year of the pandemic.

Lessons learnt from our strategist Sandisiwe Yengeni

As the year draws to a close (thank goodness), I have found myself reflecting on what 2020 has done to my financial plans. I came into the year with big goals of saving, especially towards retirement, travelling, and making sure I build up that safety net for rainy days. I was doing quite well, then the pandemic hit, and my well-laid plans went out the window.

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