Posts by Andreas Wilson-Späth


Andreas Wilson-Späth

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Andreas quit the only proper job he ever had about eight years ago. When he doesn't navigate Dad's Taxi through Cape Town's Southern Suburbs he tries to make a living as a freelance writer. His ability to live his dream is facilitated by his wife Sam who still has a proper job.
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What I’ve learned about money from my parents
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What I’ve learned about money from my parents

Andreas Wilson-Späth shares some of the money lessons he’s inherited from his folks.

Can you afford your pets
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Can you afford your pets?

You can’t put a price on canine or feline life because they are such a big part of our lives. But they don’t come cheap.

Crowd-funding your dream
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Crowdfunding your dream

You don’t need lots of money from one investor – you can get a little from lots of them. Andreas Wilson-Späth shares some first-hand tips on crowd-funding anything from a potato salad to a big business.

What’s the biggest waste of money in your household?
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What’s the biggest waste of money in your household?

Wasting food is like throwing money away, according to Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Investing in your child’s future doesn’t have to involve money
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Investing in your child’s future doesn’t have to involve money

Andreas Wilson-Späth weighs up the possibilities when investing in a child’s future.

Working for charity:
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Working for charity: not worth your time?

There’s no questioning the value of charity work. But that value won’t necessarily be financial, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

The Economics of being a stay-at-home dad
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The economics of being a stay-at-home dad

It has its perks. But, as most mothers (and Andreas Wilson-Späth) know first hand, the pay isn’t one of them. Here’s how he tries to navigate the financial and social dynamics.

The School Fee Bomb
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The school fee bomb

Boom! That’s the sound of your finances exploding when your kids go to school. Andreas Wilson-Späth shares your pain – and some ideas on how to avoid it.

Money for jam? The pocket money debate
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Money for jam? The pocket money debate

Andreas Wilson-Späth ponders whether it is better to give or to make your kids earn it.

green living doesn't have to be expensive
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Green living doesn’t have to be expensive

Andreas Wilson-Späth on how to get started doing stuff that’s good for your wallet and the planet.