Posts by Marnia Wessels


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Marnia has joined the 22seven team as a Slice and Blog writer. She’s currently gaining exposure to financial reporting and forecasting at De Beers Group, as well as pursuing the CFA designation. She has a passion for the ever-changing and hyper-competitive world of business. Continuous improvement and endless development are what interest her on a daily basis. Her love for running and the outdoors keeps growing, as nature is always constant and honest, so it is there where she finds her peace.
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Healthy eating on a budget

Healthy eating is often associated with spending more money. It’s true that eating healthily can be expensive, however, there are many ways to eat nutritious foods that your body – and wallet – will thank you for. These 4 tips will help you stay on track with your health goals and your budget. Plan your meals… Read more →

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Start saving for retirement in your 20s

One of the biggest questions about retirement is when to start saving. Even though you might be in your early 20s and retirement may seem a long way off, it’s vital to start sooner rather than later.

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Tax benefits to consider before the end of February 2021

If you’re paid a salary each month, it may feel like receiving income and paying tax are automated tasks. Any monthly tax deductions as well as contributions to company benefit plans might seem like values you don’t have any control over. However, you most likely have a rough idea of your income and expenses, which… Read more →

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What the US elections mean for South Africa 🗳️

All eyes are on Biden to kick-start US economic recovery and to strengthen relationships with developing countries like South Africa, as well as with other developed nations. While we wait in anticipation for the newly elected president to take the stage, let’s hold onto the future prospects of the Biden blue wave.

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Dealing with debt after a payment holiday

For many South Africans, the payment holiday offered by credit providers during the three-month period from April to June 2020 came as a great relief. In a recent survey by the debt counselling firm, DebtBusters, a rather grim picture of the consequences of the payment holiday was painted. Payment holidays were an effective short-term solution,… Read more →

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Knowing and tracking your net worth

As we approach the end of 2020, it’s a great time to reflect on your financial activities throughout the year. More importantly, it’s the perfect opportunity to review your net worth.

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Don’t let uncertainty catch you off guard

+- 2 min read (or warming up leftovers for lunch) Since the start of lockdown in March, we’ve been bombarded with news of increasing job losses in the country. At the end of September, statistics showed that the number of employed people in SA decreased by 2.2 million from the first quarter of 2020. This was recorded as… Read more →

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Save jobs. Travel local.

Given the current Covid-19 situation and that our international borders only reopened recently, South Africans have the perfect excuse to travel and explore locally. After months of missing out on weekly get-togethers, exciting events and long-planned holidays, the recent move to a level 1 lockdown brought the good news that we’ll be able to make… Read more →

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Alternative Investments 💎

When you hear the term investing, you tend to think of traditional investments that most people are familiar with. These are usually cash in your savings account, some of your favourite companies’ stocks or bonds.

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Mindful Buying 🛍

Have you ever been caught between two worlds, where your heart says one thing and your mind says the opposite? The concept of mindfulness has recently gained popularity as a way of paying attention in a particular way – on purpose and in-the-moment awareness without any judgment. Mindful eating and mindful moving are popular terms… Read more →