Posts categorised by How to money

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Make 2021 your best financial year yet

Life gives us a second chance every 365 days. A chance to do better and to be better. After a year like 2020, we desperately need to turn over a new leaf. But what will you do with the new opportunities 2021 holds? Will you start anew or keep on locking horns with your wallet?… Read more →

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Structuring your financial accounts

Within 30 seconds, could you tell someone where your money is and how much you have in each of your accounts? Often we have too many accounts, duplicate accounts attracting double the bank charges or a lot of money in non-interest bearing accounts. Setting up a financial structure which is simple and easy to follow… Read more →

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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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Investments: How to get the most bang for your buck

Being a successful investor over the long term is actually fairly simple, anyone can do it! The key is to do as little as possible – which doesn’t actually sound like good advice, but hear us out.  Fidelity, a large asset manager in the US, has done a study to find out which accounts had… Read more →

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What’s the deal with the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement?

2-3 min read (or getting dressed for your morning run) Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni finally gave the budget speech after it was postponed by a week. “We must rebuild our economy, rehabilitate our public finances and recover from the devastation wrought upon us by COVID-19”, he proclaimed. The Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) was made on 28… Read more →

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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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Are you financially healthy?

Your financial health is important, just like your physical health. We can measure our physical health, quite easily, by comparing ourselves to others or by the way we feel. Financial health is more tricky.

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What’s your money personality series- The Money Hoarder

2-3 min read (or checking your budget page) Did you know there are different money personalities? Ever wondered what yours is and what it means for your bank account? Over the next few weeks, we’re rolling out a series of Slice articles on different money personas to help you identify your type and learn more about what the… Read more →

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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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How to use ETFs to grow your wealth ETF Series #2

Have you read the first part of our ETF series? If you haven’t or are needing a recap, here’s why Exchange Traded Funds are great! Why ETFs? Working for money isn’t your only option. The reward for successful budgeting is investing. Investing is a way to make your money work for you!  The big questions… Read more →