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Don’t Obsess Over Your Investments

Today’s post comes from Hendrik Brand. Hendrik blogs about personal finance and financial independence at Tigers on a Golden Leash.

My Financial Journey: Kay Carmichael
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My Money Journey: Kay Carmichael

My story I’m Kay and I’m a freelance storyboard artist living in Cape Town. This is the story of my money-journey. I come from a formerly well-off family that gave me a lot of advantages in life: paid-for studies, my first car, private school education. Things went south with our finances before I left home,… Read more →

Economics of a Big Mac
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The Economics of a Big Mac

You’re probably wondering what the Big Mac has to do with economics. This humble burger has actually proven to be a useful tool for comparing different countries’ economies around the globe. This story deals with indices, so to start off, let’s look at what an index is. An index is a way of measuring something… Read more →

Comparing South Africa’s Cheapest Bank Accounts
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Comparing South Africa’s Cheapest Bank Accounts: Part 4

In the final post of this series, we give all nine banks their final scores and dig a little deeper into the numbers behind them. If you missed our previous reviews, take a look at Part 1 (Absa, African, Bidvest Bank), Part 2 (Capitec, FNB, Nedbank) and Part 3 (Old Mutual, Standard Bank, TymeBank) for a closer look at each bank’s… Read more →

Comparing South Africa’s Cheapest Bank Accounts: Old Mutual, Standard Bank, TymeBank
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Comparing South Africa’s Cheapest Bank Accounts: Part 3

In this series of blog posts, we review the cheapest entry-level bank accounts from nine of South Africa’s biggest banks. Today’s review includes offerings from Old Mutual, Standard Bank and TymeBank. If you missed it, check out Part 1 for our review of Absa, African Bank and Bidvest Bank and Part 2 for our review of Capitec, FNB and Nedbank. Look… Read more →

Comparing South Africa’s Cheapest Bank Accounts: Capitec, FNB, Nedbank
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Comparing South Africa’s Cheapest Bank Accounts: Part 2

In this series of blog posts, we review the cheapest entry-level bank accounts from nine of South Africa’s biggest banks. Today’s review includes offerings from Capitec, FNB and Nedbank. If you missed it, check out Part 1 for our review of Absa, African Bank and Bidvest Bank.

Comparing South Africa’s Cheapest Bank Accounts: Absa, African Bank, Bidvest
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Comparing South Africa’s Cheapest Bank Accounts: Part 1

In this series of blog posts, we review the cheapest entry-level bank accounts from nine of South Africa’s biggest banks. Today’s review includes offerings from Absa, African Bank and Bidvest Bank. Look out for Part 2 (Capitec, FNB and Nedbank) and Part 3 (Old Mutual, Standard Bank and TymeBank) later in the week.

How to Save Money on Unpackaged, Plastic-Free Food
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How to Save Money on Unpackaged, Plastic-Free Food

Plastic pollution — the accumulation of plastic objects and particles in the Earth’s environment — is a global problem that is devastating marine life and other ecosystems. Humans are using more plastic than ever before and a depressing amount tends to end up in our oceans, on our beaches and even inside our bodies. The… Read more →

Data Prices in South Africa
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Comparing Data Prices in South Africa

Mobile data in South Africa is expensive. Very expensive. In this post, we compare the prices of one-off mobile data bundles from Vodacom, Cell C, MTN, Telkom and Rain. We also compare the reliability of the different networks — cheap data isn’t very useful if there’s no coverage.

Is Bitcoin Taxed in South Africa?
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Tax season: Is Bitcoin Taxed in South Africa?

With the 2019 Tax Season well underway, we take a look at the tax implications of trading Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Note that the following applies to all cryptocurrencies and not just Bitcoin.