Posts categorised by Life & money

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What’s your money personality – The Avoider 🛑

Did you know there are different money personalities? Avoiders often ignore anything that has to do with their money and spending habits, which in most cases leads to debt piling up. However, they don’t buy items to make social statements or to make themselves feel good, so they aren’t controlled by their money and don’t let finances rule their lives.

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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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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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Sustainable investing: Investing with a conscience

+- 3 min read (or a cup of tea) What is sustainable investing? The world of investing can sometimes seem all too corporate and difficult to comprehend. And as Warren Buffet, one of the greatest investors of our century, once said, you should never invest in a business you cannot understand. If there’s one thing… 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 →

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The F.I.R.E Movement: Is it for you?

F.I.R.E is an acronym for Financially Independent; Retire Early and although it’s been all the rage on social media recently, it’s not a new idea.

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The Downside of Debt

Today’s guest blog post comes from Stealthy Wealth. Most people are aware that when you buy something using debt you end up with a total bill quite a bit higher than the sticker price of the item thanks to interest. Interest is the price you pay for the privilege of owning something immediately and only… 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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Ditching your car for an Uber

If Transport & Fuel is one of the budget categories in which you record the highest spend each month, you’re not alone. It seems it only takes a few days for a tank of petrol to go from full to empty. Those tanks aren’t getting any cheaper either. The petrol price has increased by nearly… Read more →