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The miracle of replacing ambition with contentment

When she was 25, Georgina Guedes bought a house. She almost sold it eight years later, and then realised she was making a terrible mistake.

Do what you love?
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Do what you love?

Guest writer Dax Villanueva has a bone or two to pick with the notion that we should pursue our passion at work.

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22seven October Blog Roundup

Play catch up with some of our highlights for the month.

The Best Thing to Spend Money On
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The best thing to spend your money on is… travel!

They say you should buy experiences rather than things. And travel is the experience that you’ll gain the most from, Georgina Guedes says, so that’s how you should spend your money – as long as you have it.

History of Money 3
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A brief history (and future?) of money (part 3): Alternative currencies

Money doesn’t have to be coins, or cash, or even cards. Its very recent history is full of innovation and experimentation. And some of it seems to be sticking.

Stokvels
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Stokvels aren’t just about the money

They’re a massive economic force, but their benefits are also emotional. Nobhongo Gxolo writes about the kinds of stokvels that exist, and the non-financial reasons people belong to them.

History of Money 2
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A brief history of money (part 2): Chocolate coins, gold coins and other currency

Money has taken many forms. Here’s a little about what it could be, has been, and is.

I can't help you if you don't know what you spend
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“I can’t help you if you don’t know what you spend.”

For Kate Wolters, when it came to knowing were her money went, ignorance was bliss. But, older and wiser and more enlightened, knowledge is nirvana.

Money and culture
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The Culture of Money

In South Africa, being loaded is, well, loaded. But in other countries, with different histories and backgrounds, wealth is seen quite differently, as Susan Hayden experienced.