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.
Guest writer Dax Villanueva has a bone or two to pick with the notion that we should pursue our passion at work.
Play catch up with some of our highlights for the month.
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.
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.
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.
Money has taken many forms. Here’s a little about what it could be, has been, and is.
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.
How did we end up with money? And is it worth it? Well, it may be imperfect, but it’s still better than some alternatives.
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.