Welcome to Maya on Money.

This site is a collection of articles written by finance journalist Maya Fisher-French as well as other contributors. The aim of Maya on Money is to help you with those day-to-day money decisions related to South African finance matters. Articles cover all those areas that you need in order to manage your money effectively such as budgeting, saving, investing, banking and insurance. Feel free to engage with us and post your questions on the Forum.

Your 12-month financial plan

If you’ve decided that 2018 is the time to get your finances under control, try this month-by-month plan so that your finances and admin are all up-to-date by the end of the year.

financial independence after divorce

Divorcing from the breadwinner

Divorce is always heartbreaking – but when the woman getting divorced has sacrificed her career, her financial independence and sometimes her identity, it can be particularly traumatic.

Learning to say “no”

Learning to say “no”

It took Glenda 20 years to realise that you do not empower other people by continually bailing them out. She also learnt how to say “no” to people who were draining her both emotionally and financially.