Some analysts claim that first-time home buyers should delay buying due to the current economy. But the decision to buy a house should start with whether or not you can afford it, in a rising interest rate environment.
Category - Budgeting
Education costs continue to rise well above inflation, placing a heavy financial burden on parents.
Whenever Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) releases the consumer price index (inflation) figure, I always wonder whose basket of goods they are using, because I can assure you that my living costs are increasing well above the 5.2% CPI recorded...
There is much to be said for renting when it comes to electronics, appliances and even furniture. When I was young, everyone rented a TV, most of them from Teljoy. In those days, TVs were simply unaffordable and credit was not as easily...
Episode 17 of the Change in your Pocket series unpacks all the costs associated with that dream wedding.
Advice on savings for contract workers who don't earn a set salary each month.
Chantel has been married for almost two years and was caught slightly off-guard recently when she realised she was pregnant with her first baby. “Even though my husband and I are both extremely good at saving, we didn’t have a specific...
Don't fall into the trap of taking on unnecessary consumption debt in a misguided attempt to build up your credit record.
It's that time of year where we all make New Year's resolutions with the best of intentions, but it takes discipline to reach your goals.
In this podcast we search for the truth behind credit cards – are they really a good thing to have in your wallet?