Tag - talking about money

The best gift my mother ever gave me

I was fortunate growing up to have a really great mom. She was the kind of person one thinks of when you say “mother”. She was a really involved parent – she made the pom-poms for sports day, sewed pretty dresses for me, came to all the parent-teacher meetings, and was always there when we got home from school with a sandwich and a glass of milk...

Talking to your child about money

What is it about money that makes it so difficult to discuss with our children? While many taboos around discussing sex, drugs and politics have broken down, for some reason money remains a topic that many parents feel uncomfortable talking about. So how do you go about talking to your child about money? A survey by Visa on Women Money Matters...

Financial tips for the bride-to-be

How the couple handle their finances, bank accounts and budgeting has a far greater ripple effect on a marriage than the perfect dress or the three-tier red velvet cake, writes Citadel Advisory Partner, Kirsten Smit. White dresses, wedding décor, floral decoration, vows, long-lasting love. These are the things that fill a bride’s mind as she plans...