Category - Budgeting

How to stretch your salary

Times are tough and even though the inflation rate might be slowing down, prices are still going up. This means your cost of living is only going to increase as the months go by.

The survival strategy

There is no doubt that 2016 is going to be tough on households financially as price increases across the board push up our day-to-day living expenses.

Is now a good time to buy a house?

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.

Why your bills are rising faster than inflation

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...


Why buy a TV when you can rent it?

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...