Video: Understand your electricity bill

The cost of electricity will increase by 15% in April. That is triple the rate of inflation which means a bigger portion of our budget will go to paying for electricity. It is worth taking the time to understand how your electricity is charged for and to find ways to...

When does it make sense to have a travel allowance?

If you are required to travel for work there are several ways to claim for this expense. You can receive a travel allowance or be provided with a company car. In the case of a travel allowance, the employer would normally pay a set amount, for example R5 000 a month....

FSCA issues crypto health warning

The FSCA wants to warn the public that if something goes wrong with your crypto investment, you are not likely to get your money back and will have no recourse against anyone. The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has noted with concern the increasing volume...

Fancy new car or a fabulous retirement?

Khwezi Jackson, investment consultant at 10X Investments, explains how buying a fancy new car could sabotage your retirement funding. Seeing a headline, ‘Spending R10,000 per month on a new car’, got me thinking: Why would anyone spend that much money every month to...

In search of a low-cost credit card

For the last 14 years I have been the happy owner of a Virgin Money credit card. The card has zero annual fees which made it a perfect credit card to hold for emergencies rather than using for day-to-day spending. In my case I also used it for booking travel such as...

Video: How to grow your side hustle

In any crisis there is opportunity. Lockdown created new market opportunities as customers became open to trying new brands through e-commerce. Research has already identified that post lockdown, people are less likely to return to major shopping centres, preferring...

Listen: Talking to your children about money

How do you teach your children to manage money? It starts at home, says 13-year-old Alidzulwi Tshikosi, author of Not being authentic can be costly - a warning tale of a young man who uses credit to live beyond his means and which ultimately destroys his...

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