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Procrastination: the thief of money

Procrastination: the thief of money

This article is an extract from the Liberty customer newsletter on why we procrastinate and the impact it has on our finances The beginning of the New Year always brings with it those inevitable New Year's resolutions, and if there is one New...

Group saving bank accounts

Group saving bank accounts

If you form an investment club you will still need to have a bank account for the group in order to collect money and pay out withdrawals. Speak to your bank about the best account for your needs. These bank accounts are specifically aimed at...

Tap and pay

Tap and pay

Absa recently launched the first fully functioning bank card that enables customers to simply tap and pay for low value items. Building on Absa’s PayPassTM technology which is behind the roll out of the My Citi transit card in Cape Town and the BRT...

Borrowing to study

Borrowing to study

It is that time of year when many students will be selecting their courses for the year. In an ideal world one would have saved enough to pay for one’s studies, but unfortunately this is seldom the case and most students need to consider taking a...

Cost effective investing

Cost effective investing

A study by international fund rating agency Morningstar showed that the best indicator of outperformance by a fund was low costs. It is however often the cost of accessing that investment rather than the actual management fees that really hurts...

RSA retail savings bonds as an investment

RSA retail savings bonds as an investment

“Are RSA retail bonds still a good choice of investment over a 3 or 5 year period. And what interest rates are the offering at this stage?” writes Peter who is 65 years old. Maya replies: If you are simply comparing interest rates to a bank deposit...

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