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And the winner is…

And the winner is…

The winner of the 2023 Money Makeover Challenge has been chosen. The 2023 Absa City Press Money Makeover boot camp has come to an end and once again, all of our candidates have shown what is possible in just six months. They are proof that the...

Funding your start-up

Funding your start-up

When Sello entered the Money Makeover Challenge, he was establishing a start-up business to manufacture eco-friendly straws for restaurants and retailers. He had taken out personal loans to purchase manufacturing equipment to produce the prototype....

Setting your financial priorities

Setting your financial priorities

We may all have several financial goals and aspirations, but how do we decide how to order our financial priorities? Should we pay off debt or build an emergency fund? Should we be saving for our children’s education or for our retirement? A...

A will to protect your family

A will to protect your family

One of the most important tasks that the Absa/City Press Money Makeover candidates need to fulfil, is to write up a will. We spend so much time and energy on our families and making many sacrifices for them, yet most parents have not taken the time...

Planning to own a home

Planning to own a home

For most young people buying a home is a financial priority, but a home is a significant purchase and it’s important to get your finances in order first. Two of the Absa/City Press Money Makeover contestants are preparing for this big step. Molefi...

Managing family expectations

Managing family expectations

Managing family expectations may include having tough conversations with parents and relatives before you agree to help them financially. Setting boundaries with family members is always difficult, but if you do not look after your own finances...

Financial independence needs a plan

Financial independence needs a plan

While financial independence is a goal many people aspire to, it means different things to different people. For some people, financial independence means having enough capital to provide an income that covers their expenses. This is the goal...

Maya Fisher-French author of Money Questions Answered

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