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Video: Start that emergency fund

Video: Start that emergency fund

Most of us know that we should have some emergency cash stashed away for a rainy day, but how many of us actually do it? With the COVID-19 pandemic came job losses and salary cuts for many South Africans, and this in turn is shining a very bright...

How to start that emergency fund

How to start that emergency fund

If you follow my articles, podcasts or videos, you will know that I talk a lot about emergency funds. The concept of an emergency fund was really drummed into me when I edited Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover for South African readers. I always...

Video: Where to invest that extra cash

Video: Where to invest that extra cash

Busang wrote to say that he has no debt and R600 extra each month that he wants to start investing for the long term. He wanted to know which unit trust or exchange-traded fund would be the best option. For anyone who is starting to save or invest,...

How your stokvel can make you money

How your stokvel can make you money

While you are sitting in lockdown, now may be the time to turn that WhatsApp group into a stokvel. In her book Stokvels: How they can make your money work for you, author and financial educator Palesa Lengolo writes, “I have watched how some...

Time to consider a fixed deposit?

Time to consider a fixed deposit?

With a cut in interest rates likely, now may be the time to lock into a fixed deposit. Over the last two years interest paid by financial institutions relative to inflation was the highest since the end of the credit crisis in 2010. Last year, unit...

Video: How to compare interest rates

Video: How to compare interest rates

Comparing interest rates is not simple, especially when comparing interest on maturity with annual compounding interest and nominal interest rates. Take for example an advert for a five-year fixed deposit with 13.3% interest on maturity. In this...

Video: How to reach R1 million in 5 years

Video: How to reach R1 million in 5 years

Last year we had a Money Matters show where we illustrated how you could save R1.1 million within 15 years using your tax-free savings allowance of R2 750 per month. A viewer asked us if it was possible to reach R1.1 million within five years by...

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