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Aiden Sookdin, Author, The Minimum Wage Millionaire

  • Three festive driving tips to save you money and keep you safe
  • We live in such a vast and beautiful country and if you're like me, then you enjoy long driving holidays. I love the feel of the road beneath the wheels, the power of the engine and the ever-changing scenery on the journey. I love singing with my family and counting the windmills as we drive. But, I don't like pulling into petrol stations along the way and filling up my tank. It just costs... ››› more
  • [17 November 2016]
  • Live the life you want and break the chains of financial slavery
  • Fifteen years ago, I didn't think this was possible. Maybe it was for other people, but certainly not for me... At the age of 20, I drove a red Golf Chico, earned R5,000 a month, lived in a tiny one bedroom flat in someone's back garden and couldn't afford to take an annual holiday. Today, my life is totally different. That's because I understand the life changing power of earning, sav... ››› more
  • [16 August 2016]
  • You can make more money working three days a week
  • How many days do you work in a week? Five, six maybe even seven? Do you spend 8 to 12 hours at work, drive home and then spend another 2 or 3 hours on your laptop? Do you enjoy doing this? I'll be honest. I was just like you. I spent 90% of my day working my fingers to the bone. I hardly saw my family during the week or even on the weekends. Then, I burnt out. I spent a week st... ››› more
  • [11 August 2016]
  • If you're failing at a career you hate, take a chance and succeed at what you love
  • I know what it feels like to be stuck behind a desk, earning a pittance and despising your existence. But I changed the way I live my life. I took a calculated risk that paid off. Today, I am writing this letter to you from my home office, while watching my kids through my study window as they play outside. I want you to be able to experience this level of freedom too. Spending more time work... ››› more
  • [21 July 2016]
  • This one simple change can knock six years off your bond and save you R302,084.63
  • What if I told you there's a simple way to knock six years off your bond repayments and save R302,084.63. in the process? Would you believe me if I told you that you can pay your bond off faster, without increasing the amount you pay each month? In fact, you won't have to make any drastic changes to your lifestyle at all. I've found a special solution to help you do just that. Just wait un... ››› more
  • [26 May 2016]
  • So much for the abilities of ‘experts' - You can do better
  • Read the news around you… Taxes are rising, independent, unbiased financial advice is disappearing, and poorly managed pensions and equities are destroying people's savings. The fact is, less than 20%, of the more than 800 unit trusts in South Africa, beat the market. So much for the abilities of these expensive ‘experts'… Here's an example of the performance of, my investment fu... ››› more
  • [20 April 2016]
  • Get your first REAL look under government's dirty skirt
  • I expose the truth hidden from you since before the ushering in of our “democratic” political dispensation Editor’s Note: I first wrote this article for the South African Investor in November 2015. I'm sharing this with you today because with increasing political and economic unrest in South Africa right now, it’s time to take a serious position and start to protect your investments.... ››› more
  • [22 March 2016]
  • 5 Game Changers to Coach Your Company to Success
  • I'm not a big rugby fan. However, when it comes to the World Cup. I watch every South African game. I'm a patriotic South African. I feel that it's important to support our sports teams when we're playing in such important international games. I get really worked up when the team wins and fails. I end up shouting, jumping and clutching the couch pillows out frustration and anxiety. And I know I... ››› more
  • [27 January 2016]
  • South Africa's water shortage gives you the chance to save
  • Water shortages are becoming a serious problem in South Africa. The lack of rain and ongoing heatwave is making the problem much worse. Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal are in the middle of water restrictions while water reservoirs in the Western Cape are 20% lower this year. The department of Water Affairs blames the water problems on poor planning, budget constraints and supply management challeng... ››› more
  • [26 January 2016]
  • How to buy your perfect dream home for long-term prosperity
  • Before you even think about financing your home, you need to know exactly what you want from it. There are certain steps you must take to find your perfect home. So start your buying process by considering the following important elements. What type of home will best meet your needs?   Buying a house is a long-term commitment. You don’t want to make the mistake of buying a property that you... ››› more
  • [21 December 2015]
  • “You only live once” - The best way to plan your finances for life
  • I often hear people say, “Just do it, you only live once.” I cringe when I hear this… You: “I really want that new S-class Mercedes Benz but I don't think I can afford it.” Friend: “Go for it, you only live once.” Yes, do it! You'll end up paying for that S-class for the rest of your life. You'll live hand to mouth while the car depreciates in value and you and your family a... ››› more
  • [21 December 2015]
  • 5 little known secrets crucial to your business success
  • When you're starting your own business, you're usually focused on the obvious things like financial, business and marketing planning… Maybe you spend your time perfecting your products and services… and, while those are all good places to start, there are some lesser-known success factors that you need to be aware of… I believe these factors are so crucial to your success, that I'... ››› more
  • [21 December 2015]
  • Insurance warning: Six things you need to do before you lock up and go this December
  • Picture this: You've just come home from a wonderful December holiday. You throw open your front door and put down your bags. But just before you can say, “Home, sweet home!” the chaos around you tells you there's been a burglary. Your next thought will probably be: “Thank goodness I'm insured!” But are you really certain you'll be paid out as much as you expect? If you have in... ››› more
  • [21 December 2015]
  • Nine secret hiding places to protect your wealth while you're away this December
  • Criminals are becoming increasingly organised, determined and cunning. They target people who run successful businesses or own nice houses, going for their investments, jewellery and pensions… They're even gunning for your identities! Armed with the right information, an ID criminal can impersonate you and commit fraud, open and misuse bank accounts, apply for loans, abuse your existing b... ››› more
  • [21 December 2015]
  • Five low-cost ways to double the value of your house by the end of 2016
  • While such structural renovations will ultimately increase the value of your property, they are time-consuming and costly, and unlikely to make you real profit. But with cosmetic renovations that cost below R100,000, you could actually increase the value of a R350,000 house to R650,000, making yourself a profit of R200,000 in the process! 1.       Security is of vital importance in o... ››› more
  • [21 December 2015]
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