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  • What you can learn about saving from dieting
  • Saving money is, at its core, like dieting. Dieting is the practice of eating food in a way to control your future body weight. Similarly, looking at how you spend and save money is a way to control your future finances. We all know what the effect of bad diet and unhealthy food is on our bodies… In the same way as eating the wrong foods or eating too much can harm us, bad spending habits an... ››› more
  • [06 June 2013]
  • Why you still feel poor even though you got a pay increase
  • As you climb the corporate ladder, your salary increases .So you get a bigger house, new flashy car, you go to the fancy restaurants, and order expensive lattes every work day. These are just a few of the common things you do due to having more money. You suddenly seem to need more stuff right? As you get more money, you get more ‘stuff' and then a bizarre thing happens: even though you're m... ››› more
  • [31 May 2013]
  • How I changed my monthly expense into the investment I always wanted
  • Recently I took a long hard look at all my finances. I made a list of all my expenses, debt, income and my investments. I quickly learnt I had a problem. My expenses seemed to be piling up every month and none of them were contributing to my future. They were merely leeching from my bank account so I could barely survive the month. Then I discovered a way to turn one of my largest expenses in... ››› more
  • [17 May 2013]
  • Revealed: The secret to making your retirement savings last more than three years!
  • Ready to retire? Not so fast. Sanlam's Benchmark Symposium, which it'll release on 14 May, shows levels of saving for retirement continue to be low. So low, in fact, that Moneyweb says the average retiree depletes his retirement lump sum in just three years! Here's how to make sure you're saving enough to live comfortably long into your golden years…   Most people look forward to retirem... ››› more
  • [02 May 2013]
  • Three ways to save money when the retail therapy bug bites…
  • Although inflation's keeping prices high, consumers are still flocking to the stores for essential items. The latest retail sales figures reflect this. And retail growth is expected to continue this year, despite fears of fast-rising inflation. But you don't have to walk out of the store with more in your packets and less in your pocket. Simply follow these three tips to save money when shopping... ››› more
  • [18 April 2013]
  • Revealed: Three ways to beat inflation while shopping for groceries
  • Worried about rising inflation? You're not alone. While the Reserve Bank is doing all it can to reassure consumers that inflation's holding steady and not increasing beyond 6%, prices in the shops tell a different story. That's why you need to be shopping-savvy to save as much money as you can when buying essentials like groceries. It's easy if you know how…   The weaker rand has worsene... ››› more
  • [16 April 2013]
  • The secret's out on how to save money when you buy a new car…
  • General Motors predicts that annual vehicle sales in Africa will rise nearly 20% in the next two years. If you're one of these potential new car owners, you'll need to keep your head. Because a new car isn't an investment - it depreciates in value too quickly. That's why you need to make sure you save money every way you can when you buy a new car.   More and more South Africans are buyin... ››› more
  • [12 April 2013]
  • Revealed: How to REALLY save money on your car insurance premiums
  • “Thanks, inflation”. Many South Africans make this sarcastic retort every day. The latest reason? Rising insurance costs. And while you can't afford NOT to insure your assets, inflation is making it harder and harder to pay your monthly premiums. Luckily, there are a number of ways to cut down on what you pay on your car insurance premiums…   Feeling bogged down by inflation?   ... ››› more
  • [11 April 2013]
  • China's latest currency move shows where you should invest next…
  • The Western world is slowly but surely being replaced by fresher economic super powers from the East. Take China, for example. Like most of the world, it was badly hit by the economic recession. Now, it's bounced back to such an extent that it's one of the countries with the most available capital to invest around the world. Luckily, you can profit from this with this easy way to invest in China..... ››› more
  • [09 April 2013]
  • Become more electricity-efficient and Eskom won't be the only one smiling this winter!
  • It's a relief that Nersa didn't approve Eskom's 16% proposed electricity price hike. But that doesn't mean you're smiling about the 8% electricity price hike that'll kick in each year for the next five years. Especially as electricity supply remains constrained and we face “the most difficult winter” ahead. Here's how to meet Eskom's requests to lower your electricity usage - and benefit from ... ››› more
  • [09 April 2013]
  • Use carpooling to save money on travel costs ahead of more parking fees in Jo'burg…
  • Joburg motorists already face many travel-related expenses. In addition to the ever-rising petrol price and e-tolls, you'll pay more for parking on the streets soon as over two dozen areas in Johannesburg are being assessed for the possible introduction of paid parking schemes. But there are some ways to save money on your travel costs… The petrol price is expected to go up by another 1.4c a ... ››› more
  • [26 March 2013]
  • Two easy ways to save on petrol as more e-tolls are announced for Gauteng
  • “Gauteng motorists could face even more e-toll woes as the second phase of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project appears to have been given the green light,” reports iafrica.com. This, on top of the ever rising petrol price, will put South African consumers on the back foot as they pay more and more money to get from A to B every day. But the good news is, there are ways to save money on pet... ››› more
  • [25 March 2013]
  • Discover the “art of the deal” and save thousands on your phone bill
  • “If you're still paying full price for the items you buy or the things you do, you are being ripped off. That's because you could get them for as much as 75% off - even free,” says Gavin Fourie, editor of Unconventional Millionaire. Discover his secret to never paying full price on your cell phone bill ever again. “The average cell phone user spends about R6,000 a year on their cell phone. T... ››› more
  • [04 February 2013]
  • Now's the time to start paying off your debt so you can afford life's luxuries
  • The results of FNB's latest Household Consumer Debt Service Risk Index show you're probably living beyond your means. But there's an easy way to take control of your finances again. Just cut back on the luxuries you can't actually afford and tend to buy on credit. This way, you'll soon be living with less debt, leaving you with more disposable income to spend and save for those little luxuries. FN... ››› more
  • [01 February 2013]
  • Save money on transport costs before the e-toll system kicks
  • The e-toll saga continues. While the IFP in Gauteng has asked government to look into a more cost-effective method, the Transport Minister says the e-toll system could go ahead in just a few weeks. And it's not just Gauteng motorists that are in trouble. Western Cape roads are also due for an expensive upgrade and the petrol price is rising. That's why you need to make sure you're driving is eco-f... ››› more
  • [31 January 2013]
  • Six easy ways to save money by spending less at the supermarket
  • Your pay cheque just doesn't stretch as far as you'd like it to. Even if you're not making big purchases, you still need to eat three meals a day and the cost of living is constantly on the rise. But you don't have to feel anxious about your finances and cringe every time you open your wallet to spend money. Here are six easy ways to save money by spending less while supermarket shopping so you wo... ››› more
  • [31 January 2013]
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