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Financial Planning / 12-06-24 / Shelly Nxumalo

Understand loan scams and how to avoid them

“We understand the growing concerns surrounding borrowing money online as some consumers have fallen prey to loan sharks offering seemingly attractive loans with hidden, exorbitant fees and interest rates. It’s crucial for consumers to recognise…

Financial Planning / 28-05-24 / Daniel Nkosi

Financial Well-being: Key to better mental health

"Research has shown that financial stability is closely linked to mental well-being. When individuals have control over their finances and feel secure about their future, they experience lower levels of stress and anxiety," says Lerato Thwane,…

Financial Planning / 19-04-24 / Tau kaVodloza

Latest Inflation Drop: a welcome breather amid dwindling economy

“When inflation rates are high, consumers tend to cut back on spending, delay investments, and struggle more with debt as their money buys less. Conversely, when inflation cools, as it has recently in South Africa, the immediate effect can be…

Financial Planning / 11-04-24 / Shelly Nxumalo

Debt reduction and saving: taking charge of your finances

Building a solid savings plan not only helps you achieve your financial goals but also prepares you for unexpected expenses. Savings serve as a lifeline during challenging times and pave the way for long-term financial success, especially for…

Financial Planning / 08-02-24 / Staff Writer

Credit Scores: what you need to know and strategies for improvement

Lerato Thwane, Head of E-Commerce at Tesserai, explains that making use of a credit score tool holds many benefits for a consumer. It calculates your latest credit scores, groups all open accounts and loans in one place, and displays risk profiles…

Financial Planning / 16-01-24 / Chris Smit

Why your child’s private education should form part of your financial plan

"There isn't a one-size-fits-all approach when deciding on the best vehicle to save for private schooling, as every family's financial affairs differ. Therefore, it is essential to consult your financial institution or private advisor to help…

Financial Planning / 01-12-22 / Dhashni Naidoo

Dhashni Naidoo | How to use your bonus responsibly

"Receiving a bonus is an exciting event and a time for celebration to recognise the hard work you put in throughout the year. However, it also offers us an opportunity to achieve our financial goals.  When we think about spending the money,…

Financial Planning / 10-11-22 / Ester Ochse

Ester Ochse | It’s November, pick up a bargain but avoid Janu-Worry!

As much as it can be a good time to get a good bargain and buy something that you have had your eye on for a while, here are a few tips to help you to financially navigate Black Friday by Ester Ochse, Product Head, FNB Integrated Advice.

Financial Planning / 22-08-22 / Duty Editor

Considerations when building your investment portfolio

When we invest, we must consider what we are trying to achieve before making that investment decision, says Samukelo Zwane, Head of Product, FNB Wealth and Investments.

Financial Planning / 19-08-22 / Sisanda Ndlovu

Successfully managing your debt burden

The regulations governing regular payment of debt instalments have become very strict and if you underpay on your monthly instalments, you will be reported to the credit bureaus, with negative legal consequences, says Darryl Adriaanzen, African…

Financial Planning / 18-08-22 / Tommy Jackson

How to recession-proof your finances right now: African Bank

True financial independence, however, transcends simply earning a salary, but starts with your ability to take more control of your money and grow it, says African Bank.