Tag: finance

Teaching your kids about the true value of money

Money is something that has played a central role in the development of civilisation for thousands of years. Today’s currency in South Africa, the Rand, was introduced quite recently – back in 1961 when it became legal tender just before…

How to Grow your Emergency Fund

Having an emergency fund of money set aside is one of the key element to financial security, as it is there to provide a buffer should you need cash quickly. Emergency funds are your port of call should any major,…

7 Ways To Better Manage Your Personal Finances

It’s okay if you’re someone who’s never been that good at keeping your personal finances in order. What’s most important is that you begin to set yourself up for success now by changing your ways as soon as possible so…

Basic Budgeting Tips And Tricks

Source Budgeting is a real problem for many American families. Nearly half of all U.S. citizens couldn’t scrape up $400 if they needed to for an emergency. Nearly a third have less than $1000 in savings. While everyone can benefit from basic…

Top Tips For Buying A Second Hand Car

When it comes to getting a new vehicle it can be a nightmare trying to decide which type, model, make and year to get. If you don’t have good credit it can also be a problem getting approved for the…

4 Essential Frugal Living Tips for 2018

Living a frugal life is not all about making sacrifices. You can live a very comfortable life while still applying frugal living principles. The goal of frugality should ultimately be to be able to scale your finances while enjoying the…

Top household money-saving hacks

Whether you are trying to save up for a family vacation, planning a move or have a big event such as your wedding or a christening coming up this year, chances are you are looking for ways to scrimp and…

How to cut the cost of pet ownership

The lifetime cost of owning a dog weighs in at around $15,000 for a small dog. Medium-sized dogs cost slightly more while large dogs end up costing slightly less, due to the fact they generally have a shorter lifespan. Small…