The Boodle Blog

Getting red carpet ready for Valentine’s day
Getting red carpet ready for Valentine’s day
February 09, 2016

People are spending more and more on Valentine’s day. According to the estimates of this survey, Americans spent a record $18.9 billion last year. These Valentine’s day gifts included chocolates, jewellery, flowers, or a special night out.…

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Get to know the ins and outs of saving and become your own financial advisor
Get to know the ins and outs of saving and become your own financial advisor
February 05, 2016

South Africans are not very good at saving money according to Reserve Bank statistics. The South African Savings Institute lists low disposable income growth, low employment growth, a rising tax burden and an inflationary environment as some of the reasons why we are among the worst savers in the world.…

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Extra special Valentine's Day ideas
Extra special Valentine's Day ideas
February 01, 2016

The original Valentine was supposed to have been a bishop who lived in the third-century AD. He defied Emperor Claudius’ ban on marriage and continued to perform the ceremonies for young lovers.…

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Five best holidays for a young family
Five best holidays for a young family
January 30, 2016

Maybe you didn't manage to get away for the December holidays or maybe your holiday ended up not being much of a holiday because you were looking after everyone else. I'm sure anyone with children will tell you that taking them on holiday is sometimes harder than staying home.…

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Men's fashion - it's time for you to get a new look and we can help
Men's fashion - it's time for you to get a new look and we can help
January 29, 2016

According to a recent survey 25% of men said that they are clueless about fashion. That's one in four men who second guess themselves on the clothes they put on every day.…

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Don’t miss the Soweto Derby: Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs just because it’s January
Don’t miss the Soweto Derby: Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs just because it’s January
January 22, 2016

I don’t know about you, but I’m super amped for the second leg of the Soweto Derby. With Orlando Pirates winning 3-1 in the last encounter, tensions are high to see which of the Soweto giants claim bragging rights for this showdown.…

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An interesting look at South African household savings patterns
An interesting look at South African household savings patterns
January 20, 2016

With the recent plunge of the rand against international currencies, South Africans are biting their nails and worrying about the state of our nation’s financial stability. With inflation and costs on the rise, it seems household debt is going to have an even bigger hold on us, crushing our intentions to save in the near future.…

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How to start teaching kids about money
How to start teaching kids about money
January 15, 2016

“Not teaching your kids about money is like not caring whether they eat. If they enter the world without financial knowledge they will have a much harder go of it.” Donald Trump…

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Things you wish you parents had taught you about money Part 2 - A layman's education on inflation
Things you wish you parents had taught you about money Part 2 - A layman's education on inflation
January 13, 2016

Inflation is another thing I wish my parents had given me an education on. For a word that I heard thrown around a lot by other people, I was pretty clueless about what it meant, until recently. Maybe it's because it reminded me of the scary world of finance that I thought I wouldn't be able to understand, or just because I was trying to live in blissful ignorance about my own finances in particular.…

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New Year, new look. How to update your wardrobe for success (sensibly)
New Year, new look. How to update your wardrobe for success (sensibly)
January 07, 2016

A quick internet search will reveal that there are many ways your appearance can influence your earnings that you might never have even dreamed of.…

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