The Boodle Blog

Dress for Career Success
Dress for Career Success
May 02, 2017

Never underestimate the power of a professional wardrobe. When you look the part, others see you as a force to be reckoned with. These 5 tips will help you build a “success wardrobe”.…

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It’s Spring Time!
It’s Spring Time!
September 01, 2016

Flowers are in bloom, the swimming pools are open, and ice creams are a must. Everything looks fresh and bright – so get yourself into the spirit of spring by giving your home and your finances a good clean.…

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Investing money in your passion: antiques
Investing money in your passion: antiques
April 25, 2016

When I was younger we played a trick on my aunt. She had a collection of porcelain statuettes, dogs doing different activities like fishing, carrying buckets of water and pushing bicycles. Anyway, we thought it would be funny if we took one away to see if she noticed it was gone and, if she didn’t, re-gift it to her for her birthday.…

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Investing in your passion: Wine
Investing in your passion: Wine
February 22, 2016

As you get older you start seeing things that no one really told you about. Men will get hair growing out of their ears and women will experience gravity will wreaking havoc on their bodies.…

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Investing in your passions: Art
Investing in your passions: Art
February 12, 2016

If you are an average person then you probably think of art in terms of extremes that put you off making a big investment. There is the idea that good art costs a fortune and lately is seems like there is also increasingly valuable local art too.…

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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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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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What you have to know when taking out a personal loan
What you have to know when taking out a personal loan
November 19, 2015

Responsible borrowing can help to improve your credit score, which in turn can help you get financing for a vehicle or a home loan, or even put you in good stead when applying to a potential landlord or employer.…

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My credit status and how I made it work for me
My credit status and how I made it work for me
November 18, 2015

Potential creditors, employers, insurers, and landlords will look at your credit rating score to see how financially reliable you are.…

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Boodle tips on saving and investing to pursue your financial goals
Boodle tips on saving and investing to pursue your financial goals
July 08, 2015

Sometimes the hardest thing about saving money is just getting started. It can be difficult to figure out simple ways to save money and how to use your savings to pursue your financial goals. The…

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