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Posts tagged as: financial intelligence

How to start your own business
How to start your own business
March 14, 2016

Going out on your own and starting a business is scary. I mean, it’s scary to do anything for the first time. Like the first time you ride a bike, remember that? Feeling like you might float off into black space and never be seen again.…

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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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Leaving home for the first time: the must-have essentials
Leaving home for the first time: the must-have essentials
February 19, 2016

Everyone comes to a point where they know it’s time to move out of their parents’ house. It’s part of the natural cycle of life, and one day you just come to the realisation that you are an adult and you need your own space.…

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Buying cheap is buying expensive – is the heat getting to you?
Buying cheap is buying expensive – is the heat getting to you?
February 15, 2016

I usually love summer but, sheesh, this has been a hot one. It might be El Niño messing up our weather patterns or something, but I can’t ever remember myself looking forward to the end of the summer heat as much as I do now.…

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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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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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Making next year better starts now
Making next year better starts now
December 09, 2015

Have you ever wondered who Murphy was? You know the guy from Murphy’s Law “Whatever can go wrong will, and at the worst possible time”? We’ve all had those days – when everything goes wrong.…

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Things you wish your parents had taught you about money
Things you wish your parents had taught you about money
December 07, 2015

There are many amazing things my parents taught me - how to value reading, my family, and to try and keep a sense of humour even when it feels like everything is crashing down around me.…

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