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Posts tagged as: saving

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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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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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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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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Tips from fellow boodlers on saving money over the festive season
Tips from fellow boodlers on saving money over the festive season
January 05, 2016

The great thing about living in a community is that you can benefit from the good ideas and experience of other people. With this in mind, last week we asked our readers to send in tips for saving money over the holidays.…

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Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan
Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan
December 30, 2015

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming after all is a form of planning.”- Gloria Steinem.…

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Best last minute shopping tips
Best last minute shopping tips
December 21, 2015

There are just a few days left to Christmas, but instead of putting your feet up and watching Elf you’re trying to ward off the feelings of panic as you picture showing up for Christmas lunch empty-handed?…

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Make a checklist and other tips for carefree travel
Make a checklist and other tips for carefree travel
December 17, 2015

The world is a complex and ever changing place. That’s probably the main reason why most people like to travel - to experience the rich diversity of life in different countries and the interesting things that could happen to you when you are overseas.…

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