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ETFs, Tax-free savings accounts or endowment policies – saving options for your child’s education

February 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

This article first appeared in City Press, November 8th 2015 edition. The student protests over the past few days have highlighted the high cost of tertiary education. For many, the cost of registration alone is enough to shut the door of opportunity. The South African Institution of Race relations reported that only 5% of South African families could afford to send their children to university. While the government may or may not decide to make higher education free, parents of young [...]

5 of My Worst Money Mistakes

July 9, 2015 // 5 Comments

If you’ve followed my story, you’ll know that I was in a LOT of debt at one stage and quite frankly I wasn’t even making it from one paycheck to the next. It was more like living from one paycheck to a week after. Some months it would be two or three days. To this day I don’t know how I actually made it through some of those months. Actually, I do: my institutional debt, and when that ran out, my family and friends. I owe them a cut of my investments for always funding [...]