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The Single Parent’s Guide to Financial Planning

June 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

Life is unpredictable and a number of events could lead to you becoming a single parent and sole provider. It can be quite a challenge to balance the cost of raising your child with your own financial and career goals. A little forward planning can help steer you through the financial hurdles that might pop up. We’ve put together a short guide to help you when you’re drawing up a financial plan for you and your child. Have a plan It’s always a good idea to set financial goals [...]

10 things my father taught me about finances (Part 2) by Kelly Ansara

May 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

This is the second installment of 10 Things my father taught me about finances. Do take time to read 10 Things my father taught me about finances (Part 1) in case you missed it. “If you look after your money, it’ll look after you” – Russell Ansara     Lesson six: Medical aid or life cover is like saving It’s different for anyone, and yes, the term Medical Aid can be loosely used with Life Cover or Life Insurance. It stops me dipping into my savings every time I am sick.  I [...]

A Crash Course on Managing your Money

May 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

“I’ll get serious about paying off my debt when I earn more money”, “I’ll start investing when I have learnt everything about financial markets” or, everyone’s favourite “I’ll start saving next month”. Most of us are guilty of this. I certainly am. We’ve probably all heard the Chinese proverb “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now”. No truer words can ever be spoken. However, I understand where the panic might kick in. Often, [...]