Off The Beaten Track


Easy Equities: a simple, cheap and accessible investment platform

February 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

This article first appeared in City Press, the 3rd of January 2015 edition One of the most difficult things about investing when one finally decides to venture into the world of shares and market movements is finding a platform that is beginner investor friendly. Often eager investors give up when they are faced with a trading or investing platform that is difficult to navigate and isn’t intuitive – you feel like you need a manual just to buy a handful of shares. Easy Equities [...]

Good debt, Bad Debt and the Gray Matter in Between – Part 4: Bad Debt and the Gray Matter

May 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

We’re at the end of our Good debt,  Bad debt series, and we hope you have a better understanding of what constitutes good debt. If you’ve missed out you can read up on student loans, business loans and property loans in our previous installments. Bad Debt Clothing, furniture and other consumables accounts You should always endeavor to buy all consumable items using cash rather than credit. Mostly because these items do not hold any lasting value and will need to be replaced soon. [...]

Investment Scams: the Red Flags you need to look out for

May 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Our Chief Piggie Banker, Dineo Tsamela [@DeeOnMoneyZA], was on the Finweek Money Matters show on the 24th of April to discuss pyramid schemes, boiler room scams and dodgy FOREX trading deals with Moxima Gama and Jana Marais [@JanaMarais]. Take a look at Simon Brown’s article on Investment Scams: Avoiding “too good to be true” [...]