After nearly 11 years of engaging with readers across many publications, I realised that while there are many books that cover the theory behind creating a financial plan and offer encouragement to do so, what was really needed was a money book that offered practical advice on how to implement a money plan.
Whether it’s fees, a study loan or trying to access your savings, the financial decisions you make affect your financial health in the long term. City Press looks at a few of the issues facing readers this month.
From next month, South Africans will be allowed to invest up to R30 000 a year in tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs).
If you want to start trading on the JSE there are many great products to get you started. It is important to understand the risks of investing in shares and that this is not a get rich quick scheme.
A teacher wants to resign and use his pension payout to enter the transport sector. We weigh up the pros and cons of this kind of decision.
Maya Fisher-French reviews The Wealth Chef by Ann Wilson.
Imagine a small business funding model that allows you to raise capital without going into debt or giving away equity, and that also test-drives your product idea before you even launch it.
About 50% of people reading this article will have fallen behind on their debt repayments. Maya Fisher-French advises on how to take action before it’s too late
Will the Treasury’s recommendations make you save more, asks Maya Fisher-French.
City Press reader Nozuko Basson is a single mother to three-year-old Siyamthanda and took the necessary financial steps as soon as she found out she was pregnant. As a single mother, what are the financial considerations you need to take into account? Neesa Moodley finds out
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