My Money Matters : Why should you Budget
Jun18

My Money Matters : Why should you Budget

By: Brendan Dale So many people are scared to use a budget because they feel that it will stop them from having fun or buying anything, and it also seems like so much admin! So not only are budgets fun-spoilers, they also take time and energy and just seem pointless. Well, that is one way of looking at things, and if that’s your view it’s quite understandable that you wouldn’t want to budget. However, there’s a far better and more...

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My Money Matters : Your Emergency Fund
Jun04

My Money Matters : Your Emergency Fund

By: Brendan Dale We all have unexpected expenses that somehow pop up at the worst time possible. Imagine the insurance excess you need to pay after your burst geyser, or the sudden visit to the ER which isn’t covered by your medical aid. There are many examples, but it should suffice to say that life throws financial challenges at us and it is really important to have money available for these unexpected things. What count as...

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My Money Matters: Tips For The eFiling Tax season
May21

My Money Matters: Tips For The eFiling Tax season

By: Brendan Dale The eFiling tax season for personal tax will open sometime in July and we’ll all have a few months to submit out tax returns and see whether we owe SARS money or better yet get a refund. The tax year runs from 1 March last year until the end of February this year and it’s somehow always chaotic when it’s time to submit our taxes. Here are 4 tips to help you get ready for eFiling and avoid the stress and chaos....

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My Money Matters: Invest With Reputable Companies
Apr16

My Money Matters: Invest With Reputable Companies

By: Brendan Dale It’s always really sad to read about people who lose their life savings by investing in companies that turn out to be scammers. I heard a story this week about a Durban-based company called Global Investments which fleeced over 800 investors of all their life savings and the owners are still on trial for fraud to the value of R140 million. This is just one of many ponzi schemes in South Africa and it is terrible that...

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My Money Matters: Find extra money in your budget
Apr02

My Money Matters: Find extra money in your budget

By: Brendan Dale We all want more money but finding it in our already tight budget can sometimes be hard! In fact, with the ever increasing cost of living it’s easy to feel a bit depressed about our finances and rather ignore the problem as we don’t really know what to do. Well, it’s not all doom and gloom as it’s easy to learn about managing your money better and a few small habits and processes can make a huge difference over time....

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