Financial Planning

Smart shopping

Amidst the tinkle of tinsel, the bobbing of baubles and tinny renditions of age-old carols, the average consumer might be forgiven for misplacing their well-intended shopping list as their internal impulse mechanisms signal high alert. With most shops ablaze with… Read More ›

Money myths debunked

There are unfortunately many widely-held but utterly false beliefs about money which, if not debunked, will only serve to propagate the cycles of debt, poverty and problems of an under-saved nation. In fact, the initial step in good financial literacy… Read More ›

Bright futures

Funding for education has evolved dramatically over the past forty years, especially as the South African education system has been transformed from the heavily subsidised pre-1994 state system to the less-subsidised government education model that our children enjoy today. Having… Read More ›

As luck would have it

While retailers bemoan the consistent reduction in sales directly related to the rampant recession, it seems that the one industry left flourishing in the steady wake of economic downturn is the national lottery. Far from forcing the debt-ridden onto a path… Read More ›

That’s Y

Lazy, entitled, technology-addicted narcissists more obsessed with uploading self-portraits onto social media sites and tweeting the contents of their latest meal than contributing meaningfully to society. The constant onslaught of criticism against Generation Y appears to have reached boiling point… Read More ›

Fiscal fibs

Fiscal infidelity may not be the worst form of betrayal to afflict a relationship, but its ability to destroy trust and wreak enduring harm at the core of any marriage should not be underestimated. Whilst it’s an accepted axiom that… Read More ›


As large retailers zealously flog their chocolate-coated, rabbit-shaped, calorie-uncontrolled delicacies in preparation for this long weekend, the irreligious would be forgiven for thinking that Easter was in fact a celebration of the versatility of pastel colours. With over 80% of… Read More ›

Too much, too soon

In a world where every human emotion or mental state of being has a corresponding psychological term ascribed to it, it’s unlikely that that we’ll escape this planet without being afflicted with ADHD, OCD, HOH, ODD, MND, FAS, GAD or… Read More ›