Sending your children back to school after a pandemic:
Sending your children back to school after a pandemic: Your children however old or young have also been affected by the state of the world, and returning back to school after a pandemic, can be quite terrifying no matter how much they are able to understand. They...
Back to school: Precautions
Back to school. What precautions should the school be taking to prevent COVID-19 virus from spreading? School reopening should be consistent with each country’s overall COVID-19 health response to protect students, staff, teachers and their families at all times. We...
“Back to school” June edition
“Back to school”, June edition. In the midst of a pandemic that has really shocked the world, there has been some forced stay at home, family time.. But what now, our economy is opening up again and our children are headed back to school, still with the threat of...
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Winter Budget: Financial Preparation

Winter Budget: Financial Preparation

Winter Budget: Financial Preparation With the change of the seasons, and preparation for “hibernation” these are some extra costs that you may have overlooked but are worth budgeting for. -Electricity: The darker months of winter will more than...

Online Resources: COVID-19

Online Resources: COVID-19

Online Resources: COVID-19 So may great resources, and forms of entertainment have been made available to all of us, have a look at the following FREE activities available until the end of May 2020. 1.Free audio books from amazon in 6...

Loved Ones: COVID-19

Loved Ones: COVID-19

Loved Ones: COVID-19 Many of you have loved ones, working in hospitals, to keep our people well, fed, cared for and looked after, this can be hard during these times! In times of need we like to have our loved ones close, but there are people that...

Appreciation: COVID-19

Appreciation: COVID-19

Appreciation: COVID-19 People all over the world are uniting and paying tribute to those who are risking their lives and good health for those who are, ill and dying, those infected with COVID-19 You don’t have to leave home to say thank:...

Everyday Heroes: COVID-19

Everyday Heroes: COVID-19

Everyday Heroes: COVID-19 As we continue to bring awareness to those who are fighting for the survival of our people, our country, let us not forget those who protect us. To our Defence Force, and the SAPS (South African Police Service) THANK YOU...

The TRUE Heroes: COVID-19

The TRUE Heroes: COVID-19

The TRUE Heroes: COVID-19 Let us take this time to appreciate, and thank those fighting the good fight, the real fight! To our nurses, our doctors, all medical staff who are risking their own health, their families, their futures to help the sick...

Mental and Physical Health: COVID-19

Mental and Physical Health: COVID-19

Looking after your own mental and physical health: The prevention of COVID-19 We are all doing the best we can to keep life as close to “normal” as we possibly can. Below are some good tips to keep in mind while we are living life in isolation, and...

Free of Germs: COVID-19

Free of Germs: COVID-19

Keeping your home clean and free of germs as you move about your day: Being in one space all day can tend to be quite messy, especially if there are children running around, with nowhere to go.Here are some great tips for keeping your space neat...

Lockdown: COVID-19

Lockdown: COVID-19

South African Lockdown- COVID-19 Today as our country prepares for a nationwide lockdown, let us not allow the fear of the unknown to stand in our way of being the country so commonly known for comradery, hope, beauty and celebration of every good...

Life in Quarantine: COVID-19

Life in Quarantine: COVID-19

Life in quarantine: COVID-19  People are stressed and tired of being cooped up in their homes with “nothing to do.” But I say use this time to your advantage, get to know yourself a little better, find something that you like to do, or even that...

Keeping Healthy: COVID-19

Keeping Healthy: COVID-19

Keeping healthy and fit: COVID-19  By now you are most likely becoming a little stir crazy, or have a bit of cabin fever, being cooped up at home, not able to go out, these are ways in which you can keep fit and healthy, while spending most of your...

The Budget 2020: First time home owners

The Budget 2020: First time home owners

The Budget speech of 2020 and what this means for first time home owners: The days of transfer duties for houses that are R1 Million and under are over. This change will greatly relieve all those looking to enter the market. Finance Minister Tito...

Medical Aid vs. Medical Insurance #2

Medical Aid vs. Medical Insurance #2

Medical Aid vs. Medical Insurance #2 Medical Aid: -The medical scheme pays the hospitalfor specific treatment. -Regulated by the medical scheme act. Medical Insurance: -Is insurance, and your payout is not based off any medical tariff. -Created as...

Life Cover vs. Funeral Cover

Life Cover vs. Funeral Cover

Life Cover vs. Funeral Cover Life cover: -The payout can go toward education or rent. -Can also cover illnesses and disabilities. -Some Life Covers can also cover funerals. Funeral Cover: -Funeral plans can be paid out as quickly as 48 hours after...

Improving your Credit Score

Improving your Credit Score

Working on improving your credit score, but don’t know which debt to Pay off first?Naturally, you’d want to go for the larger balances of debt to pay off first, but it is wiser to go for the smaller amounts first and clear those before slowly...

Debit order investment to create long term wealth:

Debit order investment to create long term wealth:

Debit order investment to create long term wealth: Investing does not need to be for the wealthy, don’t wait until you have a lot of money to invest it, by investing small amounts now will generate larger amounts over time. This way you don’t have...

Struggling to Invest?

Struggling to Invest?

Struggling to invest your saving without it depleting your Capital? Here are a couple of things to look at to understand the erosion of your Capital. -Fees-Annuity income-Inflation Choose your fund carefully, make sure that it has covered all your...

Coronavirus (COVID- 19)

Coronavirus (COVID- 19)

Our world economy at risk: Coronavirus (COVID- 19)  This virus with it’s flu-like symptoms, first discovered in Wuhan, China in December 2019.  This virus is taking our country, our world and all the people in it hostage.Countries are one by one...

Working from home

Working from home

#1 Working from home and struggling to establish boundaries?  Try and keep things as normal as possible, stick to your routine.  Start by putting some clothes on. Create a dedicated work space.  Set your working hours and stick to them.  Take a...

COVID-19 What to stock up on

COVID-19 What to stock up on

What to stock up on… you may have noticed the mad rush that the COVID-19 has caused, and the world rushshing for toilet paper, and non perishables. Here is what everyone is after, and what we should be stocking up on (not hoarding). But first, my...

Our Economy’s Defining Moment

Our Economy’s Defining Moment

The Aloe Ferox survives and thrives when times are tough. It actually prefers less water. It wins even when it seems the odds are against it. Mr President, in your State of the Nation Address two weeks ago you reminded us that our capacity to win...

Budget Speech 2020: The Verdict

Budget Speech 2020: The Verdict

The verdict- Budget Speech 2020:Despite the countries stagnant economic growth, lack of jobs and good education- There is some good that has come out of this year’s speech:  -A low tax increase (apart from the annual raise in road accident, and...

Education and student loans

Education and student loans

EDUCATION STUDENT LOANS: Often leave graduates carrying a heavy repayment burden. When graduating and finding employment the last thing your child wants to do is pay back a large amount of their salary to paying back student loans. The Africa...

Mindful Black Friday budgeting

Mindful Black Friday budgeting

Tips on how to be mindful of your budgeting this Black Friday 1.Know your money:Know how much you earn, how much goes out of your account, your monthly expenses, and your balance.2.Plan:Retailers plan way ahead for Black Friday deals. You should do...

Budget Speech 2020: What to expect

Budget Speech 2020: What to expect

The South African Budget speech of 2020 and what to expect. The 2020 Budget speech happening this afternoon Wednesday- 26th February. The country battling the slow economic growth, unemployment potential tax revenue shortfalls, and the overall form...

Spend your bonus the right way

Spend your bonus the right way

Spend your Bonus the right way Pay off expensive debt:Your bonus can be effectively employed to reduce your debt, particularly high-interest debt such as retail and credit cards.Invest your money:If you haven’t yet started investing, use a portion...

What not to do with your bonus

What not to do with your bonus

What not to do with your Bonus. Spend it before you get it:One of the worst mistakes you can make is to spend your bonus before it actually lands in your bank account. Wait for written confirmation from your employer on the exact amount of your...

Have some fun too

Have some fun too

Have Some Fun Too! You only live one life. While it’s important to be smart with your money, you need to enjoy your life as well. Create a smart balance between saving for the future and living in the moment. This will ensure fun now and in the...

Practical tips for students

Practical tips for students

Here is a practical tip for students at university. Set a Weekly Spending Budget: Decide on the maximum amount of money you are allowing yourself to spend each week. Factor in that at the very start you will need to spend more, to buy prescribed...

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