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Budgeting can help you to better your finances. Learn everything from how to start your own budget to tips on tricks to budgeting like a pro. You will be able to stretch your finances further by seeing where your money goes each month. Budgeting will also allow you to cut out any expenses that are unnecessary or cut back on things you are spending too much money on.

11Sep 2020
Emotional spending

Take control of your emotional spending Shopping has become a huge part of today’s society. Advertising has taken over with the technological advancements that have become a part of our daily lives.  Whenever you turn on the TV or simply open your smartphone, adverts trying to convince you to buy their products pop up constantly. No wonder emotional spending has become such a […]

25Aug 2020
financial situation during the pandemic

The global pandemic has not only changed our lives as we know it, but it has drastically changed the South African economy and in turn, our finances. South Africans have had to change their way of living to suit their new financial situation. Many have been left without any income for months, and are not able to afford the […]

29Jul 2020
Healthy finances

Healthy finances are regarded as the state of stability of one’s person’s finances. It can be hard to gain financial stability in today’s world but there are steps you can take to get onto the right path towards healthy finances. Here are a few tips and tricks to guide you towards gaining healthy finances.   Set Goals   Make short term […]

24Jul 2020
midyear finances

Can you believe we are halfway through the year already? The year has flown by during the nationwide lock-down as a result of the global pandemic and many South Africans have had a tough financial start to the year. Although many are saying 2020 is a write off, there are some changes to make to your finances to make the latter half […]

08Jul 2020
single income families

Many South African families have had to adjust to living on a single income due to job loss or a reduction in income during the nationwide lock-down. School fees, food, electricity costs and other essential expenses remain, and you may find that your income no longer stretches far enough. Here are some tips to on how to make the most of one salary.  Budget   Budgeting is truly […]

24Jun 2020
MOney management and budgeting during COVID-19

During a crisis, there is often a high level of uncertainty caused and this pandemic is no exception. Managing your money, and maintaining your budget is proving to be challenging. People have suffered retrenchment, reduced hours, and wages as well as increased medical expenses.  Here’s some tips on how to navigate this uncertain time: Make use of available resources  Figure out if there […]

19May 2020
Saving in South Africa

There is always a reason to start saving you just need one that resonates with you. Deciding when to start saving could make a huge difference in your financial future. Savings are defined as a portion of income that is not spent on current expenditures and put aside for when its needed. It needs self-discipline but […]

14May 2020
emergency fund

Most South Africans do not realise the importance of having an emergency fund until they need some extra cash. Yet, building an emergency fund is one of the most important steps in taking control of your financial situation.  When life happens and you are faced with an unexpected financial emergency, you need to be able to fall back on this fund rather than turn to debt.    […]

21Apr 2020
Payment holiday

Payment Holiday? Many banks in South Africa are now offering payment holidays. Standard Bank, FNB and Absa to name a few. This has been put in place to allow consumers that are low on cash during these uncertain times to have a break from their debt payments.   Many South Africans are sadly without an income […]

15Apr 2020
finances

Meerkat’s guide to your finances It’s always good to learn about finances. Here we provide a guide to your finances. The basics of budgeting, credit, banking, saving and debt are the pillars you need to focus on to not only improve your financial education but you will be able to apply what you learn to make your finances great.   […]