SAVING SAVVY: Five habits of women with financial flair

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Every woman can be financially savvy with the right mindset, a good plan and the ability to say no. In this article, FNB’s Eunice Sibiya offers five tips to help you take control of your financial future in August.

PERSONAL FINANCE TIP: Seven mistakes for young professionals to avoid

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When young graduates enter the worklplace, many are often faced with confusion and uncertainty when it comes to managing their finances. We look at seven tips on how young people can determine their financial situation and take control of their financial well being in the long-term.

OPINION: Money for Millennials

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If I had to sum up my journey to personal financial independence at Finweek magazine over the past seven months in one word, I would have to say control. Read more to see what the past seven months has taught me.

PERSONAL FINANCE: How to budget

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Drawing up a budget is often the first step to financial independence. In this article we tell you how to draw up a budget and what to budget for.

BOOT CAMP: Top personal finance tips

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It’s never too late (or too soon) to start taking control of your finances. Our boot camp candidates started their journey to financial freedom and now it’s your turn. Here we share a few tips to get you started.

PERSONAL FINANCE: Understanding investment fees

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Before investing it is important to understand how the costs are calculated and charged. The more transparent the costs are, and easy to understand, the more likely the better possible outcome for you. If, however, the costs are complicated or not easy to identify, be very wary as this is a clear sign that you might be in for an unpleasant surprise later on.

5 tips to making inroads into investing for your future

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Financial blogger Murray Legg shares his tips on starting the process towards a greener financial future in 2014.

OPINION: When being contrarian pays

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Currently Franklin Templeton are on a hunt for buying bargains in Europe regardless of the fact that many investors are still not keen to invest due to debt. The company admits that it is not expecting a full recovery soon, but it remains hopeful as the market seems to be picking up pace.

VIDEO: The bubble debate

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There seems to be disaccord among those in the know about whether or not we can expect a pullback in the market soon. In this video, Finweek editor Marc Ashton chats about what he believes to be the impending pullback and offers a few strategies to protect your wealth.

THE DEBT TRAP: ‘Tis the season to be frugal

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Don’t be tempted to blow your budget and go into debt over the holidays. Standard Bank’s Sugendhree Reddy offers advice on keeping it tidy this year.