Growing up we’re told that we need to save money so that one day we will be financially independent. However, there is quite a bit more to it than just saving money for a rainy day. In this article, our financial advisors in Johannesburg have put together some of their expert tips for becoming financially independent.
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In our previous article, we talk about what financial independence means to different people. In this article, we discuss the benefits of financial independence that can be enjoyed right now instead of waiting until the age of 65.
The general rule with spending money is that you should only spend what you can afford to spend, on things that you really need. And, if you cannot afford to buy what you really need right now, take a few months to save up for it, rather than taking out unnecessary credit.
One of the most important aspects to consider when choosing your financial advisor is their qualifications and whether or not they meet the necessary requirements. Not sure what to look for? In this article we discuss the minimum requirements that all financial advisors in South Africa must meet.
Retirement may seem like it’s a lifetime away, but time has a funny way of moving really fast and before we know it, we are getting used to being at home with no obligation to be anywhere or do anything - blissful retirement after decades of hard work. However, your retirement will be much less blissful if you haven’t planned for it properly.
For many, buying into a franchise may seem like an attractive option but, as with any business decision, it’s important to know what to consider before making such a big commitment. In this article, we discuss what you should take into consideration when purchasing a franchise.
We already know that it’s important to have goals in life; they even teach us this in school as a fundamental skill to have. However, when we look at goals in general, we can see that most of them (if not all) can be considered financial goals. This is because most goals require some form of capital to make it possible to achieve.
Our financial advisors believe that it is never too late to start. In fact, there really is no time like right now to change the way you manage your money, so that you can secure a stable future for yourself.
Knowing how to manage finances as a single mother is crucial, as financial stability can ease all the other daily pressures that come with raising your child.
There is a particularly pertinent link between South Africa’s national Women’s month of August and the importance of financial independence for the women of South Africa.
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