Category: budgeting

That time of the year again; the tax season is officially in full swing. For those who don’t know exactly when it runs, this year it started from 1 July and will end 31 October 2018.

For many, filing taxes creates a lot of anxiety and most people leave it to the very last day…I have been here myself! But I believe in facing things head on, whether you do get a refund or you end up owing SARS,

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Hi Tribe,

Today I want to talk a little bit about marriage and your finances. This topic is inspired by the fact that 3 of my friends will soon be walking down the aisle…exciting!!! While a lot of detail goes into the actual day of the wedding, little to no attention is paid on how the couple will handle their finances once they are married.

From parents to friends, little is spoken about personal finances in a marriage.

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I am always trying to find ways to stick to my budget and if you have read some of my previous posts, you will know by now my downfalls are eating out at beautiful restaurants and shoes! After having reviewed our household budget, I realised that we spend A LOT of money on eating out, which we have since got under control (not easy at first but got it done eventually!)

How I did this was through the ‘envelop system’.

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1. Request a free credit report

If you ever need to access credit, hopefully for good debt, i.e. to buy Property, a student loan or to fund your growing business, lenders look to your credit score. You should know what they will see even before they do. It is easy and quick, you can request it online and receive it within minutes.

www.creditunion.co.za
www.transunion.co.za
www.creditreport.co.za

…are just some of the few that offer free credit reports

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4 Ways to be more frugal and still feel like you are living your #bestlife

 

  1. Automate your savings and investment

The rich invest their money and spend what’s left. Think like the rich–invest your money first, then spend what’s left.”- Jim Rohn

This speaks to the philosophy of paying yourself first. It’s easier to say you will pay your bills first then, save/invest what is left.

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There has been much talk around black tax and the negative effects it can have on one’s financial journey. Most people not only feel obliged but are also expected to help out parents, siblings or cousins. Although not an easy topic to write about since everyone’s situation is completely different, here are a few tips on how you can still work towards financial freedom while helping family out.

  1. Communicate

Communication is so important in any relationship,

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