The elephant in the room: Love and money

Cuddly stuffed animals, roses and balloon hearts – it’s easy to get swept up in the moment on Valentine’s Day. But in the midst of the butterflies, and never-ending devotion, couples should take a moment to address the green elephant in the room – their finances. In today’s challenging economic environment, Jeanette Marais, CEO of Momentum Investments, says couples looking … Continued

5 saving tips for women in their 20s

With women expected to live up to a decade longer than men, it’s crucial for them to begin saving as early as possible to make the most of compound interest, says Citadel Advisory Partner Anelisa Mti. And with rising food and utility prices placing increasing pressure on consumers’ pockets, savings can take a knock – particularly for young people who … Continued

SA Savings Institute issues Black Friday warning and launches campaign to know your interest rates

Wednesday, 21 November 2018:   The South African Savings Institute (SASI) has issued a warning to consumers ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday against reckless spending and buying any items that they do not absolutely need as South Africa faces major economic and political crossroads. The mining sector, Standard Bank, SABC and other workforces are being affected by significant … Continued

Rethink Black Friday: It’s not what you think it is – CAPITEC

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More than R2.4 billion worth of transactions are expected to take place in a single day on Black Friday. If you’re preparing to take advantage of Black Friday deals, think again. Consumers are advised to be cautious of “never before seen” deals offered by retailers, and especially taking credit for items they may not need. Building upon the launch of … Continued

SASI National July Savings Month 2018

The South African Savings Institute (SASI), National Treasury and partners will be hosting a VIP and media breakfast to launch National Savings Month 2018. The theme for this year’s National Savings Month, which runs for the month of July, is “Employer Assisted Saving” Gerry Anderson, SASI Deputy Chairperson, will deliver the keynote address and Jan Moganwa, Absa Chief Executive: Retail … Continued

GMW Selfie Challenge

GMW time is always Selfie time! Our selfie competition is a great way to connect with other young people, individuals and organizations across the world in sharing their amazing money awareness activities and events. Join us for the 5th edition of the GMW Selfie Challenge to show us what you’re doing during the Week’s celebrations! How to join? Step ❶ Print out … Continued

GMW Money Box Challenge

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Piggy banks and money boxes have been around for thousands of years! The origins of the name ‘piggy bank’ dates to the Middle Ages when Pygg, an orange colored clay, was used to make pots to store money. The name pygg jars evolved to be known as ‘Pig Banks’, and the rest is history! How to join? Step ❶ Print out GMW … Continued

SASI Celebrate World Savings Day

The South African Savings Institute (SASI) is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to developing a robust culture of saving in South Africa. At SASI’s launch in April 2001, then Finance Minister, Trevor Manuel, drew attention to the poor savings rate; disparate living standards; lack of financial literacy and the poor growth of our economy. He noted that these concerns may … Continued

Focus on alternative savings during July Savings Month

The 2017 SASI (South African Savings Institute) July Savings Month was launched today in Sandton by Orlano Makubela, Chief Director of Financial Investments and Savings at National Treasury, and Sazini Mojapelo, Group Head of Citizenship at Barclays Africa, with a focus on encouraging alternative savings solutions. A panel of industry experts discussed developing alternative mechanisms to help South African consumers, … Continued

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