Make spending wisely a trade-mark statement!

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It is that time of the year when we start drawing up lists of what to buy, improve and adjust in our daily lives. As easy as it is said, but being done is another. Expectations and excitement amount to a high during this time of they year, with children drawing up lists of what they want for Christmas, looking … Continued

Hide your credit cards this festive season

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As consumers brace for the festive season amid the current economic downturn, the South African Savings Institute continues to reinforce its Festive Savings Campaign. The campaign’s slogan: Stop! New Year Ahead is significant for consumers who have bonds, cars and school fees to pay. What is interesting to note is that South Africa has one of the highest, if not … Continued

Festive Season Savings Campaign

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Elias Masilela Chairman of the South African Savings Institute (SASI) tells us how to save this Christmas JOHN FRASER: We’re heading for Christmas and it’s a time when we let down our guard a bit, particularly if we have a Christmas bonus, there’s this temporary feeling that we’re in charge of our finances and our finances will sustain us. But … Continued

Hold on tight to that bonus, don’t blow it !

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Festive savings campaign urges caution HOUSEHOLD saving has slowed to a trickle, prompting the SA Savings Institute to launch a festive savings campaign in Johannesburg yesterday. In the second quarter of this year, household savings were at a negative 0.8 percent. “That is a big problem,” said Elias Masilela, chairman of the institute. According to the institute’s last national savings … Continued

SA saving habits ‘unsustainable’

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Johannesburg – South Africa’s saving rate has dropped from 2.7 percent in 2001 to a negative rating of -0.5 percent in the second quarter of this year, the SA Saving Institute said on Tuesday. Themed “Slow down, New Year ahead”, the SASI launched its annual savings campaign to create awareness among consumers ahead of Christmas and New Year. “The concern … Continued

Saving and Investment

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Engineering News In mainstream economics, there is an assumption that savings will be equal to investment in an economy. This formulation is present in the textbooks used in university economics courses. Many people learn the macro- economic models from those textbooks and hardly ever question them… Click here for more

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