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Really Standard Bank? Take out a personal loan to go on holiday?
July 11, 2012

A week or two ago I saw a television advert for personal loans by Standard Bank. The premise of the advertisement is that the…

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You may as well swing for the fences! (Q2 update)
July 2, 2012

The time has come to revisit my goals for the year and make adjustments, if need be. As they say: the…

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A look back at Youth month
June 29, 2012

Here in South Africa, we celebrate “Youth month” every June, to commemorate the sacrifices made by the youth of this country…

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Do you buy something when you need it or do you buy when it is on sale?
June 27, 2012

When living frugally within our own personal budget, we are often faced with certain dilemmas. Some of the dilemmas are subtle, like…

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Are stocks safe or can you lose all your money?
June 25, 2012

Normally Google allows you to see the search terms that has caused someone to end up on your blog. This morning,…

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Not putting your eggs in one basket is only the first step…
June 25, 2012

In the world of Personal Finance, “diversifying your portfolio” forms part of the basics of investing. Diversifying your portfolio is only the first…

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Trade often? Beware of those pesky taxes…
June 22, 2012

We have probably all heard the expression: “investing for the long term”. One of the main reasons why investing for the…

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What is better: a market order or a limit order?
June 13, 2012

One of the first things you will notice when you trade on a stock exchange is the choice between a “market…

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Decision Journals for Investing
November 21, 2011

One of the most common questions I get from others is also one of the most frustrating questions I get asked….

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