build your money know-how18/09/2020
One of the most simple and effective changes you can make to build your financial security is to improve your money know-how.
When you understand the principles of managing money well, making it grow, and avoiding easily-made mistakes, you can make smart decisions for the rest of your life.
Use these 8 free online resources to help you get more money savvy:
- The Live Better Academy
This online learning platform offers 4 free courses designed to help you reach your goals and build your financial future. Whether you’d like to repay your debt quicker, reduce your spending and stick to a budget, or save more for the future, the series offers practical tips and strategies to help you on your financial health journey.
- The Live Better Podcast with Nicolette Mashile: Focused on inspiring listeners to build a better financial future, this local podcast features prominent guests such as Maya Fisher-French, Khaya Dlanga and K.O. Each episode looks at how your relationships, lifestyles and money are connected – and what you can do to make healthier life and money decisions. Episodes are available for free download.
- Livin’ it Up
Balancing your career, happiness and financial dreams is not always easy. But the more you do it, the better you get at it! Capitec’s Livin’ It Up is a fun, strategic mobile game offering cool characters, mini-games and features – perfect for when you need a fun distraction. And best of all, if you download and test your money skills in the virtual world you could win R5 000!
- Financial Bunny YouTube channel
From stokvels, village banks and society schemes to dealing with debt and understanding your home loan; Nicolette Mashile’s Financial Bunny channel covers it all. The videos are updated weekly and offer accessible, entertaining, no-nonsense financial information.
- The Fat Wallet Show
This award-winning South African personal finance podcast covers your questions on all things money – budgeting, investing, repaying debt, insurance of all types and everything in between. The hosts keep it simple and relatable – and it's hilarious!
Warning: the hosts use colourful language, but there is also a censored version available.
- Maya on Money
Maya Fisher-French is a well-known South African personal finance journalist and author. Her blog has a range of articles to help you with day-to-day money decisions. She offers tips on budgeting, saving, investing and how to choose products that are right for your needs. If there's a topic you'd like more info on, you can raise it in the blog's forum section.
- Stealthy Wealth: If you like practical personal finance insights with a dose of humour and a range of downloadable spreadsheet tools, this blog may appeal to you.
Articles cover cutting costs and building good habits, financial discipline, saving and investing, and local financial products.
- Well Spent A series of articles, blog posts, and videos that cater for the financially clueless to financially clued-up, covering everything from budgeting, saving, and investing, right down to making wise money decisions.
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