How to tame temptations

How to tame temptations

A survey conducted by the University of Pennsylvania a few years ago asked respondents to rank their strengths in 24 different skills. Self-control ended up at the very bottom of the list. This is bad news for all activities that require self-control as a necessary...
9 ways to spring clean your finances

9 ways to spring clean your finances

With all the twists, shifts and turns the economy has taken this year, it certainly hasn’t been easy-going for cash-strapped South Africans. Now that we’ve kissed the winter blues goodbye, it’s time to welcome the warmer season with open arms and there’s no better way...
Why it pays to start saving early

Why it pays to start saving early

Saving is often very much at the back of any young, recently employed person’s mind. Unemployment amongst young people is high. In fact that is an understatement – it is frighteningly high – with official figures for young people sitting at roughly just over 50%....
The trick to retiring with enough

The trick to retiring with enough

When magicians perform they often draw your eyes away from the simple sleight of hand or hidden trapdoor that makes the trick. This skill is called the prestige: without it, tricks often fail to captivate. Tricks can be entertaining but in the world of investing it is...