How can I save when I have nothing left to save at the end of the month?

The Savings Institute of South Africa has designated July as the annual “Savings Month” on the South African calendar. The purpose of this initiative is to challenge consumers, to strive towards living within their means and to reinforce positive financial behaviour....

What to do when you don’t know what to do?

In the words of Peter Lynch two years after the March 2020 Covid crash – “More money has been lost in crises trying to predict what is going to happen than actually in them”. As with all things unknown and uncertain, it is human nature to speculate how things...

Celebrating Youth Day 16 June

The transition from childhood to adulthood can be a difficult one. Young people face challenges such as leaving their parental home, moving into the world of work and beginning to build a family. But for young people today the challenge is even more difficult because...

Introducing Zanele Zungu

Zanele Zungu who joined Southwood Financial Planning this month, has also been selected as a promising candidate of the FPI/INSETA Mentorship Programme 2022. Zanele completed her postgraduate degree in Financial Planning through the University of Johannesburg in 2016....

SARS Budget Tax Guide 2022

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana delivered his maiden Budget Speech on Wednesday, 23 February. He noted that although the easing of COVID-19-related restrictions supported a return to economic growth in 2021, the country is still under financial pressure and dealing...