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....

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....

DIGGING YOURSELF OUT OF DEBT

Question: Kathy, conveyancing attorney – age 29 I am a single professional woman in my late 20’s.  I live alone in a rented apartment and recently bought a car which I am currently repaying on a monthly basis.  While I have built a good career for myself, I am...