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Why mediocrity will stifle your career

The idea that excellence translates into more money is a complex one. In the corporate environment, excellence isn’t always rewarded. Lyapa Nakazwe-Masiya, a C-suite and executive board placements consultant in...

Building excellence at all career stages

“Wealth doesn’t bring about excellence, but excellence makes wealth and everything good for men, both individually and collectively.” This slightly adapted quote from Greek philosopher Plato is as relevant today...

What to consider when short-term leasing your home for extra cash

In SA, many home-owners have made money by providing short-term leasing of holiday cottages, apartments and houses. Before listing your property on platforms like Airbnb, however, you need to...

The art of investing

The 17th Absa Champagne Festival took place in Johannesburg recently, marking the conclusion of a remarkable year for Absa Wealth and Investment Management. The client appreciation event also celebrated...

Strategies for managing your child’s allowance

One of the most common ways parents teach little ones about financial management is by giving them pocket money or an allowance. “To learn how to manage money, you need...

4 mistakes that are preventing you from becoming a home-owner

Your credit score is the first step in the home loan application process and an important tool with which to access the level of risk you pose to the...

How this retailer is rewarding you for filling up with petrol

For the next four months, Pick n Pay smart shopper holders will have the chance to earn 20  points (or 20 cents) back for every litre of petrol they...

Invest in life insurance tailored for you

Everyone puts in hard work for the money they earn. And deciding what to spend it on takes careful consideration, like what insurance cover you need. It’s often seen as...

These are the money mistakes you make in your 20s that will bite you...

Your 20s are for self-discovery and establishing your place in the world. But more importantly, they’re also a life stage in which, if you’re not careful, financial mistakes you...

These are the 5 character traits bosses are looking for

According to Brian Tracy, author of Earn What You're Really Worth: Maximise your Income at Any Time in Any Market (Vanguard Press), while companies invariably look for a number of different...


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