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Money Matters...

If you find you spent more that you earned this month, then check out some ideas that may help you manage better next month. There is also information about savings and other money management ideas.

Back to School Means Money Woes

March 3, 2016 | Filed under Personal financial management

Hard on the heels of the expense of Christmas and holidays comes the start of the school year; uniforms, stationery and school fees. Education in state schools is supposedly free, but these expenses, along with extra school activities are the responsibility of parents. Read more

Women and money: Why Women Need to Plan

February 28, 2016 | Filed under Personal financial management

For various reasons, women face a higher level of financial risk during their lifetime than men.  There are differences between men and women with regard to lifespan, lifestyles, income and attitudes which can have a negative effect on a woman’s financial position. Read more

 

Tips for Lending Money

July 20, 2015 | Filed under Buying a first home, Personal financial management

When money is tight, family and friends are often called upon for a loan. It’s nice to help people but lending money on an informal basis can be a recipe for disaster. Here are some of the problems that could arise:  Read more from Liz Koh at MoneyMax

The Sandwich Generation

July 13, 2015 | Filed under Personal financial management, Retirement

The changing nature of families is putting real pressure on middle aged adults who are having to support more than one generation. These are the members of the so-called sandwich generation. Increased longevity means that retirees are more likely to run out of money before the end of their life and turn to their offspring for help.  Read more from Liz Koh at Moneymax

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