In the 2016 People’s Guide to the Budget, it’s noted that expanding access to post-school education and training remains a priority for Government in order to produce the skills necessary to fill jobs, and in turn, boost the economy on its road to recovery. Yet, it is funny to think that South Africa spends a bigger share of its gross domestic product on education than any other country in Africa, yet performance levels are lower than in many other countries on the continent. What will change?

We see tons of articles talking about good debt versus bad debt. But, not so many on how this is applicable for young people entering the workforce. The reality is, young employees are faced with a lot of choices and temptations! Most have just finished studying and are starting a new work. Usually, this means new-found financial freedom in the form of income!

With continuous petrol price hikes and the ever-rising cost of living, many feel as though they are drowning. From expensive debt repayments to living from hand to mouth, South Africans must act fast if they are to take back control of their finances.

Sticking to a monthly budget is a sure way of getting your finances back on track. But, unfortunately, it's something a lot of us are not disciplined enough to follow! Even here at Fincheck, we sometimes have to give ourselves a little kick to stick to our personal finance goals!

Around 40% of the credit provided by the country's top ten credit providers appears to be reckless according to the recently released Reckless Lending Indicator, developed by debt counselling firm DebtSafe.

In the current Rand situation, it can be an attractive option to invest offshore. But before you choose any one of these, it is first necessary to name that principle as old as time itself – don’t put all your eggs in one basket

In this first post of our Debt Consolidation Education Series, we're going to talk about the basics of debt consolidation and its uses.

The wonderful thing about being young is that you can take a few calculated risks. There is time to ride out the storm.

Finding the right cover for your unique requirements can present a challenge – and finding a provider that won’t overcharge you may seem impossible.

Ever had that feeling of just not getting anything done properly due to a lack of time? Most of us have. The answer is simple, – it’s because we generally don’t manage the time we have – instead, we’d rather dive in and see what happens.

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