Poor spending habits hamper consumers’ savings

At least once in the past year, 57% of South Africans have found that their income did not cover their living expenses.

Rethinking long-term savings for South Africans
Research reveals that the financial services industry needs to provide long-term savings vehicles relevant for social mobility, not only social protection.
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Beware of these traps when it comes to savings
South Africans know they need to save, or save more, but despite the best of intentions, a healthy nest egg eludes them, says an expert.
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Why investing in housing should be a savings priority
Acquiring a house could be a substantial asset for retirement, which is why housing is among the top savings priorities for South Africans, research reveals.
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Evaluating future of pensions in SA 'critical'
The mind-set of South Africans must be changed about planning, says a commissioner of the National Planning Commission.
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How to bring down your tax burden
No one can escape the taxman's noose, but there are ways to lessen your tax liability. An expert gives some tips and advice on how you can do this.
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What saving means for the economy
Improved savings by households, companies and government can eventually finance investment which stimulates economic growth.
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Stokvels and savings clubs are popular among savers - research
More South Africans are relying on informal savings vehicles such as stokvels to save money.
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Why people buy things they don’t need
Nothing wipes out your ability to save money quite as much as buying things you don’t need. Here are seven reasons we buy things we don’t need.
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It's sink or swim for South Africans, warns savings body
Managing finances has now become a choice between sinking or swimming financially for South Africans, warns SA Savings Institute chairperson Prem Govender.
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