A Fin24 user is warned against saving himself into bankruptcy.
Starbucks has a new way to wake up its customers. Clue: calorie count.
Saying that debt cripples relationships, is:
Very true. Bad debt can definitely put a strain on and ruin relationships. 82% 55 votes
Untrue. People in your life should accept your debt situation. 6% 4 votes
Hard to say as I have never been affected by major debt. 12% 8 votes
Asking customers to say no to credit is:
Good. Consumers should know what they can afford. 57% 281 votes
Silly. Why would credit providers offer loans if they expect people to say no? 19% 94 votes
It doesn’t concern me as I don't have debt. 23% 114 votes
Is there a stigma attached to seeking debt aid?
Definitely, it is a very embarrassing admission to make. 36% 73 votes
Not at all, it shows you are tackling your debt problem. 32% 65 votes
I have no debt worries so it doesn't affect me. 32% 66 votes
Managing and living with debt is:
A necessary evil as most people need credit to buy homes and cars. 52% 141 votes
Impossible as all debt eventually gets you into trouble. 11% 30 votes
Possible only for well-disciplined consumers. 37% 102 votes
The country's rising unemployment rate is:
Shocking. The government has failed SA big time. 72% 156 votes
To be expected, as people lack initiative to create their own opportunities. 25% 54 votes
It doesn’t faze me as I am employed and financially secure. 3% 6 votes
The proposed credit amnesty for indebted consumers is:
Fantastic - many people would benefit. 26% 81 votes
Ridiculous - people should take responsibility for their debt. 65% 200 votes
I wouldn’t be affected so it doesn't matter to me. 8% 26 votes
The UK's decision to cut aid to SA, is:
Very bad for the country and potentially devastating to NGOs. 6% 15 votes
Completely justified. If we spent our money correctly, we wouldn't even need aid. 90% 231 votes
It doesn’t bother me. 4% 11 votes
The SIM swap/banking scandal is:
Scary. The companies involved should refund clients affected. 75% 86 votes
Predictable. Internet and cellphone banking comes with a risk. 21% 24 votes
I’m not too bothered as I haven’t been affected. 4% 5 votes
Do you think employment equity is working?
Yes. It levels the playing field 5% 19 votes
No. Crucial skills get over looked. 88% 315 votes
I’m not bothered. 6% 23 votes
What are you doing to save electricity?
I cut down on kitchen appliances and lights. 36% 74 votes
I use a geyser blanket. 8% 16 votes
I cut down on pool pump usage. 15% 31 votes
Nothing - it won't make a difference anyway. 40% 82 votes
Do you invest primarily in equities?
Yes - It's easy to understand 78% 64 votes
No - I prefer other asset classes 22% 18 votes
Alternative investments require special know-how and skill
I agree - what do I know about art anyway? 100% 1 votes
No way - it takes some homework but no expertise 0% 0 votes
Is the market heading for a "double dip"?
Yes - Time to cash out 42% 14 votes
No - It's a great time for investing 58% 19 votes
Do ETFs trump unit trusts?
Yes - Just look at Mike Brown's stats 75% 9 votes
No - Unit trusts are actively managed 25% 3 votes
Yes - but it won't beat inflation over time 100% 3 votes
Maybe - But shares still offer the best returns 0% 0 votes
Unit trusts appeal to me because:
They offer long term superior returns 83% 5 votes
Unit trusts are liquid 17% 1 votes
They don't appeal to me 0% 0 votes
Which sector will shoot the lights out in 2010?
Commodities - The world needs resources 70% 44 votes
Financials - The banks will bounce back 30% 19 votes
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