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Business bank accounts

Business bank accounts

If you’re read my post on how to run a side hustle you’d probably remember that I speak about opening a separate bank account for your business. This is quite easy and affordable if you’re operating as a sole proprietor…

Universal branch code

Universal branch codes

In the past we used to always have to know our individual bank branch code in order to receive payments from people. These days though all banks use a universal branch code which means that we just provide our account…

FIRE in South Africa

FIRE in South Africa

Last updated on 21 October 2021 If you’re following any personal finance blogs and accounts, you’ve probably heard of the FIRE movement. That is, Financially Independent, Retire Early. You have probably wondered whether it’s really possible to FIRE in South…

Capitec Account Types

Capitec account types

This post is all about Capitec account types. What’s on offer and how they work. This is NOT sponsored in any way and there is no hidden agenda here. lol. It’s just that I am a Capitec client myself so…

What is Bitcoin cash

What is Bitcoin cash?

Up to now I have only ventured out of my comfort zone and invested in the mainstream cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ethereum. I have however noticed that the Luno app also has one called Bitcoin cash, and that got me wondering…

How to buy ethereum

How to buy ethereum

Last updated on 17 September 2021 So here I am as a mid 40-year old searching online for how to buy ethereum. But wait, how do I even spell it? It is “etherium” or “ethereum”. (Apparently it’s the latter, after…

Investment Fees

Investment fees

Take a closer look at your investment fees. First appeared in City Press It’s always exciting to start a new investment as it gives us that feeling of empowerment and the sense that we’re taking charge of our finances, planning…

What are blended annuities

What are Blended Annuities?

Blended annuities – are they ‘just right’ for your retirement? A priority for South Africans approaching retirement should be to secure an income for life that at least covers essential monthly expenses (e.g. housing, food, water and electricity, transport, phone…

US expat tax filing

US expat tax filing

US expat tax filing, in partnership with TFX. Written by Veronica Rhodes. South Africa has recently enjoyed a reputation for diversity, prosperity, and stability in the continent. The country is often called the rainbow nation, and its multiethnic society encompasses…