January is renowned for two things – being broke after the December holiday indulgence and children going back to school. As of today - most schools will be open in South Africa. Most parents plan for the latter after just before the New Year but have you thought about planning for your child’s education even more in advance? You may ask why? I think I have the answer.
February is normally the time that we start slipping on our new year’s resolutions. Holidays, gifts and special treats in December were all good and well but how are your financial goals doing?
The end of February also brings the new tax year which means that you must assess whether you’ve fulfilled the annual limit in your tax free savings (or investment accounts).
South Africa is in the thick of the winter and thus putting a few pennies away in the good old piggy bank may be far easier than if we were in the heart of summer – ‘living the life’ on the great beaches we have here in South Africa (SA).