WageWise News Posts

Blogs for WageWise campaign published in 2020 when the programme was conducted digitally via Facebook, radio campaigns and the website.

November 2020

How to spend smart this holiday season

25 November 2020

2020 has flown by and, believe it or not, December is right around the corner. WageWise is here to help you spend smart this holiday season and make sure that you stay on track financially.

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Your #WageWise checklist to financial freedom

3 November 2020

This year has taken its toll on many of us BUT WageWise is still right here to help us get back on our feet and properly manage our money. We’ve put together a 7-item financial checklist for you – see which ones you can tick off the list and which ones you still need to work on.

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October 2020

6 tips to avoid COVID-19 debt traps

26 October 2020

Since the national state of disaster was declared on 15 March, the COVID-19 pandemic has been with us for longer than many of us expected. There have been serious financial consequences as the global economy has buckled under the fall out of the pandemic. Now, more than ever, is the time to review your finances and make an effort to avoid any debt traps – don’t worry,WageWise is here to help you.

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Adjusting finances during a time of crisis

12 October 2020

It’s been a difficult few months with COVID-19 and we have all been affected in some way or another – be it physically, financially, or mentally. WageWise is here to help you recover (financially) from COVID-19 and get back on track. The first step is to re-adjust your budget.

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September 2020

5 ways to leave behind a healthy financial legacy

24 September 2020

Celebrate Heritage Month with us this September as we talk about the topic of leaving a legacy. That is, the things we leave behind for our friends, family, and loved ones. Leaving behind a healthy financial legacy is only possible when you start building a strong financial foundation – you can only help others financially if you are financially strong yourself.

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Where there's a will, there's a way

2 September 2020

September is Heritage Month and so it seemed appropriate that our WageWise theme be all about your legacy. This means the money, property and assets that you are leaving behind for your family and for future generations. To do this, you need a will.

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August 2020

8 things women can do for a better financial future

12 August 2020

From managing households to managing businesses, we want to celebrate the powerful role of women in our country this Women’s Month.

We know that compared to men, on average, women earn less over their lifetime, spend more time out of work taking care of family, and also live longer so require more money in later years.

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Insurance 101: What you need to know

5 August 2020

Here at WageWise, our aim is to help you better understand your finances and the options you have when it comes to managing your money. This month, we explore the topic of insurance and why you need it.

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July 2020

Celebrate National Savings Month with us this July

6 July 2020

When people start talking about finances, things can get quite confusing and sometimes you might want to avoid the topic completely. But, that doesn’t have to be the case. Here at WageWise we help explain important money topics including proper planning and budgeting, understanding your payslip and bank statements, debt counselling, and retirement planning.

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June 2020

Be cautious when taking credit

25 June 2020

Have you recently received your first salary? Are you itching to head to the shops and spend your hard earned money on a treat for yourself?

You might find that now that you are earning a salary you are being approached by various credit providers with appealing offers for store cards and credit cards. You might be tempted to take up these offers so you can spoil yourself to a new outfit or a new cellphone.

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The Credit Bureau Association has released their university 5-part video series

24 June 2020

The Credit Bureau Association (CBA) has released a 5-part video series, that features three young people who are furthering their studies and want to apply for credit. Watch the series to see how the way that they spend and repay their loans affects their ability to obtain credit later when they start their working life. The Credit Bureau Association (CBA) is a voluntary industry body, representing 13 of the registered credit bureaus within South Africa.

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Retirement planning: Best to get started early

18 June 2020

If you have just started out in your first job, you probably aren’t thinking about retirement – that’s about 40 years away! But you probably already have plans for how you would like to retire. Maybe you want to travel the world or maybe you’d like to spend your free time socialising with friends and family in your own home?

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We're talking saving for emergencies on radio this week

12 June 2020

The WageWise financial literacy programme is currently running a radio campaign on five regional radio stations. Each week we host a talk show with a qualified financial planner who is a member of the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI) and some of the WageWise workshop trainers.

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How to tackle investing during times of uncertainty

11 June 2020

As South Africa emerges from Level 4 Lockdown, we are only just beginning to understand the full economic impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the country. Many people have already lost their jobs and many have been earning a reduced income during this period.

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We're talking Debt Management on radio this week

8 June 2020

The WageWise financial literacy programme is currently running a radio campaign on five regional radio stations. Each week we host a talk show with a qualified financial planner who is a member of the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI) and some of the WageWise workshop trainers.

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Your first salary: start saving rather than spending!

5 June 2020

If you have just started working and are receiving your first salary you are probably tempted to head to the shops. With some money in your bank account you may be excited to celebrate by buying new clothes or maybe a brand new cellphone.

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We're talking budgeting on radio this week

1 June 2020

The WageWise financial literacy programme is currently running a radio campaign on five regional radio stations. Each week we host a talk show with a qualified financial planner who is a member of the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI) and some of the WageWise workshop trainers.

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May 2020

Being WageWise during the Covid-19 pandemic

10 May 2020

We don’t know how long the COVID-19 pandemic will last but we do know that the economic impact of the pandemic and the national lockdowns instituted by governments around the world will be felt for many years to come.

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Managing your credit during the Covid-19 pandemic

10 May 2020

The COVID-19 lockdown has had a massive impact on businesses. Businesses both small and big may close down and this means that many more South Africans may be without work. While many others may experience a reduced income during this period.

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Drawing up a budget

10 May 2020

For many people the thought of drawing up a budget is scary. There isn’t enough money to cover everything; the family wants and needs and the sums can be intimidating.

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