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How to Set Goals and Take Action

For some, setting goals and actioning those goals is a daily practice that is so entrenched in their behaviour that they can’t operate without them. For many others, personal and professional progress has ground to a halt simply because they don’t know how to get started – to take that first step. In this article we’re addressing how to set goals and take action so that you can gain the…

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Four things you must do to stay on track financially

Staying on track financially isn’t a singular achievement that happens one day when you make enough money to keep up with your lifestyle… it’s something that happens every day and with every spending decision you make. You could earn very little and still stay on track, which makes it a mind-set and a collection of good habits fuelled by a little self-discipline. Here are four of those h…

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The 5 Habits That Successful People Follow

It’s easy to look at the world’s successful people and see a vast, intimidating gulf between them and us. How can you go from working two jobs and barely getting to the laundry each week to their heights of success? As it turns out, success isn’t a prize you can win or a possession you can own; it’s a frame of mind and a collection of small habits that empower you to climb your way to th…

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Caught up in Procrastinating: Where Should You Start?

Two of the biggest causes of procrastination are the feeling of being overwhelmed by the size of a task and feeling completely underwhelmed by the amount of energy, motivation, or ambition we have to get that job done. Often, it’s a combination of both but either way procrastination can see us caught in a deep rut of inactivity, ineffectiveness, and non-productivity. The solution most of…

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5 Essential Money Skills You Should Teach Your Teenagers

If money makes our world go round, then a fundamental component of any child’s education should be how to manage his or her money. Without an understanding of basic finance concepts like budgeting, debt, investing, credit scores, and the enormous responsibility that comes hand-in-hand with taking the reins of one’s money matters, you may be setting your teenagers up for failure (or some…

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4 Easy Steps to Change Your Financial Mindset

Many people regard budgeting the same way they regard diets: an exercise of strict self-discipline and ultimately, denial. In fact, that couldn’t be further from the truth. The goal of budgeting is to empower you financially so that you can enjoy the things you want in life. Budgeting is about being smart with your money in a way that pulls you out of a perpetual cycle of paying debt and…

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Asking the question: “How will this move me forward?”

Have you ever been caught at a crossroads so perplexing you simply couldn’t decide which way to turn? Life is a tangle of pathways peppered with crossroads. And it’s our goals, ambition, determination, and focus that propel us along these pathways. However, there comes a time in everyone’s life when we find ourselves stranded at a crossroads for want of ambition, focus, and the grit that…

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Water Wise

Due to the water crisis affecting parts of South Africa, the City of Cape Town has requested that residents and visitors to the Mother City use less than 50 litres of water per person, per day. To give you an idea of what can be done with 50 litres per day here is an infographic that shows it is possible to get by if you are frugal with your water usage. Not only will this help Cape Tow…

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