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Money Savvy partners with Money Smart Week to teach teens to invest

 Creating Money Savvy Kids  Financial education from a young age provides a powerful head start in life. Not only the domain of adults, the importance of financial security and the ability to manage one’s finances is something that all children should learn about from an early age. To this end, National Treasury, the Financial Sector […]

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Fourways resident Kathryn Main – FINALIST for Woman of Stature Awards

MEDIA RELEASE FOR NOMINEE DISTRIBUTION Friday 7 November 2019, Johannesburg: – And the Finalists are … The eighty finalists of the 6th Woman of Stature Awards were announced on Saturday 2nd November at the launch of the Woman of Stature Foundation. The gala dinner will take place on Sunday, 08th March 2020 at the Indaba […]

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Saving: Expectations versus Reality

By: Kgopotso Kgwedi  “Money is only something you need in case you don’t die tomorrow” were the infamous words delivered with fervour by Carl Fox in the movie Wall Street. Money may not constitute all the happiness in your life as you know it but it certainly does go a long way in alleviating the […]

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5 Tips to Financially Survive Janu-Worry

We all know the month of January is filled with countless unavoidable worries of the financial kind. Others may feel it more than others, but we all feel it non-the-less. We make lunch boxes for the first time in weeks, we carpool to work, and we stop buying coffee at that gourmet coffee shop on […]

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Back To School

Whether you are seasoned veteran or a first timer, back-to-school is a stressful time for every parent. Getting back into the mode of things so soon after the festive season should be like clockwork, yet it seems the ringer malfunctions every new year. Excessively worrying over whether your child will wake up on time in […]

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Budgeting: Expectations versus Reality

By: Kgopotso Kgwedi  “Oh, my goodness, I really appreciate my parents.” These were the words that came to mind when I came to realise the amount of financial decisions my parents had to make daily to keep our family finances balanced.  I thought my parents were always telling us “No!” to everything we as children […]

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Money Savvy Kids - Elle Feature

Kathryn Main CEO of Money Savvy Kids featured in December Elle magazine

Financial literacy wasn’t the first thing on Kathryn Main’s mind when she dropped out of high school at the end of Grade 9. But today it is her focus with Money Savvy Kids (MSK), a programme aimed at educating children about money. Twenty years ago, career opportunities for high-school dropouts, especially girls, were limited. Faced with […]

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Entrepreneurship: Why we need to teach it to our kids

Ever wonder what Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and Larry Ellison have in common? They’ve all dropped out of high school or university to make their entrepreneurship dreams come true. Sure, it’s a risky move, but it seems to have paid off, right? As parents, we want to encourage our kids to […]

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Love your kids? Teach them financial literacy!

According to the World Bank and Standard & Poor, only about 33% of the world’s adult population are financially literate. In other words, only 33% of adults worldwide understand how money works, which enables them to make informed and effective decisions with their financial resources. If you’re reading this article, you might form part of […]

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Budget for the Holiday season

South Africa is a buy-now, pay-later society. The effects on young people’s financial literacy are thus characterized by the same behaviour patterns as parents and society. These are high credit and high consumer behaviour with very little savings, and in turn high social risk behaviour. Money Savvy Kids(MSK) is working to change this disastrous pattern […]

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Budget for The Festive Season

Originally an American tradition held every first Friday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday has become the biggest sales promotion on the planet and South Africans are in for a treasure trove of bargains this November. For those on a budget for the festive season and planning to stick to it, 25 November may be the Christmas […]

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A Money Savvy Christmas

“When I was young I used to think that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old, I know it is.” Oscar Wilde speaks a truth that echoes throughout many people’s lives today. And it is young children who are not taught to respect money, in particular, that are affected […]

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