Education Savings Plan

Education Savings Plan

Step 5: Education Savings Plan for your children After completing the first 4 baby steps, you will now be debt-free except for your home loan {if you have one} with a fully funded emergency fund, and you are saving 15% of your income for retirement. Next up is saving...
Saving for Your Retirement

Saving for Your Retirement

Baby Step 4: Saving for Your Retirement After completing the first 3 baby steps, you will now be debt-free except for your home loan {if you have one} with a fully funded emergency fund. Now it is time to get serious about building wealth, and the first thing to do is...
The Full Emergency Fund

The Full Emergency Fund

Baby Step 3: The Full Emergency Fund At this point you will be debt-free and have a small starter emergency fund. 3 to 6 months of expenses in savings Now to really blow your mind {and life-long misconceptions about personal finance}, Dave Ramsey suggests that we have...
The Debt Snowball

The Debt Snowball

Baby Step 2: The Debt Snowball After completing Step 1 {The Starter Emergency Fund}, it is time to get gazelle intense to pay off all your unsecured debts, including your car but not your home loan {if you have one}. As a child of Sunny South Africa I have no idea...
The Starter Emergency Fund

The Starter Emergency Fund

Baby Step 1: The Starter Emergency Fund Why do I need this? This was the first major money mind-shift we had to make when we started our Journey in December 2012. We had always thought that when you are in debt, you have to throw everything at the debt and delay...
Drowning in inevitable debt

Drowning in inevitable debt

Times Live reported this week  that 76% of South Africans’ income goes to debt repayments. People earning more than R15 000 pm are more likely to apply for more credit – using personal loans to fund our lifestyles have become normal behaviour. Does this...