The real meaning of saving – In the spirit of national savings month

The real meaning of saving – In the spirit of national savings month

BY PIETER KOEKEMOER, CORONATION HEAD OF PERSONAL INVESTMENTS When it comes to the difficult choice be-tween spending on something you really want, or saving the money instead, you may expect that an investment manager would say it’s always best to forego short-term indulgences in favour of investing for the long-term, right? You might be surprised to hear us say, not always! As part of National Savings Month, we are encouraging South Africans to save more by putting money aside every month instead of overspending it on unnecessary things. Our call…

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MEXEM: Making the stock market quick and easy for all

MEXEM: Making the stock market quick and easy for all

For those of us looking to develop a sound financial portfolio, investing one’s money in the stock market is a particularly effective way to reap significant returns on that investment. Whether you’re saving whatever disposable income you have for a large purchase in the future (say, a house, a car or a university education) or have come onto a significant amount of extra cash (through an inheritance, for example), investing in the stock market promises the kind of massive returns that absolutely no other investment strategy can match. Like any…

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