Save yourself some time when it comes to managing your finances, because we found some of the savviest resources to help you with that
1. ‘Making Money Out of Property in South Africa’ by Jason Lee
This bestseller is written by property expert Jason Lee as a guide to the step-by-step process of property investment. It tells you how to make the right deals, how to negotiate, how to finance property, and helps you decide when to hold onto or sell a property for financial gain. It’s written from an expert perspective, for everyday use and thinking.
2. ‘Manage Your Money Like a F*cking Grown Up’ by Sam beckbessinger
We can all agree that we wish we would have done fewer algebra lessons and focused more on how to budget, save and invest. And that’s what this book by personal finance guru Sam Beckbessinger is about. She uses practical, smart, and modern ways to budget, and shows us new ways of thinking about money that we weren’t taught before. The book even has its own website (sambeckbessinger.com) where you can check out free resources that are found in the book itself.
3. ‘How to Invest Like Warren Buffett’ by Alec Hogg
Its full title How to Invest Like Warren Buffett: Discover the Wisdom of the World’s Greatest Wealth Creator says it all. The book is written by Alec Hogg, the veteran financial journalist and publisher of biznews.com and financial expert on Buffett’s investment philosophy. The book takes readers into the mind of Warren Buffett and shows how we too can adopt this thinking when making investments.
Blogs, Social Media and Influencers:
1. Nicolette Mashile
With over 150 k Instagram followers and 173 k YouTube subscribers, Nicolette Mashile, the ‘Financial Bunny’, is quite the go-getter when it comes to building wealth. Like her website, which has educational resources, blogs and videos about managing finances, Nicolette hopes to bring a fun, cheeky, interactive ‘Financial Bunny school’ to all of us wanting to do better with our money. She’s also published two books: What’s Your Move? A Collection of Ordinary Financial Lessons and Coco the Money Bunny.
2. Dasha Kennedy
Dasha Kennedy, known as ‘The Broke Black Girl’, is a financial activist that has helped over 70 k African-American women jumpstart their financial journey to gaining independence. When you first open her website, a pop-up with a free downloadable checklist resource appears: ‘The Top Five Money Mistakes People Make And How To Avoid Them’. Her site is filled with freebies, blogs and other resources about maintaining financial independence.
3. Mapalo Makhu
The founder of blog and website womenandfinance.co.za and author of the bestselling ‘You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich’, Mapalo is an ‘award-winning millennial personal finance expert’ as her website proclaims. Her website was started as a way to help women take charge of their finances and make the best financial decisions for themselves. Women & Finance has consultation services, blogs and podcasts to check out.
Apps and Podcasts:
1. We Study Billionaires
The hosts, Stig Brodersen and Trey Lockerbie, interview and study famous billionaires like Warren Buffett, Howard Marks and Bill Gates to help teach listeners what they can learn, and how they can apply investment strategies in the stock market. Their range of topics is from discussing on-trend content like Netflix’s recent loss of 200 k subscribers, to looking at mistakes of famous investors and how we can learn from them.
Where to listen: All major streaming platforms
This start-up app serves as a platform for the latest stock pics, cryptocurrency, financial insights and investment news. It was created as an easy, accessible way to learn more about the stock market and make informed decisions towards their financial dreams.
Where to get it: Android and iOS
This free budgeting and investing app was created by Old Mutual as a way to track your spending, budget and invest in all your accounts. You can link your bank accounts, cards, investments, loans and rewards, and 22seven will generate a budget based on your spending. All transactions are updated and sorted, and you can invest using the app for a fee of R250 a month.
Where to get it: Android and iOS
Words by Saadiqah Schroeder
Photography: Courtesy Images