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KZN Gets Pennywise Ahead of Festive Season
Source: Bua News
Source Date: Friday, November 19, 2010
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Country: South Africa
Created: Nov 22, 2010

People need to be conscious of the need to save and ignore the sale signs as New Year obligations (wait). We are appealing to the people of KwaZulu-Natal to manage their finances and stay out of debt. Everyone must have a strategy in place before the expenses or temptations arise,” the MEC said.


Cronje advised people to stay at home if they did not budget for a year-end holiday and to avoid borrowing money to pay for festive season expenses.


The department would like to see people drawing up budgets and sticking to them.


“Budget well … by prioritising your expenditures, pay your bills on time, get out of debt as soon as possible, have a plan for emergencies, involve the family in all financial matters, be transparent about payment of the bills,” said Cronje.


The Financial Literacy Campaign seeks to teach citizens about saving for rainy days and to buy goods, long-term investment for retirement and individual pensions.


Recent reports show that debt remains a deterrent to saving, with the average household countrywide spending 78.2 percent of their disposable income on debt repayments. - BuaNews



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