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WEALTH

(noun) an abundance of valuable possessions or money; the state of being rich; material prosperity; plentiful supplies of a particular resource. We understand the importance of financial freedom and the benefits of healthy money habits. But, we also define wealth as more than money and want to encourage our community to do this too. We share first-hand insights and opinions on money management and investments, from stokvels to cryptocurrency, art investments to budgeting basics.
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Vongani – Groceries Series
October 15, 2018
By MbewuAdmin

Is It Possible To Buy Groceries At No Cost? A buyer’s journal to secure additional wealth. Author: Vongani Nkuna Several years ago, I opened a stock brokerage account at a reputable firm. I deposited a few thousand and then, as a natural result of exploring other interests, I let it roost. Month after month a …

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Junk Hype- What's in a rating?
By MbewuAdmin

Mbewu Movement Founding Member Nswana Mwangu shares her views on S&P’s downgrade rating for South Africa. What are your views?

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Mbewu Movement SELF WEALTH Masterclass
By MbewuAdmin

TO PURCHASE TICKETS CLICK HERE Dear Mbewu Community We invite you to our first Mbewu Movement Masterclass titled ‘SELF WEALTH’ In this Masterclass you will receive lessons on personal financial planning, including investment products, savings habits, debt management and property investment:Bekithemba Mafulela (Business Development Manager – Allan Gray) will be providing insights and learnings on the day, …

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Loyal to you or loyal to our economy?…
By MbewuAdmin

On my way to work the other day, I was listening to the radio and the guest speaker touched on a very interesting but sensitive topic. He went on to expand on how young people should consider the economic needs at the time of selecting their career paths. I must say he raised some really …

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The Theory of Diminishing Returns
By MbewuAdmin

In his book, the elusive quest for growth, William Easterly illustrates the well-known economic theory in a manner that is hard to forget- using pancake batter. The theory measures how much gain or [financial] benefit can be realized if one factor of production is increased while other factors are held constant. The concept holds that the …

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Bills, bills, bills- A guide to the South African economy and what this means for you
By MbewuAdmin

#BudgetSpeech, #Downgrade, #Deficit, #Dollar/Rand, #Barclays are all trending topics at the moment and they will affect you as a citizen or resident of South Africa directly. In this post, I will attempt to unpack these topics in the simplest terms so you as the reader will understand how these moving parts affect your pocket. Budget …

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8 Things Youth Should Know About the African Economic Outlook
By MbewuAdmin

Africans and the youth in particular are engaging much more actively in topics that impact us every day such as race and politics. One area that needs more focus and attention among the African youth is economics. The economy of Africa, the cornerstone of its renaissance, has more impact on the African individual, however we …

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Women and Wealth
By MbewuAdmin

In honour of Women’s Month, we as Mbewu Movement hosted our first women’s day event this past Saturday (22 August). Our discussions covered two very distinct yet equally important views about “wealth”- Wealth of Self and Financial Wealth Wealth of Self Happy Ralinala, Head of Business Banking Absa (Barclays), took us on a journey of …

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Mbewu Movement Annual Womens Day Event – Women and Wealth
By MbewuAdmin

Mbewu Movement invites you to our 1st Annual Women’s Day Event with guest speakers Happy Ralinala and Thandi Ngwane The theme of our Women’s Day function is WOMEN and WEALTH – defining the holistic meaning of wealth, addressing the importance of financial independence for women and to receive practical lessons on how to make the right investment …

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Financial Advisor 101
By MbewuAdmin

When it comes to finding the perfect financial advisor, the most crucial thing for me is trust. I’m looking for someone competent that will walk my financial journey with me, to protect and grow my income and assets and that I will have a sustainable professional relationship with. Finding a great financial advisor should not …

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Take Charge of your Finances, Today!
By MbewuAdmin

My philosophy in life and a golden saying that I hope will resonate with you as well is that if you know better you do better. I know that as Working Gals (young professional women), with everything else happening in our lives, we simply do not put in the time and effort to equip ourselves …

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Fall in Love with Budgeting
By MbewuAdmin

“Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is. Fortunately, I love money.” – Jackie Mason For a long time, specifically in my early-twenties, blinded by the excitement of making my own money (a very sad and dismal salary from serving articles) and being in control of what I spent it on, budgeting was a distant …

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"It's funny how money changes situations…" (L. Hill)
By MbewuAdmin

At 27 years old, a good 3 years away from 30, I find myself having mini anxiety attacks. #SAVE #SAVE #SAVE! Something I wish I had done consistently my whole life. I did not grow up in a rich home, I am not a ‘trust fund baby’ nor did I grow up in a home …

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“Should women be running the global economy?”…
By MbewuAdmin

Yes! The global economy is primarily in the state it is in because “it’s a mans world”…well not entirely but we are where we are because of the ways in which the ‘powerful’ men have decided to run the world economy for decades. Watch this highly inspiring talk ‘Davos 2014 – Gender Driven Growth’. The …

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Aid For Africa? No thanks!
By MbewuAdmin

Andrew Mwenda, a Ugandan journalist, asks us to re-frame the challenge of poverty to the challenge of wealth creation. It is a fundamental shift in the way we think about African success and the role that aid plays.

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Against the racks on racks on racks….Feminism
By MbewuAdmin

It is September 2014 and I am currently 26 years old, female, (South) African. I was raised in a single parent household. I have been involved in two fatal car accidents in my life, I have been involved in an almost freak drowning incident, I have been a victim in a house robbery, I have …

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Junk Hype- What’s in a rating?
April 11, 2017
By MbewuAdmin

Mbewu Movement Founding Member Nswana Mwangu shares her views on S&P’s downgrade rating for South Africa. What are your views?

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“It’s funny how money changes situations…” (L. Hill)
February 9, 2015
By MbewuAdmin

At 27 years old, a good 3 years away from 30, I find myself having mini anxiety attacks. #SAVE #SAVE #SAVE! Something I wish I had done consistently my whole life. I did not grow up in a rich home, I am not a ‘trust fund baby’ nor did I grow up in a home …

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South Africa’s National Development Plan: What role are you willing to play?
May 12, 2014
By MbewuAdmin

“It is absolutely essential that the oppressed participate in the revolutionary process with an increasingly critical awareness of their role as subjects of the transformation.” Paulo Freire In the backdrop of our twentieth year as a ‘free and democratic’ society, it should be inevitable that as the future of our great nation (South Africa), we …

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