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Tortoises smooshing squishy bits

Five things you didn't learn about STIs in Sex-Ed

But, despite the national preoccupation with sexually transmitted infections (STIs), most of us – adult humans who might have sex sometimes – are still walking around with some pretty outrageous misconceptions about them. For the first episode of our podcast, I talked to some sexual health experts and discovered there was a bunch of stuff about sexual health I WAS GROSSLY MISINFORMED ABOUT.

Young Sam

Raising money-savvy kids 👧🏽

Last week someone asked me for advice about how to talk to her kid about money. “It’s not like I can just show her what’s in my bank account”, she said, laughing nervously.

I told her, actually, that’s exactly what I think she should do.

Love

How well do you know your partner's money style?

It might sound unromantic, but learning how to talk about money in your relationship is one of the most important things you can do to keep your love alive, because money problems are one of the most common reasons for divorce.

Manage Your Money Like a F*cking Grownup - the flowchart

The all-in-one flowchart for managing your money

Feeling overwhelmed about all the different things you need to do in order to get your money life under control? Here’s a simple flowchart that takes you through, step-by-step, all the major milestones you’ll reach on the rocky road to financial freedom.

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Schemes and Scams

There’s no way to get rich quick, but there are a hundred ways for people to lose everything because they try to. Here’s our list of money making schemes and scams that we think you should avoid, because we don’t want you to lose your hard-earned moolah.

Find a fund

Radtastic investment funds and savings accounts

Guys, there are a lot of different accounts and funds out there, and I’m not listing every single one of them here. These are just some of the funds that I’ve personally scouted out as potential candidates for my own portfolio.

Online schools

The new school

Interested in investigating some innovative ways to get an education? Not sure the traditional (and expensive) university track is for you? Here are some alternatives you could consider.

Find me an advisor to love

How to find a financial adviser who doesn't suck

At some point in your journey into badass grownup moneying, you’ll need to find yourself a financial adviser. In fact, if you’ve been browsing this site long enough to come across this post, then that’s probably a sign that you’re ready to give one a call.

Transunion credit report screenshot

Find your credit score

Every time you take out any kind of loan through a formal institution, that company will disclose that information to the credit bureaus. Credit bureaus keep track of everyone’s debts. Every time you make a payment a day late, or you take out too many store cards, or you max out your credit limit, all of this information is reported to them. Debt is like high school, fam: there are no secrets.

Getting to work

Critical skills

Before you think about financing a university education, do your homework. Have a clear idea of how your degree will improve your life – and be smart about what you choose to study. There are thousands of unemployed BCom graduates in South Africa, but the government is literally handing out visas to people from other countries because certain critical skills are impossible to find locally.

Car

How much is your car worth

Your car is a money bonfire. Trade that thing in for a bicycle or a cheap-ass rustbucket or a pair of sequined fairy wings and save yourself a goddamned fortune.

Boy bye

Cancel your subscriptions

I love you and I want you to be happy, so here are a list of subscriptions that are probably wasting your money. Cancel them and rather spend your cash on adventures and donations to charity and other shit that might actually make your life better.