JOBURG – The department has set up camps and programmes for matric pupils to attend before the final exams.
JOBURG - As 2016 firmly sets in, Nitesh Patel of Standard Bank, offers residents advice on how to stick to a set budget for the new year and avoid activities that could derail their financial plans.
The head of customer financial solutions, personal banking explained that the reason many people struggled to keep to a budget was because they often set unreasonable targets for themselves.
“Setting goals that are too big to be achieved in a reasonable timeframe can lead to frustration and, eventually, resignation,” he said.
Patel offered tips on how to stick to a set budget and save more; firstly by reducing money spent on entertainment, especially during the weekends.
Another way to increase money saved was to start saving with an amount that is easily affordable and then increasing it over time.
“If you allocate a huge chunk of cash each month and an unexpected expense presents itself, you may get derailed,” he pointed out.
Patel concluded by urging residents to consider the tips, as they could significantly improve their financial situation over time.
“Choose one area to focus on, then when you have mastered it, move to the next one on the list. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.”
Other tips to stick to a set budget include:
Sandton Police Station: 011-722-4200
Bramley Police Station: 011-445-4100
Fire and ambulance emergencies – 10177 (landline) or 112 (cellphone).