The Running Commentary


The couch economist speaks….

Well I am not sure if you have done this yet, but one of your new years resolutions should have been to prepare your  household budget. I sat down and drew up the budget and am scheduled to discuss this with my fantastic wife over the next day or so. As with every household we…

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The growth in debt…..

The percentage of adults in South Africa with a retail store card increased from 13.5% in 2004 to 16.2% in 2007 (AMPS trends)This stat may give us some indication why we are in the state that we are in terms of the global credit crunch. Some quick research indicated that there were around 10 million…

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