Do you have a clear savings strategy in place for your child’s education? It’s no secret – the sooner you start saving, the better the results. It’s also no secret that school fees are becoming increasingly expensive, with many schools pushing fees up above the rate of inflation every year. Despite the facts, 57% of … More Save Now… or Pay Later
As a South African parent, you’re likely all too familiar with the monthly debit order or regular payment for your children’s school fees. You know that educating your children is one of the most important things you’ll ever do for them, but have you ever stopped to work out how much each day at school … More The Actual Cost of One South African School Day
Give your children a head start by letting them get on with what they do best – having fun! Experts say that playing fosters learning and early childhood development, helping children acquire knowledge and skills. But in an age of cellphones and screen time, extra lessons, academic tests and long school days, too many children … More The Power of Play Time
Meet Michelle, our smiley HR star whose sunny disposition brightens up the School-Days office. The one thing she is serious about is organisation – Mich is the master of a spreadsheet, email inbox and keeping everyone on track. Q & A with the marvellous Michelle How long have you been working for School-Days? Almost a … More Meet the Team: Michelle Mysell
A few months ago, we reported on the lucky winners of our R100,000 bursary competition. School-Days, a bursary-building platform for South African families, recently gave four young South Africans a massive bursary head start – R25,000 to use towards education fees. Carey-Ann Jane was one of them. This is her story: “I was raised by a single … More With a R25 000 Bursary, Carey-Ann is Going for Her Goals!
We’re all familiar with pension funds, medical aid contributions, subsidised gym memberships and other employee benefits… but how many employees – and indeed, employers – know that employers can provide their employees with tax-exempt contributions to their families’ education? It’s no secret that many South African parents struggle to afford school and tertiary education fees. … More The Tax-Exempt Employee Education Benefit That No-One’s Talking About
The statistics paint a bleak picture – two million children in South Africa are orphaned or vulnerable; one in three children is hurt by their parent or caregiver; one in five has experienced sexual abuse; and the suicide rate for South African children aged 10 to 14 has more than doubled in the past 15 … More Open Your Mind – Teaching Mindfulness in South African Schools
As we rush head-first into 2019, how are those New Years resolutions holding up? Now that the infamous ‘Janu-worry’ has come to an end, it’s a good time to re-evaluate your financial goals and set yourself up for financial success in 2019. Having a detailed, clear set of goals against which to measure your progress … More 10 Ways To Manage Your Money Better in 2019
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Have you heard about School-Days? This bursary building platform is revolutionising the way that South Africans are paying for their education! In just over a year, School-Days has created close to R16 million for its members’ school, college and university fees. They do this by flipping the traditional models of bursaries on their heads. With … More School-Days raises R16 million for South Africans’ school fees