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Weekly Wrap Up: 26 - 30 July 2010

By Staff Writer
Monday: Standard Bank launch MyCard

Standard Bank Group has launched a first of its kind credit card for women in South Africa...

Tuesday: SAIS aim to increase financial literacy on campus

Students get poor grades for saving money or sticking to a budget, but help is at hand to urgently improve their low level of financial literacy...

Wednesday: Want to go to Brazil in 2014? Make the right investments now

As the 2010 FIFA World Cup euphoria lingers, many new-found soccer fans are eagerly planning to attend the next World Cup in Brazil in 2014 but it's a rather ambitious financial goal....

Thursday: Dispose of your e-junk responsibly

It's important that consumers dispose of their 'e-junk' responsibly in order to do their bit to help the environment.

Friday: South Africans still conservative about renovations

The property market might slowly be returning to normal but, according to FNB's latest residential property outlook, South Africans are still hesitant when it comes to renovating...

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