UASA employees attended a seminar today on how to improve their savings and manage their finances better. The seminar was held at UASA’s head office in Roodepoort.
July is Savings Month and we wanted to move away from the traditional writing about how bad things are getting and actually do something practical about it. Personal finance is an important field in which all South Africans should be well versed. The reality is, however, that most people have only a scant knowledge of the world of finance and how they can harness that world to their own benefit.
The start of any good financial foundation is the ability to save and invest.
At UASA we took note of the slow but constant increase in the price of basic goods and cost of living. We believe if employees are financially overburdened it affects every aspect of their lives, including their performance at work and the mood and atmosphere at home. We therefore decided to call in the expertise of well-known financial services provider Debt Rescue to share with our employees some tips and tricks on how to better manage their salaries.
Today’s session was to help employees recognise the early signs of over indebtedness and financial stress, how they can manage this, and the available avenues they can use to seek assistance in these matters.
Various topics were covered including budgeting, saving, what is a credit report and how to access it.
To us at UASA financial health is as important as physical health – without it, workers are soon in dire straits. It is our wish that our employees will put into action what they have learned and that it will put them on a solid path towards increased prosperity.
For further enquiries or to set up a personal interview, contact Stanford Mazhindu at 074 978 3415.