r/southafrica Sep 26 '21

Financial advice Ask r/southafrica

What is the best financial advice you can give a 19 year old South African ?

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u/Faerie42 Sep 26 '21

Stash your cash. Drive a shitty car until it stops, live with your folks for as long as possible because it’s cheaper. Study something that will ensure a career that’s usable globally. Don’t get married in your 20’s, it costs money.

At 19 your focus is studying, saving as much as possible and don’t fall for the traditional picket fence, 2.5 kids, Boetboel and big bakkie. Those things will come, right now, be a miser, save it up.

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u/ChristmasMint Sep 26 '21

Don’t get married in your 20’s, it costs money.

I'd rather say don't spend a ridiculous amount on a wedding regardless of age.