Archive for May, 2009

What is Working Capital?

Monday, May 18th, 2009

An entity’s working capital (also called “net current assets”) is the the total current assets less the total current liabilities of that entity. Working capital An entity (company, person, NGO, etc.) can have many assets and even be profitable, but be brought to its knees because it does not have sufficient working capital. Managing an […]


What is a Liability?

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

A liability is a debt. An entity that has a liability has an obligation to pay its debt in some or another way. Liabilities take away from the net worth of an entity, in the same way that assets add to it. Liability Examples of liabilities include credit card debt, personal loans, mortgages, IOUs and […]


Financial Freedom Quick Tip #40: Passion Investing

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Credits: Moo I will never buy a cow. It’s not that cows are bad investments. It’s just, I don’t like cows. I’ve tried to like cows. I really have. One of my best friends is a vet. He loves cows. He’s told me just about everything there is to know about them. Despite my best […]


PPI Inflation Rate in South Africa

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

This page shows the current PPI inflation rate, as well as a graph and table of the PPI inflation rates in South Africa, since 1980. The current PPI inflation rate is % (based on PPI data for ). The PPI percentages shown in the figures and graphs on this page are based on year-on-year changes […]


CPI Inflation Rate in South Africa

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

This page shows the current CPI inflation rate, as well as a graph and table of the CPI inflation rates in South Africa, since 1969. The current CPI inflation rate is % (based on CPI data for ). The CPI percentages shown in the figures and graphs on this page are based on year-on-year changes […]


Budget Planner Excel Spreadsheet

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

The Budget Planner Excel Spreadsheet is a powerful accounting and budgeting spreadsheet that works equally well with Microsoft Excel and OpenOffice.org‘s Calc. You can use it to draw up a budget, keep track of your income, expenses and transfers between accounts, and see how your actual income and expenses compare to the amounts you budgeted. […]


Repo Rate in South Africa

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

This page shows the current bank repurchase rate, as well as a graph and table of the repo rates in South Africa, since 1999. The repo rate was last updated on . The current repo rate is %. Repo Rate Graph This is a graph of the repo rates in South Africa, since 1999. To […]


Prime Interest Rate in South Africa

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

This page shows the current prime interest rate, as well as a graph and table of the prime interest rates in South Africa, since 1948. The prime interest rate was last updated on . The current prime interest rate is %. Prime Interest Rate Graph This is a graph of the prime interest rates in […]