Many of us have romanced the idea of winning the lotto. The fantasies that follow are usually vivid and specific: luxury cars, extensive travelling and beachside property tend to feature prominently. The more ordinary lotto of a year-end bonus or thirteenth cheque is mentally spent way before we even get it, and often in very poor ways.
If you’ve worked hard and receive a bonus, or any other unexpected income, think differently about how you use your money. Use the opportunity to look at your finances overall: are you directing enough towards your future and is your debt under control?…
An article I wrote for Allan Gray, which was inspired by a Viktor Frankl quote. Man’s Search for Meaning is a great read.
Writer Gugulethu Hlekwayo
Editor Daniella Bergman