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The Shyft LiftWelcome to the Shyft blog, giving you insider access to the exciting world of forex, investing and global money moves. Our articles are designed to inspire you to meet your financial goals, whether that’s mastering your money, travelling the world or buying those can’t-get-them-here designer items on your wish list. The best part? You don’t need a finance degree to read this blog.
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Investing
09 October 2023Why (some) risk is good for investing
Whether or not you’re into roller coasters and shark-cage diving, when it comes to investing, you have to embrace a little risk. Here’s how to make sure you’re biting off just as much as you’re comfortable chewing.
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Investing
29 September 20235 things to remember when investing in other countries
The experts tell us what to consider when buying forex and investing offshore.
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Shop
27 September 20234 rand-friendly destinations for South Africans to visit
The rand may not be the world’s strongest currency right now, but that doesn’t mean international travel is entirely off the table. Here are four destinations where the ZAR can still buy you a memorable vacay.
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Investing
25 September 2023Cheat sheet: 16 investment terms to learn now
Becoming an investor means being confronted with a lot of new – and often confusing – terms. We’ve got you. From bear hugs and dividends to market cap and stock splits, we’ve compiled a cheat sheet so you know what’s going on with the companies you’ve invested in.
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Forex
20 September 2023How investing in forex can help you reach your goals faster
Your financial plan is ticking over nicely – but is it as potent as it could be? If it doesn't include forex, then probably not. That's because investing in forex could help fast-track your financial goals. Here’s how.
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Travel
18 September 20235 tips to help you plan for your holiday (even on a budget)
If you’re feeling that mid-year burnout, we suggest starting to plan your summer getaway now. Thanks to Shyft, it won’t be the eye-wateringly expensive exercise you think…
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Forex
16 September 20234 factors that affect forex
Timing is everything when buying forex. Here are key phrases to watch out for in the news so you know when the exchange rate could be in your favour.
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Family
13 September 20234 ways Shyft has your family finances covered
Whether your son is heading abroad for a rugby tour, your daughter needs a forex top-up for her gap year, or you’re looking for a way to teach the little one to budget at the tuckshop, Shyft has a solution for your family.
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Travel
07 September 20236 tips to help you plan your first solo international trip
Travelling solo is a liberating and enriching experience, but it can be a little daunting. We’ve got you. Here are 6 tips to help you feel more confident, from booking your trip and exploring safely to paying for your vacay.
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Investing
04 September 20235 things most equities apps won’t tell you
Does your offshore equities investment platform really measure up? Learn to recognise the red flags and find out how to spot the best app for your needs.
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Forex
01 September 2023Divide and conquer: Diversification in the forex market
You already know you need to diversify your investments. But what about the money you hold in foreign exchange? Here’s why – and how – to diversify your forex.
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Investing
28 August 202314 resources to raise your investing game
Platforms, podcasts and newsletters that provide insight and entertainment in the finance space.
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Shop
25 August 20235 ways to keep your money safe while travelling
Stranded in a foreign city with no access to money is pretty much the worst-case travel scenario. By following these five tips, you can ensure it never happens to you.
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Investing
22 August 2023Why new investors should diversify (and how to do it)
You may have heard the saying, 'diversification is the only free lunch in investing'. Free lunch is always welcome, but we're here to unpack why diversification is so important.
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Forex
21 August 20235 forex must-knows for the global citizen
Whether you’re planning a trip to Europe, shopping at an online store in Asia, or converting your rands to dollars to invest in US stocks, here are five things you need to know about foreign exchange.
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Travel
14 August 20235 ways travelling makes your life better
Funny stories and bought-it-abroad gadgets or fashion aside, travel can enrich your life in profound ways. Here are our favourites.
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Investing
10 August 2023A beginner's guide to offshore investing
New to offshore investments? Don't worry – it's easier than you might think (and you don’t have to be a millionaire or a Bond villain to do it). Our beginner's guide will set you up with all the important info you need to get started.