Science of Success 2021
The Momentum Unisa Household Financial Wellness Index 2021 unpacks the behavioural financial habits that can accelerate or decelerate South African households on their journey to success.
We hosted the Science of Success Festival 2021 on 24 November, an interactive deconstructed conference where we unpacked the Momentum Unisa Science of Success Insights.
In this immersive experience, we’ll demonstrated:
- The impact of mental bandwidth depletion on your financial decisions
- The science behind the success of South African households
- How your behavioural financial habits can accelerate or decelerate
There's a science behind successful South African households. They follow 7 fundamental habits to make sure they stay on the money when it comes to their finances.
Habit 7: They diversify their income sources by having multiple income streams, whether it's a small project to learn or master new skills that can be turned into a major source of income in the future, or have passive income sources like dividends interest, or rental income.
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What our insights have revealed
A combination of lower interest rates, loss of income as well as fear and uncertainty contributed to many households reducing their long-term deposits and switching to shorter- and medium-term deposits.
Financially knowledgeable women
Women, on average, occupied about 44.2% of the skilled and managerial positions in 2017 to 2019.
Financially knowledgeable youth
The youth households’ main sources of income are mostly from salaries and wages (61.7%), while some mainly depend on business income (17.7%) or grants (13.0%).
SMMEs are highly reliant on word of mouth to accelerate their momentum. Research highlighted businesses (19%) are very reliant on word-of-mouth recommendations to increase awareness and ultimately their client base.
Entrepreneurs, calibrate your mind towards financial success
It’s time to think clearly about your next money moves. We understand that the economic situation has not been easy on your financial choices. That’s why we give you digestible insights to sharpen your thinking in discerning what is almost right versus what is right for your business.
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Empower yourself. Learn how #SuccessIsAScience with the 2021 insights, and by speaking to a financial adviser who is ready to help you succeed.
The general decline in the household Financial wellness component scores was driven mainly by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
True financial success should be assessed in terms of each individual’s and household’s unique financial goals, and not by looking at how much they earn or how wealthy they are.
Young people in South Africa have experienced many challenges ranging from disruptions in their education endeavours due to the COVID-19 pandemic to struggling to get jobs.
A general downward shift away from financially well to the lower financially unwell groups was experienced
She may or may not be the head of the household, but she is at the forefront of her household’s money management and therefore has an insight into their financial matters.
Momentum Unisa Household Financial Wellness Index
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Mental bandwidth was challenged during 2020. Not only did 2020 entail health and life risks, but national lockdowns reduced many freedoms such as the freedom of movement and to purchase goods.
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At Momentum we believe that every South African deserves to have access to information and advice to support them on their journey to financial success. We encourage you to take the first step towards your successful financial future by adopting the 7 habits of money savvy households.
Momentum and Unisa celebrate 10 years of successful partnership
For the last 10 years, the Momentum Unisa Household Financial Wellness Index has been giving South African’s practical tips from experts to empower them to get serious about their finances and gain momentum with their financial goals..
Since 2012, Momentum and Unisa have partnered on various projects to provide credible research insights into the state and success of household and consumer finances in South Africa. This purposeful collaboration includes:
- Momentum UNISA Household Financial Wellness Index (FWI)
- Momentum UNISA Household Wealth Index (HWI)
- Momentum UNISA Consumer Financial Vulnerability Index (CFVI)