SA Influencer Warns People to Never Show Parents Their Salaries, Mzansi Discuss Financial Tip

SA Influencer Warns People to Never Show Parents Their Salaries, Mzansi Discuss Financial Tip

  • A woman shared some financial advice for people who still support their families while working
  • One lady told people to keep their salary private from everyone in their lives, especially parents who may depend on them
  • The tweet caused a buzz and people gave reasons explaining why it is important to not tell people how much you earn

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Twitter users talked about the importance of not telling people how much they earn after an online user decided to advise people who have dependents.

A woman told people not to share salary with anyone
A woman advised people to never tell people how much they earn including their families. Image: SDI Productions/mjhollinshead
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Many people gave reasons for why they agreed with the idea of keeping their income private. People discussed some of the challenges they faced after getting a job.

A lady advises people to keep salaries a secret

A popular tweep @SthembiD gave people the key to maintaining peace in their lives. The lady tweeted that it is never a good idea to tell parents exactly how much they earn.

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Mzansi peeps are always keen to share financial advice. Many people even gave examples of why it could be a bad idea. People shared some of the things they've been through because of parents who wanted to know their monthly income.

@ThembalamiMung1 commented:

"One year I didn't tell my mom how much I was making and my then BF bought a car and she said I was the one who bought it. Lapho, I was earning R5000."

@dladla_miss commented:

"My parents know and it’s all good. My dad gives me money when I need it. Akuna black tax."

@hlapisimotse commented:

"I always hide that info."

@Bongani_Dla added:

"I agree."

@feeshm commented:

"The same goes for siblings, friends and co-workers."

@KingMampa commented:

"They'll just see by your doings gore neee man, this one got money."

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@ptmugadza commented:

"Telling anyone is a mistake. Even your partner."

@kevi_supermega commented:

"Apart from me and my business partner, no one knows how much I make or when I get paid, it eats my gf everyday."

Lady tells peeps how to save R15.4k, Mzansi stans simple money-saving method

Briefly News previously reported that Ess Mukumbo, the Financial Mail columnist, was eager to save cash. She showed people that it is possible to set aside a certain amount each week.

Online users were impressed with the simple-to-follow template. Many people were keen to start saving in the new year.

One tweep @EMukumbo showed people that they could end the year with R15 000. The lady shared a template that shows that if one saves R350 every week, each month, they will be able to hit the goal.

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