Money Articles

  • Planning a divorce? Make sure you have these in order

    2018-07-27

    When getting married, you vow to love each other for eternity. But life happens, and you could find yourself heading to the magistrate’s court to terminate the contract. If you are ready to part ways with your spouse, here are six things to think about before you file for divorce.

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  • What to consider before taking a second job

    2018-07-20

    Having one job is hard enough, but there are people who juggle two or even three jobs. If you are considering becoming a “multi-worker” there are five things to consider, advises Mary J. Fourie, a lifestyle financial planner and coach.

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  • Understanding waiting periods

    2018-07-20

    Everyone who has applied for any insurance in their life is familiar with the term “waiting period.” A term used for the time when consumers can expect no benefits from their insurer.  It is important for you to know about waiting periods and understand how and when claims are paid out.

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  • How to share the same account

    2018-07-13

    You have just moved in with your significant other. One of the things you probably will be managing together is your finances. But while a joint account might seem like a practical idea, it is not an option for South Africans.

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  • Take charge of your finances and flourish

    2018-07-11

    The winter chill can easily make you lose focus of your finances. Having to spend double on almost everything: food, electricity, clothes - you can easily veer from your spending plan. However, you could use this season to reflect on your finances.  

     

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  • Host your dream party without breaking the bank

    2018-07-06

    Imagine you want to celebrate a milestone in your life, but your purse doesn’t allow. Hosting a party can be a costly experience.  The venue, refreshments, cake, décor and food do not come cheap. However, if you have the right friends, you can throw your party without paying a cent. With the help of Angela Clarke, an events company owner, we managed to compile five tips that will save you a lot of money. 

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  • Credit life insurance explained

    2018-06-29

    Life has so many uncertainties. There is no guarantee that you will still have your job tomorrow. You don’t know if you will still be able to walk next month. However, one thing you can be sure of is that your debt is not going to go away because of your circumstances.

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  • Budget Review: As a 20-something - YOU COULD BE SAVING HERE!

    2018-06-28

    June is Youth Month and one of the biggest issues facing the youth of South Africa is debt, whether it be student debt, loans or credit card debt. While debt is not the enemy, the real challenge is to manage it. This month we look at young professionals’ budgets in the hopes of saving them money. With the help of Ester Ochse, First National Bank’s financial advisory product specialist, we will run a series of budget reworks over the course of the next few weeks.

    This week we review the budget of a 26-year-old woman who works as a primary school teacher.

     

     

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  • Budget Review: As a 20-something where could you be saving?

    2018-06-22

    June is Youth Month and one of the biggest issues facing the youth of South Africa is debt, whether it be student debt, loans or credit card debt. While debt is not the enemy, the real challenge is to manage it. This month we look at young professionals’ budgets in the hopes of saving them money. 

     

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  • Debt after death – is it your responsibility?

    2018-06-22

    You know that your loved one incurred some debts while they were still alive. The house is not paid up.  The car that is parked in the garage is still owed to the creditors.  

    So what happens to these debts after the death of your life partner or close family member?

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