Money Articles

  • 6 things you need to know about a hospital plan

    2018-06-21

    Being admitted to hospital is never a plan, but it happens anyway. However, it is important to ensure that when it happens you are not caught off guard. If a hospital plan is what you have in mind, this is what you should know according to Elmarie Jensen, marketing manager at Genesis Medical Scheme.

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  • Credit facilities - the most popular debt in South Africa

    2018-06-17

    Consumer appetite for credit facilities has increased according to the Credit Market Report (CCMR) published by the National Credit Regulator (NCR) in April.

     

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  • Opening a bank account for your child? Check out these 4!

    2018-06-17

    Your child may be too young to know anything about banks or money, but that shouldn’t stop you from instilling financial discipline. One of the ways you can do that is by opening a bank account where they can save their money.

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

    2018-06-15

    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. 

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  • Envelope budgeting still relevant in the digital age

    2018-06-08

    In a time where many people find themselves living beyond their means, it has become crucial to create a spending plan. This plan will help you see where your money is going and to make adjustments where needed. The old envelope budgeting system still works and can help you save money. 

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  • Beware of loan sharks

    2018-06-08

    Loan sharks or Mashonisa, as they are known in the South African townships, have caused so much misery in people’s lives. Confiscated possessions and violent threats are just some of the things that consumers have endured in the hands of loan sharks. But how do you know that you are dealing with one?

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  • LOAN SCAMS: HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM LOAN SCAMS

    2018-06-08

    My thoughts are that only if there is a grassroots movement by people affected by these scams to get rid of these unscrupulous marketers, will there be any chance of change.

    By Gareth Mountain

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  • DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DEBIT ORDER AND STOP ORDER?

    2018-05-28

    The difference between a debit order and a stop order is not obvious to some people. Many use these terms interchangeably without fully understanding their meaning. After all it is money that is deducted from their account. However, that is where the similarities end.

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  • 8 TIPS TO SAVE FOR YOUR NEXT HOLIDAY TRIP

    2018-05-25

    Travelling is a sure path to happiness. However, many people put it off because they cannot afford it. We spoke to financial and travel experts to give you some tips on how you can save for your next holiday trip.

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  • YOU CAN EMIGRATE, BUT YOU CAN’T ESCAPE YOUR DEBT

    2018-05-23

    If you are burdened with debt, you might have considered going overseas and leaving your baggage of debt behind.

    Some people hope that their debt will then somehow magically disappear. Others think being out of the country will wipe clean their creditors’ memory.

    Be careful, your debt may come back to haunt you.  

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