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The most popular question consumers ask about debt counselling ever since it was introduced by the NCA in 2007 is: Is debt counselling a good idea? The truth is that debt counselling is the best option for over-indebted consumers. It has saved many households from, bankruptcy and losing their assets. How does it work? If […]

You can never predict when an emergency may happen and what that emergency might cost you. It could even add to your already growing debt Be prepared and start saving up an emergency fund so you can be financially prepared for when life happens. How to get started It is ideal to aim for an […]

Did you know that geysers are accountable for more than 50% electricity bill? This means your geyser is the most energy consuming item you own. Below are some tips to help reduce how much electricity your geyser consumes and in turn reduce your monthly electricity bill. Use an electric geyser Studies have shown that an […]

Most people save up to buy something they want. Have you ever saved your money just to save? What’s the point? You might ask. Well here are some benefits to why you should start saving today. 1. Emergency situations Emergencies are always unexpected and most of the time we are not prepared for them emotionally […]

Teaching your child to save from a young age can set them up for a great financial future. Saving money is a difficult task to learn, some adults have yet to master it. This means that teaching your children how to save is of great importance. Here are some simple tips on how to teach […]

Taking on debt isn’t always a bad thing. Particularly if you look at purchasing a house or a car. You just need to make sure you keep on top of the monthly repayments. What if I’ve missed a few repayments? Firstly, don’t hide from your creditors. They will be looking to hand you over to […]

Access to credit is relatively easy. Your bank is quick to provide you with a credit card pretty much as soon as you leave school. It’s no wonder so many South Africans get used to buying things they want on credit. That’s often where the debt spiral begins. If you are struggling with your finances […]

Did you know that nearly 25 Million South Africans have some form of debt?  Debt can be a good thing if its managed well. Unfortunately, there are over 8 million consumers that have found themselves to be over-indebted. More than half their salaries are going towards servicing debt each month and they are starting to […]

Here are some simple tips to save money daily! Research the banks to determine which to open an account with        Look around for which bank offers the best interest rates on your cheque and savings accounts. Some banks offer good rates to new customers. Some of the best deals can be found […]