Struggling with debt during COVID-19 

Are you struggling with debt during COVID-19? Since South Africa announced its nationwide lock-down back in March, many have been left without jobs or receive a reduced salary and are generally in a bad financial situation. Although the government has provided some financial relief through temporary relief funds, this has proven to not be enough to help the average South African sustain their everyday lives. It may be best for you to take control of the situation yourself. Use this time to review your financial situation and reach out for help where you need it 

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Personal finance during COVID-19

You probably have many questions during these trying times...” Will I lose my job?” ...” Will I be able to keep up with my debt repayments without an income” ...? “Will I have enough money to buy necessities at the end of the month” 

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Can I take out credit after debt review?

Are you wondering if you can take out credit whilst undergoing debt counselling?  The answer is no, but for a good reason. If you are making reduced payments on your existing debt, the last thing you want to do is take on  further credit that will make your situation considerably worse. But what about after the debt review process, when all your debt is paid off?

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Can you be blacklisted while under debt review?

When you are under debt review you cannot, by law, be blacklisted. (blacklisted is a terminology that doesn’t really exist) If you were blacklisted before you entered under debt review, then it will stay on your permanent record. This is just one of many reasons why you should apply for debt review ASAP.

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Are you in debt and struggling to pay it off? Are your assets in danger of repossession? Debt counselling may be the right path for you to take. Debt counselling can reduce your debt repayments to an affordable rate so that you can pay off your debt and have money left over to pay for everyday expenses.

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The Importance of saving money - 7 Reasons why you should save money

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.

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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 fall behind on repayments.  Before long they find themselves in a debt spiral.

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Here are some simple tips to save money daily!

1. Research the banks to determine which account to open      

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 by just picking up the phone or even researching the bank online for the best deals.

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What are your debt-relieving options?

One of the most popular searches in Google when it comes to an individual’s financial situation is 'how do I pay off my debt?'  It is no surprise when over 8 million of credit-active consumers in South Africa are over-indebted.  This means that each month they are struggling to keep up with their debt repayments and balances are spiralling out of control.

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