Is Debt Review a Good Idea?

If you are struggling with paying off your debts, you may be considering debt review and may hear differing opinions on the advantages and disadvantages of debt review. Let's look at the comment opinions.

Debt review is not a way to avoid paying your debt but rather a way of managing to pay off what you owe. If you are over indebted, debt review can be a good thing in the long run.

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Debt Management – What are my options?

The more money you owe, the less likely you will be able to repay your debt. The only good debt is money that you borrow in order to make more money, like an investment. Make sure your finances are organised, know who you owe money, decide which debt to pay off and put together a monthly budget.

There are various options available when you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by debt. Make sure you choose the right one for you.

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How Saving Can Keep You Debt Free

In an over-indebted country such as South Africa, learning how to save effectively can be just the secret weapon you need to stay out of debt. Yes; it is challenging having to choose between saving for an emergency and paying off debt, but it is important that you do both.

When you have high-interest consumer debt, paying it off first can help you solve ongoing problems with managing and saving your money. To many South Africans, a debt-free life seems like a dream, not a reality. But, it can be done with just the right level of commitment and discipline.  

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Should You Take A Personal Loan When Under Debt Review?

National Credit Act (NCA)

Simply put; you need to avoid loans at all costs when you are under debt review. Taking a personal loan when you are under debt review can cost you everything you’ve worked very hard for.

When the National Credit Act (NCA) introduced debt review in 2007; many South Africans have since been assisted and prevented from being blacklisted, having their assets repossessed, or living with a heavy burden of debt.

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Financial Wellbeing in the year of Covid.

The festive season is almost here, and it’s been one challenging year.  No one could have predicted what 2020 had in store for us. The Covid-19 Pandemic changed the world overnight.

Not only were we impacted emotionally but our financial wellbeing was deeply affected.  We saw retrenchments and unemployment. People were on reduced pay and there was a general uncertainty of what was to come.


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If I miss a debt review payment what will happen?

As hard as it may be during challenging times, do not miss a debt review payment.   Debt review is a legal process, and your payment plan has been accepted by all your creditors. A court order has also been granted.

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Debt Counselling: Your questions answered.

What is the NCA?

National Credit Act. Act prescribing rules and regulations for the credit industry and sets the groundwork for over-indebtedness and debt counselling.

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Understanding the Debt Review Process

Debt review is a process where a debt counsellor assesses your outstanding debt and implements a restructured debt repayment plan on your behalf. A new monthly payment plan is drawn up by your debt counsellor. When you are undergoing debt review, you are legally protected by the National Credit Act (NCA) and your creditors are no longer entitled to hassle you to repay your debts. All communications are managed by your debt counsellor on your behalf.

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Healthy finances are regarded as the state of stability of one’s person’s finances. It can be hard to gain financial stability in today’s world but there are steps you can take to get onto the right path towards healthy finances. Here are a few tips and tricks to guide you towards gaining healthy finances.  

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Many South African families have had to adjust to living on a single income due to job loss or a reduction in income during the nationwide lock-down. School fees, food, electricity costs and other essential expenses remain, and you may find that your income no longer stretches far enough. Here are some tips to on how to make the most of one salary. 

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