Why you need an emergency fund.

Most South Africans do not realise the importance of having an emergency fund until they need some extra cash. Yet, building an emergency fund is one of the most important steps in taking control of your financial situation.  When life happens and you are faced with an unexpected financial emergency, you need to be able to fall back on this fund rather than turn to debt.   

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Meerkat's guide to your finances

It’s always good to learn about finances. Here we provide a guide to your finances. The basics of budgeting, credit, banking, saving and debt are the pillars you need to focus on to not only improve your financial education but you will be able to apply what you learn to make your finances great.  

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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 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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