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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Hygiene during COVID-19- Look after yourself and your finances!

While the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic, you need to remember that there are ways you can protect yourself from getting the virus. With the growing number of cases in South Africa reaching 1326, you should know all the options you have when it comes to staying hygienic and protecting yourself from infection. Another growing concern to South Africans is their finances. Due to the lock-down many of us find ourselves in a tough financial situation. Here are some tips on hygiene during COVID-19 both for yourself and your finances.

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People tend to spend all their money (and money they don’t have) during the festive season. Gifts and food are the main culprits of this spending! Here’s how to protect your finances this festive season

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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.

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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.

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If you are wanting to take a bond out on a house or finance a car, you need to have a good credit score. To make sure your credit score is healthy you need to check with South Africa’s 4 main credit bureaus. These include:

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Having a financial plan can help you to achieve your long and short term goals. It can prepare you for where you are now and help you get to where you want to be.

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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 your children how to save for their futures.

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As the wedding day draws closer many couples sign a contract that they don’t know much about due to the excitement on the fast-approaching special day. Make sure you understand the impact this contract can make in the future.

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How many credit cards do you have? How many credit accounts do you have open? Buying on credit aids the human need for instant gratification. Many would say that buying on credit is good for you, but the truth is, whilst under debt review not having access to credit is the best thing for you.

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