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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Financially responsible kids: Where to start?

All parents want the best for their children. They want them to do well in school, be well-liked among their peer groups and also develop strong relationships and social circles. As parents, we know that one day, our little child will head out into the big world on their own and we want to give them all the right tools to succeed. It’s our responsibility to instil good money lessons in them. Kids should be given the right tools to lay a foundation of financial success and debt-free life. This is why teaching children about money management is very important.

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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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Learn how to create a successful budget

Elizabeth Warren, named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world coined the "50/30/20 rule" for savings and expenses with her daughter Amelia Warren Tyagi.

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Thinking about debt review? Do you qualify?

You can apply for Debt review if you have a regular monthly income, are deemed as over-indebted and  have no legal action pending.

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The Truth about Debt Review

Thanks to the recent economic crisis, people are more familiar with debt than they would like to be. Unfortunately, they are also applying for debt review for all the wrong reasons – thinking they can avoid their debts when they really need to confront them with lifestyle changes.

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What to do if you have a judgement against you

Getting slapped with a court judgement can fill a debtor with dread.

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Debt in the workplace is a real problem

Our nation’s national debt has seen a steady increase over the years. We are a country heavily dependent on credit and this affects us all.

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Here’s how to avoid holiday debt.

For many, holiday debt is just part of the festive season. Along with leave days, decorating the tree and exchanging gifts with family and friends, a lot of consumers are also adding debt into their traditions. Long-standing debt can hurt family finances, and yet many people simply get caught up in the festive spirit or get lured by those one-time deals.

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Consumers affected by debt

Last week we saw the petrol price increase to above R16 per litre for the first time in South Africa – the biggest fuel hike in our country’s history. The Automobile Association also noted that toll fees have risen between 6% and 7%.

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