7 Simple ways to save money

There is always a reason to start saving you just need one that resonates with you. Deciding when to start saving could make a huge difference in your financial future. Savings are defined as a portion of income that is not spent on current expenditures and put aside for when it's needed.

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Tips on improving your credit score.

You probably know that your credit score is a big factor in getting a loan, but you may not realise just how much of an impact it can have on all aspects of your financial life. Your credit score can influence everything from interest rates and insurance premiums to apartment rentals and even job eligibility.

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Affordable funeral cover

Funeral cover is a form of insurance that pays out a sum of money to the family of the deceased in the event of death. This is to ensure that the people you love can manage the impact of funeral expenses and that the family can send you off with a dignified burial. 

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Can you believe we are halfway through the year already? The year has flown by during the nationwide lock-down as a result of the global pandemic and many South Africans have had a tough financial start to the year. Although many are saying 2020 is a write off, there are some changes to make to your finances to make the latter half of your year more bearable. Here are some tips on what you can do better to get your finances back on track for the other half of 2020. 

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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 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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How can I wipe my credit clean?

Have you ever wondered how you can wipe your credit record completely clean? Now the next question you might probably have would be; how do I actually do it? Is it even possible to have my credit wiped out? Well...here's the good news, YOU CAN and IT IS POSSIBLE through a debt review application. Read on to find out how we can both help you and save you more on what you're currently paying.

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Repossessing my car under debt review

The main concern of people in debt is repossession of their assets, like their car. This leads to the popular question of “Can I lose my car if I go under debt review?” The simple answer is no. This is because when you enter under debt review, your assets are protected under the NCA (national credit act).

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