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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. 1. Set Goals Before putting together your financial plan, you need to decide what you want your money to do. Once […]

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. 1. Emergency situations Emergencies are always unexpected and most of the time we are not prepared for them emotionally […]

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 […]

Taking on debt isn’t always a bad thing. Particularly if you look at purchasing a house or a car. You just need to make sure you keep on top of the monthly repayments. What if I’ve missed a few repayments? Firstly, don’t hide from your creditors. They will be looking to hand you over to […]

So why buy your own house? Buying a house means that you can make any improvements you like, which can increase the overall value of your property. Renting? Making changes won’t be that easy and tenants need permission from the landlord for most things. Want to start a family? Some landlords have rules against having pets […]

No one likes to  admit they are struggling with debt. But it is important to know that many South Africans are in the same position. There are over 8 million credit-active consumers are deemed ‘over-indebted’. This means more than half their salary is going towards servicing their debt and many have missed repayments and found […]

Access to credit is relatively easy. Your bank is quick to provide you with a credit card pretty much as soon as you leave school. It’s no wonder so many South Africans get used to buying things they want on credit. That’s often where the debt spiral begins. If you are struggling with your finances […]

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. Divorce isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you are about to take your […]

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. […]

5 ways debt can affect your health and ways to combat them Most people today struggle with debt, but do you realize how much debt can affect your health? You’ll be surprised at how debt can affect you physically, mentally and in your everyday life.. Below are just a few ways debt may be affecting […]