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Know your Ombudsman

Know your Ombudsman

How many times have you wanted to scream because of bad service you have received? How many times have you asked to see the manager, only to be more frustrated when you leave the establishment? Service across many industries leaves a lot to be desired. But as a...

Rising cost of living

Rising cost of living

As the SRD grants come to an end – the costs of food keep rising, and petrol is expected to rise by about 82c/ litre at the beginning of February as well. The January 2021 Household Affordability Index - which tracked food prices from 44 supermarkets and 30 butcheries...

Tips when planning to buy a house

Tips when planning to buy a house

Interest rates are at an all time low – and it is definitely a buyers’ market right now. Buying a home can be exciting and scary all at the same time. Here are some tips when planning to buy a house that can help you in the process of buying your dream home....

Manage the back-to-school financial blues

Manage the back-to-school financial blues

It’s back to school soon – and with that comes the cost of school uniforms and stationery, at a time when most are feeling the financial strain of the past year. Not forgetting, that January can be an extremely long month! Whilst the re-opening of schools extended to...

Stay away from unregistered money-lenders

Stay away from unregistered money-lenders

Loan sharks – or mashonisas as they are also known as - are ruthlessly preying on financially struggling South Africans. There is nearly 50 000 of these unregistered credit providers in South Africa. Mashonisa is a Zulu term rooted in the word Shonisa – which means to...

Ace these 10 questions in a job interview

Ace these 10 questions in a job interview

Like every other country in the world – our economy has been hard hit in the last few months and the finances of nearly every household has been affected However, there are still companies that are hiring. Now, more than ever – it is important to ace a job interview....

Message from our CEO

Message from our CEO

I think we can all agree that 2020 proved for most people to be a year of change, a year of considerable challenges and a year of reflection. For most of us we just wanted 2020 to be over so we could wipe the dirt off our faces and start afresh. A lot of people we are...

How to pay off your debt

How to pay off your debt

Everyone keeps preaching that you should pay your debts – but no one ever explains how to do it. Well, here are the most common debt payment methods – if your debt is affordable, you are not skipping payments and you are not taking from Peter to pay Paul. Snowball...

Rocky start to 2021

Rocky start to 2021

Consumers have had a rocky start to 2021! On Wednesday 6 January 2021 , petrol rose to over R14/litre in Cape Town. According to the TransUnion credit bureau’s South Africa Industry Insights Report for the third quarter of 2020, the serious delinquency rate (accounts...

Save and plan during the holidays

Save and plan during the holidays

As we head into the holidays and government has advised us to once again be extra vigilant and stay home and take safety precautions against rising numbers of Covid-19, now would be a good time to take a look at our finances and save money – whilst getting our...

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