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Do You Need A Funeral Plan?

To put it bluntly, Death doesn’t phone ahead, and tragedy often strikes when it’s least expected. This, unfortunately, is the harsh reality for grieving families who’ve had to shoulder the financia...

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How To Choose An Internship

An internship is a great way to gain insight into a field you are passionate about, to learn some basic skills in an industry you are interested in, or to explore different job choices. It’s also s...

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Bursaries And Scholarships

While fee structures and exact costs vary from one tertiary institution to the next, the cost of tertiary education in South Africa has historically been high. And, as the poignant #FeesMustFall ca...

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What Happens In A Recession?

Even though we might not know exactly what a recession is, we do know one thing about this much feared word – it’s bad news! Unfortunately, in June 2017, not only was our investment rating downgrad...

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How To Reduce The Cost Of Your Education

There are no two ways about it - these days getting a tertiary education is expensive. And we’re not just talking about degrees in medicine or courses at private institutions like AFDA. You could r...

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Tips For First Time Home Buyers

The prospect of buying a house is exhilarating, especially if you are looking to buy a property for the first time. Besides, you will finally be able to get a pet, hang pictures wherever you please...

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How To Get The Best Deal On Forex

There’s no doubt about it: travelling is expensive! These days even if you are careful with your budget, you will be hard-pressed to plan a trip abroad for less than R20,000 per person. On top of t...

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How To Choose A Career

Choosing the right career is a daunting task, especially if you’ve just matriculated. You’ve only just finished school, and now, at the ripe old age of 18, you’re expected to choose a defining dire...

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How To Go Further On The Rand

The Rand isn’t exactly the strongest currency to take abroad. But that doesn’t mean travel is off the cards for South Africans. In fact, with a little out-of-the-box thinking, you can travel to gre...

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How To Adult

The transition to adulthood can be fraught with tough lessons and challenges. Most people find their 20s to be some of their hardest years. But this period of growth is also exciting, as many revel...

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What Is Inflation And What Causes It?

‘Inflation’ – it's a word that’s often mentioned and seldom understood. Most of us know the basics; we understand that inflation affects the price of food, goods and services in a country. But few...

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Travel Apps To Make Your Vacation Cheaper

Generally, most people love to travel, but with the prices of flights, hotels, eating out and activities, it’s certainly a luxury most people can afford only occasionally. That doesn’t need to mean...

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Vehicle Finance Explained

Other than property, a car is probably the most expensive thing you’ll ever buy, and that’s a bit of a problem if you need one (most of us do) and you don’t have the money available. Generally it’s...

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Pay Back Your Student Loans Faster

The longer you stay in debt, the more expensive that debt becomes. While taking out a student loan isn’t a terrible idea (let's assume it’s the only option), it’s important that you pay off that de...

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Where Will The Rand Take You Furthest?

It has been a roller-coaster year for the Rand! So it’s no wonder that many South Africans are hesitant to book their next vacation (especially if they have their sights set on foreign lands). But...

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Rent Or Own?

Whether to buy or rent is one of those difficult questions that doesn’t have a clear answer. The best option depends on much more than just affordability. For example, buying may mean spending more...

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What Is Inflation And What Causes It?

‘Inflation’ – it's a word that’s often heard but seldom understood. Most of us know the basics; we understand that inflation affects the price of food, goods and services in a country. But few of u...

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How To Secure Your Money While Travelling

Exploring foreign lands is always exciting. But one thing that is sure to put a damper on a holiday is losing your money or having it stolen. While you could decide to travel without cash, it may b...

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How To Secure The Perfect Job

Securing the perfect job really involves just two steps: getting an interview and winning over a prospective employer. Our goal here is to help you stride over both hurdles by giving you some point...

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Travel tips for money-savvy travellers

Hans Christian Andersen put it beautifully: 'To travel is to live'. But there's no point in seeing the world if it means living off eggs on toast when you get back. The good news is that, if you'r...