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04Aug

Can A Blacklisted Person Get A Loan?

When handled correctly, repaying loans in time can go a long way in fixing your credit score. Find out how you can use a loan to your advantage and under what circumstances surround loans for blacklisted people.

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04Aug

How Marriage Affects Your Life Insurance Policy

With a new marriage comes a new set of responsibilities and worries. One concern that can be laid to rest early on is what might happen should you or your spouse pass away. Find out how your marriage affects your life insurance.

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29May

Tips to Get Your Funeral Claims Paid Out Fast

Making a funeral insurance claim is a process very few know much about until they must do it. In this article, we walk you through the claims process and policy documents you’ll need before making a claim.

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29May

Funeral Cover Review Amid COVID-19

As a policyholder, you want the assurance from your insurer that you will be covered for COVID-19 related claims. You might not have considered it, but now might be the right time to review your funeral insurance policy documents. We delve deeper into what you should consider when reviewing your pol ...

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04May

Protect Your Extended Family With Funeral Cover

A death in the family can shake you to your core. For your family, the financial implications could be even more devastating. Many of us are responsible, not only for the care of our immediate family but for our extended family too. As such, we are faced with having to find answers to difficult ques ...

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27Mar

What to Expect at A Jewish Funeral

As the cornerstone of your family, you want to give your loved one a dignified burial. Whether you're planning or simply attending a Jewish funeral, here's what you need to know.

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27Mar

Why You Should Review Your Health Policy

Our health insurance requirements are always changing through the different stages of our lives. Therefore, it’s wise to consider your changing needs when renewing your health policy.

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26Mar

How to Get on Top of Your Debt

Debt review, also known as debt counselling, is a debt relief process that assists over-indebted consumers to pay off their debt. Introduced in 2007 by The National Credit Act (NCA), the programme helps to prevent consumers from being blacklisted.

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26Mar

South Africans Survive Road Accidents

When the holidays are in full swing and as you and your family are probably preparing for that long road trip to Durban. However, as is typical of the silly season, we’ve been seeing an increase in the number of car accidents.

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17Dec

Survive JanuWorry Like A Boss

The festive season is the most wonderful time of the year. For many South Africans, it’s also the most expensive. Between shelling out cash on Christmas presents and treating yourself after another crazy year, saving money for surviving dry January becomes an afterthought. The outcome of spending al ...

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17Dec

Escape Road Deaths In December

As you and your family are probably preparing for that long road trip to Durban, this is one of the few times where they can visit family or go on that much-needed beach holiday. Thousands of traveller’s flock to holiday destinations and tourist attractions around the country in their efforts to esc ...

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27Nov

The One Thing That Can Make Your Start-Up Succeed

When starting a business, the question most people ask is: does my start-up need a lawyer? Should you start a business without one, save capital and hire one later when a problem arises? Whether or not you need a lawyer for your start-up business may depend on the type of business you’re starting. H ...

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27Nov

Here’s the One Thing That Ruins Every Workplace

Every employee deserves a workplace free of sexual harassment. Every employer should learn about the importance of addressing and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. Employers are obligated to maintain a safe and secure workplace, which includes being mindful of this issue. Allowing such ...

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05Nov

When Should You Consult A Lawyer?

When it comes to legal issues, you never want to wait until it’s too late. Whether it’s a car accident or unfair dismissal, you need legal cover. A last-minute legal consultation isn’t free, and it isn’t cheap. So, when is the right time to call your legal counsel?

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05Nov

Anxiety & Depression in Women

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression, while just as many suffer from a range of anxiety disorders. But who is more affected by these mental health disorders? Women or men?

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30Sep

Stress Symptoms: How Anxiety Affects Your Health

How much stress is too much stress? Are you the victim of frequent panic attacks or do you struggle to keep up with your rushing thoughts? The effects of stress can play out in just about every facet of your life, but you don’t have to be done in by your anxiety. If you think you are experiencing an ...

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30Sep

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Getting Life Insurance

So, you want to do right by your family and protect their financial freedom by taking out a life insurance policy. Given how important this type of insurance cover can be for your loved ones, you want to make sure you are choosing the best life insurance cover for your family’s needs. What better wa ...

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20Sep

How To Find A Good Lawyer And The Right Legal Aid

How do you know if your lawyer is any good? Are you just supposed to take their word for it? Attorneys and legal aid companies all compete to convince you they’re the best, but which one is the best for your budget? While you might think quality in legal aid is relative, there are some concrete ways ...

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20Sep

Funding for Students: Bursary, Personal Loan or Student Loan

If you thought life got easier after matric, think again. University is a whole other ball game. If you want to reach your dream (and your degree), you’ll need to do more than attend all your lectures and study for all you’re worth; you’re going to have to find a way to finance your university exper ...

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01Aug

Am I Blacklisted?

These days, having debt is like having an opinion – everyone’s got one. You might have fallen behind in paying off your debt. Then, one day, you suddenly find out you’re blacklisted. This is why a healthy credit score is so important. Find out how you can improve your credit score and reverse your r ...

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24Jun

Medical Aid or Health Insurance: Medical Cover That Pays

When you’re little, you fear the doctor; when you grow up, you fear the doctor’s bills. The solution? You’ve decided to take out some kind of medical cover to alleviate your worries. Good idea! But what should that cover look like? Should you invest in a medical aid or health insurance policy?

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24Jun

Funeral Cover vs Life Insurance: What’s The Difference?

Yes, you need a plan to protect your loved ones from the financial burdens that they’ll face after your passing, but why should you have to decide between funeral cover and life insurance? Aren’t they the same thing?

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24Jun

Why You Need Funeral Cover For Your Parents

A funeral is no simple thing and it certainly isn’t cheap. You have to buy flowers and wreaths, make sure there’s enough food for all the guests, pay for a burial plot, a headstone, a coffin and then later the burial or cremation.

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24Jun

What To Look For In Your Funeral Insurance Policy

South Africa is home to about 15,000 funeral parlours, 70,000 undertakers, and 100,000 burial societies. These range from the professional to the downright suspicious. In the interest of providing a dignified celebration of your departed loved one’s life,

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