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Insuring your children

By Jessica Anne Wood

The issue of taking out insurance on children is a sensitive one. There are concerns that parents may harm their children to claim insurance. An aspect of this was recently highlighted with the deduction of funeral cover premiums from child support grants. There are calls for the deduction of funeral cover from the grants to be stopped.

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No more free water for home owners

By Jessica Anne Wood

Currently up for public comment is the proposal that houses valued at more than R400 000 will no longer receive the first six kilolitres (kl) of water free per month.

No more free water for home owners
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Financial News

Does installing a tracker reduce your insurance premium?

By Danielle van Wyk

Installing a tracker can increase the safety of your car and track it in the event of theft and hijacking. But what kind of impact will it have on your insurance premiums?

Does installing a tracker reduce your insurance premium?
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Financial News

Bottled water for R1.50 / litre

By Danielle van Wyk

With the Western Cape dam levels at a reported 23.7%, according to the City of Cape Town. With complaints around the taste odour colour and quality of the tap water, people are increasingly looking at other options. One such option is the refill initiative that is being run by select Spar stores nationwide.

Bottled water for R1.50 / litre
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Financial News

Woolworths: SA’s top supermarket according to consumers

By Danielle van Wyk

In the latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) for supermarkets, conducted by Consulta, Woolworths came out tops. The index revealed that regardless of a tough economic climate, customers remain highly satisfied with the supermarkets they visit, despite a decline in loyalty compared to 2015.

Woolworths: SA’s top supermarket according to consumers
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Retirement planning

Factoring medical costs into your retirement

By Jessica Anne Wood

Medical costs as you get older often increase due to poorer health. These costs should form a part of your financial plan for retirement.

Factoring medical costs into your retirement
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Financial News

FSB fines insurer Assupol R500 000

By Angelique Ruzicka

The FSB has fined Assupol Life Ltd R500, 000 this month after it was found that the insurer had contravened the Long-term Insurance Act. 

FSB fines insurer Assupol R500 000
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Tax

TaxTim launches out of season tax special

By Angelique Ruzicka

Tax Season only starts on the 1 July this year but to get you going TaxTim has launched an out of season special on several of its packages.

TaxTim launches out of season tax special
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Financial News

Internet banking complaints on the rise

By Danielle van Wyk

The surge of internet banking claims and scams are no secret, this confirmed by the increase in internet banking complaints received by the Ombudsman for Banking Services (OBS) last year.

Internet banking complaints on the rise
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Motorists to feel the pinch in May

By Jessica Anne Wood

According to the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA), motorists can expect to pay more for fuel in May.

Motorists to feel the pinch in May
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Financial News

Is your retirement income taxed?

By Danielle van Wyk

Saving for your retirement is important but what happens when you draw your retirement income from the various products you’ve invested in? Does tax apply? We take a look into whether or not your retirement income is indeed taxed.

Is your retirement income taxed?
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