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Liable for someone else’s debt? Consider this

Liable for someone else’s debt? Consider this

20 February 2024 · Fiona Zerbst

Under certain circumstances, debt incurred by your partner – or someone else – can become your problem. We examine potential scenarios, and how to handle them.

How to read your credit card statement

How to read your credit card statement

15 February 2024 · Fiona Zerbst

A credit card statement can be complex and confusing. We help to demystify this monthly summary of your transactions, account activity, and fees.

Stokvels – how to invest safely

Stokvels – how to invest safely

13 February 2024 · Marlize De Villiers

Stokvels provide a practical and simple way to save by pooling money with others. We explore their mechanics, and how to choose one that suits your needs.

“How I manage my finances as a retiree”

“How I manage my finances as a retiree”

8 February 2024 · Fiona Zerbst

Persistently high inflation rates are taking their toll on pensioners. We explore what three senior citizens are doing to protect their financial wellbeing in retirement.

Can’t afford to live alone? Some expert tips

Can’t afford to live alone? Some expert tips

6 February 2024 · Fiona Zerbst

You may enjoy living alone, but it’s expensive. If you’re willing to compromise, you can contain costs and potentially even achieve home ownership. We investigate.

Who needs a power of attorney?

Who needs a power of attorney?

1 February 2024 · Fiona Zerbst

A power of attorney is a legal document granting someone the authority to act on your behalf. We explain why and when you may need it.

How to manage university costs

How to manage university costs

30 January 2024 · Fiona Zerbst

With the cost of tertiary education rising above inflation, it’s vital to manage the associated expenses. We explore how students and parents can make smart financial choices.

How to choose the best bank account for your child

How to choose the best bank account for your child

25 January 2024 · Marlize De Villiers

Most banks offer accounts for young customers. We outline how to find the best option for your child, explore the available products, and compare their benefits.

Saving or investing? Explore your options

Saving or investing? Explore your options

23 January 2024 · Fiona Zerbst

Saving or investing – which is best for building your nest egg? Two financial planners provide tips.

Want to leave a financial legacy? Here’s how

Want to leave a financial legacy? Here’s how

18 January 2024 · Fiona Zerbst

Leaving a financial legacy can help you secure intergenerational wealth – but you will need a well-considered plan. We examine how to lock in value for your family.

Special needs child? Choose your cover wisely

Special needs child? Choose your cover wisely

16 January 2024 · Fiona Zerbst

Children with special needs often require specialised medical care. We explore what medical schemes in South Africa can offer.

Will you need to pay inheritance tax?

Will you need to pay inheritance tax?

11 January 2024 · Marlize De Villiers

An inheritance can be a helpful windfall, but there could be unexpected liabilities. We outline the practical and financial considerations to bear in mind.

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