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What are the benefits of living in a “Zoom Town”?

By Isabelle Coetzee

With many careers moving online, work-from-home employees have realised they can live in smaller suburbs or towns at a lower cost and enjoy the benefits of a slower lifestyle, while keeping their jobs.

What are the benefits of living in a “Zoom Town”?
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Banking

You can’t cash cheques anymore in South Africa – we find out why

By Isabelle Coetzee

In November 2020, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) announced that cheques would be discontinued from 1 January 2021. But what guided this decision? We have a look at what the pitfalls have been of using cheques, and the consequences of removing them from the payment system.

You can’t cash cheques anymore in South Africa – we find out why
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Investments

The perks of investing in student accommodation

By Isabelle Coetzee

With the constant influx of new students entering tertiary institutions, there’s usually a steady demand for student accommodation. As an investor who’s interested in the property market, should you consider student accommodation?

The perks of investing in student accommodation
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Home Loans , Credit

Are you financially secure enough to buy your first home?

By Isabelle Coetzee

When you buy your first home, you need to make sure you’re in a secure financial position so that you can stay afloat in spite of your increased financial responsibility. But are you aware of all the costs you’ll have to carry?

Are you financially secure enough to buy your first home?
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Medical aid

If someone had your medical aid details, could they benefit in your name?

By Isabelle Coetzee

With credit fraud on the rise, most of us know the importance of keeping our general personal details safe, such as ID number, home address, and contact details. But were you aware of the need to keep your medical aid or insurance details safe?

If someone had your medical aid details, could they benefit in your name?
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Credit Check

Can your insurance application be rejected because of your credit score?

By Athenkosi Sawutana

A credit score is used by lenders to determine how likely it is that you will repay a loan on time. It is also a factor in interest rates and loan qualifications.

But can it be used to determine the success of your insurance application?

Can your insurance application be rejected because of your credit score?
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Banking

How to budget for charity and balance it with your savings

By Isabelle Coetzee

Charity is not a compulsory expense and thus it is usually excluded from budgets. However, if you donate money on the spur of the moment, it could throw your budget off course. We look at how you can budget for goodwill, and how you can give when your income won’t allow you to do as much as you’d like.   

How to budget for charity and balance it with your savings
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