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Weekly Wrap Up: 6-10 September 2010

By Staff Writer

Monday: Capitec extend free cash withdrawal offer
Three months ago Capitec launched their free-cash-withdrawals at till points initiative and they have now extended the offer to run until 31 December 2010.
 
Tuesday: Scammers are getting so good, phishing scam that looks real
We received this e-mail from somebody pretending to be Standard Bank, it looks pretty real, doesn't it? Be warned though, this is fake. Never click any links from somebody claiming to be your bank.
 
Wednesday: Short term impact on South African's savings habits

The enormous financial pressure experienced by South Africans over the last few years has resulted in an increasing number of people deviating from their long term savings goals..

Thursday: How to avoid pothole damage in Johannesburg
Potholes can be dangerous and damaging, here are a few tips on how to avoid damage to your vehicle.

Friday: Over indebted consumers will benefit from the rate cut

With over 60% of South Africa's credit active consumers in arrears on one or more of their credit agreements, the repo-rate cut is good news.

 

Recent Articles

Featured Fuel rewards programme – how to fill up on petrol and points

South Africa’s volatile economy has often meant that factors like the fuel price bear the brunt. This year alone the country’s fuel price has fluctuated by between R1.50 to almost R3, which has put increasing pressure on motorists. That said, many of the bigger South African brands have provided some relief by way of fuel rewards programmes.

Are you entitled to your spouse’s pension after divorce?

Divorce means more than just parting ways with your partner. It may also involve parting ways with your assets. The Divorce Act states that your retirement fund forms part of your assets. This means that it will be considered when dividing up your assets.

Retrenched – which payments are you entitled to?

In the current struggling economic climate, retrenchments are a regular occurrence and not everyone survives the cut. If you find yourself on the receiving end of retrenchment you may have questions about the payments that are due to you.

Do you want to settle your debt?

You may be considering settling your credit account, whether it’s a credit card or various store accounts, now may be as good a time as any. This especially if you have saved, or you received a tax return or salary bonus. 

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