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Good week, bad week: 29 November - 3 December 2010

By Staff Writer
Good Week

South Africans are starting to save: A new report released by Old Mutual indicatd that South Africans are finally starting to save a little bit of cash. However, it's still not enough...

Education: It's the festive season and experts reckon it'd be a good idea to cut back on the spending, especially on your kids, and rather put the money into a fund for their education.


Bad week

The Rand debate: You better believe it, it's still going on. Where is the Rand going is the question on everybody's lips. The answer, however, is not a simple one.

The need for credit: Credit demand by South Africa's private sector rose by 5.11% year-on-year in October showed data from the central bank which was released on Monday.

Recent Articles

Featured The bank took money from my account – is this allowed?

You’ve just deposited money into your account and suddenly you see a notification from your bank. Money has been deducted from your account to pay the outstanding debt that you have with the bank. Is this allowed?

How much does it cost to draft a will?

Having a Will allows you to determine who inherits your property when you die. If you die intestate, the government will determine how to distribute your assets. Many people die intestate because they don’t know how to draft a will or are intimidated by the costs of drafting one.

Is your home correctly priced for the current market?

The property market is typically in either one of two phases, a buyers’ market or a sellers’ market. According to real estate experts, we are currently in a buyer’s market. For this reason, it is important as a seller to correctly price your house to ensure interested buyers and a valuable sale in the end.

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.

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