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Insurance

Funeral cover – planning to avoid pain

By Staff Writer

Funerals play an important role in celebrating the life of the recently deceased. However, they’re often expensive and add extra stress in a time of grief.

Funeral cover – planning to avoid pain
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Financial Health

How to offset fuel price hikes

By Marlize De Villiers

The price of fuel is weighing heavily on the minds and hearts of South Africans In the year ending December 2021, consumers faced a staggering 40.4% pricing increase.

How to offset fuel price hikes
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Savings and Investments

What happens to your retirement savings when you get a new job?

By Danielle van Wyk

Having a retirement annuity (RA) in place is one of the critical elements of financial planning. For many this annuity is typically implemented by an employer. But what happens to the fund should you start a job at a different company? And how does this impact your savings?

What happens to your retirement savings when you get a new job?
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Savings and Investments

Are unit trusts a good investment?

By Isabelle Coetzee

Without a background in finance, it’s difficult to decide where best to invest your savings. For this reason, many South Africans choose to rely on a fund manager to make the right decisions for them.

Are unit trusts a good investment?
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Medical aid

What happens to your medical aid when you move overseas?

By Isabelle Coetzee

While visiting another country, you may rely on the in-built travel insurance that forms part of your medical aid. However, what happens if you stay for longer than you would on a typical vacation?

What happens to your medical aid when you move overseas?
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Financial Health

How to minimise the impact of inflation on your finances

By Staff Writer

As South Africans, we have come to understand that inflation is as much a part of life as death and taxes. Steep price hikes have taken a heavy toll, particularly on those affected by Covid-induced salary cuts or job loss.

How to minimise the impact of inflation on your finances
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Home Loans

Should you consider a mortgage bond switch?

By Staff Writer

When switching your bond, the transactional costs will depend on the value of your loan. You will also need to consider the cost of an attorney to re-register the bond.

Should you consider a mortgage bond switch?
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