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Financial Health

Are you paying too much in bank fees?

By Fiona Zerbst

We find out how you can bank with savvy, to best manage fees and charges.

Are you paying too much in bank fees?
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Savvy Savings

Could you save by relying on cash rather than a card?

By Harper Banks

Cash has proven to be resilient during the pandemic, with research showing an uptick in its use. We find out why cash has remained king in South Africa, and we then look at the benefits of using cash.

Could you save by relying on cash rather than a card?
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Banking

Cardless vs. card-based cash withdrawals: A costly convenience?

By Staff Writer

Have you ever arrived at an ATM to find a long queue, awaited your turn, and only then realised that you’ve left your card in your car? Or, having opened your wallet to pay your domestic worker, suddenly remembered that you spent the last of your cash?

Cardless vs. card-based cash withdrawals: A costly convenience?
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Banking

Pitfalls of keeping savings in a bank account

By Harper Banks

We often believe that transferring a portion of our income to a separate savings account is the most effective way to grow our wealth. However, there are pitfalls to doing this.

Pitfalls of keeping savings in a bank account
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Banking

Should you authorise a minor on your credit card?

By Harper Banks

If you have children who need to move around independently, it may be practical to authorize them as users on your credit card. However, is this the right thing to do?

Should you authorise a minor on your credit card?
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Banking

How criminals can hack into your bank account

By Joshua White

Internet-based fraud is constantly on the rise. We take an in-depth look at email and SMS scams, and SIM swaps.

How criminals can hack into your bank account
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Tax

What happens to the interest on your tax-free savings?

By Harper Banks

You may be interested in investing your savings in a tax-free savings account (TFSA). However, the amount you’re allowed to save in this kind of account is capped. So, what does this means for any interest you earn above the limit?

What happens to the interest on your tax-free savings?
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