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End of November to signal a sharp petrol price increase

By Danielle van Wyk

As previously predicted the Automobile Association (AA) have forecasted a sharp jump in fuel prices at the end of November. This is according to the Automobile Association, which says that motorists cannot expect much relief from a weakening domestic picture.

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NCR fines Shoprite R1m for reckless lending

By Angelique Ruzicka

The National Consumer Tribunal (Tribunal) says it has found Shoprite guilty of reckless lending and fined it a whopping R1 million for its transgressions.                                              

NCR fines Shoprite R1m for reckless lending
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ConCourt rules property owners not responsible for inherited debt

By Angelique Ruzicka

Municipalities can no longer hound you for the debt that the former owner of your property accumulated, thanks to a new ruling made by the Constitutional Court 

ConCourt rules property owners not responsible for inherited debt
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What is South Africa’s high household debt doing to our GDP?

By Danielle van Wyk

Earlier this month ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) highlighted the high household debt of South African households as a potential risk to the country’s banking sector.

 

What is South Africa’s high household debt doing to our GDP?
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5 Tell-tale signs that you need debt counselling

By Danielle van Wyk

This week Justmoney looks at the five tell-tale signs that you need debt counselling.

5 Tell-tale signs that you need debt counselling
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5 Signs you are misusing your credit card

By Jessica Anne Wood

De Beer offered five signs that can indicate you are misusing your credit card.

5 Signs you are misusing your credit card
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Ways to consolidate debt

By Alina Hardcastle

According to reports, South Africans are becoming heavily indebted, with interest rate hikes and the weak economy exacerbating the situation. Justmoney chats to DebtBusters about debt consolidations and the types of consolidation loans on offer.

Ways to consolidate debt
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Why banks can take your money without asking

By Jessica Anne Wood

Did you know that you banks can take money from your account to settle debts that you haven’t paid regardless of whether you give them permission or not? This is actually legal, thanks to a loophole that the common law principle called ‘set-off’ allows.

Why banks can take your money without asking
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How to borrow responsibly

By Jessica Anne Wood

Come the beginning of the year many people struggle to make ends meet and take out loans and other forms of credit to help cover expenses. But when it comes to taking on credit, it is important to do so responsibly.

How to borrow responsibly
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Tackling your January financial concerns

By Jessica Anne Wood

January can be a tough time for many people, following excessive spending in December, leaving some a bit short on cash for the first month of the year.

Eunice Sibiya, head of consumer education at First National Bank (FNB), noted: “The sooner you get a hold on your finances, the easier it will be to start 2017 financially afresh. This means making some tough decisions as early as possible, starting with the first month of the year.”

Tackling your January financial concerns
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Five ways to avoid the festive season debt trap

By Jessica Anne Wood

It is easy to get carried away with spending over the festive season, purchasing those gifts for the special people in your life and feasting on delicacies you usually don’t have. However, this spending spree over the silly season can leave many with empty pockets come the New Year and struggling until January’s payday.

Five ways to avoid the festive season debt trap
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