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6 Good Financial Resolutions for a Great 2020

A lot of people make resolutions towards December for things they plan on doing (or not doing) during the new year. Resolutions can apply to anything, but frequently applies to things like following a new diet, getting more exercise or doing more to be a better person than you were the year before. Resolutions aren’t […]

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When should you apply for credit?

Credit is useful, but only when it’s used responsibly and for the right reasons Too much debt for the wrong reasons can land you in a world of financial trouble with more credit than you can handle Responsible debt can further your financial future instead of holding you back. It can help you study, or […]

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What If I Can Not Pay My Accounts?

There’s a large number of cases when a consumer is not able to afford to pay for their account. In such situations, the best thing is to try to negotiate an informal arrangement with creditors.

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Finance For Health: When Credit Is Crucial

Emergencies happen when you least expect them, and it’s not always guaranteed that you’ll have cash available to cover a medical emergency, produce or appointment. What then? Medical loans are a type of credit that can be used to pay for a doctor’s appointment or emergency medical procedure immediately, and repaid at a later date. […]

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Credit Advice For About-to-Marry, Newly Married & Divorced

If you’re married without a prenuptial agreement, then your assets are considered combined in marriage – and often divorce. So is your credit. If you’re married with a prenuptial agreement in place, each is responsible for their own credit and credit score, and assets are often combined. In community of property means no prenup, while […]

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What Happens To Credit After Death?

It’s vital to think about what happens to your credit – or your partner’s – in the event of death. If you’re married without a prenuptial agreement, your assets are considered combined in marriage, death and divorce. So is your credit. Set up a will that says what happens to your credit and assets in […]

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Store Credit: What it is and how to use it

Most of South Africa’s leading retailers offer the option of applying for a store card. Store cards give you the option of special added benefits and discounts when you use it, and many also offer the option of credit in-store Applying for a store card is easy, and usually done in-store or online Store cards […]

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Spotting Credit Scams

Never give out your personal information – including your ID number or account details Always verify a spe​cial offer or coupon with the company it claims to originate from (e.g. Shoprite) Check whether financial service providers are adequately registered with the National Credit Regulator (NCR) by clicking on this link Report scams to the relevant […]

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