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The 1st of January always gets to usher in the new year, but everybody knows when things really start to get real at the beginning of each calendar year, don’t we? The year starts in earnest the day you drop your kids off at school. Back-to-school day holds the...Read more
Even if you don’t buy into all the mainstream New Year’s resolution hype, you can’t deny the fact that there is a moment (sometimes just a fleeting moment) when we all do a little soul searching at the beginning of the year. Whether it’s a conscious decision or not,...Read more
Have you ever heard of the term “Sandwich Generation”? It has absolutely nothing to do with a loaf of Blue Ribbon bread, a jar of Black Cat extra smooth peanut butter, or a solid brick of Rama margarine. In fact, the “Sandwich Generation” is a generation of people,...Read more
Would you steal a cupcake out of your kids’ lunchboxes while they were tying their shoelaces? Or invest your grandmother’s life savings in a start-up catering company that you know will fail miserably? No, you wouldn't. And the reason you wouldn't do this is because...Read more
If your funeral cover is costing you more than R11 every month, you might be paying too much. And in tough economic times like these, who doesn’t want something for nothing, right? R11 isn’t technically “free”, but consider for a second that a cappuccino costs R25...Read more
How much does it cost to drive a brand-new, out of the box, splinternuwe BMW? At the time of writing this post, the latest BMW 320d will set you back a whopping R660 000. If you are lucky enough to have a 10% deposit stashed and a spare R8300 pm rattling around in...Read more
You don’t wake up every day thinking about life insurance, do you? In fact, months and even years can roll past without us even thinking about spending money on a policy. Then one day you find yourself seriously contemplating your mortality and the implications of...Read more
South Africans really like buying funeral cover! Many South Africans are funeral insurance policyholders, making it the fastest-growing insurance product in the country. You only need to type “funeral cover” into your Google browser to see how insurers are clambering...Read more
The mountain of paperwork is finally out of the way. As you sit tallying up the money you’ve spent on securing your first home, you figure you aren’t going to get much change out of R150 000. It’s taken years to save up the money, and in less than six weeks your cash...Read more
Buying a house, a townhouse or even a flat is probably the single biggest investment you will make in your lifetime! And if you consider that 90% of people end up financing their homes over 20 years, it’s safe to say that homeownership costs a lot of money. Outside of...Read more
If we gave you the choice between a single R100 000 lump sum pay-out today, or a recurring cheque worth R10 000, that cleared in your bank account every month for the next 30-years, which option would you choose? No need to reach for the financial calculator to work...Read more
Technical recessions, rolling blackouts and retrenchments are probably not high on the list of words you would use on a first date, would you? But after the initial cuddles turn into a long-term commitment, South African couples who plan together are more likely to...Read more
The word “couple” is defined in the dictionary as - two people, or things of the same sort, considered together. Now you might be in a relationship and consider yourself “together”, but are you on the same page about everything? Probably not. Money is often one of the...Read more
Put up your hand if you find yourself doing a tiny bit of soul searching once in a while? Like it or not, our subconscious picks a few do-overs and do-betters and locks it in for us. That's cool because mid-year is a great time to make a few changes in your life. What...Read more
The day you get married must be right up there with some of the most memorable days in your life. Perhaps the birth of your children could pip your wedding day at the post (but only just, and certainly not on the fun factor metre). It’s a truly joyous occasion, but...Read more
When you pass away someone needs to pay off all your outstanding debts, square off any tax owing to the Government, as well as distribute your assets in accordance with your Will. An executor is basically anyone who winds up your Estate in line with the wishes of your...Read more
“I’m pregnant!” - How many times will you be able to utter those joyous words in a lifetime? Perhaps only a handful of times, if you are lucky. One thing is for sure though, your finances are never going to be the same again. Welcome to a 21-year financial commitment...Read more
Its a bit of a worry having to carry your debts into the new year, right? Have you ever thought of consolidating all your debt? If that's a new word to you, keep reading for more. Debt consolidation includes taking out a single new loan (at the lowest possible...Read more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPln4GR98gE We want to thank Engela Smith, our amazing client, for sharing her...Read more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knKzkeV5xxo Stangen presents #WisdomStory Competition Winner – Ly-Anne...Read more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUQZYCPnFGo Stangen presents Umntu Ngumntu Ngabantu- I am because we are. An African proverb we live...Read more
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