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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
To be involved at the “coal face” means being directly engaged in the day-to-day operations of a business, rather than in a hands-off, managerial position. And just like coal miners sport a dust mask of grime and grit, as evidence of an honest shift somewhere deep...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
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
Uma iminyaka yakho iphakathi kuka-30,ukuya phambili, maningi amathuba wokuthi usungena esigabeni sempilo yakho lapho usuuhola kanconcwana, futhi ngenxa yalokho, usucabanga nokuthenga umuzi. Ngengomuntu osemusha, kubalulekile ukwazi ukuthi yiziphi izimo ozobhekana...Read more
If you’re in your thirties, it’s likely that you’re entering the prime income-earning years of your life, and may even be considering buying a house. As a young person, it is essential to know what you are up against. Buying a house is an investment that requires...Read more
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