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Free Yourself From Credit Card Debt In Less Than 365 Days

Scratch around for your wallet. Got it? Now open it up and all pull out all your credit cards. So, how do you measure up when it comes to credit card debt?  Try answering the following questions without looking at your credit card statement: How much do you owe on...

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Could Having Too Much Money Create Problems For Your Kids?

Nandipha certainly thinks so. She’s a single parent, has a great job at one of the banks, and owns a property or two. Besides having a life most of us dream of, Nandipha also has her fair share of problems. Here, in no particular order, are her concerns: She’s young...

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How To Avoid Singing The “January Financial Blues”

Put up your hand if it’s been a long year and you are really looking forward to some time off this December? If you are lucky enough to be taking some leave, the chance to substitute work shoes for a pair of flip-flops, while reaching into the cooler for an ice cold...

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Are They Forcing You To Take Early Retirement?

It's been a pretty rough week for Samuel! On Monday morning he was called into the boss’s office. Strange, Samuel thought to himself, he never calls me in, ever! Samuel didn’t know it yet but life was about to throw him a curve ball. He was about to be put out to...

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Find Out What Type Of Black Friday Shopper You Really Are

There are three types of Black Friday shoppers: Those with a plan Those without a plan, and Those who plan to stay away from the shops altogether Let’s start with John, whom we’re sad to say, is one of those without a plan... Here’s what Black Friday looks when you’re...

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Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu – I am because you are

Translated from isiZulu as ‘a person is a person through other people’. The deeper meaning is to always believe in community and unity. It is based on the premise that in this world you are not alone, we all interdependent of each other and the power of knowing that...

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How To Avoid Having Your Family Treat You Like An ATM

Is your family treating you like a cash register? If it’s reached the stage where you are seriously considering issuing them all with shiny new debit cards and unique PINS, then it’s time to nip the “free loading” behaviour in the bud. The alternative is that you...

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Ithemba Alibulali – Hold On To Hope

A direct translation of the isiXhosa and isiZulu expression is ‘Hope does not kill’. This is advice to hold on to, carry with you and embrace. It is holding on to better days ahead and that it will all be well with perseverance and persistence. It is in the...

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We Compare Entry Level Credit Cards Across The Major Banks

If you don’t own a credit card, but it’s something that you’ve been thinking about, listen up for second. Having a credit card in your back pocket is handy for two reasons: If you need to get your hands on some quick cash, you can swipe your credit card and not pay a...

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