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Can I Insure My Parents’ Lives And What Will It Cost Me?

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,...

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Will My Spouse Pay Tax When My Life Policy Pays Out?

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...

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33 Money-Saving Tips For South African Couples

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...

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How To Budget As A Couple

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...

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3 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every 10 Years

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...

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Ucabanga ukuthenga umuzi? Funda la kuqala

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...

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Thinking of buying a house? Read this first

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...

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Young couples talk: moving in together

When is it the right time to move in with your partner? You might think that just because you're in love, it is the right thing to do. However, living together can make or break a relationship. Moving in together is a huge step that requires both parties to think long...

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Inxoxo zama lobola

Isiko lokukhokha ilobolo lijwayelekile emhlabeni jikelele. Kuphela nje, kungenzeka ukuthi kwenziwa ngezindlela ezihlukile kwamanye amazwe. Emphakathini wanamuhla, ukulobola kuhlanganisa imindeni emibili, futhi kubonisa ukuthi umkhweyana uzokhona ukusekela umakoti...

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Lobola ins and outs

The tradition of paying lobola is a prevalent one around the world; except it may be done differently from culture to culture. In modern society, it brings the bride and groom's families together, showing that the groom is capable of supporting his bride, and that the...

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