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Bargaining is an art that, when mastered, can help you obtain goods and services at a fair or lower price. Consumers often pay more due to a lack of negotiation skills. The inability to effectively communicate and reach a price consensus leaves many paying higher prices than necessary. Equip yourself with the artistry of negotiation […]

Debt review, also known as debt counselling, is a process initiated in South Africa with the introduction of the National Credit Act (NCA) in 2007. It’s designed to assist consumers who are struggling with unmanageable debt, offering a structured means of addressing and reducing significant financial distress. Getting Your Clearance Certificate After successfully completing the […]

South Africa is an enchanting country brimming with culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes. What’s even more exciting is that families can indulge in various exhilarating activities without spending a cent. Low Cost Activities for Families in South Africa Local Markets: Engage with the community while exploring local crafts and food at markets like Neighbourgoods and […]

Are you overwhelmed by debt, struggling to make ends meet every month? Perhaps the idea of possibly writing off your debt has flickered through your mind as a glimmer of hope. In South Africa, there isn’t a legal provision that allows for the outright “writing off” of debt in the sense that it can be […]

Whether it’s a sudden medical emergency, car repair, or unplanned job loss, these events can bring stress and financial strain. Unexpected financial emergencies are inevitable, hitting us when we least expect and leaving us in a tight spot. Without a buffer, you’re forced to shoulder the stress of scrambling for funds, possibly accruing debt, or […]

As we edge out of our carefree 20s, our 30s ushers in a new era of responsibilities.  From homeownership and family commitments to early retirement considerations (yes, already), the 30s herald a call for financial savvy.  Don’t worry; We’ve got you covered. Here’s your ultimate money mastery checklist for your thriving 30s. 1. Establish a […]

Saving money when funds are tight can be challenging, but there are numerous creative strategies to help manage and even grow your finances.  Below are 100 ways to save money when you’re broke: Food & Groceries Buy generic brands. Shop at discount stores. Purchase items in bulk. Use coupons and discount codes. Cook at home. […]

Are you grappling with overwhelming debt and considering debt review but unsure if you could buy a car during the process? The debt review process is designed to help individuals regain control over their finances, however there is a common misconception that once under debt review, your financial freedom is limited.  Debt review is not […]

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