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In your twenties the world is your oyster. There is a lot of time ahead to make and save money, so when you have it you want to spend it, right? As a result South African youth is spending their money on the things in life that are important to them now: traveling, experiences, fitness, clothing etc. It… Continued

The Department of Energy is expected to announce a decline in the petrol price of 70 cents a litre on Friday. The predicted decline in the fuel price, along with a decrease in the price of diesel of around 50 cents a litre, will substantially benefit deeply indebted consumers, said debt management company, Debt Rescue.… Continued

Johannesburg – While there’s some good news expected at the petrol pumps next Wednesday, it will be short lived and the outlook for consumers is grim. According to Neil Roets, CEO of debt management company Debt Rescue, the pending decrease could be of a limited nature because of the hammering the rand has taken. The… Continued

Debt Review, also known as debt counselling is the debt reconciliation process that helps over-indebted South Africans repay debts with enough left for living expenses. During Debt Review, debt counsellors assess your financial situation, negotiate with creditors and create a professional financial plan for you. Debt Review is the solution to all employed consumers who… Continued

This week is National Clean-Up Week, and because September is also the start to spring it is nearly impossible to ignore “spring-cleaning” fever. So, why not clean up your finances too? With three months until the December holidays, now is the best time to give your finances a proper relook, and here’s how: Step 1:… Continued

“If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.” –Edmund Burke “If you live for having it all, what you have is never enough.” –Vicki Robin “Never spend your money before you have it.” –Thomas Jefferson “Every time you borrow money, you’re robbing your… Continued

So next week we’ll see the petrol price drop by between 70 and 80 cent, and diesel more than 50 cent. Great news for the consumer and especially those who really need to cut costs to pay off a little extra debt before – yes, I’m going to say it – the Christmas season rolls… Continued

Can you believe that Christmas is only 16 Weeks away! Scary right. What’s even scarier is how much money people spend during the christmas period. So how can we combat this? Well it’s quite simple actually, we start preparing and saving money for Christmas now. Check out our top eight tips to start your christmas… Continued

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