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Stress is your body’s response to various situations and can affect your mental health, physical well-being and behaviour. It’s difficult to pinpoint what causes stress as different causes trigger stress for different people. Your body produces chemicals and hormones when it responds to stress. This causes your heart rate to increase, your brain to work… Continued

Just because your kids don’t have any financial obligations, it doesn’t mean they shouldn’t start learning all about saving money. Managing personal finances efficiently is a skill that is developed over time. Kids who start learning about money and saving from a young age – even preschool age – will have a more secure financial… Continued

Reduce waste – what can you do? Our beautiful earth is getting ruined by waste. Synthetic materials, such as plastic and paper are polluting our land and ocean. You can help save the planet. How? Cutting down excessive plastic consumption is a great way to start. Plus, you can save money by doing so! Here… Continued

When the time comes for you to retire, will you be able to afford it? This is an important question many South Africans cannot answer. Saving for retirement is a difficult process that many people don’t take as seriously as they should. With limited income, higher living costs and tax hikes, it seems almost impossible… Continued

While we all look forward to payday, it seems to come and go too fast, leaving us penny scraping through the month until our next paycheck. Living from paycheck to paycheck may make it difficult to save money or, even worse, cause you to slip deeper and deeper into debt as a result of struggling… Continued

Winter can be tough. It’s cold, it’s bleak, and it can be expensive too! Keeping the heater going and buying new warm clothes and jackets for the kids can take a toll on anyone’s budget. If you were wondering where the extra money to get you through the season was going to come from, read… Continued

Debt is a sneaky thing. One moment you are getting through every month with money to spare, and the next you are drowning in bills. Fortunately, you can stop yourself from falling into this spiral by avoiding these common debt pitfalls: Not having a budget The first and probably most common debt pitfall is not… Continued

If you find yourself craving carbs, needing more than one cup of coffee to get out of bed in the morning and sleeping all the time, you might have a case of “the winter blues”. While the exact cause of the winter blues aren’t clear, we are sure that the recent petrol hike has done… Continued

Executive Summary Client Indebtedness Levels Conducted by Debt Rescue Year on Year Comparison – Q1 2017 to Q1 2018. Introduction This research was done on Debt Rescue’s clients over a period of 3 months. The purpose of the report was to establish the types of debt incurred, the age-group debt exposure and the debt-type ratio.… Continued

When it’s cold outside there are few things as comforting as a nice, full-bodied soup. Besides the emotional lift of a warm meal, soup has many other benefits as well. Soups are usually filled with vegetables, making it easier to get to your recommended 5 a day. This also makes it easier to sneak in… Continued

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