DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH CASH LYING AROUND IF YOUR CAR FINALLY PACKS UP?

At some point or another we’ve all experienced that awful knocking sound a car makes when something is about to pack up! It sounds like, well it sound like “cash”! Cash we don’t really have lying around, which we’re going to need to find in order to sort the issue out. But thankfully there is […]

IS THIS BETTER THAN MEDICAL AID?

A lot of people seem to be asking the same question: “Isn’t there something better than medical aid out there?” The simple answer is no, and we’d never recommend cancelling your medical aid either. Here’s why: All a medical scheme is, is a group of people pooling together their contributions to pay everyone’s medical costs. […]

WHAT IF MEDICAL AID ISN’T AN OPTION?

Have you heard about what happened at the Pietersburg state hospital? Story goes that a young woman suffered a miscarriage and was forced to use a state hospital because she couldn’t come up with the R15, 000 for a private hospital. Apparently they carried out the procedure with no anesthetic. Can you believe that? What they did was […]

WHY YOUR MEDICAL AID ISN’T PAYING THE BILLS

So last year you exhausted your medical aid by June. This year you upgraded, it’s costing double, and they still aren’t paying. What’s going on? It’s called the self-payment gap – it’s usually only found on the more expensive plans – and it creates the most confusion. Take me for example. I spend just over R2, […]

SHOULD YOU RESIGN AND CASH IN YOUR PROVIDENT FUND?

Provident Fund payout

The question on everyone’s mind: “Is the government trying to steal my provident fund?” Well that could be a possibility further down the road, you never know. Who’s to say they won’t force all pension and provident funds to invest in government bonds at some point? Or introduce some or other ‘extra’ tax on the rich […]

IS IT WORTHWHILE JOINING THE AA?

Ever asked yourself what’s the difference between the AA and the free roadside assistance on your car insurance policy? Well I found myself asking this exact question, so I decided to do a little investigation of my own. But before we go there, I want you to imagine this situation… Your wife was attending a business […]

SANLAM ICOVER – EVERY ONE OF US NEEDS THIS!

This could have been you…you know that, right? On the 3rd of January Isaac headed back home from the coast. It was a journey he never finished as expected… There was only one word to describe last year – awful. Retrenched early in May; it wasn’t until October that things turned around again. Isaac found […]

WHY THE 1st FOR WOMEN TRAVEL BENEFIT SCORES MAXIMUM POINTS

As the insurance space in SA becomes more and more competitive, consumers are continuously looking for additional value, and insurers (well some of them) are trying harder and harder to gain an edge by offering more than the next guy. It’s not enough nowadays to simply offer a competitive insurance premium, you’ve got to be […]