THINKING OF SUICIDE?

Man Thinking

Will life insurance pay out if someone commits suicide? I know this is an uncomfortable subject and I certainly don’t want to trivialise it. But it seems to be an increasing problem in the world of life insurance, and we need to be aware of it. I came across an article on fin24 entitled “Alarming increase in […]

ARE YOU SCARED YET?

Highway facing uncertainty

Willing to lose it all because you invested in equity? Picture this for a moment. A couple of 8o year olds strapped into the “Anaconda” roller coaster at GoldReef City. The rollercoaster’s plummeting at 100km per hour, dentures are rattling around in mouths, purple permed hair pulled straight back by the G-forces, and walking sticks […]

OH MY GUSH!

Repairing Broken Water Pipe

Ever received a really ridiculous water and lights bill…like say, R20, 000? Let me tell you a somewhat embarassing story. So late last year I get this phone call: “You won’t believe this. I just got my water and lights bill and I owe the Joburg municipality R58, 000! Can I claim under the car […]

INDEMNITY IS NOT A SWEAR WORD

Risky business

Ever heard the joke about the topics you should never discuss around a bar table? Yip, religion, politics, and money are a definite no-no, but one thing you’ll never have an argument about is insurance. Bring up the topic of medical aid for instance, and you’ll hear a hundred complaints (Okay, I know medical aid […]

IS 5% TOO MUCH TO ASK?

Businessman holding Questions sign towards you

Quick question…What percentage salary increase did you get last year? So how much was it – 10%, 5%…0%? The reason I’m asking is because life insurance can seriously dent your pocket especially IF you make the wrong financing option in the beginning. Let’s imagine your life insurance was costing R200 a month last year and […]