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Tough. That’s probably the word that best describes South African men, isn’t it? It’s not just our size that makes us tough, is it? South African guys are resilient, and that resilience is largely born out of struggle. Life in South Africa isn’t easy and that’s what...read more
Stokvels are as much a part of our South African heritage as Bobotie and Biltong. It’s estimated that one in every two adult rainbow nationers is a member of at least one of 800 000 stokvels around the country. If you think that is a staggering statistic, consider for...read more
How often do you check the performance of your Retirement Annuity? For many people taking out a Retirement Annuity is very important as it obviously ensures some kind of financial assistance when you finally decide to retire. Depending on when you took out the RA, you...read more
Have you recently purchased or are considering purchasing a car? Who doesn’t love the smell of a brand-new car as you drive it out of the showroom? The financing of the car, however, can be a complex exercise, with the car dealerships offering many different types of...read more
Retirement is always something way off in the future until suddenly it isn’t, and by the time you realise this, it’s too late. What if we showed you how little a million Rand pension fund buys at retirement? Hopefully this will help end your procrastination. As a...read more
July is National Savings Month and headlines scream about how everyone should be saving more. However, the reality of the matter is that as South Africans we have already stretched our Randelas a far as we can. The cost of living due to economic and political factors...read more
It was going to happen sooner or later and you were always going to be the loser. What am I on about? Behind the scenes, there is a battle going on between two industries – the medical schemes and the insurance companies. The loser has always been the insurance...read more
Let’s be honest, in today’s tough economic climate wouldn’t it be great to get something back from your insurer, for just being a good driver. We all need insurance so that in the event of something happening we will be covered. Dialdirect offer comprehensive,...read more
Is one funeral cover policy as good as the next? That’s a tough question to answer, but in this article, we’ve decided to do the hard yards and get in touch with the top funeral cover companies in South Africa. Is it possible to find the best funeral plan in South...read more
Toasting my school socks on an old asbestos panel heater was a ritual in my house when I was growing up. Every winter morning, just after the sun crept up, my brother and I would huddle in front of the heater, shovelling spoonfuls of Jungle Oats into our mouths. With...read more