InsuranceFundi was inspired by a couple of financial advisors who want to help South African consumers make the most informed insurance & investment decisions. Over the last 6 years, the blog has gained massive popularity and cemented itself as one of the leading independent financial services websites in the country.
It is fair to say that this last year has been incredibly difficult for all of us. We have had to adapt to the “new normal” and to a lot of financial challenges. We are also at a stage where there are a lot of companies doing more retrenching than hiring, due to the...read more
Let’s be honest, car insurance is 1 of those monthly expenses we’d all like to save on…and the reality is that many of us spend less time on the road because we’re working from home. So, if you’re not driving as much as you used to, shouldn’t you be paying less for...read more
Should I start saving up now for my child’s tertiary education or rather take out a loan when they turn 18?
With the unemployment rate at an all-time high in South Africa, it is critical for those of us who are parents, to be reminded of the importance of education. Providing your children with the best possible education, to develop a sought-after skill or trade, is only going to give them greater opportunities to find and/or create employment as entrepreneurs when they become adults.read more
Balancing the books of a medical aid scheme must be an extremely difficult job at the best of times, but can you imagine the pressure private healthcare schemes, in South Africa, are under at the moment? Not only are the COVID claims rolling in thick and fast, but the...read more
Private healthcare in South Africa doesn’t come cheap! Most households that can afford to belong to a medical aid scheme spend a few thousand bucks a month for the reassurance that if they get sick, they can afford the best treatment possible. You might have more than...read more
If you belong to a medical aid in South Africa, there’s a fairly good chance you are with Discovery Health. It’s been around 25+ years since Discovery Health launched in South Africa, followed by their incredibly successful Vitality loyalty program. Discovery is,...read more
You can count on one hand the people who really know our deepest, darkest secrets…literally! First, there are our parents. Guaranteed they will tell anyone within earshot about everything from your first nappy change to the time you were 10 years old and decided to...read more
What’s the first thing that springs to mind when you hear the words “Big Mac”? McDonald’s, right? Possibly, you’ve eaten more than a few of them in your lifetime. So, why would you do that? Their burgers must be good or else you wouldn’t be buying them. Could it be...read more
2020 has probably made you realise how quickly things can change and it has you re-evaluating what you want out of life, for you and your family. We all have things we’re looking forward to doing, working towards and planning. If you and your family’s bucket list has...read more
Rewards programmes aren’t new. The "link so you can save” strategy has been around for an awfully long time, with Adrian Gore and his innovative crew pioneering it all two and a half decades ago. Since then most local insurance companies, investment houses, banks and...read more