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The question you might be asking is, why should you even care? To be honest, for most of you reading this, it doesn’t make a difference at all. But hey, that doesn’t mean it won’t make a difference in future, so keep reading. Your pay slip – Is it taxable income or...read more
A 484 page report has just been released by the Competition Commission of South Africa on the state of the private healthcare market in South Africa. The primary reason for the enquiry is the high and ever increasing cost of private healthcare. Their findings? High...read more
Virgin Money Insurance Sponsored Post | 5 things to know about the Virgin Money Insurance funeral plan
The cost of a funeral can range from R7,500 to much, much more. Having a backup plan – like funeral insurance – makes sure that you and your family is covered when you need it. Here are 5 important things you can find in a Virgin Money Insurance funeral plan: 1. Who...read more
The draft Medical Schemes Amendment Bill 2018 was published on the 21st of June 2018. Government believes that it’s going to make things cheaper. But is that true? 10 changes are on the cards and open for public comment. In this article we will...read more
Did you know that your Last Will and Testament has more in common with divorce agreements than with any other document known to mankind? Think about a divorce agreement for a moment. The two parties choose to go their separate ways. They haggle back and forward over...read more
It's fair to say SARS collect a fair amount of our money each month but if you're a black South African earning an income, you might also be paying “black tax” (sharing your salary with family). Whether the notion of “black tax” is right or wrong...read more
It’s a little ironic that even in death the bills keep rolling in (and let’s include death tax as the final bill you need to pay). It might have been the heavy burden of having to constantly pay bills your entire life that put you in the grave to begin with, right?...read more
When your Smart TV breaks down do you have spare bucks lying around to get it fixed? The only downside to buying new stuff is that it eventually gets old. Your super-duper 4K TV eventually loses a little shine and that snazzy fridge continues to do the job, but...read more
Don't you wish you could choose what you need on your medical insurance instead of paying for benefits you may not actually need like any other medical aid on the market? If so then Essential Med is definitely the product for you! Think about it… You’re a single guy...read more
Do you need lump sum disability cover? Income replacement cover? Or both? You probably aren’t even aware that you can get your hands on two types of disability cover policies. One pays a lump sum of money at claim stage & the other pays out a monthly income (to...read more
The steps in taking out life insurance have never changed. In exchange for covering your risk (dying, without enough money to look after your family), the life insurer then accepts a regular payment from you called a premium. The day you eventually kick the bucket...read more
Have you ever looked at an offering and wondered if it’s actually worth spending the money? Funeral insurance can be one of those ‘I’m still on the fence’ type of products, right? It's marketed aggressively, so we've all heard our fair share of...read more
Free land could soon become a reality in South Africa but does the concept of 'free' land really exist? Strangely enough, our government, who are pushing for this have as much to lose as anyone else. Government’s conundrum No doubt about it. Government is stuck...read more
Discovery Insure: Taking tailor-made insurance to a new level Imagine if your insurer allowed you to write your car and home insurance policy? What type of changes would you make? I can think of quite a few off the top of my head. Take, for instance, crashing the...read more
It’s obvious, right? Get yourself a service plan. No need for this article! What can you expect for the money you spend on a service plan? Some plans pay for the service in full, but who knows whether the cost you pay every month is in line with the actual cost of the...read more
You’re sitting across the table from your financial advisor talking investments when he or she recommends you stay away from a unit trust and rather go with an endowment. Now you consider yourself to be as intelligent as the next person, but right now the question...read more
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