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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
Owning a car isn’t cheap let’s be honest here. First, there’s repaying the finance company for the next few years. Then there’s the cost of servicing and insurance. Finally, there’s the nightmare scenario of what happens if the gearbox packs up? Fortunately, when you...read more
Life’s there to be lived – you push hard to get the most from it. And when you’re pushing hard, things go right but sometimes things go wrong … cars stop working and stuff goes walking. But that’s life, a life well-lived. And 1st for Women knows - you’ve got this. And...read more
Mike's looking to buy a home. Problem is the banks want him to take out life insurance and cede it to them. He wants to know whether he should. Here’s what you should know… A life insurance policy is basically a contract between the life insurance company and the...read more
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words “Rewards Programme”? In our heads it goes something like this: “Yeah right, what’s in it for them? How much money do I need to spend to earn a few measly points?” That’s simply not the case with the new...read more
At R4 999, the latest fitness watch is an absolute steal. The online deal of the century expires today, so you have a choice to make. Your credit card slides out your wallet as easily as a hot knife cuts through butter and 2-minutes later your cell phone dances to the...read more