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What to Look for When You Take Out an Insurance Policy

An insurance policy can come in many shapes and forms, and you can take it out for any of the following scenarios: Your car Your home Household goods & personal belongings Warranty on appliances Travel Life, critical illness and disability Income (salary) protection Your pet That’s a lot of scenarios, and each has a different type of insurance attached! No wonder it can get confusi…

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Negotiate Your Way to a Raise at Work

Approaching your employer for a salary increase is enough to leave most people sweating. But it needn’t be. The key is to be prepared, so sit down and start putting your case together. Here’s what you can do. Make a list of SPECIFIC accomplishments If you want more money, be prepared to prove it. Point out instances where you’ve made significant contributions, saved the company money a…

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Simple Ways to Save Money Every Day

Often, the thought of saving money (or reducing your expenses) can seem daunting, especially if you have a big money goal in mind. To help get yourself into the mind set of saving, start by looking to see where you can save in your day to day expenses. You’ll be surprised at how much you can save each day or week, and without much effort too! Here are our top 4 simple ways to save money…

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Spoil Your Loved One Without Breaking the Bank This Valentine’s Day

Just when you think your wallet might be starting to recover after the festive season, Valentine’s Day strikes, and your better half is expecting something special. This means cheap chocolates picked up from the garage on your way home simply won’t cut it. Starting to panic? Fear not, there’s plenty you can do to woo your Valentine this year, without breaking the bank. Here are our top t…

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Thinking About Lending Money to Family or Friends? Read This First…

Some will say that family, friends and business shouldn’t mix, and that there’s too great a risk for something to fail and for it to cause permanent damage to a relationship. The same is also often said when it comes to lending cash to family and friends. Of course, it’s often easier said than done. After all, it’s only natural to want to help out someone in need, especially if that some…

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How Does a Low Credit Score Affect Your Borrowing?

You may have heard banks or other financial institutions talking about a credit score, and whether it’s high or low. But what exactly does this mean, and how does it affect your lending potential? Unfortunately, many consumers are in the dark when it comes to their credit score, and don’t realise that a low score can negatively impact their ability to apply for credit. What exactly is a…

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Focus on the Future to Help Reach Your Financial Goals

Many adults have similar financial goals in life. They’d like to buy or build their dream home, send their children to a good school or tertiary institution  go on holiday to new and exciting places, start their own business, and even retire early. It’s a very good idea to have financial goals, as they help keep us motivated. What are your financial goals, and how will you reach them? By…

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Making Your Household Work on a Single Income

With the increased cost of living, and salaries not always increasing with inflation, it can be hard to stretch your money through to the end of the month, even on a dual household income. However, many people don’t have the luxury of two (or more) people contributing each month, whether it’s because they’re a single parent family or because one person is currently unemployed. Trying to…

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