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What mom can teach us about our finances

As Mother’s Day approaches, now is a great time to appreciate everything our mother’s do for us. We can apply a lot of what our moms have taught us to our personal finances.


Is your vehicle financed and you are currently under Debt Review?

Did you know that when you are under Debt Review, you will not be able to apply for vehicle finance in the event that your vehicle is a total loss due to Theft or Write off? Insurance Busters now have the solution.


What to do when you go over budget?

It may feel like defeat if you’ve gone over budget, but the good news is that you can take necessary steps to gain control again. There are five proven steps which assist in recovering from over spending.


South Africa’s downgrade to junk status and what it means for your personal finances.

If it hasn’t been tumultuous enough recently for South Africans, with the dismissal of Finance Minister Pravin Gordon, the reshuffling of cabinet and Friday’s anti Zuma marches that occurred across the country, we were met with the announcement at the end of last week that South Africa’s Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) […]


Repo Rate remains steady at 7%

As the country is faced with a lot of uncertainty – from the social grant beneficiaries to fresh speculations of the president reshuffling the cabinet – South Africans are left on the fence wondering what the future holds. Today, Mr. Kganyago, the Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, and the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) […]


Save Water and Reduce your Water Bill

Cape Town is currently in a water crisis, with its six dams having less than 20% of useable water left. This leaves the City of Cape Town with about 100 days of water left. Although the northern parts of South Africa have received good rainfall and are hence no longer suffering drought conditions, we all […]


The best ways to save for tertiary education

As we approach Human Rights month in March, there may be no more appropriate time to reflect on the things we want, not only for ourselves, but for our loved ones and children in future.


DebtBusters wins 2017 favourite Debt Counsellor as voted by the public

Over the last few months, South African consumers have had the opportunity to vote for their favourite debt counsellor. The voting concluded at the end of last week and debt counsellors across South Africa waited in anticipation for the results to be released early this week.


Petrol increase – a worrying sign for consumers

February has been dubbed the month of love as we prepare to dazzle our Valentine’s day dates. However, it is important for consumers to be vigilant with their finances as we are greeted with another fuel increase this month. South African consumers will have to incorporate a 29c/l and 21c/l increase in petrol and diesel, respectively, into their budgets.


Repo rate remains unchanged

The transition from a very relaxed holiday period to school or work means that many people tend to feel the financial pinch from their festive spending. The latest repo rate announcement from Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, suggests that the future may be very bumpy as the rate remains unchanged at 7% and the economy remains unstable.

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