Debt Articles

At DebtBusters we make sure that you stay up to date with interesting, informative debt articles on debt and related topics. As the cliche goes… knowledge is power.

In the case of debt we believe that you can never have too much information or too many tips at hand. So watch this space!

May
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Spend time, not your money this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the one day in the year that we celebrate mothers and get to thank them for everything they have done and sacrificed for us. Commercial hype leading up to mother’s day is massive and specifically designed to lure last minute shoppers. Debt traps are everywhere, from overpriced flowers to pretty, nicely packaged, ready-made gift packs. The truth is, there is no price tag too high for your mom!

April
28

FUEL PRICE HIKE ANTICIPATED – AA

Despite a strengthening Rand/US Dollar exchange rate, the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) is anticipating a fuel price hike in May. This follows the release of the unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF).

July
24

DebtBusters, South Africa’s Top Debt Counsellor for 2014

The first ever Debt Review Awards was held on 19 July 2014 in Cape Town, to celebrate business excellence in debt review and to make heroes out of those who are responsible for leading the industry. Credit providers, debt counsellors and payment distribution agencies from South Africa were nominated in order to ensure that all parties in the industry were acknowledged for their efforts.

April
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DebtBusters Anniversary Cake

10 Years of Intelligent Debt Management

Always looking for new ways to help assist South African consumers facing financial difficulty and tor educe the levels of over-indebtedness in South Africa, Ian Wason later founded DebtBusters in 2008.

March
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Debt repayments too high? We Want To Help You!

Debt repayments too high? We Want To Help You!

October
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Avoid The Payday Loan Trap

According to the Consumer Credit Market Report released by the NCR in September 2013, in South Africa there are currently 20.21 million credit active consumers of which 9.69 million have impaired credit records and 37.69% of unsecured credit accounts are out of date and in arrears. Debt is becoming a major problem in South Africa, […]

October
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Why Critical Illness Cover is Essential

Guest writer Walter van der Merwe, CEO of FedGroup Life, talks about the importance of critical illness insurance and what the policy could cover you for. You never imagine yourself to be caught on the wrong side of the statistic. The critical illness statistic that is. And if you do find yourself part of the […]

October
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13 Frightening Things You Could Do With Your Money

In the run up to Halloween you are probably thinking more about what costume to wear to that fancy dress party you’ve been invited to and focusing less on your money troubles. However, between now and the end of the festive season you should be more vigilant about what you do with your money than […]

September
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Make Your Money Provide You With Financial Freedom

Poor financial planning skills and the lack of financial advice has left many South African consumers in poor financial standing, whereby they are ridden with debt and are struggling meet the interest payments on their debt, let alone payoff the debt itself. Indebted consumers are also failing to address the negative impact their ‘living for […]

September
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Wealth Strategies For Women

If you had to lose your husband to divorce, death or disability would you be able to stand on your own two feet financially? According to Peter Dempsey, deputy CEO of the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA), the worst mistake any woman can make is to assume that she is financially taken […]

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