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Finding Financial Empowerment in Marriage

Finding Financial Empowerment in Marriage

When love is in the air it’s only expected that you’d want to avoid conversations about the legal consequences of signing a marriage contract. However, tying the knot can change your financial circumstances dramatically, especially where debt is involved. Years down the line you may find that you’re shouldering the […]

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THE DEEPER MEANING OF MONEY

THE DEEPER MEANING OF MONEY

How your perception of money affects how you spend it. In Western society money often equates with a sense of power and self-esteem, so what happens when we lose it all or have little to begin with? We’ve unpacked some of the ways you can look after your mental-health, even […]

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MONEY AND MARRIAGE: THE 3 REGIMES

MONEY AND MARRIAGE: THE 3 REGIMES

Marriage is a beautiful celebration of love and commitment, but it also brings with it a fair amount of legal and financial implications and administration. One of the most important marital decisions you will need to make is choosing the type of matrimonial regime into which you and your spouse […]

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Free Financial Holiday Reads

Free Financial Holiday Reads

With the holidays upon us, you’ll hopefully find some spare time to brush up on your reading. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you by compiling a list of free articles and blogs that will help you brush up on your financial savvy so you can enter the new […]

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Set Your Sights on Success: An Expert Shows Us How

Set Your Sights on Success: An Expert Shows Us How

Cape Talk Money Matters host and financial planner Sylvia Walker provides readers with a wealth of information and easy to follow tips on how to gain financial independence and create wealth. We’ve summarised some key points that anyone can follow to start planning for financial independence and a debt-free lifestyle […]

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10 PRICELESS GIFTS THAT COST NOTHING

10 PRICELESS GIFTS THAT COST NOTHING

The festive season is a beautiful time set aside for all of us to rest, reflect on the past year, and spend time with those whom we hold most dear. Of course, this special time is accompanied by a number of long-held traditions, one of the most prominent being gift-giving. […]

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4 BLACK FRIDAY MYTHS DEBUNKED

4 BLACK FRIDAY MYTHS DEBUNKED

“Black Friday is the BEST day to buy!” WRONG. It may be presented as the perfect opportunity to get festive without breaking the bank, but BEWARE – Black Friday deals aren’t all they are cracked up to be. To help you navigate this time of temptation and media-fuelled FOMO, we’ve […]

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4 BLACK FRIDAY MYTHS DEBUNKED

4 BLACK FRIDAY MYTHS DEBUNKED

The festive season presents a unique opportunity to celebrate all that is bright and beautiful, with good company, good food and an atmosphere of gratitude. However, the tradition of gift-giving and the pressure to lay out a decadent spread can cause some serious financial problems, and Black Friday is one […]

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Your Complete Guide to Savvy Savings

Your Complete Guide to Savvy Savings

A global pandemic transformed our lives: what we do on the weekends, how we celebrate birthdays, how we “get to work”. In fact, it’s changed our entire culture. We’re staying in more and going out less, and this often means we’re spending less money. You may start to notice that […]

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Mental Management for Money Matters

Mental Management for Money Matters

Finances can take a heavy toll on your mental and emotional health, especially when you are struggling to get by. To keep your head about you and avoid slipping into a dangerous space, mentally and financially, it’s essential to practise proactive self-care and ensure that you are taking steps to […]

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Debt Review: Is it a good idea?

There are a few ways to get your debt cleared from your life. Some are more difficult than others. With loans consolidation, careful budgeting, massive self-discipline and other options available to get rid of debt, it might be hard to choose what works best for you. In this, we’ll look […]

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Debt Review: What to do if a creditor calls

While under Debt Review, creditors are obliged to talk to a debt counsellor – and cannot legally reach out to the individual. So what happens if a creditor does try to contact the person? What is Debt Review? First things first, let’s look at what Debt Review is.  In a […]

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How to avoid being blacklisted by credit providers

How to avoid being blacklisted by credit providers

Despite what you might think, the word “blacklisting” actually isn’t used in the credit industry any more. This is because the credit bureaus now keep both the bad and good aspects of your credit history, whereas they used to only keep the negative information. What “blacklisting” now refers to speaks […]

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How does credit scoring work?

How does credit scoring work?

To take out any type of credit, you need to apply with the lender who checks how good you are at taking at loans and paying them back. This is your credit history and it determines a few things like whether you’re able to borrow money, how much you can […]

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Habits to bust before beating debt

Habits to bust before beating debt

Bad habits can be tricky to beat. It feels as though they weasel their way into your behaviour and before you know it, they’re part of your life. But they don’t need to be impossible to get rid of. Replacing bad habits with good ones takes focused practice and consistent […]

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