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Taking out a joint loan: everything you need to know

August 29, 2018

Making financial decisions together can be tricky. You will need to be open and honest about your finances, especially your credit history. Taking out a joint loan with your partner or with a family member might seem like a wise financial decision, but you will need to be completely certain that the other party is willing and able to pay their share. If you want to to apply for a loan with a partner, family member or business partner, there…

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Fun ways to teach your kids to save water

July 20, 2018

Teaching your children to save water is one of the best ways to create healthy, happy and environmentally conscious children. However, it can be difficult to make it an exciting topic for little ones to truly enjoy. You will need to make sure that they pay attention to the lessons you are teaching, in order for it to truly make a difference. You can start with something simple, such as teaching your child how to use the eco-wash setting on…

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Questions to ask before starting a family

June 18, 2018
Important must-know life insurance tips for new parents

Deciding to start a family is a big step for any couple to take. It involves hours (even days or months) of planning and careful consideration of every aspect of your life, including your health. You will both need to be on the same page before you take the plunge and start a family. Below are some questions you should ask before you take this big step on your journey through life together. Do you have a medical aid plan?…

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Important must-know life insurance tips for new parents

June 6, 2018
Important must-know life insurance tips for new parents

Building a family is an exciting adventure. But, unfortunately, in between the fun, you need to consider the financial aspect of welcoming a little human into the world. From paying for their entire existence in the beginning stages of their life, you also need to adjust your own medical and insurance needs. It may sound daunting, but if you start to familiarise yourself with these important needs, it will give you a broader idea of what your needs are as…

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Just married: what every newlywed couple needs in their home

March 20, 2018

After the heady excitement of planning your wedding, and the romance of the big day, you are finally able to settle down and think about what you need to buy for your home together. This can be a confusing process as one of you may want to look for decorative items while the other is more practical. To save you from the hassle, the tips below outline what every newlywed couple needs in their home. Bedding sets Having at least…

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Alternative legal options for a single parent who can’t afford a lawyer

March 15, 2018

Life as a single parent can be hard. It’s emotionally and physically draining, and when you can’t afford to seek legal advice in moments of uncertainty, it can put a strain on your finances too. There are some situations which certainly require legal help and advice, but when your budget is tight and you can’t afford it straight off the bat, there are other options to consider before you need to bite the bullet and visit a legal advisor. Just…

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4 money conversations you need to have with your teen

January 2, 2018

So, your child is no longer actually a child. In fact, they’ve reached their teenage years. You may think they need you less now than when they didn’t know how to read, but that’s not the case. Before, they needed you to help them stay alive and happy, now they need you to guide them into adulthood. And one of the most important aspects of adulthood is money and how to manage it. It’s a tough subject to talk about…

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How to raise a well-behaved child

December 30, 2017

People always say that having a child will change your life in ways you could never imagine. And they are entirely correct. Everything you do changes from the day your child comes into your life. Your sleeping patterns change, the food you eat changes, your idea of entertainment changes. Sure, after your little one is no longer so little, you have some control over your life again. But it will never be the same as it was before you first…

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Teaching your kids about finance

December 20, 2017

It’s never really too early to start teaching your kids about money and the wondrous ways of finance. Well, obviously they need to be able to understand what you say and comprehend the concepts you’re trying to teach them. If you’re still using your “baby voice” to talk to them, then yes, they’re a bit too young. Bring money back When teaching your kids about money, they’re going to want to see and hold something. Showing them numbers in your…

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Growing old – the right way

December 19, 2017

Not everyone looks forward to being an old person and that transition from independent to dependant, hard-working to retired, and from good-looking to adorable. But the reality is, everyone grows old and everyone goes through it. If you’re lucky,you are given the chance to live out more years in this technologically advancing and socially active world and society. There will always be more to see, more to explore and more to learn through every year of your life. And that…

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