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Tips for purchasing an investment property

If done correctly, investing in property could be a fantastic way to grow your wealth.

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9 simple ways to save money on petrol

With the high cost of living in South Africa, perhaps now is the time to find solutions to save where you can - starting with petrol.

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Warranty, service plan, and maintenance plan: what covers what?

So, you’re in the process of buying a new car. Naturally, this shiny new vehicle comes with a manufacturer’s warranty.

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Crucial pointers for millennials on how to buy your first car

When buying your first car, your excitement may cause you to forget to ask important questions

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Don’t lie about insurance claims… social media will rat you out

Have you ever broken something and lied while filing a claim? Here’s how social media is catching you out.

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Avoid South Africa's Most Frequent Car Crash Scams

Car crash scams are becoming more commonplace on SA's roads, as fraudsters take advantage of unassuming motorists to make a quick buck.

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How Car Insurers Dodge Claims

After a car accident, you may think your insurance provider has you covered. However, what happens when they dodge the claims?

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Insurance Has Helped Many Get Back On Their Feet

Insurance has helped many get back on their feet, however, for some it may have not.

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The Cheapest and Most Expensive Cars To Insure In South Africa

In South Africa, car insurance is often labelled a necessity. While it's an important cover to have, the expense can be high.

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8 Essential Car Insurance Questions To Ask

So, it all paid off in the end… You spent countless hours perfecting that dreaded K53 and you eventually waxed your driver’s exam.

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5 Insurance Traps To Be On The Lookout For

There are many insurance myths and traps to be on the lookout for when taking out a policy.

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Car Insurance for First Time Car Owners

First time car owners can barely afford their cars, never mind the insurance that comes with it.

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Why It’s Always A Good Idea To Check-up On Your Insurance Policies

If you’ve ever taken out insurance before, whether in the past or present, then it’s important to review all your policies.

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4 Ways That Your Driving Habits Can Effect Your Credit Score

Check out these pointers on how your driving habits can effect your credit score:

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Seven Security Essentials For Your Car

Whether you’re a hardened petrol-head or a casual vehicle owner, having reliable security devices in your car is a must!

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Which Car Service Should You Go With?

When choosing a car to buy, one of your first immediate thoughts will be to find out how expensive the service will be.This is often a place where car retailers can catch you and also the quality of the service will not always be directly related to the price of the car.

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Going The Solo Route: Dealing With Finances As A Widow

Dealing with your finances as a widow can be an exhausting and painful process. Here's a few quick tips to navigate yourself through the process with less distress.

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What to do after surviving a car crash

It's never something we think will happen to us, but accidents happen. Whether it is your fault or not, it's important that you know the standard procedure, should the situation arise. Here’s a rundown of what your reaction should be:

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Medical Insurance

Quality healthcare is expensive and the costs associated with a major medical event could be financially crippling. In this case, it is essential to have medical insurance which will cover any gaps where medical aid schemes may fall short.

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All You Need to Know About Life Insurance

Like Benjamin Franklin said, there are only two things in life that are certain: death and taxes.

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Things to be Aware of When Purchasing Hospital Insurance

The cost of medical care has steadily increased in recent years, and having a good hospital plan can be hugely beneficial should you ever need such care. We put together a list of things to be aware of when purchasing Hospital Insurance

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Things You Wish You Knew About Car Insurance

When you sign up for car insurance you may be under the impression that you simply pay your monthly premium and you are covered for everything bar an unsuccessful attempt at the land speed record. This, however, is not the case!

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What You Need To Know About Funeral Insurance

It’s common for people to worry about how their family will cope with funeral expenses when they die. It may seem morbid to start preparing for your own funeral, but purchasing funeral insurance for you and your family is definitely something that should be considered.

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What is the Big Deal About Having a Roadworthy Car?

Motorists should not only make sure their cars are roadworthy for their own safety and for the safety other motorists, but also because their insurance policy may not pay out if they are involved in an accident.

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21 FAQ’s On Home Insurance

Owning a home is something most people will come to doing/have already done. The next step after purchasing your own house is to obtain an affordable, efficient home insurance policy. This can, however, be more daunting/complicated than buying the house itself. For that reason, we have put together a list of FAQ’s with answers to put you at ease and make the process of applying for home insurance a simple one.

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Sitting All Day Can Make Everything Hurt, But There's A Way To Fix It

Spending too much time sitting has been linked to a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, metabolic syndrome and earlier death, and even the most dedicated of exercise regimens won't undo all the damage.

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Essential winter road safety tips

As the icy winter tightens its grip on South Africa, you need to make sure you take the right precautions and maintain your car. Follow these tips to ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road.

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6 factors in choosing a new car

As the second biggest investment you’ll make during your lifetime, buying a car needs to be a well thought out plan. Other than the obvious factor of price, we have a useful list that you should consider in choosing a car.

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Get your home ready for the hazards of winter

Here are some practical maintenance ideas which can get your home into great shape for the winter. There are a few things you should do around the house which could save you money and hassle later

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Is Your Car Roadworthy?

Driving a roadworthy car is a legal requirement in South Africa yet 80% of cars surveyed are unroadworthy, what about your car? Make sure you check this list.

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5 Home Improvement Tips to Lower Your Insurance Premiums

Here are a few easy tips to improve in your home to lower the insurance premiums for your car, home contents, and the structure of the building.

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Home Extensions: Will They Increase Your Home’s Value?

What improvements can you make to your home to increase its value? Can any lessons be learned from the renovations and additions made to the President’s Nkandla homestead? Nicolette Dirk speaks to the experts to find out when it’s worthwhile to give your home a make-over.

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How to Pick a Great GP

Whether you’re moving homes, jobs, or you want to try something new, there are three major things to look out for in a new GP. Always do your research, speak to a number of GPs, and keep your medical aid in mind when making this long-term commitment.

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How to Create a Home First Aid Kit

Emergencies happen. Always be prepared with a first aid kit. While a first aid kit can be purchased commercially, you can assemble your own with this WikiHow article.

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4 Tips to Lower Your Life Insurance Premium

Life insurance is so important when planning for the future of your family but it can get quite pricey, we have provided some quick tips to lower your life insurance premium.

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How To Create a Great Household Inventory for Home Insurance

Follow our quick guide to optimising your contents household insurance. You will be able to keep tabs on what you own so you know what is either stolen or damaged and ensure you are comprehensively covered for any eventuality.

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4 Need to Know Home Insurance Tips

We give you some great need to know tips so you can get more out of your home insurance policy. Master our tips from replacement-cost coverage vs. actual cash-value coverage, when to claim the appraised value of lost items and more.

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5 Tips to Save Money on Your House Insurance Premium

We give you some simple and easy-to-follow tips on how to reduce your house insurance premium.

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Nail the Home Insurance Basics

We help you easily master the basics of what home insurance is, how much you need, and how to calculate the value of your possessions and property.

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Master the Car Insurance Lingo

Take the wheel with confidence with our helpful car insurance glossary.

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How to File a Car Accident Claim in 4 Easy Steps

Car accidents are stressful already but these helpful and easy-to-remember steps will make filing a car accident claim with your insurance company a breeze.

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Car Insurance Basics

Master the basics of car insurance from why you need it, the different types of car insurance, what affects your premium and useful terminology.

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Life Insurance Frequently Asked Questions

We answer some frequent life insurance questions about premiums, policy payouts, and changes to your policy.

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3 Risky Behaviours That Increase Life Insurance Premiums

We share three risky behaviours that increase your life insurance premium.

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Life Insurance Basics

We explain what life insurance is, how to calculate what you need to save, what factors affect your premium, how to set up a beneficiary and more.

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6 Tips to Choose Building Insurance

Building insurance is a necessity for your home to cover you for a burst geyser, a collapsing wall, or a roof damaged from a storm. Our useful tips will help you make the most of your building insurance.

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6 Home Insurance Tips To Help You Save Today

Choosing the right home insurance option can be difficult, luckily, we have six easy tips to help you find the most affordable content cover.

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