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Money Goals: Yay for goals you’ll want to keep

Money Goals: Yay for goals you’ll want to keep

It may be halfway through the year, but there’s still time to get your resolutions back on track. Never made any resolutions? No sweat, you can start now. And to help you make goals you’ll stick to, we’ve put together a little list.Save up for a happy dayYou’ve heard...

Millennials & their money: Hustlers or hopeless?

Millennials & their money: Hustlers or hopeless?

Yeah, we know what people say about millennials. They’re job-hopping, thrill-seeking, woke individuals that like to use “AF” at the end of every sentence. And when it comes to money, they’re accused of over-spending and under-saving. Well, there’s more to this...

Public holidays are cool, but what do they really cost you?

Public holidays are cool, but what do they really cost you?

We all love public holidays – time with family and friends, sleeping in, doing a whole bunch of wonderful nothing… But as amazing as they are, public holidays can cost you time and money. Crazy, right?! Lucky for you, we’ve got some fixes to help you skip the...

Why you should think about alternative energy

Why you should think about alternative energy

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How do I query something on my credit report?

How do I query something on my credit report?

How do I check my credit report? Your credit score is a 3 digit number that summarises the health of your credit history. For a more detailed explanation of your credit history, you will need to go through your credit report.Your credit report will show you where you...

How to keep your Virgin Money Spot account secure

How to keep your Virgin Money Spot account secure

We’re sure that safety and security is as important to you as it is to us. Yes, we can make sure that the information you give us is held under lock and key, not literally, but you get the point. But it’s up to you to make sure that you also keep all your details hush...

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Why Is DSTV Angry With Netflix?

Why Is DSTV Angry With Netflix?

OK, Tell Me More?MultiChoice, DSTV’s parent company, lost more than 100,000 premium subscribers in 2017 and another 40,000 so far this year.Hmm, Go On?It appears DSTV is feeling the pressure from streaming and on-demand services like Netflix. In fact, MultiChoice’s...

Can Ramaphosa accelerate SA’s growth?

Can Ramaphosa accelerate SA’s growth?

OK, Tell Me More? The United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to invest ~R135 billion into the South African tourism and mining space. Hmm, Go On? You may remember that President Ramaphosa set out to bring in over R1 trillion in investments into South Africa over the next...

Is the World Cup a money spinner?

Is the World Cup a money spinner?

OK, Tell Me More? Consumer spending during the FIFA World Cup has ramped up in soccer-frenzied markets. In the UK alone, consumer spending this June was over 5% higher than June of last year. Hmm, Go On? There is certainly a correlation between the increase in...

What’s visual searching?

What’s visual searching?

OK, Tell Me More?A 15-year-old in India has uncovered some code hidden in Snapchat’s latest update that will allow for visual searching.Hmm, Go On?The young app researcher stumbled upon the hidden code in the most recent version of Snapchat on Android. The new and...

Is medical aid a rip-off?

Is medical aid a rip-off?

OK, Tell Me More?After some delay, the Competition Commission released its Health Market Inquiry, which takes a hard look at South Africa’s private healthcare market.Hmm, Go On?The report was born from questions around rising costs within the industry. It has the dual...

Destination: Impound

Destination: Impound

OK, Tell Me More? Uber and Taxify drivers carrying passengers without the necessary permits in SA are being impounded and forced to cough up ~R10,000 for the release of their vehicles. Hmm, Go On? Drivers have found themselves falling prey to a rather expensive...