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Vehicle Finance Explained

Other than property, a car is probably the most expensive thing you’ll ever buy, and that’s a bit of a problem if you need one (most of us do) and you don’t have the money available. Generally it’s...

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Pay Back Your Student Loans Faster

The longer you stay in debt, the more expensive that debt becomes. While taking out a student loan isn’t a terrible idea (let's assume it’s the only option), it’s important that you pay off that de...

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Where Will The Rand Take You Furthest?

It has been a roller-coaster year for the Rand! So it’s no wonder that many South Africans are hesitant to book their next vacation (especially if they have their sights set on foreign lands). But...

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Money saving tips for moms

Sticking to a budget can be difficult at the best of times, but raising a family can take the challenges of budgeting to a whole new level. That doesn't mean it's impossible, but you do need to be...

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Rent Or Own?

Whether to buy or rent is one of those difficult questions that doesn’t have a clear answer. The best option depends on much more than just affordability. For example, buying may mean spending more...

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How To Save Data

If you’re on a pay-as-you-go or limited data plan, you know that there’s nothing more frustrating than realising you’ve reached your data limit halfway through the month (and worse, that you’re alr...

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Financial Mistakes That Can Cost You Your Happiness

We've all been in a position where we've bought something we didn't really need or spent too much on a trip aboard, but those mistakes are easy to make up for. What you don't want to do is make the...

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What Is Inflation And What Causes It?

‘Inflation’ – it's a word that’s often heard but seldom understood. Most of us know the basics; we understand that inflation affects the price of food, goods and services in a country. But few of u...

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Life Hacks For Busy Moms

If you're a mom, you know that putting the word 'busy' before 'mom' is practically redundant. As a mom, the list of your jobs is virtually endless: from being primary caregiver for your children, t...

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Travelling with your Money Account card

Travelling abroad is perhaps one of the best and most rewarding experiences you can have. But before you get on that plane, there's a lot of admin you need to sort out first, the most important bei...

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Do You Need A Funeral Plan?

To put it bluntly, Death doesn’t phone ahead, and tragedy often strikes when it’s least expected. This, unfortunately, is the harsh reality for grieving families who’ve had to shoulder the financia...

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How To Slow Vehicle Depreciation

Regardless of whether you buy a new or pre-owned car, a recently purchased vehicle will start depreciating in value the moment you drive off with it. While there isn't anything you can do to stop t...

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Financial tips for committed couples

Money can be a contentious topic even at the best of times, and possibly more so for people in committed relationships, which is why some couples avoid the topic completely. While that may be okay...

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How To Secure Your Money While Travelling

Exploring foreign lands is always exciting. But one thing that is sure to put a damper on a holiday is losing your money or having it stolen. While you could decide to travel without cash, it may b...

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How To Buy A Used Car

If you’re just decided that you want to buy a used car but haven’t yet decided on the specifics, you still have some big decisions to make. In this article — the second in our Money Mailer series o...

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Financial Tips For Millennials

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you didn’t start a retirement account with your first paycheck – despite what your parents told you. The bad news is that if you had put a portion of y...

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How To Secure The Perfect Job

Securing the perfect job really involves just two steps: getting an interview and winning over a prospective employer. Our goal here is to help you stride over both hurdles by giving you some point...

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Teach Your Children Good Money Habits

Money is a controversial subject. Conversations about money – whether for a business deal or a wedding – are somehow always laced with discomfort. Talking about money is even considered taboo in ce...

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Travel tips for money-savvy travellers

Hans Christian Andersen put it beautifully: 'To travel is to live'. But there's no point in seeing the world if it means living off eggs on toast when you get back. The good news is that, if you'r...

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Money tips for students

Despite the broad range of subjects taught in South African schools, there are still a few life skills missing from the standard curriculum: how to write a phenomenal CV, how to nail an interview,...