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How to help your teens become money smart

22.07.2020 Being good at managing your money doesn’t have to be something that you are born with. Often, parents assume that math and money is not their kids’ priority. In our opinion, that is a dangerous assumption to have, and it can be damaging to the kids’ future too. Kids are like an empty canvas  It […] Read more

Is it better to pay off a debt or save money?

05.07.2020 It can be a tricky situation when you find yourself with some extra money, and yet you have debts that need to be paid. Saving money is good, particularly in South Africa, where most people are losing their source of income because of the corona virus. On the other hand, you want to be debt-free. […] Read more

Emergency fund: What is it, and how do you set it up?

05.07.2020 Having an emergency is something we can all understand. What happens when you urgently need money but your pockets and bank account are empty? The answer to that is you get stressed, desperate, and you might even face failure.  So many bad things can happen if you don’t prepare for any crisis. But, this is […] Read more

How to improve your credit score quickly in South Africa

21.06.2020 South Africa is a nation of borrowers, with personal debt at an all-time high and the national debt reaching highs. Statistics published by the South African Financial Services Board (FSB) in 2012 estimates that only 51% of South Africans are financially literate. Everyone deserves to have a better understanding of how to manage their hard-earned […] Read more

Media Release: Choice and transparency comes to borrowers in South Africa

10.06.2020 In a first for South Africa, CompareLoans brings unparalleled transparency around interest rates, fees and terms in the personal finance market. South Africa, 10 June 2020. Financial Independent Press launched CompareLoans.co.za, a website that aggregates and compares personal loans and vehicle finance from over 30 South African lenders. The service is independent and 100% free […] Read more