To buy or to rent?

In this current economic climate, it’s hard to gauge whether making a purchase on a property is better than renting. It’s all very relative as not everyone has immediate access to cash which is obviously the dream. If you have R2 million in cash and

5 ways to get your kids to cut costs

Times are tough and cost saving has become essential, even in households that are financially comfortable. At the same time, many parents  shudder at the idea of denying their children life’s pleasures and comforts, and try to avoid making them anxious about money. But spending

5 basic requirements of a valid Will

In order for a Will to be valid you need to make sure that you at least have these 5 basic requirements covered. If you need any help to set up a Will and Testament, don’t forget that Truth About Money, with their partner Lipco,

The small savings that add up

Over the last few years we have all heard how we need to tighten our belts and save money where we can, but it is also a reality that between municipal costs increasing, a drought having a negative effect on the price of groceries, insurance

How to pay off your student loan – Fast

Nomsa funded her studies and accommodation at the University of Pietermaritzburg with a combination of bursaries and a loan from the Tertiary Education Fund for South Africa (now National Student Fund Aid Scheme). As soon a she graduated and found work, she started to pay

4 simple ways to uncomplicate your finances

4 simple ways to uncomplicate your finances By 1Life Life can get complicated, and at some stage, most of us have uttered the phrase – “it’s complicated”. One area in our life that often seems over complicated, is our finances. Between bills, monthly payments, interest and

13 tips for a successful job hunt

The start of a new year can be both an exciting and daunting time. This is especially true if you’ve just finished high school or your tertiary studies and you are now looking to enter into the job market. But as you will soon find

20 ways to save money

Baby Steps: Small Savings In order to get started saving money, it can help to take it in small steps. Consider these options for saving money a little bit at a time: Always buy in bulk items you need always like rice, pasta, tinned food,