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Finance

How graduates can make their first-time car buyers process smoother

As a Millennial or Gen Z shopping for your first set of wheels, it can be intimidating. Not only is this your first time buying a car, but it’s the first time you’re applying for graduate finance. While it is certainly overwhelming at first, you need to think beyond your dream ride and more about […]

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Finance

How to reduce your insurance bill in lockdown

As most household incomes shrink, Savings Month, this year coinciding with South Africa’s fifth month of COVID-19 lockdown, is placing monthly expenses, especially insurance bills, firmly in the spotlight. And it is not a kind light.  It is critical that South Africans under stress use any extra time they may have in lockdown to sensibly […]

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Finance

How to save on insurance

The latest Ombudsman for Short Term Insurance (OSTI) Annual Report makes interesting reading from a consumer perspective, especially the insights it provides on the most common reasons for claims rejection.  The Ombudsman finalised 9167 formal customer complaints in 2019 resulting in a combined settlement of over R94 million rand paid over by South Africa’s insurers to aggrieved parties. […]

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Finance

Balance Between The Art And Science Of Storytelling

Old Mutual’s new storytelling television commercial personifies what it takes for a brand to remain relevant for over 175 years. Central to the passage-of-time commercial is the core value of caring and protecting what is important, which is what defines the brand purpose of enabling positive futures.  The advert seeks to demonstrate the universal insight […]

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Finance

Make cash from your clean out!

As we’ve moved into advanced Level 3 of lockdown, you have hopefully used the last few weeks to spend with family, carry out those ‘To Dos’ in your home or garden that have been there for months, and/or cleared out your house of unwanted goods?  The economy has put a significant amount of financial pressure […]

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Finance

Brand South Africa partners with the Miss South Africa Pageant

Brand South Africa is excited to announce its  continued partnership with the Miss South Africa pageant this year, as reigning Miss South Africa, Sasha-Lee Laurel Olivier, prepares to hand over the crown. This is in line with the Play Your Part Programme, as the Miss South Africa pageant provides a wonderful platform for young South […]

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Finance

Tips to help you buy a used car of your dreams

You’ve been thinking about getting yourself a used ride for a while, and now you’ve come to the conclusion that it’s time to turn the thoughts into action because you feel ready. But the problem is, you don’t really know where to begin or what’s involved in the process of buying a used car in […]

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Finance

Financial Tips for College Students to Save and Manage Money Better

College is like an introduction to the adult world. You’re getting a taste of what it’s like to live and provide for yourself, and to say that this is stressful would be a major understatement. All that cooking, cleaning, time organization, studying, and to top it all off, money management. It’s a lot to handle.    […]

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Finance

Financial relief for South Africans

Make sure you understand all the pros and cons Financial services providers have stepped in and offered various relief measures to consumers buckling under financial pressure because of the national lockdown. Support mechanisms ranging from premium holidays to payment breaks are being offered. But before accepting any relief offer, do make sure you understand the […]

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How to Build a Recording Studio on a Student Budget

We’ve all looked at the pictures of our favorite musicians in their recording studios and felt inspired by their high-tech equipment and state-of-the-art audio production tools. However, building a recording studio takes more than making investments. It is a process that requires thorough planning which can be quite time-consuming. Things get even more challenging when […]

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