Expert advice for every aspect of debt Speak To An Expert

Money doesn’t only affect your bank balance.

Unfortunately, it can cause many problems in your life as well as your family’s lives. With the right advice, these problems can be avoided or controlled to minimise its impact. We’ve asked the top legal, financial and emotional counsellors to share their expert advice on dealing with debt-related problems in your life.

Stress advice blog and articles

What does Junk Status mean?
3 May 2018

Six signs that you have too much debt.

How much debt is too much debt? It’s a simple question that not many of us are able to answer. Here we look six red flags that you have too much debt.

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Debt Collection - know your rights
5 April 2018

Debt Collection — know your rights!

Do you know your rights when it comes to debt collection? The 2017 Unisa Household Financial Wellness index found that at least three-quarters of South African households are under financial pressure. Some of the pressures were caused by variables outside of their control, while others emanated due to households’ own actions or inactions. “These include low levels of financial literacy, the absence of comprehensive financial planning, such as a lack of proper budgeting, conspicuous consumption, wrong use of credit, very high levels of indebtedness, no provision for emergency expenses and insufficient provision for retirement and protection.” When your bills outweigh your income and […]

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How to save money in 2018
25 January 2018


Let’s face it. December is a heavy spending month. Before you know it that little bit extra you spent here and there adds up to a whole lot, and your bank balance starts to look a bit slim. January is a tough financial month for most of us, so don’t worry. You’re not alone.

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Debt advice blog and articles

What does Junk Status mean?
10 April 2017

What exactly does Junk Status mean?

It’s been on everyone’s lips for the last two weeks – Junk Status. After a less-than-surprising sacking of former finance ministers Gordhan last week, both the Rand and ratings agency S&P Global Ratings reacted almost immediately.

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25 January 2017

Ten budget tips for the new year

If you are anything like us, your News Year’s resolutions probably included weight loss and better budgeting for 2017. In fact, 90% of all New Year’s resolutions made include improved financial health. And while it’s easy to promise yourself to work on a better bank balance in the new year, it often proves more difficult to stick to. We’ve put together 10 budget tips to help you budget better and stick to that new year’s resolution.

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Is Trump trouble for South African debt?
30 November 2016

Is Trump trouble for South African debt?

Just when we thought 2016 couldn’t get more interesting, Donald Trump gets elected as president of the United States. After months of tireless campaigning across the US, Americans took to the ballot boxes and decided: Hillary, you’re fired!

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