ARTICLES RELATING TO DEBT

Rate hike only a matter of time, warns debt expert

2015-05-22 20:14

Deeply indebted consumers can count themselves lucky that the SA Reserve Bank decided to keep the interest rate stable at 5.75%, the debt experts say.

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A top achiever fell into a pit of debt which cast her into a desolate space. Luckily, some sound advice helped her embark on a journey of recovery.

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10 quick steps to a debt-free life

2015-05-22 14:08

Everyone strives to be debt-free or at least at a point where their debt is manageable, but getting there is not easy. Here are 10 quick steps to a debt-free life.

Why you should know your credit profile

2015-05-22 14:07

Many people only find out that they have been blacklisted once they apply for credit.

One woman’s loan shark nightmare

2015-05-22 14:06

A R6 000 loan from a loan shark to pay for her father’s funeral almost destroyed the life of a young mother of two.

Battling to pay debts? You have options

2015-05-22 14:06

A Fin24 user is looking for help in his struggle to repay his debts.

Your kids and debt

2015-05-22 14:05

Where do kids learn about money-management styles? From their parents, of course. And don’t think they aren’t watching. They are.

Debt is SA's destiny - report

2015-05-22 14:04

Rising government expenditure which outstrips tax revenue can only mean higher taxes and more financial pain for households, says a report.

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Attorneys are usually willing to come to an amicable arrangement with the consumer, but a lot of the time consumers do not know how to engage at that level.

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Greece says it will default in June without aid

2015-05-20 16:45

Greece cannot make an upcoming payment to the International Monetary Fund on June 5 unless foreign lenders disburse more aid, says a senior ruling party lawmaker.

 

Take our Debt Survey - you could win R3000

2015-05-22 15:38

We need you to help us help you by completing our third annual Debt Issue survey. For your trouble, you stand a chance of winning R3 000 in cash.

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Suffering from a heavy debt burden can be compared to a sports person suffering an injury during a match, says a debt expert.

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Pros and cons of debt consolidation

2015-05-22 14:08

Although debt consolidation has its advantages, there are also unforeseen negative consequences, says Clark Gardner of Summit Financial Wellbeing.

Ten quick ways to cut your costs

2015-05-22 14:07

Here are some quick (and sometimes painful) ways to cut costs when you need to

Society's mindset is fuelling poverty

2015-05-22 14:06

People only talk about success stories and there is little compassion for those who fall into debt through no fault of their own, says a Fin24 user.

How debt creeps up on you

2015-05-22 14:05

Funding a certain lifestyle on credit cards, shop accounts and personal loans doesn’t take long to get you into the red.

Debt Rescue CAN make debt your friend

2015-05-22 14:05

ADVERTORIAL: Debt Rescue CEO Neil Roets explains the concept of debt councelling as a solution for an over-indebted consumer's financial predicament.

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It is better to speak to an expert who will do a budget assessment and give advice on the the best options available for consumers, says a debt expert.

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Japan debt plan needs BOJ to keep rates low

2015-05-21 09:00

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to cut the country's debt pile will rely on the Bank of Japan keeping government bond yields low for years to come.

Cuba debt holder hangs on as demand builds

2015-05-19 09:30

A breakthrough in US-Cuba relations has set investors clamouring to buy the Caribbean island's long-defaulted debt but one of the private holders is not happy.

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