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How long does adverse credit information stay on your credit report?
August 8, 2012

If you are late on a credit card payment, installment loan or a home loan, for instance, there will be consequences…

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How is your credit score calculated?
August 6, 2012

Now that you have your free credit report, you may start to wonder about what your credit score means. Credit providers use…

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What’s on a Credit Report?
August 3, 2012

One of the most important things that you have to monitor in personal finance are your credit reports. You can get…

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You can view your credit report multiple times a year for free!
August 2, 2012

Yesterday I spent an excruciating couple of hours playing phone-tag. Why? My credit line on one of my credit cards was…

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Thoughts on mobile usage in South Africa
July 25, 2012

This morning I attended a press conference hosted by FNB on a World Wide Worx study on Mobile Consumer and Mobile Internet use here in…

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Prepare yourself in case of a property fire
July 23, 2012

About two weeks ago my father suffered the loss of his house through a fire. Through the experience I realized some…

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Always remember what is important (part deux)
July 20, 2012

In the last post I started to explain about my crazy fortnight and how I was reminded of always remembering what is…

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Always remember what is important
July 19, 2012

It’s been a crazy two weeks in the Mzansi household. Firstly, my dad’s house burned to the ground, then my little…

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Really Standard Bank? Take out a personal loan to go on holiday?
July 11, 2012

A week or two ago I saw a television advert for personal loans by Standard Bank. The premise of the advertisement is that the…

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You may as well swing for the fences! (Q2 update)
July 2, 2012

The time has come to revisit my goals for the year and make adjustments, if need be. As they say: the…

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