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​​Welcome to the Blog section of www.fscaconsumered.co.za. Feel free to chat to other consumers on issues relevant to your finances. If you would like to create a new topic, click on the "Suggest a blog topic" below or click on the Title of one of the blogs below to add your opinion.

 

Jul 02
The untold truth about handling your finances when you are a student

The time you spend in a higher education institution is the best time to start building a good credit record, which is very important when you leave university and want to start living your best life. However, all of this can be jeopardised by having bad credit due to the untold truth about money handling that should happen at home before leaving for university.

In order to buy property or purchase a car, requires one to have a good credit record. However, it is easy for many students to get themselves into major debt, which may lead to an issue of affordability when it comes to monthly repayments or being blacklisted even before they start working.

Jun 14
The cost of moving out

The decision to move out of your family home is an exciting one. However, in the midst of all the anticipation of "living by your own rules", it is important that you plan your "independence" carefully. Your newfound "freedom" will come with great financial responsibilities.  Being equipped with information can help mitigate some of the upcoming financial challenges. Having access to the correct information as well as having a plan will assist you with the financial planning required to move into this next life stage. Here are some things to consider before leaving the nest: Read more here https://www.fscaconsumered.co.za/Pages/Moving-out.aspx

May 10
Are you part of the sandwich generation?

​Do you look after your parents and your children and are struggling to afford the additional expenses? Share your stories with others here.

Jan 20
What are some of your new year resolutions?
Jan 20
Share some of your debt busting tips with other consumers here
Jan 20
Did you stick to your holiday budget - where did you go wrong?
Oct 20
Have you prepared your holiday budget?

​The holidays are around the corner and it is important to plan for it, otherwise you will be left with too many expenses and too little money. If you have a holiday budget and you stick to it, come January you will not be asking yourself, "Where did my money go?". Share your thoughts and ideas here.

Jun 10
July is savings month - Share your savings tips with us
Jun 10
Difficult contractual terms

Have you ever signed a contract and not understood all the terms and conditions because of the contractual jargon used?

Share your thoughts and definitions with others.

 

May 08
Buying a home.

​Tell us what you wish you knew before you bought your home?

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