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Become your own debt reviewer

By Wikus Olivier, debt expert at DebtSafe Debt is an issue that most South Africans unfortunately find themselves facing for most of their adult lives. Every individual deals with different forms and scales of debt, but for some, their debt spirals out of control. This is when a professional debt review service, such as DebtSafe, comes into play...

Five biggest debt mistakes

Wikus Olivier, debt counsellor at DebtSafe, highlights a number of common financial mistakes that individuals often make, resulting in debt. However, these can be mitigated if discipline is practised and changes are made in spending behaviour. Consumers can often feel overwhelmed with the number of debt repayments they have to make on a monthly...

The risk of easy credit

“I’ve always been a saver and have hated debt with a passion. I applied for a store card to create a good credit rating. It soon became clear that I am not a disciplined spender so I paid off the card and closed the account. This year I bought a car, and used my savings to pay the deposit. This left my money market piggy bank running on...