Tag - life insurance

Is life insurance really for life?

The inefficient structure of existing life insurance products impact value and sustainability of cover for clients. BrightRock’s needs-matched life insurance addresses these shortcomings by pricing cover correctly for the term and trajectory required. Since its launch in early 2012, BrightRock’s needs-matched life insurance offering has helped to...

The high cost of death

Why death is killing us financially “Around 85% of people’s debt problems start with a death in the family,” says debt counsellor Deborah Solomon. Despite a relatively high penetration of funeral policies, Solomon says the cost of death in families is plunging many middle- to lower-income earners into debt spirals from which they cannot escape...

How to fund your child’s education

When I was in grade one at a government school in 1984, my school fees for the year were 25 cents. I have the receipt to prove it! When my son started grade one last year though, we had to fork out just under R30 000 for the year. Ouch. We’re looking at a cost of roughly R443 000 for a five-year university degree in ten years’ time. So, how...