Household finances

Put the brakes on petrol costs:

With the price of fuel rising at an alarming rate, the AA has the following tips to keep your fuel consumption and consequently your petrol costs down as far as possible: Check your tyre pressure. Underinflated tyres increase the rolling distance between the tyres and the road. To overcome the extra drag, the car engine…

Domestic worker benefits

For most South Africans, their domestic worker is part of the family. As such and as a responsible employer, you should consider providing additional benefits similar to those that an employee in any other working environment would enjoy. For example, health care and a retirement benefit. We look at some of the options available: Domesticsure…

Where to invest for your child’s education

There are several savings vehicles you can use to invest for your child’s education. You can use a general savings vehicle such as a unit trust. Or you can look for a savings vehicle specifically designed for education savings. Make sure you find out upfront exactly what fees and commissions you are liable for and…