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Whether you’re looking for well researched and reliable saving tips or smart insurance and tax advice, Moneybags’ money hub will have what you’re looking for. This section is a collection of articles written and sourced by our writers to give you the tools to manage your money better.

For some, developing a personalised savings plan can seem like an insurmountable challenge. It is, however, an essential part of managing your money and planning for a rainy day. Moneybags will provide you with a host of articles and advice from professionals that will help you to develop a savings plan which will work for you.

Filing your tax return every year can be a daunting experience. What’s more, seeking tax advice can often be a costly endeavour in itself. At Moneybags, you’ve got free access to tax advice from personal finance experts who will help you to take the stress out of managing your tax returns and payments.

The aim of Moneybags is to provide you with valuable money saving tips and our advice has assisted countless people in making sizeable savings each month. Moneybags is a collection of tried and tested financial wisdom which allows you to learn from the experience and research of both experts and people just like you. No matter what your fiscal situation you’ll find valuable information which will enable you to plan ahead and make the most of opportunities.

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Forget about Day Zero – are you ready for Armageddon?

Recently Capetonians joined doomsday preppers in hoarding water supplies. Moneybags journalist, Isabelle Coetzee, spoke to a survival instructor to find out how much should really be spent on preparing for disaster.
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YouTubers answer 13 of your questions (No. 12 is shocking!)

Wake up. Create. Film. Edit. Repeat…and…get paid for it! Dream job, right? Well, it could be. With YouTubers like Lilly Singh aka Superwoman coining something stupid like $10 million (R 117 588 500,00) just last year, nearly everyone is trying their hand at it.
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Daring ways to dispose of a dead body

Once new burial options are introduced, a portion of the daily dead may find new resting grounds outside of burials and cremations. Moneybags journalist, Isabelle Coetzee, has a look at alternatives and their costs.
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5 ways to save on your ‘I Do’s’

The average cost of a wedding these days can rack up anywhere between R200 000 and R400 000. This is more than some students’ tuition fees for the entire four-year span – just for one day!
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5 more ways to make money in your spare time

Taking on a second job can be exhausting, but what else can you do when you need more money? Isabelle Coetzee has a look at how you can make money in your spare time.
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How to apply for a student loan in 2018

A good education is an investment in your future, but it hardly comes cheap. Unless you are the recipient of a bursary or are benefitting from parents who diligently saved, you may be considering a student loan. Moneybags looks at what you should note when applying for a student loan this year.
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5 Gift ideas for kids under R500

How do you navigate satisfying your child on Christmas morning without breaking the bank? We look at gift ideas for children under R500.
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How much should you spend on Christmas?

With all the enthusiasm for a merry Christmas, where do you draw the line between spoiling yourself after a difficult year and drowning in debt for the year to come? Moneybags journalist, Isabelle Coetzee, has a look at how much you should be spending this Christmas.
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Can you get medical aid if you have HIV?

Considering that 7.1 million South Africans were living with HIV in 2016, it’s not surprising that government spends up to R23 billion on programmes to improve the awareness and treatment of this disease. Moneybags journalist, Isabelle Coetzee, has a look at how South Africans are affected and how medical schemes are involved.
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Black Friday: How you can avoid falling victim to card fraud

With a day away from some of the biggest annual sales in the South African retail landscape, ‘Black Friday’ is the buzz words on every shopper’s lips. But it's not just the rowdy shoppers you need to protect yourself against but cybercriminals who are lurking online and making concentrated attempts to target discount-hungry shoppers.
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Seasons are changing and with it the increased chances of snotty noses and chest infections. But some people believe that with a tiny prick you could avoid a trip to the doctor this season. There are however many misconceptions around the flu and its vaccine. As in any medical case, seeking trusted sources and facts behind common assumptions and practices is especially important. Let’s see if you have all your flu-facts straight with these myths and truths.

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These days, the word ‘surrogacy’ often tends to be attached to the name of someone famous like Kim Kardashian, Nicole Kidman or even Elton John. In addition to the process being glamourised we often hear that these surrogates are also being paid big money. But is this an accurate depiction of surrogacy?

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Breastfeeding is both beautiful and natural -  or so they say. However, it could also mean rock-hard painful breasts, leaking through breast pads and spraying milk as you’re trying to get your baby to latch. Especially if you’re one of those women who have a surplus of breast milk.