How to take charge of your debt
If you’re feeling weighed down by debt, here are a few guidelines to help you get back on your feet.
If you’re feeling weighed down by debt, here are a few guidelines to help you get back on your feet.
Keen to make a positive change by incorporating a few self-care habits into your daily routine? Here are three ideas to get you started.
Here are a few simple strategies you may want to implement to help you take care of your financial, physical and emotional health in 2021.
Given the uncertainty of life, it’s unlikely that you can plan for every eventuality – but fortunately there are some safety nets you can put in place in case the unexpected happens.
Here are a few wallet-friendly suggestions to help you approach the festive season – and festive shopping – with renewed enthusiasm.
It’s time to dust off the braai, haul out your shorts and slops, and brush up on a few sun safety strategies to keep your skin safe this summer.
It’s World Diabetes Day on 14 November and there’s likely never been a more relevant time to shine a spotlight on this disease: not only is it on the rise worldwide but it appears that people with diabetes are more vulnerable to falling seriously ill
If 2020 has hit your finances hard, here are four strategies you can put in place to help them bounce back.Life Cover
It’s World Stroke Day on 29 October, and although the world is currently grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic, here’s a look at why this awareness day is still so important.
Deciding to get married is one of life’s watershed moments. But so is deciding on the financial future of your marriage post-wedding and honeymoon bliss...
If you’re concerned that your credit score may be taking strain, consider actioning some of these simple strategies to help you protect your access to credit going forward.
Between paying bills, booking appointments, fetching kids and shopping for groceries, there isn’t always much time left for personal admin. If you feel like your to-do list is getting away from you, make an effort to prioritise these four tasks.Life Cover
Here’s a look at three ways to cultivate this powerful skill in your own life.
How to become more cyber security savvy in a world of phishing, vishing and SMShing.
If ever there was a time to think about your immune system and how you can support it, this is certainly it. Here are five ways you can help it function optimally during lockdown.
Not everyone is cut out for working from home. So, how do you remain productive under abnormal circumstances and still make sure that you don’t just survive, but thrive too?
If you'd like to be in a better position the next time you review your finances, consider adding these suggestions to your financial to-do list.
Here are five excellent ways to work up a sweat over the next 12 months and beyond.
There are several things you can do to ensure that you and your family are protected from harmful UV rays. Here’s a look at how to stay safe in the sun this summer.
If you’re looking forward to an annual bonus this December (lucky you!), why not take a moment to consider the following spending suggestions? Don’t worry, they’re not all responsible – just the first few.
Here are a few tips to help you avoid some summer health hazards and ensure that you enjoy a safe and happy holiday season.
The message of World AIDS Day is particularly relevant in South Africa, a country where there are an estimated 7.7 million people living with HIV.
World Diabetes Day on 14 November aims to shine a spotlight on this devastating disease
While life cover is arguably the most well-known long-term insurance product on the market, there are other types of cover available that are also well worth considering.
While it can be difficult to stay positive while job searching, try not to lose confidence. Here are a few tips to help you ace that next interview.
Here are a few FAQs about nominating a life insurance beneficiary.Life Cover
Weddings can be expensive but they don’t have to be – there are plenty of creative ways to cut costs and have the time of your life on a budget.
If one of your financial goals is to be debt free, here are a few practical tips to help you get there.
The winter school holidays are in full swing and we’ve compiled a few fun and budget-friendly ideas to keep the kids entertained, whatever the weather.
Whether you use your home office for work, gaming or household admin, it’s worth making it a calm, organised and easily accessible space.
If you haven’t given much thought to your credit score before, here’s why you should...
Serious illness cover is designed to take care of you financially by paying out a cash lump sum in the event that you are diagnosed with a specific serious illness. Here are four mistakes to avoid if you’re considering this type of cover.Serious Illness Cover
Cybercrime is on the rise and South Africans are under threat from more and more sophisticated forms of identity theft, ransomware attacks and phishing scams. Here’s a reminder of what you can do to keep yourself safe online.
Here are a few simple ways you can work more physical activity into your everyday life.
Keen to incorporate healthy eating habits into your daily routine? Here are eight simple tips to help you eat better.
Practical habits to help you save money and get you on the road to achieving your financial goals.
Search trends on Pinterest indicate that many of us are concerned with not only getting enough sleep, but with getting good quality sleep, too.
Keen to make some healthy lifestyle changes in 2019? Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
Toying with the idea of cancelling your insurance cover? Here are four reasons you may want to reconsider.Life Cover
How can you take advantage of this annual (and increasingly global) shopping spree and get the most bang for your buck?
Credit cards can be a wonderful way to cover unexpected expenses and build a credit history. Here are five ways to help you keep on top of your credit and use it to your advantage.
My Heart, Your Heart is the theme of World Heart Day (WHD) 2018, which falls on 29 September.
This three-digit number can affect your access to finance – from a credit card or personal loan to vehicle finance or a home loan.
Spring brings with it longer days, lighter meals and best of all, sunshine! It’s active and alive and offers the perfect opportunity to refresh your routine and rejuvenate your health. Here’s how.
Have you thought about how your family would cope financially if something had to happen to you or your partner?Life Cover
Disability cover is designed to act as a financial safety net for you and your dependents in the event that you become permanently disabled due to illness or injury.Disability Cover
By taking careful stock of your finances now – and making adjustments where necessary – you’ll set yourself up for a memorable festive season and start the New Year financially strong.
As August is National Organ Donor month, now might be a good time to register with the Organ Donor Foundation.
Ever considered taking out salary protection? If you have, you may have questions about this long-term insurance product which acts as a safety net for you and your family when you can’t work. Here, we answer nine of the ones we’re most often asked.Salary Protection
While it can be hard to avoid bugs doing the rounds at the office, there are a few precautions you can take to keep yourself healthy.
World Blood Donor Day takes place every year on June 14 and provides an opportunity to focus on the importance of blood donation and celebrate the ‘ordinary’ people who make an extraordinary difference by donating their blood to help others in need.
From downpours to icy temperatures, winter isn’t the easiest season to navigate. But never fear, we’ve put together some tips to keep you safe and sound, no matter what the weather.
Have you ever thought about what your life would look like if you weren’t able to work as a result of illness or injury? Here are four reasons to seriously consider Salary Protection from Standard Bank’s direct life insurance services.Salary Protection
If you’ve done slippers, flowers and bubble bath to death, why not make 2018 the year you think outside the proverbial box of chocolates and spoil her with one of these suggestions.
More than a third of adult South Africans have high blood pressure - and over 50% of those affected don't know that they have it, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA).
With the 31st of May being World No Tobacco Day, there’s never been a more perfect opportunity to explore a phenomenon that’s been marketed as both a nicotine replacement product and a healthier alternative to cigarettes: the e-cigarette.
Easy-to-implement tips to get you on the road to healthier living.
To help you tighten your belt, we've put together nine simple and practical ways to save.
Before you think about downsizing your home, renting out your spare room or selling off your family heirlooms, here are five simple strategies to help you get your debt under control.
Tired of giving (or getting) the traditional flowers and chocolates? Here are five easy ways to make Valentine’s Day fun, memorable and meaningful.
The start of the year is the perfect time to think about all the things you’d love to be doing – and put plans in place to make sure you get around to doing them. But what about those things you shouldn’t be doing? Ever stop to think about them?
If your kids are starting to experience the back-to-school blues, it’s time to reassure them that the end of the holiday doesn’t mean the end of fun. Here are a few easy ways to get them back to school with a smile.
While most of us will face periods of stress at various times in our lives, ongoing stress can have a negative impact on our health, happiness and wellbeing.
If you’re the type who can’t wait to make new year’s resolutions only to abandon them by February, maybe it’s time to change your approach.
Ever taken a staycation? If not, there are plenty of reasons to enjoy one this year, or next. Here are six brilliant ways to spend your next holistay.
While there are plenty of gifts we’d all love to find under the tree this festive season, it’s not always the ones we want, but rather the ones we need that we should look at including on our lists.Life Cover
Getting ready to give your home a spring clean? While you’re at it, why not add your finances to your to-do list?
Designed to help support your family financially when you’re no longer here to do so, life insurance is a key aspect of good financial planning. If you’re in the market for a life insurance policy, here are three mistakes to avoid.Life Cover
Times are becoming tougher. And that means it’s time to watch our spending and avoid blowing the monthly budget.
When it comes to getting your money matters in order, financial experts often suggest starting an emergency fund – and with good reason.
Planning a trip this festive season or just going to be out and about in your home town? Here are some travel safety tips to keep in mind as you head out on the road.
Since 1988, countries, organisations and individuals around the globe have observed World AIDS Day on the 1st of December.
The end of the year isn’t far off. And while it’s exciting to start planning your holiday and compiling festive shopping lists, it’s also important that you set aside some time to think about your financial future.
The holidays are almost here again – where does the time go? – and at this time of year, your budget is under additional pressure with gifts to buy, meals to host and family members to entertain.
With South Africa having the second highest rate of skin cancer in the world, it’s worth taking some precautions before you step into the sunshine. Here are some tips to keep you safe this summer.
If you’re spotting moustaches wherever you go, it can only mean one thing: It’s Movember again. That glorious time of the year when men embrace their inner 80s TV star and let it all grow out.
If you’re looking for ways to be intentional about giving your kids the money smarts they need, here are three important lessons you can start teaching them early on.
Money can become a stumbling block in even the healthiest of relationships. But it doesn’t have to be. If you’re married or in a committed long-term relationship, here are some common-sense tips to help you work towards a bright financial future toge
If your financial documents are in disarray, it’s time to clear the clutter and get organised. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Keen to make some positive changes to your overall health and wellbeing, but not sure where to begin? Then read on for three bad health habits you’ll definitely want to break, starting now…
Here are three easy habits to incorporate into your life that will help to improve your diet, boost your energy levels and help your body function better.
In June, we celebrate blood donors around the world through two health awareness initiatives: National Blood Donor Month and World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) on 14 June.
May 31 is World No Tobacco Day; the day each year when the World Health Organisation (WHO) reminds us of the devastating effects of tobacco use. If you’re a smoker who’s thinking of kicking your pack-a-day habit, it’s also a good day to quit.
Ever received an email that looked like it came from a legitimate company, but something seemed a bit off? Maybe the sender’s email address looked suspicious, there were a couple of spelling mistakes, or the content of the mail raised a few red flags
So the answer to this question is a definite ‘No’, right? After all, you’re never going to feel fitter, be healthier or think you’re more invincible than you are in your 20s, right? Truth be told, the answer isn’t as cut and dried as you’d think.Life Cover
South Africa has the dubious honour of being the second most stressful country in the world to live in – that’s according to a 2013 study conducted by Bloomberg – so chances are you’re living with some level of stress, even if you’re not aware of it.Serious Illness Cover
Your loved one has passed away. And while it’s reassuring to know that you’ll be financially supported thanks to your life insurance payout, it’s important to give yourself time to grieve before you make any big monetary decisions. Once you’re ready,Life Cover
They’ve been dubbed everything from Directors of Childhood Development to Home Executives and Household CEOs, and while stay-at home parents may not contribute a salary to the household income, they still make a significant financial contribution...Life Cover
Dread disease insurance, goes by different names including critical illness and serious illness cover, has become a fixture in global markets, where it is sometimes also referred to as trauma insurance or living assurance.Serious Illness Cover