Planning a wedding on a budget
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.
5 Ways to reduce your debt
If one of your financial goals is to be debt free, here are a few practical tips to help you get there.
Budget-friendly activities for the school holidays
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.
How to organise your home office
Whether you use your home office for work, gaming or household admin, it’s worth making it a calm, organised and easily accessible space.
3 Ways to build your credit score
If you haven’t given much thought to your credit score before, here’s why you should...
4 Mistakes to avoid with serious illness cover
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
How to stay safe online
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.
Easy ways to be more active
Here are a few simple ways you can work more physical activity into your everyday life.
8 Smart ways to eat better
Keen to incorporate healthy eating habits into your daily routine? Here are eight simple tips to help you eat better.
5 Financial habits to adopt in 2019
Practical habits to help you save money and get you on the road to achieving your financial goals.
Sleep: On trend for 2019
Search trends on Pinterest indicate that many of us are concerned with not only getting enough sleep, but with getting good quality sleep, too.
5 Tips for a healthier lifestyle
Keen to make some healthy lifestyle changes in 2019? Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
4 Reasons you really shouldn’t cancel your life cover
Toying with the idea of cancelling your insurance cover? Here are four reasons you may want to reconsider.Life Cover
Black Friday Survival Guide
How can you take advantage of this annual (and increasingly global) shopping spree and get the most bang for your buck?
5 Smart ways to use your credit card
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.
World Heart Day 2018
My Heart, Your Heart is the theme of World Heart Day (WHD) 2018, which falls on 29 September.
Credit score 101
This three-digit number can affect your access to finance – from a credit card or personal loan to vehicle finance or a home loan.
3 Ways to boost your health this spring
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.
Why young families should consider insurance cover
Have you thought about how your family would cope financially if something had to happen to you or your partner?Life Cover
3 Things to remember when considering disability 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
It’s time for a mid-year budget check
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.
Save lives by becoming an organ donor
As August is National Organ Donor month, now might be a good time to register with the Organ Donor Foundation.
9 Salary Protection FAQs answered
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
5 Easy ways to avoid colds and flu this winter
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 Donation Day 2018: Why it matters
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.
Stay safe this winter
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.
Not sure you need Salary Protection? Here's why you do.
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
5 Unconventional Mother’s Day gifts
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.
Hypertension: Know your numbers
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).
Vaping: Behind the cloud
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.
6 Simple steps to a healthier you
Easy-to-implement tips to get you on the road to healthier living.
9 Savvy ways to save money
To help you tighten your belt, we've put together nine simple and practical ways to save.
5 Ways to deal with debt
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.
5 Things to do on Valentine’s Day
Tired of giving (or getting) the traditional flowers and chocolates? Here are five easy ways to make Valentine’s Day fun, memorable and meaningful.
6 Financial mistakes to avoid this year
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?
Beat the back-to-school-blues
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.
Get a handle on stress
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.
Go for the small wins
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.
6 Ways to spend a staycation
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.
Give the gift of life insurance this festive season
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
Give your finances a clean sweep
Getting ready to give your home a spring clean? While you’re at it, why not add your finances to your to-do list?
Avoid these mistakes if you’re looking into life insurance
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
7 Ways to cut your monthly spending
Times are becoming tougher. And that means it’s time to watch our spending and avoid blowing the monthly budget.
An emergency fund: a savings priority
When it comes to getting your money matters in order, financial experts often suggest starting an emergency fund – and with good reason.
Travel safe this summer
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.
World AIDS Day 2017: Let our actions count
Since 1988, countries, organisations and individuals around the globe have observed World AIDS Day on the 1st of December.
Get your year-end financial checklist ready
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.
Stretch your festive budget further
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.
Have a sun-savvy summer
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.
Movember: More than lip service
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.
Are you raising money-savvy kids?
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.
Honey, we need to talk about money
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
Get your financial life in order
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.
3 bad health habits to break in 2017
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…
3 positive health habits to start in 2017
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.
Donate blood, be a lifesaver
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.
A good day to quit smoking
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.
Phishing: Don’t take the bait
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
Life insurance: Should you start in your 20s?
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
Six stress-busting strategies
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
What should you do with a life insurance payout?
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
Should stay-at-home parents have 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
Serious illness or dread disease insurance – what does it 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