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Arie Roos’s leg was severed below the knee after a traumatic 2005 motorbike accident. Here is his story about how having the Discovery Life Global Education Protector benefit ensured his daughter’s private school education.
For Gavin and Colleen Clackworthy, of Vredehoek, Cape Town, a quality education for their children is a non-negotiable. So, they set about putting their beliefs into action. Read their story here.
When Zybrand Lombaard set up a private business, he and his wife sat down with their long-time broker in late 2007 to adjust and expand their Discovery policies. When Zybrand’s business kicked off in mid-2008, they had one less thing to worry about.
One of the first questions any savings-savvy investor asks a financial adviser is: "What's the most tax-efficient choice for my investment?" In this article, we take a look at a few investment vehicles and highlight the tax implications of each investment.
Want to learn how to calculate your retirement annuity tax relief? Read on to find out, as well as four ways in which retirement annuities can help you save for your family's future.
Planning a funeral could see seen as a way to celebrate the life of the person who's passed on, but it can also add strain to an already emotional and stressful time. Here are some guidelines on what to do when a loved one passes.
Author Ayn Rand said, "Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver." Steer your way to investment options that match your goals for 2018.
Work is a reason to get up. You earn a regular income and meet people. It does not have to change. Your experience, hobbies and interests can generate extra income while you keep living a full life.
Did you know that imagining your next holiday can actually be more fulfilling than taking the holiday? Here’s how to make the most of your holiday planning.
Win the heart of your Valentine without emptying your pocket. Here are a few ways to spoil a loved one or win the heart of someone you fancy.
No one likes unexpected costs and extra admin if they can help it, so it makes sense to take advantage of healthcare networks whenever you can. By tapping into network arrangements, you can cut down on unexpected co-payments. Here’s how.
If you are (or know of) a young professional, here's how a small saving - even as little as R100 a month - can have big and beneficial results when you actively manage your risk factors.
It's Christmas time, but if the thought of gift-shopping leaves you at a loss, try some of these great ideas to make this year's gifts memorable, helpful and long-lasting.
We have all heard "50 is the new 40". It may be truer than you think. The world over people are living longer. Although longevity is a positive, financial behaviour combined with other knock-on effects of a longer life have to be considered.
Bloemfontein architectural designer and DIY enthusiast Etienne Labuschagne, 45, cannot wait for 2018 when he will start his newest building project - his own home. Even more so now that he’s just won the cash equivalent of R100 000 in Discovery Miles.
For Fred Thom, a global product verification specialist based in Sandton, a new laptop and a birthday present for his daughter, Belle-Mari, when she turns 13, are top priorities for his one million Discovery Miles win.
Natalie Fourie, a 47-year-old entrepreneur, gets 10x the usual Discovery Miles whenever she swipes her Discovery credit card at an accredited outlet. But winning a million Discovery Miles wasn’t exactly on her radar.
For Vivienne Pivo, 70, who recently joined an adult ballet class and loves writing children's educational stories, the delight of winning a million Discovery Miles with Discovery Card and BP in September 2017, brought back a winning memory from her childhood.
There is nothing better than finding a good deal. And, with the festive season around the corner, we're excited to share the good news that we've added more partner stores to the Discovery Miles Multiplier Network. So, now you have even more opportunities to earn and spend Discovery Miles!
Discovery Vitality data shows that being obese increases healthcare costs by as much as R4 400 per person per year! Here’s a look at some economic implications of obesity.
When the economy is showing low growth, as it is currently, investors are likely to see lower investment returns from asset classes such as equity and property. Read what the experts have to say about investing in a low growth environment.
While each person will have their own risk profile and financial needs, there is one factor that is commonly required for a successful investment strategy: diversification. Read more about the different ways to achieve diversification within your portfolio.
Welcome Spring! We're all celebrating a season of renewal and, as warmer days return, we're dusting off the cobwebs and sprucing up our homes. The 'New You' will also make time to check in on your financial fitness - and particularly refreshing your understanding of how to make your credit card work for you.
There is still a glimmer of hope that South Africa could turn around the negative credit ratings it received from the three major global credit rating agencies earlier this year.
Health and fitness is priority in the Thathane household. And, their healthy choices are not only rewarding them with energy and longevity, they're also earning significant cash back every month with Discovery Vitality.
On the back of National Savings Month in South Africa, a recent report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) highlights the startling gaps between financial needs in retirement and what consumers are actually saving.
The thrill of earning your first salary is huge. But not everyone manages to get their money to cover their expenses and to provide for a rainy day. Two things are really important here – becoming financially literate, and making and sticking to a budget.
Saving and investing are crucial to ensuring a secure future for yourself. Right from the day you get your first salary cheque, the biggest favour you can do yourself is to start saving and investing. The earlier the better.
Many people miss out on the benefit of investing their earnings early. What can 20-somethings learn from Actuarial Analyst Christopher Smith, whose money mindset and investment strategy are paying off?
If you're thinking about borrowing money for a big life purchase like a new home, a car or an overseas family holiday, it's important to know your credit score. Why? Because knowing where you are on the scale can have a huge effect on the interest rates you'll be offered.
A retirement savings strategy isn't static - it needs to adapt as you move through different life stages. In other words, a 25-year old will approach retirement investment differently to someone who is 55.
Need to submit a claim and it is stressing you out? You can rest assured that it's easy to claim from us. You can choose from any of four ways, depending on what suits you better.
As winter tightens its icy grip on us, we're all looking for ways to stay warm. Here are a few helpful ways to keep your home cosy and warm this winter, while keeping your costs down.
You could be getting up to 50% back in fuel rewards for filling up at BP or Shell, or for taking the Gautrain. Now you can choose to double fuel rewards and have them paid into an Excess Funder Account.