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The Most Common Money Scams in South Africa

In South Africa, the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) deals with financial crimes like scams and money laundering. Each year, they release a report on the most common money scams in the country.


Tesla Unveils Self Driving Car Chips

Tesla Motors unveiled their latest development in autonomous vehicle engineering at their Tesla Autonomous Day event on April 22 in Palo Alto, California. Tesla CEO and South African born billionaire Elon Musk took the opportunity to woo Tesla investors with the new FSD Computer Assembly hardware, the chip that Elon Musk says makes the Tesla the only financially viable option for consumers and ready to ship.


11 diet trends from the last decade

It’s hard to believe that 2009, the year that Avatar was the most popular movie and people danced to the Black Eyed Peas’ Boom Boom Pow, was 10 years ago. In that time, many fad diets have come, gone, and come again. Food science has changed vastly in the past few decades and has caused many heated debates on what’s healthy and unhealthy for the human body. Confusingly, different studies and research support both sides of food debates, so it’s hard to know what and how we should eat.


Money Saving Tips for National Savings Month

The month of July is National Savings Month, a campaign founded by South African Savings Institute (SASI) in a bid to encourage South Africans to focus on alternative savings solutions. This year’s theme is #crazywaystosave, with the focus firmly on engaging the country’s youth.


Why Do Some People Still Use Cash?

Back in the days, when there were no bank accounts, people used to save their money under the mattress. Cash was the only way to do business and if it was lost it or you were robbed, well, that was just the risk you took having to carry it everywhere. Hippo.co.za takes a look at the different kinds of payment methods available to find out why cash is still king for many.



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Understanding Data Costs

The rise of the Smartphone has completely revolutionised the way we use our cellphones. While there’s no denying that the added features are very c ...


The Road to Independence

Buying your first car is a major milestone on the road to becoming fully independent. But with independence comes responsibility and one of your fi ...


What the new national budget means for you and your finances

On 22 February, the South African Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, delivered his annual budget address in Parliament. While the budget, which s ...


11 home maintenance must-do’s</br></br>

You’ve taken the leap and become a homeowner and now there other things you need to think about in order to keep your property in tip top shape.


Cat Behaviors by Age

Cat behaviors usually develop and are practiced by kittens by the time they are six month old. Understanding normal behavior will help owners decid ...



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