ARTICLES RELATING TO MONEY

Being hounded by debt collectors

2014-08-29 19:01

A Fin24 user is being hounded by debt collectors for debt she claims is not hers.

The pros and cons of voluntary annuities

2014-08-28 18:27

A Fin24 user wants to know more about the advantages and disadvantages of voluntary annuities.

Mind the Gaps

2014-08-28 09:14

There are so many gaps, mostly related to money, but how do you define them, asks Fin24 user Ike Jakson.

Dreaming of owning a house

2014-08-27 14:58

A Fin24 user is not sure if she would be able to buy a house, because she earns R3 600 per month.

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The downgrading of the country's four big banks will likely raise the borrowing costs for consumers and subject them to more stringent credit checks.

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California quake shatters pricey wine bottles

2014-08-25 12:35

Prized collections and wooden casks have been crashed to cellar floors by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake, which struck California's famous Napa Valley wine region.

Mind the Gaps

2014-08-25 11:56

There are so many gaps, mostly related to money, but how do you define them, asks Fin24 user Ike Jakson.

Negotiating with banks to write off debt

2014-08-21 18:58

A Fin24 user wants to know if there is a way to negotiate with banks in order for them to write off a debt.

Why African Bank was a 'perfect storm'

2014-08-21 15:02

A Fin24 user wants to know who bought African Bank shares when the share value was being traded down before the curatorship and an expert puts it in context.

Expert's Satrix 40 response queried

2014-08-19 19:49

Fin24 user writes to query a Money Clinic answer provided by an expert to a question regarding investments in Satrix 40.

Problem paying debt review amount

2014-08-18 19:33

A Fin24 user is having trouble paying a court ordered amount under debt review due to a change in circumstances.

The status of Welkom Yizani shares

2014-08-15 16:13

A Fin24 user wants to know what the status is of the Welkom Yizani shares he owns.

Qualifying for turnover tax or not

2014-08-14 16:43

A Fin24 user is not sure when a business must register for turnover tax, since the term "personal service provider" is very wide.

Estate duty on loans not recovered

2014-08-13 17:45

A Fin24 user wants to know if there would still be estate duty on a loan which could not be recovered.

Providing for retirement and buying a home

2014-08-12 18:30

A Fin24 user wants to know how he could possibly provide for his retirement and buy a home for the first time.

Dealing with debt due to identity fraud

2014-08-12 17:43

A Fin24 user has been blacklisted due identity fraud and wants to know how to clear his name again.

Make sure your insurance pays

2014-08-12 15:39

When taking out life insurance, it is important to understand the terms and meet monthly payments to avoid a claim being declined, says an expert.

Impact of credit amnesty on good credit record

2014-08-11 18:46

A Fin24 user wants to know if the recent credit amnesty could have a negative impact on consumers with an already good credit record.

The magic of compound interest

2014-08-11 17:56

The concept of compound interest is at the core of all finance and takes place when the interest on a sum of money attracts interest itself, explains an expert.

Women's money has to last longer

2014-08-11 06:00

Women should defy statistics and take steps to secure their long-term financial independence, says an expert, who provides handy tips on how to do this.

More than 2 million SA women in arrears

2014-08-08 12:28

Almost half of credit-active South African women are in arrears with their clothing accounts, says an expert.

Derivatives trading explained

2014-08-07 15:29

Derivatives is a buzzword that is often misused or misunderstood, explains an expert.

Choosing between unit trusts and endowments

2014-08-07 12:52

Unit trusts and endowments are the two most common discretionary investment options and should be made use of, explains an expert.

 

Are you financially fit?

2014-08-29 11:38

Stop living a fake life, get real about your finances and put yourself out of the debt monster's reach, says a Fin24 user.

African Bank a lesson in 'scaling your bets'

2014-08-28 06:00

Offshore investments, African Bank, investments in the rest of Africa and choosing a fund manager were topics at the RECM Global Perspectives conference.

Retirement catch-up

2014-08-27 13:28

A Fin24 user thinks few people are able to work for 40 years to save for retirement.

Zim sets up body to deal with bad debt

2014-08-26 13:05

Zimbabwe has created a special vehicle to buy non-performing loans from banks, as bad loan levels have risen to 18.5% compared to an international benchmark of 5%.

Provident fund withdrawal options

2014-08-25 12:33

A Fin24 user wants to resign from her job, but is not sure what she can withdraw from her provident fund.

Do you have a money personality?

2014-08-25 05:00

If you think money can buy real happiness, you have fallen for one of the biggest misconceptions in modern society. A financial psychologist talks about 'money personality'.

Contract workers and provident funds

2014-08-21 16:08

A Fin24 user wants to know if she can join a company's provident fund, although she is a contract worker.

Fear of stockbroker going bust

2014-08-20 16:39

A Fin24 user wants to know about the impact on him should the small stockbrokering firm he is using go insolvent.

Who traded down African Bank's share value?

2014-08-20 06:00

A Fin24 user says the real question regarding the crisis with African Bank, is who traded down its share value and an expert provides some insights.

Lessons to learn from African Bank

2014-08-19 07:00

The management team of African Bank, quite simply, lent too much money to too many customers who didn’t pay back their loans, explains an expert.

Absa explains African Bank deductions

2014-08-18 17:33
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Absa clients have been surprised to find deductions from their money market savings accounts. Absa responds.

Consumers reduce 'luxuries' to afford homes

2014-08-15 13:02

Households are reducing property "luxuries" in order to address the long term deterioration in home affordability, according to an expert.

Interesting stats on women and money

2014-08-14 14:23

When it comes to spending money and saving, there are differences between the behaviour of men and women, research shows.

Flexible new savings product launched

2014-08-13 18:23

Old Mutual has launched a flexible new savings product, which provides for customers’ long and short term needs.

Regulations will impact health insurance - expert

2014-08-13 17:16

The average consumer is unaware of the impact draft regulations by the National Treasury will have on the health insurance industry, warns an expert.

Investors should 'keep calm and carry on'

2014-08-12 18:05

"Keep calm and carry on" is the message for investors from a leading investment analyst as the day when UK and US interest rates are raised draws ever nearer.

Rescission of judgment explained

2014-08-12 16:48

During tight financial times many consumers fall behind in paying their creditors and this often results in a judgment against the debtor, explains an expert.

Company provident fund vs self-insurance

2014-08-11 18:24

A Fin24 user wants to know what his rights are regarding a company provident fund or self-insurance.

Mild slowing in house price growth expected

2014-08-11 13:10

Gradually rising interest rates are expected to slow down growth in residential demand in the near term, but in a moderate way, says an expert.

Investors tempted back to gold mining shares

2014-08-08 15:30

Gold mining shares are bouncing back from a disastrous 2013 and are expected to far outperform the price of the metal in coming months.

Vacant industrial land scarce in Pretoria

2014-08-07 16:46

Warehousing and logistics companies needing to development modern warehousing facilities will find a shortage of land in the Pretoria area, says an expert.

Gloves off when talking to money

2014-08-07 14:56

A Fin24 user has decided to give money a piece of her mind as she is tired of being a slave to it.

Quake raises insurance questions

2014-08-06 18:22

The 5.5 magnitude earthquake centred in North West raises questions about whether the insurance industry is prepared to deal with natural disasters.

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