Understanding your estate, estate duty and taxes

2015-03-25 16:17

There is sometimes confusion as to what will actually constitute your estate for estate duty purposes after your death and an expert explains why.

UK tax relief cut set to boost pension transfers

2015-03-23 12:27

The UK’s latest tax relief cut is bound to motivate expat British pensioners to move their pensions out of the UK, says an industry expert.

Quality school education shocker

2015-03-16 13:11

You'll need R1m to R7.7m for the best start for your newborn, depending on whether you can afford a quality government education or an Ivy League equivalent.

Where to invest R1m bond on rental homes

2015-03-12 16:23

A Fin24 user wants to know where he can invest his R1m from a bond to gain maximum tax advantage.

Crushed by car instalment burden

2015-03-10 17:35

A Fin24 user is desperate to find a way to pay less on his monthly vehicle instalment.

Tenant risk a big challenge for property owners

2015-03-06 18:52

More property owners let their properties themselves, but it is hard to find a great tenant among the faceless strangers on the internet, says an expert.

Building standards, trust in financial services

2015-03-06 16:18

Transparency and fairness are lacking in the financial services industry in general, according to the CEO of a global association of investment professionals.

Alarming rise in burden of disease

2015-03-04 15:39

ADVERTORIAL: Over the last decade there has been an alarming rise in the burden of disease in SA, specifically non-communicable diseases like hypertension, diabetes and cardiac failure.

Credit rating is like a friendship - expert

2015-03-02 16:32

A Fin24 user is frustrated because he cannot get any credit at financial institutions, despite having come out of debt counselling.

Debt and dementia

2015-03-02 13:55

Advice for a Fin24 user whose elderly father-in-law had a stroke and ran up huge debts which the family is now unable to repay.


Retirement planning is more than investing

2015-03-25 13:46

Retirement is really about a whole lot more than just saving, diversifying and investing for the long term, says an expert.

Borrowed R8 000, now bank demands R40 000

2015-03-16 14:07

A Fin24 user who borrowed R8 000 and three months later lost his job, says the bank now demands R40 000 after he settled his debt a few months later.

Clueless about tax returns

2015-03-16 13:05

A Fin24 user blames his lack of education about filing income tax returns for his current predicament.

Body corp insists levy be paid by debit order

2015-03-12 09:41

A Fin24 user wants to know if it is legal for a body corporate to charge an admin fee for homeowners who do not want to pay their levies via a debit order.

Advice for an over-indebted mom

2015-03-09 14:45

A single mother who is struggling to make ends meet wants to know how to free up money so that she can buy a car to take her son to school.

SA tax after emigrating to Australia

2015-03-06 16:40

A Fin24 user plans to live in Australia permanently and is not sure about the tax implications regarding his salary from an SA company.

Middle, high earners to feel post-budget pinch

2015-03-06 14:24

It is likely that middle to high income earners will feel the post-budget pinch, according to Hugo Malherbe, product development executive at PPS Investments.

The fate of shares in a delisted company

2015-03-02 17:21

A Fin24 user has shares in a company which was delisted from the JSE and he is not sure what the current value of his investment would be.

No payment for debt under administration

2015-03-02 16:07

A Fin24 user, who has neglected to pay his debt for ten years, wants to know his options.

Taxpayers tell Nene what they want in budget

2015-02-25 12:06

Tax remains one of the most popular topics on consumers' minds as they brace for Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's maiden National Budget.

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