Alternative to e-filing

2014-10-23 18:27

As the November 21 tax season deadline fast approaches, tax payers now also have an alternative to e-filing.

No trust in estate attorney

2014-10-23 14:13

A Fin24 user does not trust the attorney winding up his father's estate and wants to know what he can do about it.

Surprised by car finance terms

2014-10-20 15:39

A Fin24 user did not realise that the interest rate on her car finance would change.

Govt can't afford broad retirement plan - expert

2014-10-17 21:00

Expect much debate on an appropriate new retirement structure for SA as many and often competing ideals come to the fore, says an expert.

Resigning to access retirement savings

2014-10-15 16:39

A Fin24 user says he is forced to resign from his job so that he can withdraw money from his retirement savings.

Ten fun ways to spend a tax refund

2014-10-14 07:31

Celebrate 100 years of paying tax in SA by using your refund to spoil yourself, says Adriaan Kruger.

Tax deductions and tax reforms

2014-10-09 15:53

A Fin24 user wants to know if Sars has changed the tax deductions on pension funds because of the new retirement reforms coming into effect.

Can money ever equate happiness?

2014-10-08 13:06

This blogger questions the logic of work and motivation as we know it.

Eskom tariff increase will hit consumers hard

2014-10-07 15:05

The Eskom tariff increase will have a profoundly negative impact on deeply indebted consumers, warns an expert.

Monthly versus lump sum ETF investments

2014-10-06 16:28

A Fin24 user wants to invest in ETFs, but is not sure if it would be better to invest a lump sum or smaller monthly amounts.

Debt review vs own arrangements with creditors

2014-10-03 17:46

A Fin24 user wants to know if it is advisable to cancel debt review and deal directly with creditors.

SA Mint launches Leopard Coin

2014-10-01 20:04

The SA Mint has announced the launch of its latest addition to the multi-award winning "Natura Series".

Buying more than one living annuity

2014-09-30 15:55

A Fin24 user has a preservation fund and wants to know if he can split the withdrawal to buy more than one annuity.

The rights of a life partner

2014-09-29 18:17

After 25 years the life partner of a Fin24 user wants to move out of the house, but not without some compensation.

Save by not spending

2014-09-28 10:50

Compound interest will get you out of debt and keep you in that sweet spot.

Medical aid membership and your broker

2014-09-26 18:43

Bigger is not always better and cheap can be nasty, so do your homework and make sure you take the best medical aid benefit option for you.

Capital gains tax exemption on primary property

2014-09-26 13:54

A Fin24 user is not sure whether he qualifies for an exemption from capital gains tax on the sale of his property.

Investments and retirement planning questioned

2014-09-23 17:30

A Fin24 user questions the advice he is receiving from financial advisers about his investments and retirement planning.

The trouble with small hidden expenses

2014-09-23 11:36

We all enjoy the little pleasures in life, like that freshly made gourmet sandwich or that creamy artisan coffee. So, aren't those things worth spending R50 on?

Considerations before moving in together

2014-09-22 15:08

Many couples consider moving in together at some stage in their relationships and it is important to consider the financial implications of living together.

Comparing today's money value to 30 years ago

2014-09-22 13:19

A Fin24 user wants to compare the value of an amount of money in today's terms with that of 1974.

Why money is a lot like food

2014-09-22 10:00

Just like eating too much red velvet cake, spending money on our favourite things can be a guilty pleasure. It's hard to go on a diet, but it's possible.


Print it: Free savings chart for kids

2014-10-23 15:20

A free and fun way to teach your children about saving money.

Free retirement seminars

2014-10-21 16:45

A series of retirement seminars, free of charge, will take place across the country to help South Africans get retirement-ready.

Investing in an endowment policy

2014-10-20 11:54

A Fin24 user wants to know more about investing in an endowment policy.

Trapped by garnishee fraud

2014-10-17 16:40

A Fin24 user is stuck with a garnishee order for an account he says he never had.

What to do with R250 000

2014-10-14 15:16

A Fin24 user in his sixties wants to know how he could invest money maturing thanks to an insurance policy.

Perspective on Standard Bank's Tutuwa scheme

2014-10-13 13:28

A Fin24 user has a question about payouts by Standard Bank's Tutuwa Share Scheme.

Illegal practices horrify ICU nurse

2014-10-10 06:00

Practices in ICU wards are costing medical aids a lot more simply because hospitals are illegally cutting corners in terms of staffing costs, claims an insider.

Drawing a monthly interest on investment

2014-10-08 13:49

A Fin24 user wants to be able to withdraw monthly interest from his investment.

Tax break for disability claimants

2014-10-07 17:32

The root of insufficient disability benefits lies with the method employers use to determine contributions.

Are balanced portfolios the place to be?

2014-10-07 13:47

A Fin24 user is worried about what to do with his investments to withstand the shock should SA enter a recession or the JSE fall sharply.

Money lender loses ConCourt appeal

2014-10-03 18:52

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an appeal by a lender who wanted to claim damages from the government for cancelling a building contract.

Tax on withdrawal from preservation fund

2014-10-02 17:09

A Fin24 user has a question about how much can be withdrawn from a preservation fund and the tax on such a withdrawal.

How I saved R2000 per month

2014-10-01 13:00

Many of us love cooking, and we spend a lot of money to make great edibles because we think more is, well, more. This savvy blogger shows us how to be foodies without breaking the bank.

How I saved R2000 per month

2014-09-30 12:03

Many of us love cooking, and we spend a lot of money to make great edibles because we think more is, well, more. This savvy blogger shows us how to be foodies without breaking the bank.

Can banks discriminate after debt review?

2014-09-29 14:47

The big banks don't discriminate against insolvent parties, but people who have been under debt review. Is this legal, asks a Fin24 user.

Save by not spending

2014-09-28 10:49

Compound interest will get you out of debt and keep you in that sweet spot.

Bonitas announces premium increases

2014-09-26 17:54

Hard-nailed negotiations have played a big role in ensuring single digit contribution hikes, according to Bonitas CEO Dr Bobby Ramasia.

Linen problems in some private hospitals raised

2014-09-25 15:39

As part of the ongoing debate about the high cost of private hospital care, Fin24 users are putting the spotlight on an alleged problem with linen.

Do I need an adviser to plan my retirement?

2014-09-23 12:20

Expert advice for a Fin24 user who wants to know if it is compulsory to appoint a financial adviser when one retires.

Watch out for common law rule on debt

2014-09-22 11:03

A Fin24 user is questioning the in duplum rule as his employee's debt increases instead of getting less.

10 hospital plan facts

2014-09-19 15:13

What exactly do you get when you opt for a hospital plan? Susan Erasmus explains.

How to move to another medical scheme

2014-09-19 14:43

If you want to move to another medical scheme, there are quite a few things to remember and it is advisable to start getting your paperwork together in advance.

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