ARTICLES RELATING TO MONEY

Kenny G plays a new tune

2014-09-17 07:43

Jazz player Kenny G now earns as much money from stock trading as from music.

Funeral policies and pre-existing conditions

2014-09-16 16:52

Following on Fin24 user Brian's letter telling of his rude awakening regarding his wife's funeral policy, another Fin24 user also shares his experience.

Foreign fund impact a risk for emerging markets

2014-09-14 14:00

The global fund management industry is a potential source of risk for emerging markets because of its vast size and herd-like investor behaviour, shows a report.

7 jobs you never knew paid really, really well

2014-09-12 10:04

There are some careers that people look at and think, ‘strange’. Yet, many people who have jobs outside the mainstream are laughing all the way to the bank.

Imagine a life without money

2014-09-10 12:30

We don't have to be controlled by our finances. Here's how this is possible.

Consumers warned of credit fix scams

2014-09-08 12:37

Growing numbers of unscrupulous fraudulent online credit “fixers” are emerging to take advantage of consumers, warns a credit bureau.

Trying to avoid high fees on retirement products

2014-09-05 17:17

A Fin24 user is looking for retirement products which would avoid high fees and regulation 28.

Student stressed by missed payment

2014-09-03 17:13

A Fin24 user is stressed because of missing a payment on a clothing account.

US inflation bonds back in vogue

2014-09-02 14:30

US investors are back in the hunt for inflation protection as rising housing costs suggest inflation may finally be waking from its slumber.

Medical tax credits and Sars codes

2014-09-01 16:18

A Fin24 user wants to know which Sars code to use for additional medical tax credits.

China insurers get creative as market stalls

2014-09-01 12:04

China's insurers are latching on to a wave of creative policy marketing as growth has stalled and penetration rates are little changed from a decade ago.

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 many money-related gaps but how do you define them, asks 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.

 

Steps to take to retire comfortably

2014-09-16 16:53

An expert takes a look at the vital financial planning aspects that should be considered, as well as the common mistakes investors make before retirement.

No vehicle finance despite good credit rating

2014-09-16 16:26

A Fin24 user is baffled, because his application for vehicle finance was declined despite his good credit rating.

Why money is a lot like food

2014-09-15 13:14

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.

7 jobs you never knew paid really, really well

2014-09-15 10:00

There are some careers that people look at and think, ‘strange’. Yet, many people who have jobs outside the mainstream are laughing all the way to the bank.

Looking for seed funding to start a business

2014-09-12 16:18

A Fin24 user is looking for seed capital for his start-up companies and an expert provides some tips.

Benefits of investing annual salary increases

2014-09-10 20:26

A Fin24 user wants to know how he can gain from investing his annual salary increase rather than spending it.

Medical scheme speed bumps

2014-09-10 07:17

While many medical schemes come to the party when you need them most, scheme members can get a grim surprise when they least need it.

Sasol unit trust and capital gains tax

2014-09-08 15:09

A Fin24 user wants to know if he will pay capital gains tax if he transfers money from his Sasol unit trust into a living annuity.

10 hospital plan facts

2014-09-08 07:11

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

Curator sheds light on African Bank BEE shares

2014-09-04 17:12

The curatorship of African Bank has created questions about the impact on shares in its BEE scheme Hlumisa.

Beware of funeral policy surprise

2014-09-02 17:41

When someone dear passes away it is traumatic and then having to deal with "unethical, rude people at an insurance company" is just too much, says a Fin24 user.

It pays for a business to pay on time

2014-09-01 20:35

Maintaining a business’ professional and financial reputation is one of the most valuable assets of any business.

It pays for a business to pay on time

2014-09-01 13:30

Maintaining a business’ professional and financial reputation is one of the most valuable assets of any business, according to a management consulting company.

Standard Bank systems crash

2014-09-01 11:26

Standard Bank customers have found themselves stranded in no man’s land on the first day of Spring, as the bank’s customer facing business experienced technical difficulties.

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.

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