Why pay tax on a loan from a pension fund?

2014-04-24 16:26

A Fin24 user is surprised to find out that he must pay tax on an outstanding loan amount, taken from his pension fund, now that he has resigned.

New CEO for Institute of Retirement Funds

2014-04-23 15:27

The new CEO of the Institute of Retirement Funds Africa wants to ensure that legislation does not adversely affect members' future retirement income.

Sars not fooled by 'independent consultants'

2014-04-23 14:34

A Fin24 user who was told by his company that he has now become an independent consultant is worried about tax implications.

Money creation made easy

2014-04-23 07:11

Changing the money creation system may be simpler than we think, says Edward Ingram.

Appetite for debt growing stronger – expert

2014-04-22 14:03

Despite many consumers teetering on the edge of insolvency, South Africans' debt hunger has grown even stronger, says an expert.

Consumers get back R16m from banks

2014-04-16 15:34

The banking ombudsman has recovered about R16m from banks out of more than 1 900 complaints which were found in favour of the consumer.

Curing money supply ills

2014-04-16 07:15

Edward Ingram expands on his ideas for a new and more stable debt structure.

Not winning the debt battle

2014-04-10 14:10

A Fin24 user is struggling to pay off her debt and is advised on how to apply the important in duplum rule to her benefit.

Cautious optimism about house price growth

2014-04-09 16:57

When asking estate agents for the factors influencing their near term expectations, interest rates were by far the most common, shows a survey.

Rental increases under pressure

2014-04-09 10:30

The days of standard 10% rental increases seem to be over as soaring utility hikes impose significant pressure on tenants, says an expert.

How to handle an incompetent debt counsellor

2014-04-08 14:59

A Fin24 user wants to know how to deal with an incompetent debt counsellor, who caused her to lose her vehicle.

Withdrawing from investment linked annuities

2014-04-08 12:12

A Fin24 user wants to know about the impact of regulation 28 on investment linked living annuities.

Taxpayers can now turn to new Tax Ombud

2014-04-07 12:42

The new SA Tax Ombud can review and address complaints by taxpayers regarding service, procedural or administrative issues relating to their dealings with Sars.

10 investment tips for dummies

2014-04-05 18:45

Do you invest money on a regular basis? Do you even know where to start? We'll help you.

Get this Zulu off my stoep

2014-04-03 10:38

To middle class citizens out there who believe their success is purely a result of their “hard work”: Get your head out of your ass.

Creditors allowed to ignore debit order dates

2014-04-02 09:41

All companies that use debit orders to collect payment may submit orders on any working day of the month, and help themselves if there is money in the account.

Why are there still so few female leaders?

2014-04-01 10:02

In South Africa, women are the majority and there are more women than men in tertiary education worldwide, so why there still so few women in leadership positions?

Converting a life policy

2014-03-31 17:45

A Fin24 user wants to convert a life policy to boost her retirement savings.

Changing perceptions about retirement

2014-03-26 17:25

The reality of retirement is vastly different in today’s world than the vision of a period to put your feet up and travel extensively, says an expert.

Interest rates: To fix or not to fix

2014-03-25 16:58

Low interest rates provide a golden opportunity for car buyers to fix the rate on a new finance contract and guard against future increases, says an expert.

How to take control of your debt

2014-03-25 10:30

Stop being ashamed of your situation, and take charge of your debt crisis with debt counselling.

Failed MtGox exchange finds 200 000 bitcoins

2014-03-21 14:41

Failed bitcoin exchange MtGox has found 200 000 coins worth $116m in an old "digital wallet", admitting it had lost half a billion dollars in a possible theft.

Sinking deeper into debt

2014-03-20 11:14

A user is way more in debt despite having been under debt review for years.


Are you sabotaging the sale of your home?

2014-04-23 17:16

A survey looks at various ways in which home owners could unknowingly be sabotaging the sale of their homes.

Employee or consultant?

2014-04-23 15:09

A Fin24 user wants to know the tax implications of becoming an independent contractor.

Debt appetite grows

2014-04-23 11:41

Debt hunger has become stronger even as many people face insolvency, says an expert.

Debt timebomb: Relief coming for consumers

2014-04-23 05:30

Consumers who are neck deep in debt are set for another windfall, with legislation in place to make it illegal to collect debt that is more than three years old.

High remittance fees hurt Africa - think tank

2014-04-16 20:34

Africans face the highest remittance fees globally, regularly paying a "super tax" to send money home at a cost that holds back development, says a think tank.

Most bank complaints about ATMs - ombudsman

2014-04-16 12:39

More than a fifth of complaints to the banking ombudsman in the past year involved automated teller machines, according to its annual report.

Facts to know about investing offshore

2014-04-11 18:16

There is no right or wrong time to invest offshore and an expert provides some tips to consider.

Unfit debt counsellors

2014-04-10 12:08

Advice for a Fin24 user on how to deal with an incompetent debt counsellor.

Help! I'm an adult and it sucks!

2014-04-09 11:30

Growing up sucks, well sometimes. This reader tells us why, at times, she wishes she was still a little girl.

The money supply plan

2014-04-09 07:09

A money supply authority can iron out market rate distortions, says Edward Ingram.

Legal lessons celebrities had to learn the hard way

2014-04-08 14:30

Try not to make the same mistakes these celebrities made when it came to setting up their will and estate.

Consumers take no nonsense from insurers

2014-04-08 11:20

Complainants are becoming more demanding and persistent in pursuing their complaints, according to the Ombudsman for Long-term Insurance.

Legal lessons celebrities had to learn the hard way

2014-04-07 10:27

Try not to make the same mistakes these celebrities made when it came to setting up their will and estate.

Why are there still so few female leaders?

2014-04-03 14:30

In South Africa, women are the majority and there are more women than men in tertiary education worldwide, so why there still so few women in leadership positions?

The January sales effect

2014-04-02 11:21

Edward Ingram presents a new model for the creation of money.

House price growth feels inflation effect

2014-04-01 12:05

The expectation remains for some mild slowing in house price growth because the economic fundamentals supporting the residential market appear less positive.

New retirement strategy

2014-04-01 07:46

An expert proposes a fresh way to enourage retirement saving in a letter to Treasury.

Tax changes regarding retirement funds

2014-03-30 16:17

A Fin24 user wants to know if the tax implications relating to a retirement annuity is the same as those relating to a provident fund policy.

My debt-busting strategy

2014-03-27 12:25

Is it better to keep your house - or to sell it to pay off your debt? A Fin24 user who plans to do just that shares his story.

Why wealth bonds?

2014-03-26 07:27

Edward Ingram et al have written a paper to build a case for wealth bonds.

How to take control of your debt

2014-03-24 11:11

Stop being ashamed of your situation, and take charge of your debt crisis with debt counselling.

We all deserve cheap data!

2014-03-22 10:00

The right to cheap data and mobile technology needs to be addressed in South Africa.

The downside of being under administration

2014-03-20 12:58

Many consumers under administration don’t realise the monthly costs involved and interest that is increasing, an expert warns a Fin24 user.

Standard Bank to list first SA palladium ETF

2014-03-20 10:57

Standard Bank is set to list South Africa's first palladium-backed exchange-traded fund on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Monday.

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