Broke in December? Fix that festive hole in your pocket!

2014-12-19 00:00

All you need is a change in silly season mind-set to leave your savings balance unchanged

Debtors to fight garnishee orders in court

2014-12-17 14:12

A legal aid clinic and 15 debtors are asking the high court if it is constitutionally permissible for salaries to be attached without proper judicial oversight.

Top investment strategies

2014-12-17 11:04

Get smart on investment and end the year with peace of mind, says Mike Abbott.

Rewards slow to come for Japan's rental market

2014-12-15 13:14

Japan seems to have the right mix for a vibrant short-term home rental market, but firms hoping to cash in need to wait for local governments to relax curbs.

Prevent load shedding from spoiling your holiday

2014-12-10 20:00

A little planning and creativity can alleviate a lot of the unpleasantness of load shedding during the holidays, says an expert.

How to know which medical scheme is best for you

2014-12-10 09:17

Are you thinking about changing your medical scheme? This expert gives us a few key questions to ask when making that decision.

Worried about debt review and chance of a job

2014-12-09 15:29

A Fin24 user is worried about the impact going under debt review could have on his chances of getting a job.

Keeping title deeds of a property

2014-12-05 10:19

A Fin24 user is not sure who will receive the title deeds of a property he has bought in a deal with his father.

Tax on earnings while working abroad

2014-12-04 15:07

A Fin24 user is going to work abroad for a year and is not sure how he will be taxed upon his return to SA.

Topping up foreign holiday allowance

2014-12-03 13:19

A Fin24 user wants to know about the R1m allowance South Africans may use when going on holiday overseas.

Using access bond to buy second property

2014-12-02 15:37

A Fin24 user wants to know if it is a good idea to use the access bond on his primary property to buy a second one.

Satrix investments and costs

2014-12-01 16:02

A Fin24 user wants more clarity on a previous Money Clinic question regarding a Satrix 40 investment, the average weighted cost and the net asset value.

Saving enough for children's studies

2014-11-28 17:07

A Fin24 user is not sure whether his savings plan for his children's education will eventually end up being enough.

Religion isn't helping SA women

2014-11-28 12:53

What does it take to combat abuse against women? According to Louise Ferreira, religion might be part of the problem and not the solution.

Is Satrix investment worth keeping?

2014-11-26 16:18

A Fin24 user wants to know if holding on to his Satrix investment would be a wise thing to do.

Executors and the digital age

2014-11-24 16:51

In the “good old” days most information sharing was paper based and a relatively straight forward exercise for the experienced executor to reconstruct affairs.

Bad credit record because of forgotten account

2014-11-24 10:51

A Fin24 user was surprised to find he has a bad credit record for an overdue account he could not remember having opened.

Babies are expensive – don’t make it worse

2014-11-21 10:03

Is spoiling babies really worth it?

Little evidence of house price bubble

2014-11-20 16:31

When adjusting for inflation, the increase in real house prices since the end of the 2008 recession is marginal, says an expert.

Don't waste your money on babies!

2014-11-20 08:57

"I'm pretty certain that no child ever thanked their parents for buying them a really nice pillow."

Babies are expensive – don’t make it worse

2014-11-19 16:50

"I'm pretty certain that no child ever thanked their parents for buying them a really nice pillow."

7 bad money habits your kids may be learning from you

2014-11-19 08:46

Head of advice processes at Sanlam Personal Finance sets out potential mistakes you may be passing on to your children.

The age of volatility

2014-11-18 07:12

We live in times of monumental transition, testing business and governments alike, says Daniel Silke.


Debt-free toddlers

2014-12-17 21:00

As your child grows, their needs change and your budget needs to adjust accordingly.

Looking for financial advice about retirement

2014-12-17 14:06

A Fin24 user is about to retire and is not sure where and how to find some sound financial advice.

Take control of your Christmas spending

2014-12-17 00:00

Your finances don’t have to suffer this festive season. Here’s how to cut back and take charge.

Investment could be too good to be true

2014-12-11 15:55

A Fin24 user is looking for a good investment for a period of two years and has an option of a guaranteed return of 11%.

Searching for safe, inflation beating investment

2014-12-10 15:39

Often when investing one needs to consider what risk one needs to assume to ensure the stated objectives can be achieved, explains an expert.

Impact of load shedding on insurance claims

2014-12-09 17:01

Deliberate withdrawals of power that cause power surges may not be covered by insurance policies, warns an expert.

Top investment strategies

2014-12-05 14:59

Get smart on investment and end the year with peace of mind, says Mike Abbott.

Taking a bond now or buying later

2014-12-04 17:33

If you are a first-time home buyer and you qualify for a bond, take it as banks are becoming more risk averse, says a property expert.

Ever increasing demand for rental properties

2014-12-04 07:00

An expert says there is a continuous and ever increasing demand nationwide for rental properties in all rental categories.

The richest Youtube stars

2014-12-03 08:52

People are making more money on Youtube than ever before. Here are 4 of the most successful online entrepreneurs currently working the net...

Frustration at rates clearance delays

2014-12-02 07:00

Delays in the issue of rates clearance certificates in the Cape are causing huge frustration among property buyers, sellers, conveyancers and estate agents.

Escape to normality

2014-12-01 10:49

Edward Ingram points the way to a safe banking sector and financial stability.

Capitec launches money management tool

2014-11-28 18:03

Capitec Bank has launched a real-time mobile money management tool to help people manage their budget on the go.

Access to pension fund after emigrating

2014-11-28 16:48

A Fin24 user has emigrated and wants to know whether she can access money in an SA pension fund.

Tax on yacht earnings abroad

2014-11-26 17:35

A Fin24 user wants to know the tax implications on money earned while working abroad on a yacht.

Medical savings account fact sheet

2014-11-26 07:24

Find out how the medical savings account on your medical scheme option works, and how to make the most of it.

Tax rules for South Africans working abroad

2014-11-24 13:58

A Fin24 user working abroad is not sure about double tax and when he will qualify for certain tax exemptions.

Property market has something to cheer about

2014-11-23 10:30

Coming off five years of low growth, 2014 has seen the property market emerge from one of the toughest down-cycles, says Seeff chair Samuel Seeff.

Capital gains tax on replacement property

2014-11-20 13:27

A Fin24 is not sure if capital gains tax applies to her sale and quick purchase of a second property.

Co-applicants and bond cover

2014-11-19 17:36

A Fin24 user is a co-applicant for a home loan and wants to know if both applicants need to take out bond cover.

The sad tale of money won, money earned and sangrias lost

2014-11-19 10:46

We win some, lose some and even earn some. This blogger talks saving, tax and the value of money.

Questions about a 'forgotten' retirement annuity

2014-11-18 13:22

A Fin24 user wants options regarding his mother's "forgotten" retirement annuity and advice for his father, who does not believe in investments and policies.


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