ARTICLES RELATING TO MONEY

Impact of credit report on vehicle finance

2014-07-23 13:35

A Fin24 user wants to know what the impact of her credit report will be on her chances to obtain vehicle finance.

Do you have a money personality?

2014-07-18 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'.

Dlamini to crack down on loan sharks

2014-07-16 15:23

Amendments to regulations on social assistance is on the cards to crack down on loan sharks, says Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Clarity needed on retirement reforms - expert

2014-07-15 06:30

It must be made clear how South Africa will be moving towards comprehensive social security when retirement reforms are implemented next year, says an expert.

Affordability remains vehicle credit concern

2014-07-02 07:00

A large number of applications for vehicle finance are declined due to general affordability concerns, says an expert.

Sars wants to collect R1trn this tax season

2014-07-01 13:06

The SA Revenue Service intends collecting nearly R1trn during the 2014/15 tax season, which has kicked off.

Consumers dispute debit order fraud

2014-06-30 13:51

Fraudulent debit orders by crooked telemarketers have resulted in more than 120 000 payment orders a month being disputed by consumers, warns an industry body.

Shake-up expected in financial advice industry

2014-06-27 08:24

The Retail Distribution Review is expected to be one of the biggest shake-ups to hit the financial advice industry, according to an expert.

Why you didn’t get the job

2014-06-26 10:37

Career advice articles litter the internet, but maybe it is time to face the cold hard truth about why you did not get the job you applied for, says an expert.

What to know about investing in gold

2014-06-25 17:07

A Fin24 user wants to know more about investing in gold bullion.

Wonga SA responds to UK probe

2014-06-25 13:57

Wonga.com SA CEO Kevin Hurwitz speaks to Fin24 about the £2.6m in compensation Wonga UK will be paying to over 45 000 customers.

Affordable housing options

2014-06-23 17:14

Advice for a Fin24 user whose salary is too high to qualify for a state-subsidised house.

CT's South Peninsula attracting families

2014-06-23 10:59

There is a steady trend of families relocating to Cape Town's South Peninsula in search of a slower-paced, tranquil lifestyle, says an expert.

Inflation, poor returns eat into savings

2014-06-19 05:57

Far too many retirees run out of money, warns an expert, but choosing the right annuity can help overcome this obstacle, he says.

Month-to-month living recipe for disaster

2014-06-19 04:19

There are ways for cash-strapped consumers to extricate themselves from the relentless cycle of reactive spending, says an expert.

Is market risk a good idea?

2014-06-13 15:44

A Fin24 user is not sure whether he should leave R300 000 in an account or expose it to the market with the chance of getting a better yield.

Garnishee order creates amnesty concerns

2014-06-11 11:46

A Fin24 user wants to know if having a garnishee order against him would prevent him from getting credit amnesty or a home loan.

Comments invited on new tax bill

2014-06-10 12:30

A bill dealing with changes to tax laws and regulations governing retirement funds has been tabled by the National Treasury for comment.

Sick of being broke?

2014-06-06 16:30

Why does a trip to the store for milk lead to a spending splurge? Discover the REAL reason you spend and reel in your expenses.

Shares or property?

2014-06-03 12:30

A Fin24 user asks if it is better to invest in shares or property in the long run.

Bothered by non-digital trading registration

2014-05-29 18:41

A Fin24 user complains about being required to post documents in order to register to start trading individual shares.

China takes Manhattan

2014-05-27 07:36

The Chinese have dethroned the Russians as the biggest foreign buyers of apartments.

Best investment advice

2014-05-22 12:07

Some indicators are important and some are just noise, says Dave Mohr.

Why we need wealth bonds

2014-05-21 07:34

There is a way to enjoy cheaper financial services at no risk, says Edward Ingram.

 

Waiting a long time for provident fund payment

2014-07-23 11:19

A Fin24 user is unsure why he has to wait such a long time for his provident fund to be paid out.

Good debt vs. bad debt

2014-07-17 14:17

What is ‘good’ debt and ‘bad’ debt, and why is it important to distinguish between the two?

Broke? Don't compomise on these items!

2014-07-16 09:44

Is your personal budget a disaster area? Check which things you can save on – and on which you shouldn't.

Money tips for the 6 stages of a woman’s life

2014-07-14 05:00

Managing money is a tricky business. Here are some tips on how to approach your money plans.

Sars to focus on certain areas this tax season

2014-07-01 21:05

Acting Sars commissioner Ivan Pillay warns that extra attention will be paid to certain parts of the tax filing process this year.

Consumers brace for triple price blow

2014-07-01 06:30

Hard-pressed consumers are facing a slew of price increases in July that will have a severe impact on their debt burden, says an expert.

Natural capital use important for investors

2014-06-27 16:46

The unsustainable use of natural capital can create or exacerbate corporate risk and is becoming increasingly important to investors, according to a report.

Investing in gold

2014-06-26 14:12

Advice for a Fin24 user who is keen to invest in gold bullion.

Rates dent commercial property demand

2014-06-25 19:17

Interest rate increases and escalating municipal costs are lowering the demand for commercial property in South Africa, says an expert.

Capital gains tax or not

2014-06-25 15:23

A Fin24 user has invested in an offshore company trading on Wall St and wants to know when capital gains tax would apply, if at all.

Wonga to pay £2.6m for fake legal letters

2014-06-25 12:39

Britain's biggest payday lender Wonga will pay £2.6m in compensation to 45 000 clients after sending them threatening letters from non-existent law firms.

Investing in gold

2014-06-23 16:11

A Fin24 user wonders whether it is now a good time to invest in gold.

Get the bling without breaking the bank

2014-06-19 20:16

Can't buy me love? Here are five tips to help you size up how much to spend on an engagement ring.

More SA companies offer savings to retirees

2014-06-19 04:26

More and more SA companies are offering retirees some form of financial relief, says an entrepreneur catering for this market.

Top 5 financial mistakes young people make

2014-06-19 03:46

An expert lists the top 5 financial mistakes young people make and offers advice on to avoid them.

It’s a trap! Don’t fall for these common online scams

2014-06-11 13:32

Don't be fooled! The most common online scams in South Africa, and how to avoid them.

Making market forces work

2014-06-11 07:21

An economy that rebalances itself is within reach, says Edward Ingram.

Pensioners running out of cash

2014-06-06 16:31

Over half of pensioners had a shortfall between their income and expenses in the last year, according to a survey.

Needing money to grow without much risk

2014-06-03 16:29

A retired Fin24 user is wondering about whether to take a bigger risk with his investments, but then also standing a chance of having his savings grow faster.

Shares or property in the long run

2014-06-02 11:31

A Fin24 user wants to know if it would be better to invest in shares or in more property in the long run.

The stability principle

2014-05-28 07:50

There is a way of keeping mortgage costs and house prices steady, says Edward Ingram.

Legal lessons celebrities had to learn the hard way

2014-05-26 16:15

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

How to choose the right tax practitioner

2014-05-21 17:59

When using a tax practitioner, do not merely grab the first one you meet who says he knows how to file a tax return, warns an expert.

 
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