ARTICLES RELATING TO MONEY CLINIC

Getting rid of a surprise garnishee order

2015-01-29 18:17

A Fin24 user was shocked to find a garnishee order on his salary - something he claims he knew nothing about.

Debt impact on home loan

2015-01-29 11:46

A user paying off debt is anxious to build up his credit rating to apply for a bond.

'Dying' due to R1.5m debt

2015-01-28 13:47

A Fin24 user feels as if he is "dying" under the weight of his debt of more than a million rand.

Ready for a once-off investment

2015-01-27 17:09

A Fin24 user says he is ready to make a once-off investment, but he has certain conditions.

Low credit score affects property buy

2015-01-27 10:47

A Fin24 user whose bond application was declined due to a low credit scoring wants to know how long it will take to restore her rating.

Tax-free lump sum

2015-01-26 12:10

A Fin24 user wants to invest a tax-free lump sum in an investment policy.

Power surges, stolen cables and insurance claims

2015-01-23 17:27

A Fin24 user wants to know how power surges due to stolen cables impact her ability to claim from her insurance.

Tax on provident fund payout

2015-01-23 12:31

A Fin24 user wants to know how much tax he can expect to pay his provident fund payout when retires.

Retirement catch-up

2015-01-19 15:07

There's a high road, low road retirement scenario for a user, says an expert.

Tax on the sale of a business

2015-01-15 18:17

A Fin24 user wants to know if there is tax on the proceeds of the sale of a business.

Provident fund tax

2015-01-14 15:00

How much will I be taxed on my pension payout at retirement, asks a user.

Investing as friends

2015-01-14 10:58

A user and three friends are looking for a way to start investing together.

Three friends investing together

2015-01-13 14:23

A Fin24 user and three friends are looking for the best way to start investing together.

Tax and kids' gifts

2015-01-12 15:41

A Fin24 user asks if the money she receives from her children is taxable.

Is financial help from kids taxable?

2015-01-08 17:35

A Fin24 user wants to know whether the money her children have been giving her is taxable.

Flying days and tax when working abroad

2015-01-07 18:15

A Fin24 user working abroad wants to know whether days taken to fly to and from SA would count for determining her tax due.

Financial advice

2015-01-07 11:54

Do I need a professional to help me plan my retirement, asks a user.

Needed: R20k a month

2015-01-06 10:27

A user wants to invest R2.5m from his property sale and draw R20k a month.

Needed: R20k a month

2014-12-30 15:40

A user wants to invest R2.5m from his property sale and draw R20k a month.

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%.

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.

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.

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.

 

Worried about debt impact on getting a home loan

2015-01-28 16:19

A Fin24 user is making good progress in paying off his debt, but worries about whether he will be able to get a home loan.

Tax free status and working abroad

2015-01-28 11:36

A Fin24 user who is working abroad through a British agency wants to know if he can claim tax free status in South Africa.

Flexibond savings

2015-01-27 13:31

Will I forfeit interest on extra payments on my bond if I draw money for renovations?

Interest on flexibond savings

2015-01-26 15:38

A Fin24 user wants to know if he will forfeit interest gained by paying extra money into his home loan and then withdrawing funds to pay for renovations.

Investing a tax-free lump sum

2015-01-26 11:38

A Fin24 user wants to invest a tax-free lump sum in an investment policy.

Tax on living expenses

2015-01-23 15:30

A Fin24 user who is unable to work wants to know if she is liable for tax on money sent by her sons abroad to pay for her upkeep.

Bonus, blacklisting and antenuptual contracts

2015-01-21 16:53

A Fin24 user wants to know if an antenuptual contract gives an ex-spouse access to her bonus, and how his blacklisting will affect accrual payment.

High road, low road scenario for retirement

2015-01-16 17:07

A Fin24 user working overseas has various choices to make now before she retires back in SA in a few years' time.

Looking for best returns, easy access

2015-01-14 17:22

A Fin24 user wants to invest to get the best returns, yet with easy access to his money.

Tax on provident fund payout

2015-01-14 12:08

A Fin24 user wants to know how much tax he can expect to pay on a payout from his provident fund when he retires.

Tax on withdrawal from a trust

2015-01-13 16:31

A Fin24 user wants to know if money she has withdrawn from a trust created by her husband and herself is taxable.

Share value questioned after merger

2015-01-12 12:44

A Fin24 user wants to know if shares he owns still have any value after the company had been sold and the new holding company then entered into a merger.

Procedure important when objecting to Sars

2015-01-07 17:37

A Fin24 user ran into trouble with Sars after working abroad for a South African company and then hit some problems when trying to object.

Is a financial adviser a must?

2015-01-06 13:59

A Fin24 user wants to know if it is compulsory to appoint a financial adviser when one retires.

Looking for better returns elsewhere

2014-12-31 07:40

A Fin24 user who has invested R500 000 in unit trusts wants to know if he can earn better returns elsewhere.

Needed: R20k per month from R2.5m investment

2014-12-30 15:24

Advice for a user who wants to know where he can invest his property sale proceeds to draw R20 000 a month.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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