ARTICLES RELATING TO MONEY CLINIC

Tax on retrenchment and pension payouts

2014-07-30 12:33

A Fin24 user is about to be retrenched and is not sure what tax benefits he can use relating to a severance and pension package.

Debt review nightmare

2014-07-28 17:43

A Fin24 user has been under debt review for two years and seems unable to make any headway.

Dreaming of owning a house

2014-07-25 18:20

A Fin24 user has a dream of owning a house but is not sure how to go about it and if he could get finance.

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.

One RA or two?

2014-06-26 15:01

Expert advice for a Fin24 user who wants to rebalance his asset allocation.

What to know about investing in gold

2014-06-25 17:07

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

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.

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.

Options regarding more than one RA

2014-06-11 17:01

A Fin24 user wants to rebalance his asset allocation and is not sure about starting a second retirement annuity.

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.

Making R4m last

2014-05-20 12:26

A user who is unable to work after an injury wants to ensure a lifelong monthly income.

Should I switch to Satrix?

2014-05-20 11:23

Advice for a worried pensioner who wants to know whether he should switch his fund investments to Satrix.

Best savings plan for R3 000 a month

2014-05-09 19:23

A Fin24 user who started working after completing his studies is looking for the best way to save.

Investing a pension payout

2014-05-05 11:57

A Fin24 user is about to retire and wants to know how he can make the most of his retirement fund payout.

Worried about paying unnecessary tax

2014-04-30 16:33

A Fin24 user, setting up a local office for an international company, is worried about paying more tax than necessary.

Comparing shares, unit trusts and ETFs

2014-04-29 17:24

A Fin24 user wants to know how shares, unit trusts and ETFs compare to each other.

The investment objective of the Satrix 40 ETF

2014-04-25 12:43

A Fin24 user wants to know how much she could make if she invested on the Satrix 40 ETF.

Employee or consultant?

2014-04-23 15:09

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

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.

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.

Converting a life policy

2014-03-31 17:45

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

Accessing RA fund money

2014-03-26 13:16

A Fin24 user who is already retired wants to know about tax breaks and access to funds.

Sinking deeper into debt

2014-03-20 11:14

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

 

Unable to continue car payments

2014-07-29 11:57

A Fin24 user is unable to afford his monthly car payments any more and wants to know what to do about it.

Emergency fund or extra money in a bond?

2014-07-28 13:38

A Fin24 user wants to know if it would be wiser to use extra money to create an emergency fund or to put more cash towards his bond repayment.

Trapped under administration

2014-07-24 15:33

A Fin24 user cannot understand why he is still under administration after six years.

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.

Investing in gold

2014-06-26 14:12

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

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.

Investing in gold

2014-06-23 16:11

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

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.

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.

Using bonus toward education costs

2014-05-20 15:13

A Fin24 user in his late 20s is looking for savings vehicles to kickstart his child's education savings.

How to maintain income on a R4m payout

2014-05-20 11:54

A Fin24 user who is unable to work after an injury wants to know how to stretch his money to still generate a monthly income.

On contract, can I join a provident fund?

2014-05-19 14:49

A Fin24 user who is working on contract wants to know if she can belong to a provident fund.

Tax implications on UT withdrawal

2014-05-09 18:01

A Fin24 user wants to know the tax implications of cashing out part of his unit trust earnings.

Car finance and your credit rating

2014-05-02 12:32

A Fin24 user has a query about interest rates on vehicle finance, and whether it is possible to switch financing from one bank to another.

How to build on R9m for retirement

2014-04-30 12:06

A Fin24 user wants to use ETFs to grow his existing R9m and fund his retirement.

Vehicle finance despite bad credit record

2014-04-29 13:46

A Fin24 user is worried about whether he will be able to obtain vehicle finance despite his bad credit history.

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.

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.

Unfit debt counsellors

2014-04-10 12:08

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

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.

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.

R2.59m tax question

2014-03-25 14:55

Tax advice for a Fin24 user who has just resigned from her employer.

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.

Paying tax on a provident fund

2014-03-19 15:54

A Fin24 user wants to go on early retirement, but is not sure what the tax implications would be regarding his provident fund.

 
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