ARTICLES RELATING TO MONEY CLINIC

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.

Having an extra retirement plan or not

2014-03-18 13:27

A Fin24 user wants to know whether it is wise to take out a second retirement plan on top of his existing one.

Benchmark for global equity funds

2014-03-10 15:55

A Fin24 user wants to know about a good benchmark for general global equity funds.

Foreign fiancé and donations tax

2014-02-21 13:25

A Fin24 user wants to know about the tax implications of her foreign fiancé providing her with money to buy property in SA.

Debt counselling

2014-02-19 07:20

Answers to three questions about debt counselling that may help you.

Making debt counselling work

2014-02-18 14:55

A Fin24 user says debt counselling is working for her, but she questions certain ways in which her debt counsellor and her bank operate.

Global unit trust gains

2014-02-17 11:46

A Fin24 user wants to know why global category unit trusts are performing so well.

Dealing with administration orders

2014-02-13 17:02

A Fin24 user, who has an administration order against him, wants to get his life back on track.

ETFs vs shares

2014-02-06 11:53

A Fin24 user asks about the difference between ETFs and listed shares.

Lump sum options

2014-02-06 07:33

What you can do with money earned while working offshore.

Long-term investment

2014-02-05 16:34

A Fin24 user wants to invest money for a period of ten years.

Life cover query

2014-02-03 11:20

Advice for a Fin24 user who wants to know if it is possible to have more than one life insurance policy.

Is my painting valuable?

2014-01-30 14:59

A user has inherited a painting and wants to know if it could be an investment.

A student wants to start saving

2014-01-28 16:54

A young Fin24 user says he wants to start saving now already, even though he only has a relatively small amount of money available.

How the CPI is determined

2014-01-24 11:51

A Fin24 user wants to know what basket of products is used to determine the Consumer Price Index.

Retirement investment options and tax

2014-01-23 15:18

A Fin24 user is about to be retrenched and is looking at the tax implications on his pension and the best options for investing it.

In debt, but needing to save for a car

2014-01-21 11:15

A Fin24 user is paying off a loan and has credit card debt, yet she needs to save for a car.

Diversification advice

2014-01-20 15:01

A novice investor looking at a long-term investment gets some pointers on diversifying her portfolio.

Drawing up a simple will

2014-01-17 13:09

A Fin24 user seeks uncomplicated advice from the layman's point of view.

 

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.

Under debt review, yet sinking ever deeper

2014-03-17 10:23

A Fin24 user was shocked to discover that she is way more in debt despite having been under debt review for a number of years.

Fund consolidation challenge

2014-03-05 15:03

A Fin24 user looking for capital growth wants to consolidate his investments, but doesn't know which funds to keep.

Debt woes

2014-02-21 10:58

A Fin24 user questions ways in which her debt counsellor and her bank operate.

Once-off long term investment

2014-02-19 17:19

A Fin24 user wants to know if it would be a good idea to make a once-off investment of a lump sum and then leave it alone for many years.

Tax relating to support of mother-in-law

2014-02-18 13:21

A Fin24 user wants to know if the financial support he provides his mother-in-law is tax deductible.

Global unit trust gains

2014-02-13 17:30

A Fin24 user wants to know why global category unit trusts are performing so well.

Life cover query

2014-02-07 14:33

Should I reduce my insurance now that my circumstances have changed, asks a user.

Different unit trusts

2014-02-06 10:18

A Fin24 user asks about the difference between global and worldwide categories of unit trusts.

Options for a lump sum earned offshore

2014-02-05 17:09

A Fin24 user is not sure what to do with the money he earned while working abroad.

Is now a good time to invest in bonds?

2014-02-03 14:36

Advice for a Fin24 user who is eyeing an investment in the bond unit trust market.

Cheap funds transfer from UK wanted

2014-01-31 11:59

A Fin24 user is looking for a cheap way to transfer his savings from the UK to SA.

Is my painting valuable?

2014-01-30 11:19

A user has inherited a painting and wants to know if it could be an investment.

Boosting a retirement plan

2014-01-27 15:21

A Fin24 user wants to boost his retirement plan before he retires in about eight years' time.

Pulling out of Zim to invest in SA

2014-01-24 05:30

A Fin24 user is concerned about various issues in Zimbabwe and is considering disinvesting there to invest in property in South Africa.

Changing careers and starting a business

2014-01-21 14:18

A Fin24 user is tired of working for someone else and wants to know how to change careers and start her own business.

Should I switch RAs?

2014-01-21 07:30

A Fin24 user who wants to have better control over her investments asks about the implications of switching into a unit trust-linked retirement annuity.

A better credit rating for car finance

2014-01-17 16:35

A Fin24 user wants to know how she could improve her credit rating in order to qualify for more car finance.

Qualifying for a government housing subsidy

2014-01-13 17:05

A Fin24 user who wants to buy a house and rent it out but does not qualify for the amount needed to finance this, asks if he can get a government subsidy.

 
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