ARTICLES RELATING TO MONEY CLINIC

Comparing today's money value to 30 years ago

2014-09-22 13:19

A Fin24 user wants to compare the value of an amount of money in today's terms with that of 1974.

Why are my RA fees so high?

2014-09-17 17:29

A Fin24 user wants to know what would be considered reasonable fees for the management of a retirement annuity.

Looking for seed funding to start a business

2014-09-12 16:18

A Fin24 user is looking for seed capital for his start-up companies and an expert provides some tips.

Benefits of investing annual salary increases

2014-09-10 20:26

A Fin24 user wants to know how he can gain from investing his annual salary increase rather than spending it.

Sasol unit trust and capital gains tax

2014-09-08 15:09

A Fin24 user wants to know if he will pay capital gains tax if he transfers money from his Sasol unit trust into a living annuity.

Curator sheds light on African Bank BEE shares

2014-09-04 17:12

The curatorship of African Bank has created questions about the impact on shares in its BEE scheme Hlumisa.

Medical tax credits and Sars codes

2014-09-01 16:18

A Fin24 user wants to know which Sars code to use for additional medical tax credits.

The pros and cons of voluntary annuities

2014-08-28 18:27

A Fin24 user wants to know more about the advantages and disadvantages of voluntary annuities.

Dreaming of owning a house

2014-08-27 14:58

A Fin24 user is not sure if she would be able to buy a house, because she earns R3 600 per month.

Provident fund withdrawal options

2014-08-25 12:33

A Fin24 user wants to resign from her job, but is not sure what she can withdraw from her provident fund.

Contract workers and provident funds

2014-08-21 16:08

A Fin24 user wants to know if she can join a company's provident fund, although she is a contract worker.

Fear of stockbroker going bust

2014-08-20 16:39

A Fin24 user wants to know about the impact on him should the small stockbrokering firm he is using go insolvent.

Expert's Satrix 40 response queried

2014-08-19 19:49

Fin24 user writes to query a Money Clinic answer provided by an expert to a question regarding investments in Satrix 40.

Absa explains African Bank deductions

2014-08-18 17:33
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Absa clients have been surprised to find deductions from their money market savings accounts. Absa responds.

Qualifying for turnover tax or not

2014-08-14 16:43

A Fin24 user is not sure when a business must register for turnover tax, since the term "personal service provider" is very wide.

Providing for retirement and buying a home

2014-08-12 18:30

A Fin24 user wants to know how he could possibly provide for his retirement and buy a home for the first time.

Company provident fund vs self-insurance

2014-08-11 18:24

A Fin24 user wants to know what his rights are regarding a company provident fund or self-insurance.

Getting rid of co-applicant on a bond

2014-08-06 16:29

A Fin24 user wants to get rid of the co-applicant he has on his bond, but is puzzled by the new term the bank has determined.

Buy to let: a good idea?

2014-08-05 17:20

A Fin24 user is looking into buying a property for the sole purpose of letting it out.

Want to make money?

2014-08-05 08:02

A Fin24 user wants to use the advantage of his age to invest aggressively.

Tax on offshore investments

2014-08-04 15:11

A Fin24 is not sure what the tax implications are when bringing offshore investments into South Africa.

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.

 

Watch out for common law rule on debt

2014-09-22 11:03

A Fin24 user is questioning the in duplum rule as his employee's debt increases instead of getting less.

Gaining control of annuity savings

2014-09-18 12:17

A Fin24 user wants to avoid high fees and try to gain control of his retirement products as soon as possible.

No vehicle finance despite good credit rating

2014-09-16 16:26

A Fin24 user is baffled, because his application for vehicle finance was declined despite his good credit rating.

Looking for inflation-beating investments

2014-09-15 15:22

Advice for a Fin24 user who is looking for inflation-beating savings or investment options.

Credit record, affordability key

2014-09-11 09:35

Advice for a Fin24 user who is looking for a way to pay off three loans and still have some money left for a rental deposit on a flat.

Trying to avoid high fees on retirement products

2014-09-05 17:17

A Fin24 user is looking for retirement products which would avoid high fees and regulation 28.

Student stressed by missed payment

2014-09-03 17:13

A Fin24 user is stressed because of missing a payment on a clothing account.

Being hounded by debt collectors

2014-08-29 19:01

A Fin24 user is being hounded by debt collectors for debt she claims is not hers.

Retirement catch-up

2014-08-27 13:28

A Fin24 user thinks few people are able to work for 40 years to save for retirement.

Negotiating with banks to write off debt

2014-08-21 18:58

A Fin24 user wants to know if there is a way to negotiate with banks in order for them to write off a debt.

Why African Bank was a 'perfect storm'

2014-08-21 15:02

A Fin24 user wants to know who bought African Bank shares when the share value was being traded down before the curatorship and an expert puts it in context.

Who traded down African Bank's share value?

2014-08-20 06:00

A Fin24 user says the real question regarding the crisis with African Bank, is who traded down its share value and an expert provides some insights.

Problem paying debt review amount

2014-08-18 19:33

A Fin24 user is having trouble paying a court ordered amount under debt review due to a change in circumstances.

The status of Welkom Yizani shares

2014-08-15 16:13

A Fin24 user wants to know what the status is of the Welkom Yizani shares he owns.

Estate duty on loans not recovered

2014-08-13 17:45

A Fin24 user wants to know if there would still be estate duty on a loan which could not be recovered.

Impact of credit amnesty on good credit record

2014-08-11 18:46

A Fin24 user wants to know if the recent credit amnesty could have a negative impact on consumers with an already good credit record.

New tax law and my living annuity

2014-08-06 17:21

A Fin24 user who has reinvested all his pension money in a living annuity is not sure how a new tax law will affect his situation.

Buying to let?

2014-08-06 08:17

A Fin24 user mulls buying a property for the sole purpose of letting it out.

Making use of a tax-free donations allowance

2014-08-05 10:53

A Fin24 user wants to make use of the R100 000 donations tax-free allowance, but worries about paying capital gains tax.

Young and ready to invest offshore

2014-08-04 17:13

A Fin24 user wants to use the advantage ofyouth to invest in a more aggressive way and is interested in the benefits and risks of investing offshore.

What is the prime interest rate?

2014-08-01 13:36

A Fin24 user wants to know more about what the prime interest rate is and how it is determined.

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.

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