ARTICLES RELATING TO MONEY CLINIC

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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