ARTICLES RELATING TO PERSONAL FINANCE

My son wants to start investing

2017-05-21 18:07

A Fin24 user's son has received his first pay cheque and he would rather invest it than merely put it in a savings account.

Old Mutual responds to spike in complaints

2017-05-14 12:04

Old Mutual responds to the latest long-term insurance ombudsman report which revealed that most of the complaints received by the office were related to the company.

SA middle class uses exercise, denial to cope with financial stress

2017-05-10 20:10

South Africa's middle class is stressed and 73% claim it is because of their financial situation, according to the latest Sanlam Benchmark Survey.

Should you be holding gold?

2017-05-10 11:48

Traditionally, South Africans are big on investing in gold. But are there smarter alternatives?

Downgrades draw attention to SA All Bond Index

2017-05-09 18:00

Despite being well represented in the market, the SA All Bond Index is highly concentrated and dominated by SA Government exposure, explains an expert.

Do you have assets in a trust? Listen up!

2017-04-25 12:48

A new ruling by the South African Revenue Service now requires that donations to trusts be taxed if the lender does not charge interest.

Greater supply of housing for older generation crucial

2017-04-21 16:07

There has been a focus on the lack of student accommodation, but many other groups are similarly affected, says the CEO of Evergreen Lifestyle.

7 ways to cope with Easter costs

2017-04-09 08:43

The Easter weekend is upon us, bringing with it long family lunches, short holiday getaways and spending quite a bit of extra cash. Angelique Ruzicka offers some advice.

Protecting your identity

2017-03-06 13:06

You protect your home and car with an alarm system. Your bank account has a pin number and your email account has a password for protection, but what precautions do you take when it comes to protecting your identity?

 

The ins and outs of operational leverage

2017-05-15 14:59

When a company’s profits increase at a faster rate than its revenue, it has leverage. But how does this occur?

REVEALED: The life insurance companies with the most complaints

2017-05-11 05:00

The latest annual report of the long-term insurance ombudsman reveals the companies which received the most complaints during 2016.

Consumers rue declined claims - report

2017-05-10 17:31

A growing number of long-term insurance complaints have to do with claims declined over non-disclosure, statistics reveal.

Paid most debts, yet rejected for car finance - why?

2017-05-09 18:30

A Fin24 user has been paying off his debts, but was still rejected when he applied for a car loan, due to his bad credit record.

Looking for good vehicle finance advice

2017-05-05 14:18

A Fin24 user wants to finance a vehicle purchase and is looking for good independent advice.

Choose a student loan over personal loan

2017-04-23 13:43

I recently met a woman who had taken on a R50 000 personal loan from a bank to pay for her daughter’s university fees. When I asked her why she had not opted for a student loan instead, she said she felt that she was responsible for her daughter’s education.

Class and race can impair financial literacy

2017-04-09 08:57

A report commissioned by the Financial Services Board has revealed that black and coloured people pay little regard to personal finance and household budget controls.

How to buy your first home

2017-03-30 11:49

Getting ready to buy your first home is exciting, but the process is complicated – and daunting. Here are tips to make sure all your ducks are in a row when you take the leap.

Forex intermediaries vs forex traders

2017-03-06 18:06

Just like the rest of the banking world, foreign exchange services are being shaken up thanks to the rise of financial technology (fintech) players.

Avoiding a declined claim

2017-02-23 13:25

Here are three ways to ensure that your life insurance policy is paid out after you pass on, ensuring that your loved ones are able to take care of themselves.

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