ARTICLES RELATING TO PERSONAL FINANCE

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?

Using rewards to pay for medicine

2017-02-13 05:56

This year, our family is using our reward programmes to cover the costs of medication, writes Maya Fisher-French.

Retrenchment: A survival guide

2017-02-02 12:29

Losing your job mid-career is part crisis, part opportunity. But mostly crisis. Here’s how to survive the crisis to make sure you explore the right opportunities.

Ten things you need to know about tax-free savings

2017-02-01 13:26

Read our guide that will help you choose a TFSA that suits you, and also highlights other ways to save tax-free.

Personal insurance gets a revamp

2017-01-24 13:23

Traditionally, signing up for and claiming from insurance is about as pleasurable as going to the dentist. But Sanlam is hoping to change that with its app that allows for cover on demand.

Your moneywise calendar for a savvy 2017

2017-01-10 10:03

The start of a new year can often bring on financial stress. Instead of regretting festive spending, use this financial calendar to help get back on track.

Getting to grips with ebitda

2016-12-08 10:22

What is ebitda? What can it be used for? And under which circumstances should this number be viewed with caution?

The best way to beat market risk

2016-11-20 06:54

A small debit order will serve you in the long run, writes Tandisizwe Mahlutshana.

Fin24 user loses over R35 000 in scam

2016-11-11 20:03

A Fin24 user has lost R36 050 in a money scam which falsely claims to be part of Old Mutual.

 

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.

Investing in retirement funds

2017-02-08 12:41

Would-be investors are faced with an array of often confusing products from the financial services industry. Does investing in retirement funds offer a solution?

How to pick the right retirement annuity

2017-02-02 10:59

Traditional retirement annuities are notoriously inflexible and it is difficult for the investor to find out what fees they are paying. But this is not the case with new-generation Linked Investment Platforms.

When are tax-free savings accounts appropriate?

2017-01-30 12:05

While they do offer novel benefits, as with any other investment vehicle, Tax Free Savings and Investment Accounts are designed for a specific purpose and should not be viewed as a one-size-fits-all solution.

How to stick to your financial resolutions

2017-01-20 10:12

Financial change starts one step at a time and it is certainly not something we achieve overnight. The secret to a successful resolution is to keep it simple and to break it down to something manageable.

What 2017 may mean for your personal finances

2016-12-28 10:03

It's been a tumultuous 2016 — both financially and politically. The year may have left some people wondering, what's next? And, how will it affect me?

Money tips to avoid the January blues

2016-12-06 12:19

At the end of the year, the temptation to splurge is massive. But this is often a bad idea – here are a few tips on how you can top up your savings and reduce your debt this December.

Sanlam spreads its wings in India

2016-11-16 18:29

Financial services group Sanlam has increased its stake to 49% in Indian insurance company Shriram Life and Shriram General.

Mind the life cover gap

2016-11-06 06:02

If you died tomorrow, would your family be able to survive losing your financial aid to the household? When last did you update your life insurance cover? Neesa Moodley reports.

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