How using home loan to pay off a car can be a bad (and good) idea

2016-06-22 21:15

Using one’s home loan to pay off a car is an interesting concept which can work if done the right way, says the anonymous Stealthy Wealth blogger.

What is the 4% Rule for Retirement?

2016-06-12 18:07

The ingenious 4% rule rule takes out all the complications of retirement planning, and allows you to figure out exactly how much you need to safely retire.

Wealth depends on how much you save

2016-05-27 07:00

It is a fallacy that only lower-income earners must plan their finances carefully – even the rich can end up struggling after retirement if they spend recklessly.

Zuma signs law to appease provident fund members

2016-05-24 10:26

President Jacob Zuma has signed the Revenue Laws Amendment Act into law to postpone annuitisation for provident funds, the National Treasury has announced.

Advantages of rolling returns

2016-04-28 15:00

With the myriad of data available to investors when selecting which fund best suits their investment profile, it is difficult to know which data point to use.

Saving not all about tax breaks - expert

2016-04-27 15:47

While calling on SA policy makers to provide more tax breaks, South Africans should address their own behaviour as well, cautions an expert.

Investing in your 20s

2016-04-22 18:48

Life in your twenties is generally filled with adventure and a sense of reckless abandon as you've been set free from the shackles of school life and are now paying your own way.

Income boost from tax law changes possible

2016-04-19 17:37

There seems to be very little understanding of the debilitating impact the existing practice for the majority of provident fund members has on long-term retirement earnings.

Eight key questions to ask when choosing an investment

2016-04-19 13:45

You need to understand why you're investing and what you want to achieve. There are eight key questions to help you determine which investment will work for your needs.

6 things you shouldn’t be doing if you plan to retire!

2016-04-14 09:13

Saving for retirement seems incredibly easy to put off for another day. After all, it’s still a long time away isn’t it?


Provident fund warning to fraudsters - guilty or not

2016-06-12 21:00

The ruling that a provident fund may withhold withdrawals from a member with an outstanding legal case against them holds implications for employees accused of fraud.

WATCH: Reader inspired to warm elders with blankets

Made with love, Johannesburg residents made and donated blankets to seniors at a retirement home in Johannesburg.

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Sluggish SA economy forcing higher rate of early retirement

2016-05-26 06:53

The slow economic growth may be forcing a higher rate of early retirement and increasing the number of pensioners, shows the BankservAfrica Disposable Salary Index.

Banking on retirement property

2016-05-03 14:30

Investing into a mature lifestyle property early is profiting both retirement investors and developers.

6 Ps of a successful retirement plan

2016-04-27 16:16

If you did not build up sufficient savings, the retirement phase of your life could turn out to be highly stressful, cautions an expert.

Defaulting for your financial welfare

2016-04-26 12:06

Overwhelmed with choices for the future of your retirement? Anne Cabot-Alletzhauser, head of Alexander Forbes Research Institute, unpacks how defaults may help in your decision making.

Retirement and your medical scheme cover

2016-04-21 12:57

For most retired people, this is the stage of life when they most need a decent medical scheme and can least afford one.

Limited allocation by SA pension funds to private equity

2016-04-19 16:54

A new survey has established that the allocation by pension funds in Southern Africa to private equity remains limited.

Retirement: Three generations under one roof

2016-04-15 07:21

Three generations under one roof – heaven for some and hell for others. Here’s what to look out for if you decide to move in with your children.

Help invest in your child’s retirement

2016-04-13 12:44

Start saving soon so that your child can receive the full benefit of compound interest. Preenay Sathu, channel head at FNB financial advisory, explains how you can start saving.

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