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.

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.

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 govt nationalising pensions

2014-08-14 07:00

Workers are resigning and cashing in their pension savings in fear of government nationalising pensions, says Cosatu.

Retirees offer skills to help economy

2014-08-11 07:41

The fact that pensioners' skills are not harnessed should be addressed, say Fin24 users.

Retirement = freedom

2014-08-11 01:09

The moment you retire, you are free, responds a user to comments on pensioner status.

Pensioners sue Times Media Group

2014-08-08 10:15

A David and Goliath battle could be fought by pensioners against the Times Media Group, which publishes the Sunday Times and Business Day.

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.

Using tax free savings accounts

2014-08-05 19:33

The question remains whether initiatives like the tax free savings account incentive will foster a savings culture in South Africa, says an expert.

Ten retirement mistakes to avoid

2014-08-05 09:00

An expert highlights some common investment errors that could ruin your retirement.


It’s all very well planning for your retirement, but what happens if you pass away before that day comes?

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No politics in R80bn Transnet pensioner suit

2014-08-01 07:35

The R80bn class action suit of Transnet pensioners is devoid of political affiliation or involvement, say the pensioners' attorneys.


Is the JSE too high?

2014-07-28 16:33

The last six months have proven favourable for local investments, leading asset managers and traders to question the endurance of the stock market rally.

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The use of passive investment products, like Exchange Traded Funds, to deliver low-cost investment performance is taking off.

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Retirees regrets

2014-07-24 08:02

Don't just splash out on pricey cars and holidays in your youth.

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Judgment reserved on Transnet pensioners' case

2014-07-22 18:51

The High Court in Pretoria has reserved judgment in an application by two Transnet pensioners to sanction the institution of a R80bn class action.

FF Plus keen to help Transnet pensioners

2014-07-21 20:03

The Freedom Front Plus has pledged to prevent the dissolution of a Transnet pension fund.

Transnet could face pensioners' R80bn lawsuit

2014-07-20 10:35

The largest court action in SA's legal history might be created when more than 62 000 pensioners bring a class action lawsuit against Transnet.

Clarity needed on retirement reforms - expert

2014-07-15 06:30

It must be made clear how South Africa will be moving towards comprehensive social security when retirement reforms are implemented next year, says an expert.

How to manage money as a couple

2014-07-09 10:36

Know that old cliché, opposites attract? This is good in love, an expert explains, but sometimes not so good when it comes to money.

‘Second career’ reality for many retirees

2014-06-29 11:25

Most South Africans are financially not ready to stop working at the traditional retirement age and many have to start a "second career", according to a survey.

Calling silver surfers

2014-06-19 11:24

We are far from useless, says a pensioner who invites comment from other retirees.

Pensioner: We are not useless

2014-06-18 09:52

A Fin24 user says there is much use still to be had from the generations "discarded" by society.

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.


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.

No need for pension fears - govt

2014-08-21 18:42

The government has given assurances that proposed pension reforms will not see the state nationalise pension funds or prevent withdrawals when workers change jobs.

Will you have enough money when you retire?

2014-08-18 09:00

Bad with money? Spending your entire salary each and every month? Here’s some great money advice for those of you who have neglected to make any future money plans.

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.

The magic of compound interest

2014-08-11 17:56

The concept of compound interest is at the core of all finance and takes place when the interest on a sum of money attracts interest itself, explains an expert.

Women's money has to last longer

2014-08-11 06:00

Women should defy statistics and take steps to secure their long-term financial independence, says an expert, who provides handy tips on how to do this.

Retirement is freedom for Fin24 user

2014-08-11 00:48

The moment you retire, you are free, says a Fin24 user, taking a shot at a user who lamented being rendered useless because of her pensioner status.

Shift in control of pension schemes

2014-08-06 17:53

There is a noticeable shift in control of pension schemes away from employers and pension benefits are now seen as deferred income," explains an expert.

Old and impoverished

2014-08-06 17:05

Government and the financial services industry can boost household savings for retirement and encourage retirement industry reform, says an expert.

Take responsibility for your retirement

2014-08-05 19:00

Two different approaches to retirement saving can deliver two dramatically different results, warns Steven Nathan of 10X Investments.

Retirement system not broken, just cracked

2014-08-05 07:00

SA's retirement system is not broken, but it has cracks which must be dealt with by means of reforms, says a top official at the National Treasury.

DA asks Madonsela to probe pensioner case

2014-08-01 13:06

The DA says it has asked Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to investigate the alleged maladministration of Transnet pensioner funds.

Green light for R80bn Transnet class suit

2014-07-31 13:14

A judge has decreed that a class action suit may be launched on behalf of impoverished Transnet pensioners, in an attempt to recover R80bn in lost assets.

Transnet refutes pensioners' claims

2014-07-27 14:55

Transnet has refuted a report claiming plans may be afoot to dissolve the pension fund into which Transnet transferred pensioners from the apartheid years.

Savings survey not realistic

2014-07-24 17:15

Fin24 readers respond to an in-house survey, which found that 60% of readers were confident that they would be financially comfortable in their retirement.


Many people only realise when it is too late that the money they splashed out on pricey cars and holidays should have been saved for a cushy retirement instead.

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Retirement saving

2014-07-22 08:04

Time is the key factor when saving for your retirement.

Time the key for retirement saving

2014-07-21 14:47

No one can really afford to wait before starting to save for their retirement, says an expert.

Five crucial retirement questions

2014-07-15 07:12

Good retirement planning starts with a clear game plan. An expert provides five solid priniciples to make sure your money pot won't run out over time.

No hidden agenda in retirement law

2014-07-10 05:00

The Treasury says the government's proposed retirement reforms will encourage individuals to receive their retirement payouts monthly and not as a once-off lump sum.

Retirement is not a gamble

2014-07-01 07:56

Poor choices can trip up even a diligent saver, but common sense, long-term investing principles pave the way for a successful retirement, says an expert.

One RA or two?

2014-06-26 15:01

Expert advice for a Fin24 user who wants to rebalance his asset allocation.

More SA companies offer savings to retirees

2014-06-19 04:26

More and more SA companies are offering retirees some form of financial relief, says an entrepreneur catering for this market.

Pensioner: We are not useless

2014-06-12 17:15

A Fin24 user says there is much use still to be had from the generations "discarded" by society as not being "useful" any more.

UK watchdog rethinks retirement review

2014-06-09 15:00

Britain's financial watchdog has changed the scope and timing of a study into the annuities market in response to unexpected reforms announced by the government.

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