ARTICLES RELATING TO RETIREMENT

Nene unlikely to escape controversy in budget

2015-02-25 11:06

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene may be forced to make a few unpopular decisions in his national budget speech, says an expert.

Four things few realise about retirement

2015-02-20 17:06

Retirement means something different to everyone and there are four things many people are not aware of about the topic, says and expert.

Topping up your retirement annuity

2015-02-13 15:59

One can reap significant tax advantages by making an additional retirement annuity contribution before the tax year-end, says an expert.

Teachers, cops milk pension wallet

2015-02-10 13:50

Thousands of anxious civil servants, mainly teachers, have resigned and cashed in their pensions, the Government Pensions Administration Agency says.

BankservAfrica launches Private Pension Index

2015-01-29 18:51

The grim reality is that most pensioners will struggle to make ends meet unless they access some form of an old age grant, shows a new index.

Topping up your Retirement Annuity: Good or bad idea?

2015-01-28 14:36

Financial planner Dawn Ridler sets out your Retirement Annuity options. Read this before you shift a lump sum into an RA presented to you as an investment possibility.

Tax on provident fund payout

2015-01-14 12:08

A Fin24 user wants to know how much tax he can expect to pay on a payout from his provident fund when he retires.

R80bn suit 'spells grim outlook for Transnet'

2014-12-28 13:45

If Transnet elects to once again block a pensioners’ class action at the Constitutional Court, the Freedom Front Plus says it will seek an application for a punitive cost order.

Looking for financial advice about retirement

2014-12-17 14:06

A Fin24 user is about to retire and is not sure where and how to find some sound financial advice.

UK to tighten sales rules for annuities

2014-12-11 13:39

Insurance companies will have to follow stricter rules on how they sell annuity pensions to ensure people are getting the best deal for their retirement income.

 

Only marginal increase in grants expected

2015-02-23 11:52

Given the reduction in inflation due to the sharp decline in petrol prices, social grants may be increased less than expected, according to an expert.

Ready to invest R2m for pension, beneficiaries

2015-02-17 15:29

A Fin24 user says he is ready to invest R2m to try and get a good pension.

Three key factors for retirement-readiness

2015-02-12 19:45

If you are either too optimistic or too pessimistic in considering these numbers, it can throw off your retirement calculations by years.

Employer's provident fund contribution 'missing'

2015-02-10 13:35

A Fin24 user and his employer were supposed to contribute to his provident fund, but now the latter's contributions seem to be missing.

Pensioners struggling to make ends meet - index

2015-01-28 20:02

The inaugural BankservAfrica Private Pension Index released has shown that pensioners are struggling to make ends meet.

Investing a tax-free lump sum

2015-01-26 11:38

A Fin24 user wants to invest a tax-free lump sum in an investment policy.

Tips for planning your retirement

2015-01-12 18:01

For the vast majority of South Africans saving and budgeting remains a perennial backburner item, something to deal with at some point in the future.

Blow for Transnet in pensioner case - lawyer

2014-12-23 11:28

Transnet's application for leave to appeal a ruling allowing their pensioners to bring a class-action suit has been dismissed in the Supreme Court of Appeal.

French face smaller pensions, later retirement

2014-12-16 10:57

France's indebted pension system can only address chronic funding shortfalls if the French accept to work longer and take home smaller pensions, shows a report.

Access to pension fund after emigrating

2014-11-28 16:48

A Fin24 user has emigrated and wants to know whether she can access money in an SA pension fund.

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