High road, low road scenario for retirement

2015-01-16 17:07

A Fin24 user working overseas has various choices to make now before she retires back in SA in a few years' time.

INFOGRAPHIC: 12 financial habits for a secure 2015

2015-01-14 06:00

Getting on track financially is achievable and small, committed actions can get you the results that you want. This calendar will help you achieve those goals.

Saving enough for children's studies

2014-11-28 17:07

A Fin24 user is not sure whether his savings plan for his children's education will eventually end up being enough.

Keeping up with the Joneses can hit retirement

2014-11-09 10:59

Be cautious about trying to keep up with the Joneses as it can have an impact on whether your retirement plans realise or not, warns an expert.

Print it: Free savings chart for kids

2014-10-23 15:20

A free and fun way to teach your children about saving money.

Perspective on Standard Bank's Tutuwa scheme

2014-10-13 13:28

A Fin24 user has a question about payouts by Standard Bank's Tutuwa Share Scheme.

I'm struggling to save, what can I do?

2014-10-10 09:05

Expert advice for a young Fin24 user who says despite trying her best to save, she still overspends.

Ramaphosa: SA must save during good times

2014-08-28 11:51

Government will pursue a fiscal policy of saving during good times and spending to stabilise the economy during downturns, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Lessons to learn from African Bank

2014-08-19 07:00

The management team of African Bank, quite simply, lent too much money to too many customers who didn’t pay back their loans, explains an expert.

Company provident fund vs self-insurance

2014-08-11 18:24

A Fin24 user wants to know what his rights are regarding a company provident fund or self-insurance.

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.

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.

OneRandMan ends month with R5

2014-08-04 12:38

With a savings mentality and passion for the future, OneRandMan is once again single and far more eligible than ever before.

No need to keep up with the Joneses

2014-07-31 17:27

Fin24 users provide their own personal tips on how to save money instead of trying to keep up with the Joneses.

Debate on interest rate hikes heats up

2014-07-31 10:02

Fin24 users seem to be in two camps regarding the view that the prime interest rate could peak at 11% sometime in 2015.

Life gets tough for OneRandMan

2014-07-28 08:00

Life is getting a little crazy for OneRandMan. With all his debit orders and credit repayments taken care of, he has little left to spend on tempting extras.


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OneRandMan learns how money really works

2014-07-22 15:38

National Savings Month is not only this month, it is every month from your very first salary slip, an expert warns OneRandMan and all South Africans.

See taxi operators as entrepreneurs - expert

2014-07-15 12:56

Minibus taxi operators should realise they are actually running a small business and begin to accumulate the means to expand, says an expert.

A man with a knack for saving

2014-07-15 07:43

Fin24 user Conrad Herion tells how he has managed to better himself, become a landlord and be on course to retire at 55 - all on a meagre teacher's salary.

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.


Retirement catch-up

2015-01-19 15:07

There's a high road, low road retirement scenario for a user, says an expert.

Five financial resolutions to stick to in 2015

2015-01-14 12:00

New Year's resolutions come and go, but one aspect of your life where you should try to change resolutions into habits is your finances.

Update your short-term insurance and save

2015-01-12 19:00

Just like visiting your dentist once a year to check that everything is still in order, you might also want to consider revising your investment, banking and insurance portfolios.

Investment could be too good to be true

2014-12-11 15:55

A Fin24 user is looking for a good investment for a period of two years and has an option of a guaranteed return of 11%.

Take care of emotional side of retirement

2014-11-10 06:00

Retirement is an unnatural condition and the worst thing you can do is withdraw and become disengaged, according to an expert.

5 tips for saving

2014-10-26 14:14

It’s never too late to start saving. Use these five tips to get started.

Resigning to access retirement savings

2014-10-15 16:39

A Fin24 user says he is forced to resign from his job so that he can withdraw money from his retirement savings.

Looking for inflation-beating investments

2014-09-15 15:22

Advice for a Fin24 user who is looking for inflation-beating savings or investment options.

What you need for a bond application

2014-08-26 16:48

A Fin24 user is saving to buy his first property and wants to know banks' criteria for successful bond applications.

Singapore to reform pension saving scheme

2014-08-18 10:19

Singapore will reform its mandatory retirement savings scheme to provide greater support to low-income pensioners, in response to growing public criticism.

Flexible new savings product launched

2014-08-13 18:23

Old Mutual has launched a flexible new savings product, which provides for customers’ long and short term needs.

Gloves off when talking to money

2014-08-07 14:56

A Fin24 user has decided to give money a piece of her mind as she is tired of being a slave to it.

Saving on investment fees and more

2014-08-05 19:33

Reviewing your financial position on a regular basis means taking an in-depth look at your assets and liabilities.

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.

Disregard of interest rate impact deplored

2014-08-01 14:41

A Fin24 user protests what he sees as disregard of the broader impact of increased interest rates on those who cannot yet say "bring it on" with a smile.

Investment portfolios explained

2014-07-31 14:07

Choosing savings and investment products can seem like being confronted with an endless universe of options. FutureGuide demystifies.

Go solar and save

2014-07-31 09:23

Households may have to examine alternative forms of energy after Eskom has been given permission to raise electricity prices above the 8% previously granted.

OneRandMan inspires budgeting advice

2014-07-27 15:55

Fin24 has been following the OneRandMan closely during Savings Month. Now we ask a Sanlam expert to give advice on a few questions related to his story.

Taxi's are a viable SME

2014-07-21 10:26

Minibus taxi operators should realise they are actually running a small business, says an expert.

OneRandMan: I can now see how I waste

2014-07-15 12:38

The OneRandMan gives Fin24 an update about living life R1 at a time with a Tupperware wallet, and how this has changed his thoughts on money.

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.

Why are we so crap with money?

2014-07-10 09:36

South Africans are notoriously bad with managing money. Most of us are in debt and hardly any of us save.

Retirement fund shocker

2014-07-08 07:09

Trustees oversee billions yet often aren't up for the job, says Steven Nathan.

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