ARTICLES RELATING TO SAVINGS

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.

8 points to clarify retirement reform

2014-07-07 06:00

An employee benefits specialist summarises retirement reform policies and takes a look at what National Treasury hopes they will achieve.

My retrenchment spree was premature

2014-07-02 07:54

Don't believe another job will fall into your lap when you've been laid off - and don't touch your retrenchment settlement, warns a Fin24 user.

Scenario planner advises financial emigration

2014-06-29 12:49

The chief executive of the Centre for Risk Analysis believes the middle class, as well as the agricultural sector, are likely to come under great financial pressure.

Inflation, poor returns eat into savings

2014-06-19 05:57

Far too many retirees run out of money, warns an expert, but choosing the right annuity can help overcome this obstacle, he says.

You only have six months left to start saving for the December holidays

2014-06-04 15:10

Booking holidays late in the year often means paying more, making them a pricey affair. Our advice? Start planning now!

Debt steals future earnings

2014-05-12 22:11

While South Africans have enjoyed the benefit of low interest rates for the past five years, most have not reduced their exposure to debt, warns an expert.

 

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.

Not your run-of-the-bill savings tips

2014-07-07 16:03

Unless we learn how to better manage our finances we will still find ourselves in the red every month, says Wilfred Moyo, investment and economic strategist at Metropolitan.

How to avoid the cash flow crunch

2014-07-04 06:00

A cash flow crunch often occurs in small businesses trying to balance cash coming in with cash going out. Watch this video to help you improve ...

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.

7 principles for building wealth

2014-06-26 16:53

An expert looks at 7 common threads that link the production and appreciation of a great wine to the principles underpinning the building of wealth.

You only have six months left to start saving for the December holidays

2014-06-05 17:30

Booking holidays late in the year often means paying more, making them a pricey affair. Our advice? Start planning now!

Stokvels worth about R25bn - report

2014-05-15 15:00

Stokvels are worth an estimated R25bn, according to a survey by market research company African Response.

Best savings plan for R3 000 a month

2014-05-09 19:23

A Fin24 user who started working after completing his studies is looking for the best way to save.

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