Saving in a rising interest rate environment

2015-11-22 13:30

South Africans are already under financial pressure and an expert suggests what is important to keep in mind about the impact of interest rate hikes on savings.

Where to invest year-end savings?

2015-11-18 08:08

As the year draws to a close, many investors are meeting with their financial advisers to decide how their savings should be invested. Our experts share possible investment options.

8 keys to wealth and prosperity

2015-11-06 07:00

Unless you value building wealth more than buying depreciating consumables, financial independence is probably only a fantasy, says Dr John Demartini.

Time to stress-test your finances

2015-11-01 15:05

Interest rates have risen by 100 basis points over the past three years, which means many household budgets are becoming decidedly stretched.

Retirement savings: What you need to know

2015-10-13 13:43

When planning for retirement, it's important to choose the right savings vehicle to get the full benefit of your investment.

How to survive Christmas

2015-10-04 15:41

There are 82 days left before Christmas and if you want to survive it without your wallet taking a pounding, now is the time to start planning.

Stop making 'shopping' a hobby

2015-09-23 08:42

Too much month at the end of your money? Columnist, Cath Jenkins, shares her top tips on getting your bank balance to be stonger than the rand.

Five tips to cover your child's education

2015-08-31 16:26

Having a baby has financial implications too and most new and future parents need to start saving straight away, says an Absa expert.

Survey shows only 55% of South Africans think it's important to save money

We speak to Wonga SA's Craig Whittaker about the company's recently conducted customer survey. Watch.

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Challenges of the sandwich generation

2015-08-03 07:49

Not saving for your children’s education because you’re also supporting aged parents will result in an uneducated generation which is less able to find work, warns an expert.


Don't procrastinate when it comes to saving

2015-11-19 08:05

Procrastination is the thief of time. Consumers often fall into the trap of thinking they have more than enough time to start saving.

ADVERTORIAL: Just how saving-savvy are you?

2015-11-13 15:48

Had any idea that it’s now possible to invest your money and enjoy the proceeds tax-free?

The perfect tax-free savings account?

2015-11-06 07:00

This year, there was a great deal of excitement among retail investors with the launch of tax-free savings accounts in the market. finweek looks at the advantages of one such savings account.

The great savings debate: Retirement vs education

2015-10-28 15:51

South Africans have a poor savings culture. Besides saving for retirement, saving for the education of one's children is another challenge. Experts share on how to strike a balance.

German savings banks may face profit slump

2015-10-09 15:24

Germany’s savings banks may see earnings fall over five years, pressured by rising competition and low interest rates.

Pension increases keep beating inflation

2015-09-24 18:30

BankservAfrica data on pensions continues to show that pension increases are outpacing inflation, with growth of 3.8% after inflation is taken into account.

Higher SA rates to pile on debt pressures, dent saving

2015-09-11 16:42

Looming interest rate hikes will only make it harder for heavily indebted households to repay loans, leaving little extra money to set aside.

Salary increases better spent on retirement - expert

2015-08-19 18:03

Most employees use salary increases to improve their current lifestyle rather than to increase their retirement fund contribution, warns an expert.

Property ownership hinges on savings

2015-08-11 17:28

Those who don’t have savings in place but would like to purchase a property in future will need to make some financial adjustments to start putting money aside.

3 ways to make some extra cash

2015-08-02 15:12

The cost of everything is rising, but there are ways to alleviate the squeeze on your wallet, writes Maya Fisher-French

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