ARTICLES RELATING TO SAVINGS

SA falls short of national savings ‘pass rate' - index

2016-01-29 16:43

The Investec GIBS Savings Index has been launched to measure SA's state of savings against international counterparts, providing real facts about savings.

Junk status looms - what to do with your retirement funds

2016-01-11 15:00

Recent downgrades in South Africa’s sovereign credit rating led to many investors feeling anxious about their savings. Here are some pointers on safeguarding your portfolio.

Should your child pay rent?

2015-12-17 10:05

Preparing kids for the real world.

Naive consumers falling for marketing promises

2015-12-06 15:08

Much more needs to be done to make consumers more money savvy in order to protect them from "hordes of vultures out there", warns a debt expert.

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.

 

How to afford children and still thrive

2016-01-29 07:00

Certified financial planner Jillian Howard gives some pointers on how parents can plan their finances to ensure that their children don’t break the bank.

Why are SAns so crap with money?

2016-01-05 00:00

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

The majority of millennials have $1 000 or less in savings

2015-12-13 14:23

Most millennials do not have a cushion to fall back on in case of an emergency with just over 50% of them having less than $1 000 in savings, a survey finds.

Retirement reforms explained

2015-12-03 12:20

National Treasury plans to get South Africans to save enough for retirement, which will lead to more changes to pension and provident funds in March 2016.

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.

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