When to cash in on cash

2019-09-09 16:35

Storing a cash pile under your bed isn’t a good idea, but having cash available for uncertain times or expensive occurrences is essential. After all, markets do crash and unexpected life events can happen.

We used Cash Crusaders' online matchmaking system to get more cash for selling old stuff

2019-01-26 07:33

Sound equipment from a wasted youth turned into cash-in-hand – with a fairly decent guarantee of the price thanks to an online selling system from the second-hand-goods chain.

Cash isn't king - especially for SA's poorest

2018-09-18 15:57

SA's consumers are literally cash-strapped, forking out billions in transaction fees - and often the country's poorest face the worst of it, lacking access to cheaper electronic facilities.

Capitalising on cash

2017-12-07 11:44

At times cash can be a valuable holding, enabling investors to take advantage of opportunities during periods of investor pessimism.

Should you convert your investments to cash?

2017-04-06 11:48

The recent rating downgrade has fuelled uncertainty and will affect the investment landscape for years to come. But experts warn that investors should keep a cool head.

More hoard cash due to economic uncertainties

2016-12-28 17:33

Britons are holding onto their cash in a sign that they may be hunkering down in the face of economic uncertainties, says the British Bankers Association.

Pension complaints balloon by about 10 000

2016-10-14 19:45

South Africa's Pension Funds Adjudicator has received almost 10 000 new complaints, indicating a lack of service excellence, says Muvhango Lukhaimane.

How to get a loan

2012-11-05 12:52

How do you convince your bank to lend you money? Helena Wasserman shares her tips.

Asset classes explained

2010-04-29 14:34

Fund managers often say the key to investment returns is a diversified portfolio across the different asset classes. So what is an asset class?

How to detox your finances

2009-09-07 12:58

Helena Wasserman says there isn't a quick, sexy way to financial freedom. It will mean less nice things, and more restraint.


The big heist: Where is Zimbabwe's cash going?

2018-11-04 10:01

Zimbabwe is currently going through serious shortages of literally everything from bottled water to bread - this at a time when deposits in Zimbabwean banks are at an all-time high.


2018-06-19 12:54

AN engineer sent to fix an ATM in Assam’s Tinsukia district in north western India last Monday was gobsmacked when he discovered the cash inside chewed, torn and now worthless.

WATCH: Prisoner filmed counting cash in his cell

A video circulating on social media, showing an offender counting money in his jail cell, has raised eyebrows. Watch.

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W(h)ither Zimbabwe

2017-01-08 07:44

Business executives and economists warn that 2017 will probably be worse for Zimbabwe than the financial difficulties, cash shortages and curtailed access to capital that were experienced in the country in 2016.

In defence of an oft-maligned asset class

2016-10-27 13:05

Most investors don’t think holding cash is worth it because the yields are low. But this “boring” asset class should definitely have a place in your portfolio.

Uber says cash payment won't spark further clashes

2016-05-26 12:43

Internet ride-sharing service Uber says it doesn’t expect its cash-payment option to spark further clashes with local metered taxi drivers.

How to start a stokvel

2012-01-31 12:50

Saving has never been so easy... so simple... so fashionable. Helena Wasserman tells us more.

Your child's future

2009-09-07 12:59

Made any financial plans to secure your child's future? Helena Wasserman walks us through it, step-by-step...

The R-word and you

2009-09-07 12:57

South Africa is on course for its first recession in seventeen years. Helena Wasserman tells us why.

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