ARTICLES RELATING TO PERSONAL FINANCE

OPINION: No one gets rich just by cutting personal spending

2020-01-14 05:00

If you follow three simple rules, you can ignore the rest of the world's stupidest beliefs about money, says Barry Ritholtz.

'I told myself it's not my money, yet': This woman saved R23 400 in small change in a year

2020-01-04 08:45

Student Sandisiwe Msomi saved R23 400 in small change over a year, which she will now use to pay for the registration fees of her second academic year.

Humans have longer life expectancy - but their money might not

2019-12-16 10:03

One of the consequences of people increasingly living longer, is that it has changed the number of working years compared to those spent in retirement. Here's how not to outlive your capital, according to the experts.

5 steps to building your wealth

2019-10-24 13:50

Constructing a financial plan can be quite overwhelming. Compartmentalising the various aspects required to manage this process can make it easier – and more successful.

This group of South Africans went from poverty to wealth in 10 years, a new study shows

2019-09-18 05:00

A group of half a million people bypassed the middle class.

It’s never too late to save for retirement

2019-08-06 16:49

We need to throw out outdated views about retirement, writes investment expert Simon Brown. Starting with the idea that you can be too late in building wealth and financial independence.

How to use your bond for bigger savings

2019-07-31 07:00

Many SA homeowners are missing out on the benefits of saving by paying an additional amount off their bond every month, says the CEO of BetterBond.

9 steps you can take when you can't afford your debt

2019-07-26 15:24

Many people are drowning in debt and don’t see a way out but there’s hope.

How I got myself R400K deep in debt – and why you shouldn’t

2019-07-16 15:04

Most people make the mistake of thinking that simply because they qualify for credit, they should take it.

How my R85k gift to my aunt for raising me crippled my finances for 7 years

2019-06-25 16:11

She decided to focus solemnly on her debt and achieve her dream.

 

Pension fund, provident fund, retirement annuity - what's the difference?

2020-01-06 22:07

One of the most commonly asked retirement questions is, what is the difference between a pension fund, a provident fund and a retirement annuity fund, says a financial expert.

OPINION: 5 questions investment companies wish you'd ask (and 5 they'd rather you didn't)

2019-12-24 12:42

Sithembiso Mlonyeni and Warren Buchanan offer tips on what questions to ask in order to help your client relationship manager better assist you.

Will you be 'financially cheating' on your family and friends over the festive season?

2019-12-03 18:56

South Africans are heavily affected by financial stress and pressure can mount during the festive season.

Here’s a realistic savings plan

2019-09-30 15:18

Tips to help you make wiser financial decisions.

Sure you can't save more?

2019-09-05 11:10

Given the current economic environment, it is simply too difficult to save more, right? But your future retired self will thank you for every extra cent that you manage to put away. And the first steps to increased savings are basic.

Tax tips for pensioners

2019-08-06 06:01

The impact of taxes is just as important to consider after retirement as it is while saving for retirement, says an expert at Hobbs Sinclair.

Tactics used by tenants from hell - and how to deal with them

2019-07-30 07:00

Sooner or later, a landlord will likely face the scenario every property owner dreads -namely, the tenant from hell, says attorney Simon Dippenaar.

10 practical ways to become a better saver

2019-07-21 16:56

South Africans are not saving enough and only 6% of them will be able to maintain their standard of living after retirement.

Local man shares how he managed to survive black tax and save towards his goals

2019-07-02 12:26

He saw that his parents were not good with money and this had an impact on his relationship with money.

'Rich Dad Poor Dad' author warns South Africans of 'biggest financial bubble' ahead

2019-06-01 08:00

"The biggest financial bubble" could send the US dollar - and the rand - on the same path as the "Zim dollar", bestselling author Robert Kiyosaki tells Fin24.

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