ARTICLES RELATING TO PERSONAL FINANCE

Saving in offshore investments

2018-07-18 11:00

There’s no harm in broadening your investment horizons by asking your financial adviser or portfolio manager what options are available to you in terms of offshore investments.

Mapping your savings journey

2018-07-10 14:52

Depending on your future financial needs, and the amount of time you require to save sufficiently for them, make sure you plan your savings strategy accordingly.

Save! Before it’s too late!

2018-07-03 11:59

When it comes to saving, it’s simple: start today. No matter how much you save, countless studies have shown that the earlier you start, the more comfortable your retirement will be.

Help employees save, companies urged

2018-06-27 18:02

As it launched Savings Month, the South African Savings Institute has challenged employers to assist cash-strapped employees to save money.

How to make your retirement savings last: common myths debunked

2018-05-31 11:16

There are many risks that need to be overcome to ensure that retirement savings last, says Allan Gray’s Shaun Duddy, including longevity, inflation and investment risk.

Your home office could be tax-deductible

2018-05-24 13:02

Government has, over the years, come up with a few tax incentives designed to promote employment, boost SMEs and promote scientific and tech innovation.

Insurance: What is the difference between voidance and cancellation?

2018-05-21 12:17

Insurance is a contract and consumers must understand their obligations when they enter into it, says Nthabiseng Moloi, head of marketing and brand at MiWay.

10 smart questions to ask when insuring your car

2018-05-15 07:57

Cheaper vehicle insurance is not necessarily the better option, according to the Automobile Association. Here are 10 financially smart questions you need to ask when choosing an insurer.

How to tackle debt

2018-05-10 14:15

South Africa’s credit-active consumers have R1.7tr in combined debt. The experts explain how to get out of the red, and how to avoid taking on bad debt.

Western Cape Funding Fair lending a hand to small business

2018-05-08 13:53

Entrepreneurs in the Western Cape once again have the opportunity to engage with potential investors and take part in business masterclasses.

 

Take a financial wellness day off

2018-07-17 16:38

Not all companies have caught on to the impact of financial stress on their employees, according to Lettie Mzwinila, business development manager at Allan Gray.

Breaking bad money habits

2018-07-04 10:19

Not everyone is a natural-born savvy saver, and sometimes just paying the bills and not using your credit card is a win for the month. But taking control of your finances can start simply.

#SavingsMonth: Can this viral 52-week plan work?

2018-07-02 13:37

Financial planners weigh in on whether a savings plan which has gone viral on social media could in fact work.

Get WalletWise with Iketsetse Zenzele

2018-06-19 10:08

Catch the radio drama series that’s packed with money tips and clever tricks to improve your banking experience

Half of South Africans under 35 don't know what a unit trust is — but 16% have funeral cover

2018-05-25 12:00

Pitches for (largely irrelevant) insurance are hitting home, but not only are young people not saving, they're not even familiar with common savings vehicles.

Tips for SMEs expanding into Africa

2018-05-23 16:40

More South African small and medium enterprise owners should be encouraged to look at how they could expand their operations into the rest of the continent.

Cost of living causing more generations to live together

2018-05-19 13:30

There is growing popularity for multiple generations to live together, says an estate agent.

How to get out and stay out of debt

2018-05-11 14:59

There are spending habits you can control and strategies you can follow to stop digging yourself into a hole.

Offshore short-term rentals: look before you jump

2018-05-08 15:43

Investors looking to buy a property offshore can potentially recoup their money faster through short-term rentals, while earning income in a foreign currency.

Buying a house? Here are four things you should consider

2018-05-08 06:53

Before buying a home, there are four key issues first-time buyers should be mindful of, says a home loan expert.

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