Accessing your pension fund early is like stealing from your future

2019-05-11 08:00

Many South Africans decide to access their pension benefits before retirement without understanding the effects early withdrawals will have, warns an expert.

You'll face two choices at retirement - here's how to sift through your options

2019-05-04 11:30

What you end up doing with your retirement nest egg is one of the most critical financial decisions of your life, as your choice you make will determine your lifestyle for the next 25 to 30 years, says Coronation Investment Specialist Christo Lineveldt.

Cosatu wants Mboweni to take his own advice and retire

2019-04-24 11:19

South Africa’s largest labour federation, Cosatu, wants Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to practice what he preaches, and retire. That may not be because he’s too old, but rather that they just don’t like him.

New retirement cost disclosure standard could be game-changer - expert

2019-04-07 10:35

The retirement savings cost disclosure standard, which came into effect on March 1, aims to assist employers or trustees to compare retirement fund quotations.

What’s your number? 3 ways to calculate how much you need to retire at any age

2019-03-28 05:00

Spoiler alert – it’s probably more than you think, says Elian Wiener.

The sooner you start saving, the better

2019-03-20 11:03

How much should you save now to financially secure your future? When it comes to investing, putting a little bit away now can go a long way.

3 ways to maximise your retirement savings

2019-03-17 10:50

Maximising your contributions or making a lump sum payment towards your pension, provident or retirement annuity is the most efficient way to minimise the impact of rising taxes while building long term capital, says Regard Budler, head of product solutions at Momentum Corporate.

Futureproof your retirement - a survival guide

2019-03-02 07:00

Market fluctuations, fraudulent dealings and massive economic downturns can threaten your nest egg - but you can protect it, says Duane Naicker.

You can invest in direct shares within you RA

2019-02-22 10:41

PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw explains how you can structure your RA in such a way that you can invest in direct shares – and what the advantages are.

MONEY CLINIC: Help! What can I do to beef up my retirement savings?

2019-02-12 06:00

Have a money problem that needs solving? Fin24 can help! This month our focus is on savings and how to better manage your budget. Send your question to or find the Money Clinic box on the right of our homepage.


Making retirement contributions meaningful

2019-05-05 19:45

Most working South Africans rely on the money saved in their employer's retirement fund to provide them with an income in retirement.

4 important questions to ask about your retirement

2019-04-29 11:11

It is important to decide at what age you would like to retire to ensure that you have contributed enough, says a wealth manager at FNB.

So you want to retire early, but can you afford it?

2019-04-12 13:19

While the prospect of early retirement might be very enticing, the majority of South Africans simply can't afford it. Personal finance expert Tristan Naidoo offers a few tips.

Cyber security a major blind spot in retirement fund industry - expert

2019-04-05 16:21

Cyber security is a major blind spot in the retirement fund industry, according to Viresh Maharaj, chief executive at Sanlam Corporate: Sales & Marketing.

A software developer who retired in his 30s says he went back to work less than 2 years later because the free time didn't make him any happier

2019-03-25 12:08

An early retiree went back to work because he missed three things during early retirement: human connection, work fulfillment, and money.

Can your savings last forever? 3 retirement myths that could be costing you

2019-03-02 11:32

One rule of thumb says that if you can live on 5% of your assets each year and if they are managed properly, your savings should last you forever, says Nic Horn, director and regional head in Durban of Citadel.

Rethinking retirement

2019-02-28 08:40

Generally, we work so that we can have enough money for retirement. But what if you actually started living more simply so that you could afford to retire earlier, and more easily?

Here's the 7-step strategy one guy used to become a self-made millionaire and retire at 30

2019-02-20 12:34

Self-made millionaire Grant Sabatier retired early at 30 with a nest egg of R17.7 million using a seven-step strategy. It could work for you.

She may be 65 but retirement is not on the agenda for Oprah

2019-02-06 13:55

The media mogul plans to work until she can.

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