ARTICLES RELATING TO RETIREMENT ANNUITIES

What makes an exceptional retirement fund trustee

2018-02-21 18:30

It is vital that trustees of retirement funds understand the nature of their responsibility. Key to this is a clear, concise description of the expectations and goals of the stakeholders.

Saving for retirement: How do I know if I am on track?

2018-02-09 13:58

Donna Barnes, head of direct channel at Nedgroup Investments, discusses four ways in which you can ensure that you are on track with your retirement savings.

Expert explains earlier tax diversifying view

2018-01-19 13:21

In reaction to a personal finance article on how to save on tax by diversifying on retirement savings, a Fin24 user raises some aspects with which he does not agree.

Have you saved enough for retirement?

2018-01-15 14:48

Knowing whether you have saved enough for retirement is one of the primary causes of financial anxiety for pre-retirement investors, explains an expert.

Thou shalt invest as prescribed

2017-08-07 15:37

The ANC is considering forcing all fund mangers in the country to invest in prescribed assets i.e. government-approved instruments. How would this affect those with pension funds?

Does the taxman help you save for retirement?

2017-02-24 11:01

Tax-free savings products were introduced two years ago while retirement annuities have been around for decades. How do they measure up in terms of helping you to save for your golden years?

Best-kept secret: Direct shares in your retirement annuity

2017-02-20 11:06

There are tax benefits if you structure your retirement annuity in a certain way, explains finweek contributor Schalk Louw.

Retirement Guide: Part 5

2016-11-23 11:55

Jeanette Marais, director of distribution and client service at Allan Gray, answers questions about retirement annuities in Part 5 of our Retirement Guide.

Zuma signs law to appease provident fund members

2016-05-24 10:26

President Jacob Zuma has signed the Revenue Laws Amendment Act into law to postpone annuitisation for provident funds, the National Treasury has announced.

Retirement annuity is not a dirty word

2015-10-30 07:50

The new generation RAs which are backed by unit trusts are a lot more transparent and don’t charge you upfront commissions.

 

The advantages of investing in a retirement annuity

2018-02-16 15:10

A retirement annuity offers more than just a tax-efficient way to save for your old age.

When not to use a tax-free account

2018-02-05 14:24

In some cases a tax-free savings account may not be the ideal solution for you. Consider the experts’ advice below before rushing off to open one.

Are you maximising your tax savings this RA season?

2018-01-16 10:24

PSG Wealth’s David Chard answers some of the key questions investors have when it comes to investing in an retirement annuity.

New retirement fund rules to better protect consumers

2017-08-28 09:27

National Treasury has gazetted new retirement fund regulations that will ensure members of retirement funds get good value for their savings and be able to retire comfortably.

Limit your payments to the taxman

2017-07-29 14:21

By increasing your retirement fund contributions, you can lower the amount of money you need to pay to the South African Revenue Service.

Regulation 28 and the growth of your RA

2017-02-23 13:16

There was much debate in 2011 when Treasury decided retirement annuities also have to comply with some regulations of the Pension Funds Act. But in turbulent times this factor is often a blessing in disguise.

How to pick the right retirement annuity

2017-02-02 10:59

Traditional retirement annuities are notoriously inflexible and it is difficult for the investor to find out what fees they are paying. But this is not the case with new-generation Linked Investment Platforms.

Find out where 40% of your retirement investment could be going

2016-08-16 12:04

In an exclusive interview on the 19th of August 8AM, we talk to 10X CEO Steven Nathan about the effects your fees actually have on your retirement investment.

Take advantage of 'RA season'

2016-02-16 12:56

Tax payers will get the chance this February to reduce their income tax by making a top-up contribution to their retirement annuity.

5 key things to know about a RA (Part 1)

2015-10-28 12:27

Before you sign that contract, here are a few things you need to know when getting a Retirement Annuity plan.

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