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Buying off-plan: what you should know

Buying a property off-plan means buying home that doesn’t yet exist. There are pitfalls, so do your homework.

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The sectional title advantage when buying off-plan

It’s complicated, but sectional title is a good option if you are buying a home off-plan.

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In Personal Finance on 28 March

FSB acts to prevent you from becoming a victim of churning of life assurance policies

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Financial Planner of the Year entries close 27 March
March 20 2015 at 18:33

Entries for prestigious Financial Planner of the Year competition extended to Friday, March 27

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What’s in Personal Finance this weekend
March 19 2015 at 14:45

We look at a possible freeing up of pension money in unclaimed benefit funds, what the amendments to the National Credit Act mean for you, and issues you face at retirement.

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Making sense of the active-passive debate
March 19 2015 at 14:02

Will index-tracking investments spell the end of the active manager? We unpack the for-and-against arguments in a debate that has significant implications for the investment industry.

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CGT and the home office
March 19 2015 at 13:55

There is a tax sting in the tail when it comes to selling a primary residence that has been used for purposes of trade.

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Low-risk income provider
March 19 2015 at 13:52

Interview with Mark le Roux, co-manager of the Coronation Strategic Income Fund

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Income protection tax change likely to affect your salary, benefits
March 13 2015 at 19:08

Tax break on the premiums falls away, but any payout will be tax-free

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Income protection: are you overinsured?
March 13 2015 at 19:04

You might be overinsured now that income protection benefits are tax-free.

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Income protection premiums may rise
March 13 2015 at 19:02

Premiums on income replacement policies could increase in a few years as a result of the tax change that became effective in March, some assurers warn.

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Low-cost medical scheme option mooted
March 13 2015 at 19:01

Medical schemes regulator considering allowing schemes to develop low-cost options that offer only primary healthcare benefits

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How to share in inflation-beating returns
March 13 2015 at 18:44

Unit trusts that invest mainly in listed shares are one of the best vehicles for earning above-inflation returns, but you must be prepared to ride out periods of poor performance.

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