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51 days ago
Chasing market trends ‘destroys returns’
Chasing market trends ‘destroys returns’

The JSE shed 6.5 percent within two days of the Brexit announcement, leaving many investors unsure whether to weather the storm or move to cash.

51 days ago
South Africans are struggling – but they’re saving, too
South Africans are struggling – but they’re saving, too

If you rate your level of financial stress as “overwhelming” or “high”, you’re part of the two-thirds of the population feeling that way.

51 days ago
A budget is the first step to spending less and saving more
A budget is the first step to spending less and saving more

The first step towards financial security is to draw up a budget as part of a broader financial plan.

51 days ago
Dummies’ guide to the financial advice market
Dummies’ guide to the financial advice market
Financial Planning

Financial planners operate according to different models, which influence the range of investments on which they can provide advice.

51 days ago
You are the biggest risk to your investments
You are the biggest risk to your investments
Financial Planning

Many investors do not realise that they may be the biggest risk to their investment portfolio, a wealth analyst at AlphaWealth, ...

51 days ago
Proposed regulations aim to make advice fairer
Proposed regulations aim to make advice fairer

The Financial Services Board is carrying out a Retail Distribution Reviewto ensure that financial products and advice are ...

52 days ago
Contract employees’ contributions must be treated differently
Contract employees’ contributions must be treated differently

If you are employed by an organisation on a short-term contractual basis, your retirement fund contributions should be treated ...

52 days ago
Fund can delay paying benefit while criminal charges are investigated
Fund can delay paying benefit while criminal charges are investigated
Retirement

A retirement fund may delay paying out a withdrawal benefit pending the outcome of a criminal case into whether a member’s ...

53 days ago
In Personal Finance on 9 July
In Personal Finance on 9 July

Do financial advisers really give you independent advice?

58 days ago
Saving and investing: what’s the difference?
Saving and investing: what’s the difference?
Personal Finance News

You can be someone who saves diligently, yet you may never manage to accumulate wealth.

58 days ago
National Savings Month kicks off on positive note
National Savings Month kicks off on positive note

National Savings Month began this week with the acknowledgement that as South Africans we are saving, but not enough and ...

58 days ago
10-point guide to filing your tax return
10-point guide to filing your tax return
Tax

Tax Season 2016 opened yesterday, which means you can officially complete and submit your income tax return.

58 days ago
Discovery bosses defend admin profits
Discovery bosses defend admin profits
Personal Finance

The heads of Discovery Health Medical Scheme and its administrator were questioned about the fees the scheme pays for administration ...

58 days ago
FNB adds Easy to eBucks
FNB adds Easy to eBucks
Banking

First National Bank has changed the rules of its leading rewards programme, eBucks. For the first time, its entry-level Easy account is included.

58 days ago
Withheld pension: fund loses case
Withheld pension: fund loses case

The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by a retirement fund against a High Court judgment supporting the discretion ...