Index-tracking investments, designed to give you a simple, cheap way to “buy the market”, are growing by the day. The variety of funds on offer means you need to know at least the basics to make an informed choice. Personal Finance explores the different funds that passively track a market index and how to navigate the options.

Also in this Saturday’s edition:

* Innovative new product tackles the risks of living annuities for retirees.

* Where there’s a will, there’s a way forward after the death of a loved one.

Personal Finance is published every Saturday in the Pretoria News Weekend, the Saturday Star, The Independent on Saturday and the Weekend Argus.