Personal Finance

April 21, 2017

Vaping, the jury's out on its long-term effects

Despite being marketed as a safer alternative to smoking, many insurers equate e-cigarettes with the tobacco variety, writes Angelique Ruzicka.
April 21, 2017

Uber or drive? There’s an app for that

A new app is available that compares the cost of Uber to driving yourself. Maya Fisher-French interviewed the developer.
April 22, 2017

How to generate mega wealth

Accumulating R1bn in your lifetime is a very tall order, but whatever value of financial legacy you want to leave to your family, there are some basic principles to follow.
April 22, 2017

Is below-prime vehicle finance a good deal?

Borrowing money to buy a car can be expensive. Unless you have a perfect credit score, you’d be lucky to secure vehicle finance at the prime lending rate (10.5%). However, some dealerships charge more than this.
April 22, 2017

How much is satellite TV really costing you?

When actuary Vinesh Maharaj was considering whether to change his DStv subscription, he did what all maths nerds do – he drew up a spreadsheet to see how much DStv would cost him over the next 40 years.
April 15, 2017

Is it safe to buy time share?

With the April holidays in mind, you may be considering signing up for time share or a travel club. Before you commit, understand what it is you are committing to and don’t get caught up in the marketing hype, writes Angelique Ruzicka.
April 9, 2017

Surviving market turmoil

Maya Fisher-French looks into whether you should be hiding in cash.
April 9, 2017

Stress is making us sick

Over the past year, long-term insurers have experienced higher-than-expected claim ratios, especially when it comes to stress-related illnesses and death.
April 8, 2017

Don't be duped by restaurant rip-off tricks

As the cost of food and wages rise, eating out has become tricky as establishments try to make a profit, writes Angelique Ruzicka.
April 8, 2017

Consumer rights in the digital space

Ever more consumers are using online methods to apply for credit, debt counselling and to access credit reports, which is providing new channels for scammers and fraudulent operators.
April 4, 2017

Why your junk could pay your debt

Selling antique furniture or jewellery is a good way to get out of financial trouble, writes Angelique Ruzicka
March 24, 2017

Better safe than sorry

A City Press reader was recently scammed out of R3 000 when she chatted on Facebook with someone she believed to be a Vodacom agent.
March 19, 2017

How accessible is free legal insurance

If you are unable to afford an attorney, there are options for you, writes Angelique Ruzicka.
March 24, 2017

Tax-free savings make a difference

If you are younger than 35, investing in a tax-free savings account (TFSA) is a “no-brainer”, says Charles Savage, the CEO of Purple Capital, which owns the low-cost online brokerage company EasyEquities.
March 18, 2017

What does it mean to have your car written off?

If you crash and your car is damaged beyond repair, you may well find yourself out of pocket, writes Maya Fisher-French
March 17, 2017

Why we fall for scams

Our need to believe in miracles and magic makes us susceptible to tricksters. writes Maya Fisher-French
March 17, 2017

Should you use your bonus to pay your bills upfront?

Using extra money for that expensive holiday might end up costing you in the long run, writes Angelique Ruzicka.
March 17, 2017

Why reward programmes may be a waste of your money

Sometimes the benefits you get out of a scheme don’t outweigh the costs, writes Angelique Ruzicka.
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