Personal Finance

June 23, 2017

Robo-advice the way of the future?

Robots are able to recommend investment funds according to your timeline, risk appetite and savings goal, writes Angelique Ruzicka.
June 23, 2017

5 telemedicine platforms that could cut your medical bills

Telemedicine is bound to change the way in which we will deal with our medical practitioners in the future.
June 15, 2017

Is retiring on a cruise ship an option?

Living a life of luxury on the sea may be cheaper than paying for a flat or townhouse in a retirement village, writes Angelique Ruzicka.
June 13, 2017

Investors may lose millions in suspect scheme

The Financial Services Board has confirmed that Profit Trading, which continues to operate, never placed any trades, writes Maya Fisher-French
June 14, 2017

Are retail savings bonds still a good investment

Although they should not be solely relied upon, retail savings bonds do provide guarantees, whereas equities don’t offer the same in times of trouble, writes Angelique Ruzicka.
June 7, 2017

A look at FNB's new banking costs

Last week FNB released its price review for July 1 with a few tweaks and changes, and two new product offerings. Maya Fisher-French unpacks the details
June 7, 2017

6 ways to earn an extra income

Use your spare time to make money to pay off debt or for savings, writes Angelique Ruzicka.
June 3, 2017

South Africa’s first WhatsApp drama launches with all-star cast

South Africa’s first WhatsApp drama launches with all-star cast. With a stellar scriptwriter and famous cast, you won’t want to miss a message
June 2, 2017

How to afford a gifted child

Having a gifted child can put a strain on the finances. Angelique Ruzicka explores the issue.
June 2, 2017

GM pulls out - Here's what what it means for you

With General Motors exiting SA, Angelique Ruzicka tries to establish how it affects the motorists who have bought or are considering buying Chevrolet, Isuzu and Opel vehicles
May 30, 2017

Reader falls victim to Profit Trading forex scheme

Des wrote to City Press after being defrauded by forex trading company Profit Trading, a business that claimed to invest clients’ money into an automated forex trading system. The company appears to have closed down, with the founder unreachable and investors unable to access their funds. Maya Fisher-French investigates
May 27, 2017

Stressed about money

Partly as a result of our lifestyle choices, the middle class is becoming ever more financially overextended, writes Maya Fisher-French
May 26, 2017

Can savers & spenders get married

It’s vital to be upfront about your financial situation before you dive into a long-term relationship, writes Angelique Ruzicka.
May 26, 2017

Gambling: How to get help as addiction worsens

The odds are rarely in your favour when you play the game of chance, and you may even lose your family and friends, writes Angelique Ruzicka.
May 26, 2017

Buy-aid vs bank rewards

I have to confess that the concept of a buy-aid scheme is new to me; yet, it is an industry with a turnover of well over a billion rand and annually pays out in the region of R130 million in bonuses to members.
May 26, 2017

Will buying ‘SA’ save you money?

There are many reasons to buy locally produced products, writes Angelique Ruzicka.
May 26, 2017

Save as you spend

Here’s a no-paperwork, no-sacrifice, no-fee, tax-free savings account, writes Maya Fisher-French.
May 26, 2017

Beware of cowboy builders

Your smooth-talking builder may promise you the world, but you could end up in a world of pain, writes Angelique Ruzicka.
May 26, 2017

If you fall behind on maintenance payments your payments may be at risk

One of the main benefits of a retirement fund is that your investment is protected from creditors, that is, unless you fall behind on your maintenance payments.
May 12, 2017

Can you afford to retire in luxury?

Brochures may highlight the benefits of the luxury retirement village you have your eyes on. But will you be able to afford it and will it provide you with what you’ll need, asks Angelique Ruzicka.
May 26, 2017

Why cost is not always a hurdle

According to figures published by the Consumer Credit Panel in the US, a student who leaves college with a $100 000 (R1.3 million) student loan is twice as likely to repay that debt than a student who leaves with less than $5 000 in debt.
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June 25 2017