Personal Finance

February 13, 2017

5 Ways to save on a date without looking stingy

Angelique Ruzicka gives you a guide to giving your date an inexpensive treat.
February 13, 2017

Who pays on Valentine's Day?

As women become more financially independent, will the rules change around who spoils whom on Valentine’s Day?
February 13, 2017

5 Ways to save on a date without looking stingy

Angelique Ruzicka gives you a guide to giving your date an inexpensive treat.
February 11, 2017

Should you move to a new bank?

If you have stayed loyal to your bank for a few years you may be paying too much in account fees. But the good news is that competition among the big four banks and Capitec is fierce.
February 11, 2017

SatrixNow: No-minimum, low-cost investing

Maya Fisher-French review the SatrixNow offering
February 9, 2017

Pick n Pay launches Smart Shopper credit facility

Pick n Pay is launching a credit facility that can be accessed through your existing Smart Shopper card, which gives you up to 55 days to pay back the money you borrow before the interest (21%) kicks in.
February 10, 2017

Why are we not getting ahead?

While we are getting our debts under control, we are not investing in wealth-creating assets, writes Maya Fisher-French
January 29, 2017

Can cash crusaders sell my lay-by item?

I placed a lay-by on a plasma TV and entertainment stand at Cash Crusaders in Phuthaditjhaba in the Free State on January 13 this year. To my horror and disappointment, the unit was sold.
January 29, 2017

Where can I go to draft a will?

One of my New Year resolutions is to get a will drafted, but I am not sure where to go to get one.
January 29, 2017

Investing in shares for 2017

If you are planning on investing this year, be prepared for some big price movements in the share market.
January 25, 2017

Play the credit card providers at their own game

Credit cards are not necessarily instruments of evil, writes Maya Fisher-French
January 25, 2017

Buying an investment property

For anyone considering buying an investment property, the good news is that we could be seeing the first signs of improvement for rental yields after several years of weak performance. managing tenants property versus shares
January 24, 2017

Know your rights when it comes to gym contracts

Before you sign on the dotted line of your gym contract, make sure you are familiar with the terms and conditions
January 20, 2017

Improve your financial literacy with these programmes

As you start off the new year, the best gift you can give yourself is that of financial literacy, which should help you understand and manage your finances better. Neesa Moodley reports
January 20, 2017

How to stick to your financial resolutions

Financial change starts one step at a time and it is certainly not something we achieve overnight. The secret to a successful resolution is to keep it simple and to break it down to something manageable.
January 17, 2017

How to return unwanted gifts

Are you scratching your head about what to do with that sinister-looking garden gnome you got from a friend at Christmas? Or perhaps there’s nothing wrong with the gift you got – you just don’t like it.
December 21, 2016

How not to blow Xmas budget

Christmas can be costly, especially when it comes to festive food. But with a bit of savvy shopping and cooking, you don’t have to go into debt to pay for dinner.
December 21, 2016

Should debt be your only priority when you get a bonus?

Conventional wisdom suggests that you should use your annual bonus to settle your outstanding debt. The problem is that if we continually use our windfalls to pay for past expenditure, we never reach a point where we are accumulating assets.
December 12, 2016

Access to the stock market for just R100

After fielding numerous calls from listeners on Gareth Cliff’s CliffCentral show, Anthea Gardner, managing partner at Cartesian Capital, realised there was a definite gap in the market for people who wanted to invest small amounts.
December 12, 2016

The story of a scam

‘I never thought it would happen to me. I thought I was fairly financially astute. How wrong I was,” Gillian says about her experience of being fleeced of hundreds of thousands of rands in a Ponzi scheme.
December 9, 2016

Have we made it too easy to dispute debit orders?

Many bank customers are using the debit order dispute resolution system to cancel legitimate debit orders to manage their cash flow, writes Maya Fisher-French.
December 9, 2016

Will your employer provide benefits?

Should companies provide employee benefits such as life cover and retirement funding for their staff? Maya Fisher-French reports.
December 7, 2016

New year is the busiest season for debt rescue firms. Don’t fall into the trap

With shopping malls expected to be filled to the brim this December, many people are about to splurge on Christmas shopping, plunging themselves into debt by purchasing expensive gifts for loved ones.
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February 26 2017