Personal Finance

January 17, 2018

Your 12-month financial plan

If you have decided that this is the year to get your spending under control, try this month-by-month plan so that your finances and admin are all up to date by the end of the year, writes Maya Fisher-French.
December 6, 2017

Escaping the debt trap

Maya Fisher-French spent an afternoon with debt counsellor Russell Dickerson and his client Oscar to understand how people fall into the debt trap, the tactics used by credit providers to keep their customers addicted to debt and how debt review can work, if done properly
December 5, 2017

Get fit & pay your kids' varsity

Discovery Life has launched its Global Education Protector insurance policy that could help cover your children’s education costs. Angelique Ruzicka takes a look at how it works
December 2, 2017

Getting divorced? Must you ... mediate or litigate?

During the annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, government and organisations campaign against gender-based violence.
December 2, 2017

How safe is our personal information?

The good news is that increased awareness about security means there are more technological advances for protecting our data, writes Maya Fisher-French.
November 28, 2017

Banking on your home for your retirement

If you don’t have a pension fund, or have very little savings to sustain you during your golden years, you may want to use your property to fund your retirement. Or you may feel that bricks and mortar feel safer than investing in stocks and shares.
November 28, 2017

How obesity can drain your money

Following on from World Diabetes Day (November 14), Angelique Ruzicka looks at the rate of obesity in SA, the connected illnesses that people suffer from and the consequences these diseases have on their pockets
November 25, 2017

Scary money mistakes

Halloween may be over, but there are still a lot of ghoulish money mistakes you can make that could keep you in the red for longer than you planned to be. Here are some common financial blunders and advice on how to avoid going down this scary path.
November 25, 2017

Don't be lured by card promotions

Store accounts can be useful, but be disciplined writes Angelique Ruzicka.
November 24, 2017

We have no policy to delay refunds – Sars

After publishing an article about a taxpayer who was hounded by the SA Revenue Service (Sars) for 49c, as well as about increased tax audits being conducted and delays in refunds, City Press was inundated with SMSes from readers.
November 23, 2017

Make #BlackFriday work for you, not against you

Remember, this marketing strategy is for you to buy stuff you weren’t planning on purchasing, so you need to go in with your own strategy to ensure Black Friday works for you, not the retailer or your credit card provider.
November 23, 2017

The value of bitcoin

While the value of one bitcoin may be hundreds of thousands of rands, is it really ‘worth’ much at all? Jacques Plaut discusses bitcoin.
November 15, 2017

Government pension fund changes its benefits

Children of GEPF members are the biggest winners in the improvement to benefits writes Maya Fisher-French
November 14, 2017

Will technology make life cover cheaper?

The aim of these new, technologically driven financial products is to come to the market with more competitive rates coupled with flexibility to provide solutions at an individual level.
November 14, 2017

Money in the letting game

Francois Janse van Rensburg, the author of Making Money Through Buy-to-Let, has built a successful property portfolio and now runs a property consulting business to mentor people who want to start investing in property.
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