Personal Finance

July 10, 2019

Preparing for the 2019 tax season

Filing season for provisional taxpayers is upon us. Here is a step-by-step guide to help make eFiling as painless an exercise as possible.
July 7, 2019

#CrazyWaysToSave: Money tips from ordinary South Africans

South Africans weigh in on saving, and the ways that they choose to do it, from apps, to notice accounts.
July 9, 2019

Tips and the importance of saving

With July being dubbed Savings Month, Mapalo Makhu looks at why it is important to save and what your options are
July 12, 2019

How to work out your power costs and save

In these tough economic times, we need to start using energy more efficiently for our wallets and for the planet, writes Michael Franze.
July 2, 2019

The ins and outs of a retirement annuity

It’s important to understand which RA will suit your lifestyle, writes Mapalu Makhu.
July 2, 2019

Pros and cons of a business bank account

Before you incorporate your business, investigate the costs involved, writes Maya Fisher-French
July 3, 2019

Insurance: Why we pay excess

City Press reader Sipho asks: “Why must I pay excess when I already pay my insurance premium every month?”
July 7, 2019

Shopping for a home loan will not affect your credit record

Readers ask Maya Fisher-French a range of question, from divorce and retirement funds to paying off debt and foreign investing
June 25, 2019

Car versus home insurance. Which is more important?

City Press reader Pam from the Eastern Cape has the following question:.
June 21, 2019

City Press’ personal finance writer wins award for excellence

City Press personal finance writer Maya Fisher-French has taken home the Sanlam Award for excellence in financial journalism for the second year in a row in the consumer financial education category.
June 20, 2019

How to give your child the retirement you wish you had

Investing long term in a TFSA with growth assets can set up your child up to retire a millionaire, writes Maya Fisher-French.
June 20, 2019

Finding the best student account

The more traditional banks offer accounts tailored to young people and students. Some require you to be a full-time student, while others simply look at your age as a qualifying criteria.
June 20, 2019

Costs to consider before having a baby

Having kids can be an amazing and fulfilling experience, but believe me, it comes with a lot more than just the beautiful nursery and the cute clothes; having a baby comes with many costs and decisions that impact your overall finances, and often we underestimate these costs and decisions
June 16, 2019

Be smart, keep your car insured

Insurance is no longer a luxury, but a necessity that no one can afford to be without.
June 18, 2019

Why do insurers turn down claims? And what can you do about it?

Media coverage around disallowed claims by life insurers has tarnished the industry.
June 16, 2019

‘I got out of debt in 6 months’: This is how Samke took control of her life

In this week’s episode of the My Money My Lifestyle podcast, Money Makeover winner Samke chats to Maya Fisher-French and Mapalo Makhu about struggling with debt from her first paycheque and how she achieved her goal of being debt-free.
June 12, 2019

Protecting your biggest asset

Your physical ability to earn an income is your biggest asset, yet many South Africans don’t protect their future earnings.
June 11, 2019

Boost your credit score

When it comes to buying a house or car, a bank would consider your affordability as well as your credit score.
June 9, 2019

Does it make sense to switch your life cover?

Does your life policy have a surrender value and what happens to all those premiums you paid if you switch to another provider?.
June 2, 2019

Jargon-busting life insurance – do we really need all this stuff?

Life insurance is the easy part – you die, you get paid, but what about all those other insurances that we are told we need, like income protection, disability lump sum insurance and critical illness? What do they mean and when do we need them?
June 2, 2019

Security breach at credit bureaus

Between 2015 and last year, more than 84 000 consumer profiles were compromised by a massive ID fraud syndicate.
June 2, 2019

No more pension 'debt' on divorce

With very little fanfare, an important piece of legislation came into effect last week regarding the calculation of divorce benefits for members of the Government Employees’ Pension Fund (GEPF).
June 2, 2019

What is the Fire movement, and how can you get on board?

The Fire (financial independence, retire early) movement is a lifestyle movement whose main goal is financial independence and retiring at an age well below what many people would consider normal.
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July 14 2019