Personal Finance

October 7, 2019

Can you make a living from direct selling?

Have you ever thought of signing up to sell make-up, health drinks or cleaning products to make some extra cash?
October 7, 2019

From security guard to property entrepreneur. How Howard secured his business for the future

By professionalising his room-to-let business, Howard created a base for a successful company – and along the way he saved almost R200 000 in interest over four years.
October 11, 2019

Are you selling your house at a loss?

It’s easy to get caught up in the emotion and simply look at the selling price versus the buying price and believe that you’re making money. But there’s more to it and it’s worth exploring.
October 11, 2019

Is direct selling a pyramid scheme?

There are few businesses that you can start from scratch with little capital and products to sell that are instantly recognisable. This is what makes direct selling, also known as multilevel marketing (MLM), so appealing for many.
October 11, 2019

How you can get a home loan when you don’t have a long credit history

Because lenders needto know how you handle debt,having no credit history may be as damning as a bad credit history, writes Mapalo Makhu.
September 30, 2019

Samke ditched her debt and changed her life. Here’s how you can do it too

The third Absa/City Press Money Makeover kicks off early next year and the call to enter is out. Here’s how it works. Each year, six readers are invited to sign up for a six-month financial wellness bootcamp. With the aid of an assigned financial adv
October 11, 2019

Scammers, they are watching you!

Angelique Ruzicka looks at new strategies adopted by criminals and finds that many scams are conducted by crooks who are keeping a close eye on their victims
September 25, 2019

Money Makeover - Enter now!

The Absa/City Press Money Makeover Challenge is now open for applications. There are only six places available, so only the most committed applicants will be considered.
October 11, 2019

Why women need diffrent financial planning from men

Gaps in finance propel izimbokodo to be niftier, writes Mapalo Makhu.
September 19, 2019

How to own your home in 15 years

Instead of paying the upper limit of what you can afford, consider buying a cheaper house and adding that saving to your payment, writes StealthyWealth.
September 18, 2019

When can you exit debt review?

Maya Fisher-French looks at the options available
October 11, 2019

How to spot a scam

No one is too smart to not fall for swindlers. Pause, think before giving up your money, writes Mapalo Makhu.
September 12, 2019

For richer or poorer

Does your marital regime affect your credit score?
September 12, 2019

Is your adviser working for their fee?

Whose responsibility is it to ensure your adviser updates you regularly? Maya Fisher-French reports
September 12, 2019

The lifestyle trap

As the cost of living increases, many are tempted to break the law to keep up with the Joneses, writes Maya Fisher-French.
September 12, 2019

Beware unregistered investments offering high returns

A company or entity is not automatically legit just because it as advertising in a national paper, writes Maya Fisher-French.
September 11, 2019

Do you know whether you have a loan or credit?

Consumer Jane was caught out by a credit agreement in which she thought she had taken out a personal loan. She discovered later that what she had signed up for was a revolving credit facility. A revolving credit facility is very different from a pers
September 11, 2019

Be savvy about your data

There is a growing awareness of the dangers around privacy and personal data, but SA seems to be lagging behind.
September 11, 2019

Court ruling on existing debt review

A case was heard in a Gauteng high court to provide clarity on when and how an individual under debt review could apply to exit.
September 4, 2019

My partner won’t budget

Discussing money in your relationship can often be hard, especially if one partner is earning more than the other or if there are vastly different views on what the spending priorities should be. Not agreeing on a budget can make it even harder as yo
September 1, 2019

Is your adviser earning their commission?

If you have an investment policy someone is earning commission on it. When did you last speak to your adviser and do you even know who they are?
August 30, 2019

Don't be fooled by headlines: What the debt relief bill really means

Maya Fisher-French unpacks how the new intervention will work
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October 13 2019