Personal Finance

May 17, 2018

Millennials, it's time to wake up or forget about retirement

Forget retirement, start thinking out of the box, writes Maya Fisher-French
May 17, 2018

Can you save money by home-schooling your children?

With the cost of education rising, parents are increasingly considering home-schooling as an alternative. But how much can it really save you, asks Angelique Ruzicka
May 18, 2018

Helping your kids to manage their money

Maya Fisher-French shares the lessons she learnt while helping her son to manage his first pay cheque
May 18, 2018

The cost of working parents

While having children can bring much joy, the costs associated with caring for them can be crippling for any family. Leaving the workforce can offer some financial relief but there are other costs to taken into account, says Angelique Ruzicka
May 11, 2018

Your UIF questions answered

Being out of work or unable to work can be financially stressful. An expert explains the scope and limitations of claiming from UIF, writes Maya Fisher-French.
May 11, 2018

Beware of dodgy pawn deals

A City Press reader forfeited his R90 000 car for a R30 000 loan, writes Maya Fisher-French
May 10, 2018

When a business goes bust, what happens to you

Angelique Ruzicka investigates what rights you have when a company falls apart after you parted with money for a service or product
May 10, 2018

7 financial mistakes people make in divorce

Discussing ‘what will happen if we get divorced’, particularly financially, is a conversation that is often avoided before entering into a marriage agreement, but this is a crucial conversation to have, writes Angelique Ruzicka
May 6, 2018

The future of banking

South Africa’s banking landscape has evolved and changed rapidly over the past couple of decades.
April 29, 2018

Getting banked in minutes

Last week, FNB announced the launch of eWallet eXtra, a mobile bank account that allows unbanked and underbanked South Africans to use a feature or smartphone to open a bank account, without the hassle of submitting paperwork at a branch.
April 29, 2018

Insurance stats reveal SA plagued by stress, illness

Cancer, car accidents and retrenchment are major risks for younger people, writes Maya Fisher-French.
April 22, 2018

Will you save money if you stop eating meat?

Last year, online caterer Caterwings said that consumption of meat by South Africans was down by 20%.
April 29, 2018

How do I become credit worthy?

From buying a house to saving for retirement and changing a retirement annuity, Maya Fisher-French dispenses sage advice.
April 22, 2018

Factors to consider when ceding your life policy

Many consumers who are eager to finalise the house-buying process often rush into taking out and ceding life insurance without first doing their homework.
April 29, 2018

Saving money amid may price hikes

After the 1% VAT increase, consumers are in for another shock as the Automobile Association (AA) is predicting another petrol price hike on May 2.
April 22, 2018

The future of banking: Where will we go

South Africa’s banking landscape has evolved and changed rapidly over the past couple of decades.
April 20, 2018

5 foolish things you can do with your money

Even though today is April Fool’s Day, I thought I’d lay the practical jokes aside, because the reality is that some of our financial transactions can sometimes be as close to foolish as we can get.
April 5, 2018

How safe are your bank deposits?

Your money is not necessarily insured, writes Maya Fisher-French.
April 5, 2018

Have courts made it easier for people to become overindebted?

Just because a credit retailer no longer requires a pay slip or bank account, doesn’t mean they won’t have to do an affordability test, writes Maya Fisher-French.
April 20, 2018

Price increase on April 1 is no joke

As from today, VAT increases from 14% to 15%. This is going to have a knock-on effect on all our bills because, technically, most of our expenses will increase by about 1%.
April 20, 2018

How do Islamic Finance products work?

Understanding how conventional finance products work can be difficult enough. The increasing popularity of sharia finance means there’s another set of products available for the public to consume, which work differently to how we’ve come to know banking and investments.
March 22, 2018

Buy your franchise with a tax deduction

If you are looking to buy a small business, make sure you are using the tax breaks available, writes Maya Fisher-French
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May 20 2018