Personal Finance

February 3, 2018

The difference between an RA and a TFSA

The culture of saving is one which is still growing in South Africa and many people do not understand the benefit of compound interest.
January 26, 2018

Property prices for 2018: Will they go up or down

This year may not be as great for property prices as 2015 was, but buyers may still be able to get a good deal in the suburbs as well as the townships if they know what to look for, finds Angelique Ruzicka.
January 26, 2018

The murky world of loan sharks

Once you borrow money from a mashonisa, you will be indebted for life, writes Maya Fisher-French
January 26, 2018

Will Sars tax bitcoin

According to reports, the SA Revenue Service (Sars) is talking to top technology companies from around the world to find out how it can track cryptocurrency trades more effectively.
January 17, 2018

Swipe and save

Maya Fisher-French looks at hassle-free savings accounts that boost your investments when you spend.
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.
February 2, 2018

Fight back against economic abuse

During this year’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, African Bank is urging people who are experiencing economic abuse to get help.
February 2, 2018

Money-saving holiday security checklist

Crime statistics climb to record highs over the festive season, but you tend to be relaxed during the holidays, which means you may be less observant of criminal behaviour.
February 2, 2018

Should you ditch your home security company in favour of technology?

As your belt gets tighter, you may be considering dropping your security company to save some money. Angelique Ruzicka evaluates the pros and cons of this move and explores alternatives.
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
February 2, 2018

How to have a thrifty Christmas

Angelique Ruzicka provides several tricks and tips to help us to enjoy a more affordable Christmas, so we don’t end up in the red come January 2018. Here’s how:
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February 18 2018