Personal Finance

April 3, 2020

There is a financial silver lining to Covid-19

The Covid-19 coronavirus has brought many challenges to almost all aspects of our lives, including health; spirituality; academic and developmental growth; business, including sports and culture; career; finances; as well as family and other social capital.
April 3, 2020

Money Makeover podcast: How to manage your money when life happens

The topic for this City Press/Absa Money Makeover podcast could not be more relevant given the financial stress so many households are feeling amid the Covid-19 crisis.
April 1, 2020

Covid-19 lockdown rescue package

The lockdown will affect people in different ways. There are those who will be fortunate enough to still receive a salary, others will see a cut in pay and, for many business owners or the self-employed, they will be fighting to keep their heads above water. We hope this guide provides information to safeguard your money.
March 31, 2020

Relief on debt payments

While we are expecting more announcements from the banks regarding how they will help customers through the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis, all have indicated that they will be offering payment holidays to people unable to meet their commitments as a result of the lockdown.
March 30, 2020

What to do with your insurance and investment policies

If you are unable to meet your monthly commitments, call your provider rather than letting your investments or policies lapse, writes Maya Fisher-French
March 28, 2020

Lockdown: Get your finances in order

The Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown will affect people in different ways.
March 27, 2020

Investing offshore in difficult times

Angelique Ruzicka looks at investing offshore as panic over the Covid-19 pandemic continues and discovers that it’s still an option for South African investors hunting for growth.
March 25, 2020

How the market crash will affect your retirement fund

The global market collapse caused by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has created a buying opportunity for those who are still investing for retirement, however, it comes at a very bad time for those who are about to enter retirement.
March 26, 2020

Cybercriminals are trying to exploit the spread of the Covid-19

According to the SA Banking Risk Information Centre, there has been a sharp increase in the cases of cybercriminals trying to exploit the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.
March 24, 2020

What to do if the Covid-19 shutdown hits your income

We have received many questions from workers and self-employed people who have been affected by shutdowns due to the Covid-19 coronavirus. With incomes reduced, most people want to know what options are open to them.
March 20, 2020

Covid-19 and your money: Everything you need to know

In this time of unprecedented events City Press’ personal finance journalists Maya Fisher-French and Mapalo Makhu have put together a comprehensive strategy on how to manage your money in light of the Covid-19 coronavirus.
March 19, 2020

Don’t panic, your monthly investment is getting bargain rates

The stock markets have had a really grim start to the year. At the beginning of this week the JSE had fallen by more than 14% since the start of the year, and the US markets fell by more than 16% over the same time period.
March 18, 2020

Shop wisely and save money

Instead of wandering up and down the aisles and choosing goods at random, go to the shops armed with a list and a budget, writes Brendan Dale.
March 17, 2020

The hidden cost of divorce

On top of the emotional turmoil that comes with splitting up, separating is going to be expensive, writes Lee Hancox.
March 16, 2020

Are you financially compatible with your partner?

The best way to avoid conflict about money is to discuss this issue openly and honestly as a couple early in the relationship and have a plan, writes Mapalo Makhu.
March 13, 2020

How to fix your deposit

Over the past two years, interest paid by financial institutions relative to inflation was the highest since the end of the credit crisis in 2010. Last year, unit trust money market funds paid investors on average 7.5%, while inflation was only 4.4%.
March 9, 2020

How to get out of debt

The household debt levels in South Africa are staggering.
March 6, 2020

Money Makeover podcast: How to change your finances in six months

In the first of our monthly City Press/Absa Money Makeover podcasts, we chat to Absa financial adviser Steven Williamson about how he guided last year’s winner, Samkelisiwe Ngubane, to turn her finances around in just six months.
March 6, 2020

Funds vs lottery: There’s a chance you could become a millionaire, but would you be happy to part with more than R69 000 over 20 years?

This year, a 35-year-old woman from Soweto became a multimillionaire thanks to a gamble on the Ithuba National Lottery, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. She won a whopping R114 million by playing Powerball.
March 4, 2020

How to manage your finances as a graduate

A lot of young people have no perspective of time and pacing their lives, writes Mapalo Makhu.
March 1, 2020

Budget 2020: What you need to know

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered a budget speech that loosened the chokehold on taxpayers, potential home owners and investors, while tightening the screws on harmful substances.
February 28, 2020

Watch out! The latest scam warnings

Less than two months into the new year, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has already issued several warnings about potential scam artists.
February 27, 2020

How should I choose a student loan?

Thinking of applying for a student loan? Maya Fisher-French looks at the things you need to consider before and while applying.
February 25, 2020

What you need to know about buying a car

Driving a dream car can be very costly if you have a ballon payment, writes Mapalo Makhu.
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April 5 2020