Personal Finance

January 25, 2020

Financial tools to keep you on track in 2020

From apps that help you keep an eye on your expenses to tools that assist with setting up your retirement pot, Angelique Ruzicka and Maya Fisher-French look at what tech you can use to sort out your money issues
January 25, 2020

Your questions answered – Retirement: Take the money and run?

Whether you’ve just entered the workplace or are about to pack up and retire, today’s podcast is for people of all ages.
January 24, 2020

Get a tax break for your ‘black tax’

Via a crowdfunding platform, you can receive a tax deduction for education costs if you are not related to the beneficiary, writes Maya Fisher-French
January 23, 2020

How to set achievable financial goals

An accountability partner will help you stay on track and overcome challenges, writes Mapalo Makhu.
January 17, 2020

2020: This is the year to grow your net worth

In this first edition of the My Money My Lifestyle podcast for 2020 City Press’s personal finance journalists Maya Fisher-French and Mapalo Makhu discuss their own strategies to grow their net worth and how to set Smart goals.
January 22, 2020

Money Tip: Borrow wisely, if at all

The festive season is over and it’s time for the kids to go back to school. Many people may need to borrow money this month to take care of expenses that include school fees, uniforms and transport.
January 16, 2020

Six reasons you should not lend money to friends and family this year

A new year is always filled with hope and the possibility of our circumstances changing for the better, especially when it comes to our finances.
January 16, 2020

Make this the decade you take control of your finances

I was about 32 years old when our family faced a financial crisis. With the birth of our second son, we decided to buy a larger house with a bigger mortgage. Shortly after that, my husband and I both lost our jobs.
December 24, 2019

The best time to plan your personal finance for 2020 is now

Don’t wait for the New Year. Draft a budget now for the festive season, writes Mapalo Makhu.
January 1, 2020

You can recover after making money mistakes. This is how to do it

Educating yourself through financial literacy can be the best gift you give to yourself, writes Mapalo Makhu.
December 19, 2019

Not all R5 coins are equal

You may have noticed a new R5 coin in circulation, which celebrates 25 years of democracy. While it might be a new design, it does not have any collector’s value – despite what coin store assistants may tell you.
December 16, 2019

How to avoid starting January with more debt

As this is the last edition of the Your Money, Your Lifestyle pages for the year, I thought about the most important message I would like to share with you.
December 15, 2019

TymeBank adapts for wider range of clients

After nine months of trading, TymeBank announced that it had welcomed 1 million customers. Of these, approximately 45% (450 000) transact once or more a month.
December 13, 2019

Invest your bonus or pay off debt? How to get financially ready for 2020

In the final My Money, My Lifestyle podcast for 2019 City Press personal finance writers Maya Fisher-French and Mapalo Makhu discuss how to prepare your finances for an uncertain future.
December 12, 2019

The real cost of death. Could you meet it?

The Old Mutual funeral claim furore reveals the level of desperation in SA households, writes Maya Fisher-French.
November 25, 2019

Why women make great investors

Why women make great investors but much still needs to be done around financial education, writes Mapalo Makhu.
December 10, 2019

Bon voyage. But check your insurance policy before you travel abroad

Planning a road trip, holiday or business trip that takes you out of South Africa? Make sure your insurance policies will cover you when you are away.
December 6, 2019

Building a retirement portfolio: Start here

Maya Fisher-French and Mapalo Makhu discuss how to start building a retirement portfolio that will provide a predictable and sustainable income.
December 1, 2019

How much it really cost you to buy a car

It’s always advisable to pay a deposit and take into account all the other related costs, writes Mapalo Makhu.
December 1, 2019

What does prosperity mean to you?

A landmark study into the relationship between financial services and prosperity across high-growth markets around the world has revealed that people’s definition of prosperity is more linked to financial security and peace of mind than to current in
November 29, 2019

You should invest offshore. Here is everything you need to know.

A decision to invest offshore should not be driven by fear but rather as part of a diversified investment portfolio for the best risk adjusted return.
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January 26 2020