Personal Finance

March 17, 2019

Are banks racist? Do you really get 55 days interest free? A flat or a car?

Are banks racist? Do you really get 55 days interest free on your credit card? Should I buy an apartment or a car, asks a 23 year old.
March 14, 2019

How to retire early

Be able to do the things you really want to while you are still young and have vitality, writes Mapalo Makhu.
March 13, 2019

When to pay a car deposit

One of the more frequent questions posted by readers is whether it makes sense to pay an upfront deposit on a car.
March 12, 2019

Getting tough on scammers

The new director of investigations and enforcement at the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), Brandon Topham, made it clear that he would be taking a tough stance against anyone defrauding South Africans of their hard-earned cash. He
March 11, 2019

Fuel price adds to our agony

Last week, South Africans had to absorb a 74c per litre petrol price hike, while diesel increased by 91c a litre. That means a 50-litre tank costs an additional R37 and R45, respectively, to fill up.
March 8, 2019

How much tax is in your fuel bill? Car deposits. What does it take to retire early

Maya Fisher-French and Mapalo Makhu discuss this week’s headlines in City Press’s money section
March 8, 2019

Should you be sweating the small stuff when trying to save?

There is no point in worrying about the tiny amounts of money you save if you just blow it all, writes Brendan Dale.
March 7, 2019

Myths about money that are holding you back from having financially successful life

There are many things that people believe will stop them from being able to save money or make an investment. Mapalo Makhu dispels some of them so that you can start your journey to financial prosperity
March 6, 2019

Banks finally act on illegal debit orders

A checking system is currently being rolled out to banking customers, writes Maya Fisher-French
March 5, 2019

Is it Tyme for a banking change?

TymeBank - South Africa’s first fully digital bank, it is what the industry calls a “digital disruptor”
March 1, 2019

Illegal debit orders, TymeBank, and creating wealth by dispelling myths

Banks reverse illegal debit orders, is TymeBank worth the switch and dispelling those money myths that hold you back from creating wealth.
February 27, 2019

Can I take out a mortgage with my siblings?

The main risk is that you are ‘jointly and severally responsible’, meaning, if anything goes wrong, you could be held wholly responsible for 100% of the debt.
February 26, 2019

Question and get a second opinion

There are brilliant financial advisers, but the onus is still on you to do your homework, writes Mapalo Makhu.
February 21, 2019

How to find money in your current budget

Whether you want to start saving, investing or to pay off debt, it might seem impossible with your budget.
February 19, 2019

Pay yourself, not the taxman

It is less than two weeks away from the tax year end on February 28. All information up to this date will be included in your 2018/19 tax return, including all tax-deductions.
February 21, 2019

Funeral cover through a funeral home, insurer or bank?

A City Press reader asked us for the pros and cons of taking out funeral insurance through a burial home versus going directly through an insurance company. Our research found that the pricing tends to be cheaper if you buy cover through an insurer.
February 22, 2019

Make your love last with a financial planning date

Couples who make separate decisions about money argue the most about it. According to a report by UBS Investor Watch, couples who truly share financial decisions feel the most confident about their future
February 15, 2019

Earning an income from a cow

With lacklustre and even negative returns from the stock market over the past three years, investors are looking at other ways to grow their money – and one of those is the rise of crowdfunded farming.
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March 17 2019