Personal Finance

September 18, 2019

When can you exit debt review?

Maya Fisher-French looks at the options available
September 12, 2019

For richer or poorer

Does your marital regime affect your credit score?
September 12, 2019

Is your adviser working for their fee?

Whose responsibility is it to ensure your adviser updates you regularly? Maya Fisher-French reports
September 12, 2019

The lifestyle trap

As the cost of living increases, many are tempted to break the law to keep up with the Joneses, writes Maya Fisher-French.
September 12, 2019

Beware unregistered investments offering high returns

A company or entity is not automatically legit just because it as advertising in a national paper, writes Maya Fisher-French.
September 11, 2019

Do you know whether you have a loan or credit?

Consumer Jane was caught out by a credit agreement in which she thought she had taken out a personal loan. She discovered later that what she had signed up for was a revolving credit facility. A revolving credit facility is very different from a pers
September 11, 2019

Be savvy about your data

There is a growing awareness of the dangers around privacy and personal data, but SA seems to be lagging behind.
September 11, 2019

Court ruling on existing debt review

A case was heard in a Gauteng high court to provide clarity on when and how an individual under debt review could apply to exit.
September 4, 2019

My partner won’t budget

Discussing money in your relationship can often be hard, especially if one partner is earning more than the other or if there are vastly different views on what the spending priorities should be. Not agreeing on a budget can make it even harder as yo
September 1, 2019

Is your adviser earning their commission?

If you have an investment policy someone is earning commission on it. When did you last speak to your adviser and do you even know who they are?
August 30, 2019

Don't be fooled by headlines: What the debt relief bill really means

Maya Fisher-French unpacks how the new intervention will work
August 27, 2019

Received a cash windfall? Here’s what to do (And not to do)

I recently had a coaching session with a woman who was going through a divorce. She had reached out to me because she was expecting a cash windfall from a divorce settlement and she wanted to know that she would be making good financial decisions.
August 27, 2019

Debt relief has more questions than answers

Amendments are creating more hype and confusion, writes Maya Fisher-French.
August 25, 2019

Debt relief bill: Does it really mean your credit will be cleared?

If you think the signing in of the debt relief bill means your debt woes will soon be over, think again. In this week’s My Money My Lifestyle podcast.
August 19, 2019

How to interpret financial results? It’s about these key indicators

You should be able to assess the health of a company by looking at these key indicators, writes Maya Fisher-French.
August 19, 2019

Don’t blindly pick a sexy story: This is how to choose a share

As a first-time investor in the stock market, the best starting point is to invest in a unit trust or exchange-traded fund. This allows you to start with a relatively small amount of capital from a little as R200 a month, requires no prior investment
August 18, 2019

How to pick a share: It’s not about everything you hear around the braai

Building a long-term share portfolio requires more homework than just investing in the latest hot stock you heard about around the braai.
August 13, 2019

Providing for your child as a single parent

Maya Fisher-French looks at a new estate planning product that aims to reduce the costs of executor fees and managing funds for minor children
August 9, 2019

Women in South Africa earn 25% less than men

Most gender pay gap studies in South Africa have found that the gap is generally larger at the bottom of the wage distribution curve.
August 9, 2019

9 habits of financially savvy women

In celebration of Women’s Day, Mapalo Makhu looks at nine steps a woman should take to be financially independent
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September 22 2019