Personal Finance

September 22, 2018

How robust is your financial plan?

This week, 38-year-old Tumisang stress tested his financial plan. Tumisang is financially astute – he puts money away for his children’s education so that he can pay the full year’s school fees in advance and benefit from the 10% discount offered by
September 22, 2018

The cost of moving house

Whether you are relocating locally or abroad, it’s vital to consider every cost that you may incur so that you can budget and save accordingly, writes Angelique Ruzicka.
September 19, 2018

Understand your hospital plan

Don’t go to the ER too quickly. It may cost you more than you realise, writes Maya Fisher-French.
August 5, 2018

Why do I need a funeral insurance plan?

Capitec’s Brent Moore explains how a funeral insurance policy works:.
September 7, 2018

Rethink your credit, realise your dreams

When it comes to credit, you want the best deal possible. All credit providers structure their offers a little differently, so what appears to be a good deal at first glance may end up being costly.
September 7, 2018

Making money out of farming without owning a farm

As ever more focus is being put on preserving our environment, investing in nature is an attractive opportunity, writes Maya Fisher-French
August 29, 2018

How do I pay less tax?

To pay less tax, you need to look at diversifying your investments across various assets and using tax-efficient products.
August 27, 2018

Get sorted with a funeral policy before it’s too late

As painful as dealing with death is, it is always best to get one’s ducks in a row before it is too late. Knowing what policies offer will ensure that the claims process does not add to the trauma.
September 7, 2018

How much should you spend on a new cellphone?

If you are in the market for a new mobile phone, how much money should you dedicate to it? Angelique Ruzicka asks how much is too much
August 17, 2018

Why retiring at 65 is no longer realistic. And what to do about it

Retiring at 60 or 65 is a milestone many aspire to, but there are lots of reasons this is no longer feasible, writes Angelique Ruzicka. However, there are things you can do to make sure you can still afford retirement.
August 16, 2018

What do emotions have to do with money?

Is financial freedom more than just a number? Maya Fisher-French investigates.
August 12, 2018

Covering your family's funeral insurance needs

There are many funeral insurance offerings on the market in South Africa, with most now offering cover for more than the traditional nuclear family unit.
August 10, 2018

Five years of sorting out consumer complaints

The Consumer Goods and Services Ombud opened its doors in 2013. Five years on, it’s still fighting for consumer’s rights, writes Angelique Ruzicka
August 10, 2018

How to protect yourself from loan scams

Feeling squeezed? Watch out for fraudsters, writes Gareth Mountain.
August 8, 2018

Where to stash your cash

Every financial plan should start with an emergency fund. Even if you have debt, before you start focusing on accelerating those repayments you need to first build up an emergency fund. An emergency fund is what will stop you going back into debt.
August 7, 2018

Where to invest when the world is a mess

Angelique Ruzicka finds out if there are any safe haven investments and if we should keep our money in them until there’s more stability
August 3, 2018

Should I invest, save or pay debt? City Press answers your personal finance questions

Your financial questions answered by City Press' financial experts, curated by Maya Fisher-French
August 3, 2018

10 hidden, extra travel costs to be wary of

Travelling can be exciting, but to make sure you have a stress-free and inexpensive journey there are a couple of potential costs you need to take note of, writes Angelique Ruzicka.
August 3, 2018

Even the moneywise get scammed

Fraudsters can come up with all sorts of smoke and mirrors and use all kinds of fancy jargon to pull the wool over even financially sophisticated people’s eyes: don't be fooled, writes Maya Fisher-French
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September 23 2018