Personal Finance

January 18, 2019

The legal steps to purchasing a house

City Press asked Lebohang Modise, head of the offers desk at online property agent PropertyFox, to outline the steps involved when buying property.
January 18, 2019

Buying a home comes with many unexpected and hidden costs

To avoid any unwanted surprises, make sure you get all the information about how much you need to pay before you buy, and try to put down a substantial deposit, writes Maya Fisher-French.
December 19, 2018

40 days to payday, so plan well

Most readers will be receiving their pay cheques early this month – in fact, many of you may have received your salary on the 14th.
December 19, 2018

How to create self-discipline when it comes to money

Many economists and psychologists have made careers out of trying to understand why we make bad choices that we invariably regret.
December 19, 2018

Will there be a brighter outlook for 2019?

Prices tend to go up when the New Year strikes and there are a few things to be jittery about next year. But it's not all negative, writes Angelique Ruzicka.
December 19, 2018

Is The Entertainer still value for money?

Following a few complaints, Angelique Ruzicka questions the survival of group-buying websites, which offer discounts to consumers
December 14, 2018

How to ask (strategically) for a raise

If you've worked hard and gone above and beyond for your employer, there's no reason you shouldn't ask for a raise. But timing and strategy are involved.
December 14, 2018

Plan for money moments and avoid debt

Why borrow when you can save
December 14, 2018

7 realistic financial resolutions that you can stick to in the new year

There are practical ways that you can see your goals through and end the year feeling financially fitter, and with your resolutions ticked off.
December 14, 2018

6 Ways to have a green Christmas and save money

If you consider the environment during the festive season you could end up much better off, finds Angelique Ruzicka.
December 14, 2018

4 mistakes to avoid when you are in a car accident

The average driver in South Africa has a 15% to 20% chance of being involved in a car accident each year.
December 9, 2018

The interest rate hike and your money

The SA Reserve Bank this week announced a 25 basis point increase in the repo rate – from 6.5% to 6.75% – which has increased the prime lending rate to 10.25%.
December 9, 2018

As the cost of living rises, so do informal loans

The recent FinScope SA report, which analyses how consumers are using financial products and services, has revealed a concerning trend around credit extension.
November 30, 2018

Money is energy – be careful how you spend it

In the past week, I have been connecting with our Money Makeover contestants. What struck me the most is how many of the contestants commented on the effect that sorting out their finances was having on other aspects of their lives.
November 25, 2018

Will your insurer pay out? Should you buy that house? Check out the Personal Finance section this week

City Press’s Personal Finance section is edited by one of the best in the business – Maya Fisher-French. In Sunday’s edition she tackles everything from loan sharks to that burning Momentum issue – will your insurer pay out when you need it to?.
November 30, 2018

Juggling finances: From bond costs to loan sharks

Plan carefully before you buy a house – remember, there are many hidden expenses such as bond registration fees to consider.
November 30, 2018

Can an insurer refuse to pay out?

Maya Fisher-French unpacks the decision by Momentum to reject a claim on the basis of nondisclosure.
November 30, 2018

How much should you spend on toys for Christmas?

Black Friday has come and gone but there’s another big expense looming: Christmas.
November 30, 2018

Thinking of buying a pet for Xmas? Read this first

There are so many financial considerations to take into account when buying a pet. It’s not just upfront costs but the long-term financial commitment that you need to factor in too, finds Angelique Ruzicka.
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January 20 2019