Personal Finance

October 25, 2018

Vehicle repair industry overhaul will benefit motorists and offer cheaper prices

The Competition Commission has long frowned on the monopolistic motor service and parts industry. But, with its new set of proposals, that’s all set to change, finds Angelique Ruzicka.
October 24, 2018

Ombud gets money back for taxpayers

Close to R450 million in tax refunds was paid to the top 10 taxpayers who had registered complaints, thanks to the intervention of the Office of the Tax Ombudsman, and more than 99% of recommendations made by ombudsman Judge Bernard Ngoepe were imple
October 24, 2018

When your parents can no longer make financial decisions

A power of attorney is not valid if the person becomes mentally incapacitated, writes Maya Fisher-French.
October 7, 2018

Your guide to understanding credit agreement documents

Your application for credit has been approved. What now? You will receive all the documents that outline your credit agreement, but don’t be worried if you don’t understand everything, it’s not that difficult.
October 7, 2018

What if you have an emergency? How robust is your financial plan?

You may feel that you are on top of your finances and are managing your day-to-day money, but how robust is your financial plan? Are you on track for retirement and what protection do you have if life turns upside down?
October 5, 2018

What will you give up so you can fill your tank?

Acouple of weeks ago, personal finance blogger @stealthy_wealth tweeted that the petrol price has, after accounting for inflation, actually reduced in price over the past five years.
October 5, 2018

Can you open an offshore bank account while living in SA?

There are many reasons you may want to open an offshore bank account. If you run your own business, like I do, and get paid by clients from abroad, it makes sense.
October 1, 2018

How much credit can you afford?

City Press reader Sipho wants to apply for credit to renovate his house. Before he applies for the loan, he needs to budget how much he can afford to repay each month.
October 5, 2018

Beating the investor psychology

Many who have invested their hard-earned money are tempted to pull out of the markets during tough times, but that is not a wise choice.
October 2, 2018

Are you responsible for your debt if the lender goes bust?

Things are about to become more difficult as South Africa heads into a technical recession. And there doesn’t appear to be a respite in sight for anything at this stage.
October 1, 2018

Taxable items and exploring possibilities beyond zero-rating

A panel appointed to review the list of zero-rated items has recommended that white bread, cake flour, white flour, sanitary products and school uniforms be added to the list.
October 5, 2018

Useful financial information: Building loans, tracing agencies, provisional tax

From building loans to provisional tax, Maya Fisher-French provides the answers.
September 23, 2018

Protect your income first before anything else

Ryan is in his mid-twenties and about to complete his articles. Being financially minded he has focused on investing and avoiding taking on too much debt. He received a small inheritance which he immediately invested.
September 9, 2018

Getting married? Love to travel? You can have it all

This week we touch base with 27-year-old Mashudu, who is planning on getting married within the next year. Liberty financial advisers Palesa Thloloe and Melva Bugana undertook a financial needs analysis for Mashudu.
September 23, 2018

Consumers realise the meaning of debt relief

Beware the false hope behind debt relief headlines, writes Maya Fisher-French.
September 23, 2018

How the rand affects our purchases

Should you rush to buy before the price increases, asks Maya Fisher-French
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November 11 2018