May 27, 2021

Absa money market fund closure… an opportunity to reconsider

The recent news that Absa was closing down its reliable and popular money market fund caught the market by surprise, flooding it with speculation about […]
May 27, 2021

What does the Motor value on your vehicle insurance mean?

Insurance covers you based on the Retail value, Market Value or Trade Value of your vehicle dependant on the options you choose including or excluding noted extras. This is […]
May 27, 2021

How to prepare for, and take control of, your retirement

Take control by understanding your situation. As much as retirement often seems far away for many of us, especially younger individuals, it is important to […]
May 27, 2021

Planning for emergencies should be prioritised now more than ever

The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and its subsequent economic impact has had a profound impact on the culture of household savings in South Africa, […]
May 27, 2021

What happens when you get into an accident with an uninsured driver?

If you own a car and have insurance, then the problems caused by uninsured drivers – in the form of accidents they can’t pay for […]
April 29, 2021

Understanding the true cost of ‘noise’ when investing

Why judges, investors and advisors shouldn’t make decisions on an empty stomach The four most dangerous words in the world of investing just might be […]
April 29, 2021

Can a will made on a digital device be valid?

Digital technologies have advanced more rapidly than any innovation in history. Via electronic tools, systems, devices and resources that generate, store or process data, around […]
April 29, 2021

Are you a Millennial and emigrating? Don’t kiss SARS goodbye yet

As a South African millennial income earner, even if you’re moving abroad, you’ll still have to declare your worldwide income to SARS on an annual […]
April 29, 2021

Even with medical aid, expect to cough up an extra 400% when hospitalised

Many South Africans with medical cover are shocked to discover that they need to pay substantial shortfalls in medical expenses – even those on the […]
April 29, 2021

Can salaried workers now also claim home office tax relief?

The South African Revenue Services has previously allowed the deduction of home office expenses in the determination of taxable income where taxpayers earn mainly commission […]
October 14, 2014

6 tips for tax filing

Cape Town – The SA Revenue Service (Sars) intends collecting nearly R1trn during the 2014 tax season which started on July 1. More than 50 […]
October 14, 2014

Know how to claim short-term insurance

Cape Town – Let’s face it: no one likes filling in forms, and even less so when you have to cope with the trauma of […]
October 14, 2014

Why medical specialists charge so much

Cape Town – In the ongoing debate on what causes the high cost of private hospital and medical care, various issues have been pointed out […]
November 3, 2014

Three ways to stretch your retirement pot

JOHANNESBURG – Planning for retirement is an integral part of any individual’s long-term investment strategy, but this does not mean that planning and managing a […]
December 17, 2014

Why is it so hard to save?

Despite all of the economic doom and gloom in our newspapers, South Africans are buying a lot of new cars. Graph 1 shows that new […]
February 26, 2015

Budget 2015 Overview

      Source: National Treasury