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Understanding Tax-Free Savings Accounts
Understanding Tax-Free Savings Accounts
Since it was first introduced on March 1 2015, Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSAs) have received a lot of media attention. When they were first...
​Tax-Free Savings Accounts: the nitty-gritty
​Tax-Free Savings Accounts: the nitty-gritty
Why tax-free savings accounts?
Regulatory changes will ramp up appeal of tax-free savings accounts
Regulatory changes will ramp up appeal of tax-free savings accounts
The South African government first introduced tax-free savings accounts in March 2015 to stimulate a culture of long-term savings in South Africa...
​Make your money work for you
​Make your money work for you
When Benjamin Franklin said that nothing in life is certain besides death and taxes, he had a point. But taxes, although often seen as a hassle by...
What are the savings statistics in South Africa?
What are the savings statistics in South Africa?
The South African Savings Institute has noted the December 2017 SARB Quarterly Bulletin numbers, which reveal household savings to disposable...
Tax-free savings accounts – how to maximise the value of the tax benefit
Tax-free savings accounts – how to maximise the value of the tax benefit
With two tax year-ends since the launch of Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) in South Africa, many advisors and clients are still debating the best...
How to get SARS to subsidise your retirement
How to get SARS to subsidise your retirement
Paying tax is a necessary obligation that ensures our government is able to deliver essential services to the people of our country. There are...
Take the first, simple step to financial wellbeing
Take the first, simple step to financial wellbeing
South Africans are all too accustomed to hearing that they don’t save enough when compared to national savings rates in other countries. But with...
Are tax-free savings accounts worth it?
Are tax-free savings accounts worth it?
One will often hear and see mention of tax-efficient savings and investment products with each build-up to the end of the tax year. One such...
Bank, treasury face off over director
Bank, treasury face off over director
A director of the Land Bank, tasked with providing financial services to the commercial farming sector, has caused a standoff between his employers...
How to talk to elderly parents about their finances
How to talk to elderly parents about their finances
If your parents are pensioners and are still very independent, it may be difficult to bring up the topic of how sound their finances are. Chances...
What is stopping you from saving?
What is stopping you from saving?
Here are some of the typical issues facing you and your partner at each stage of your lives and suggestions for changing your financial behaviour...

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