Latest articles on Financial Planning

A health check for your financial plan

It is halfway through the year and a good time to give your financial plan a health check.

How to find a good financial adviser

The consequences of bad advice can be detrimental to your finances, so it is worth doing your homework.

Investing vs paying off debt

Should you sell a property to pay off your home or use it to build an investment?

Balancing income and growth

Where do I invest my mother's money to get the best income and should we consider a trust?

The value of ‘stuff’

Our "stuff" is worth a fraction of what we pay for it so why do we buy it on credit -- or even buy it at all?

Avoiding high fees in retirement

Dave wants to find a less expensive way of investing his retirement annuity into a living annuity.

Creating wealth

Working abroad? Use the opportunity to build up offshore assets.

Write down your goals and dreams

How just writing down what you want from life can make it happen.

The financial vulnerability of women

Single mothers make up 75% of women in debt counselling.

Where to put that extra cash

Should you use your extra money to pay off your bond, buy a second property or start saving for a family?

The financial coach

Financial coach Linda Smith gives advice to a client who earns well but just can't come out at the end of each month.

The secret to savings

A recent survey revealed the secret behind successful savers: it is not about having "enough" money or having no debt, it is about having a plan.

A matter of will

Make sure your final wishes will be carried out in a simple, practical manner.

Budget’s the new buzz word

Cut out the excess and stick to the essentials for 2009. What a budget really means is spending less than you earn and saving the balance.

The key to surviving the festive season

A positive financial plan will ensure a good start to 2009, writes Maya Fisher-French.

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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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