retirement funds

 
How not to outlive your cash
How not to outlive your cash
It may be decades from now or just a year or two, but we all eventually receive our last pay cheque. Once you’ve packed up your desk, it’s time...
Fees can reduce retirement savings
Fees can reduce retirement savings
I recently came across a concept called optimism bias. Ever heard of it? It’s also referred to as the “illusion of invulnerability”. Simply...
Pension fund cull sparks unease
Pension fund cull sparks unease
A battle over a project to cancel thousands of dormant pension funds at the Financial Services Board (FSB) has raised questions for some of the...
Regulatory changes push up costs for retirement fund members
Regulatory changes push up costs for retirement fund members
About 80% of pension fund providers say compliance with the latest regulatory changes will result in additional costs for the members of a fund,...
Treasury contemplates a saving grace
Treasury contemplates a saving grace
Retirement costs could actually be much higher than the treasury's original estimate, making reform of the sector even more important for a...
Treasury: Fees are eating half of South Africans' retirement funds
Treasury: Fees are eating half of South Africans' retirement funds
A discussion paper released by the national treasury on Thursday is the last in a series of five released by the treasury and aims to promote...
Levelling the savings playing field
Levelling the savings playing field
Government aims to make tax on income from investments equitable, whether it be income from dividends, capital gains or interest. As part of this...
Retirement tax cap is short-sighted
Retirement tax cap is short-sighted
In the 2011 budget address, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced that the treasury was considering a R200 000 cap on the tax that can be...
Not enough savings? Don't panic just yet
Not enough savings? Don't panic just yet
"I have just changed jobs recently. I took part of my provident fund to settle some of my debts and I have learned my lesson, so no more debt for...
SA net retirement savings highest since 2002
SA net retirement savings highest since 2002
While the financial crisis is putting pressure on retirement savings, a positive trend in South Africa is that net retirement savings have reached...
SMEs respond to cheaper, simpler retirement solutions in 2011
SMEs respond to cheaper, simpler retirement solutions in 2011
South African business owners struggling to retain their top staff in the current tough economic climate are showing a willingness to offer...
Rules for a comfortable retirement
Rules for a comfortable retirement
In a recent research study, financial services organisation, Alexander Forbes concluded that only 12% of 700 000 retirement fund members will...

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