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Collaboration necessary to resolve South African savings crisis
Collaboration necessary to resolve South African savings crisis
The Institute of Retirement Funds Africa (IRFA) has made a point of working with other stakeholders for the benefit of members of retirement funds...
Call to join quest for financial freedom and security
Call to join quest for financial freedom and security
The 2018 Institute of Retirement Funds Africa (IRFA) Annual Conference, which is the biggest pensions’ conference on the continent, is the...
A great new way to save money
A great new way to save money
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...
Call for employers to assist with saving as Sasi launches July Savings Month
Call for employers to assist with saving as Sasi launches July Savings Month
The month of July is Savings Month in South Africa, a campaign led by the South African Savings Institute (Sasi), with a focus on driving awareness...
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...
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...
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...

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