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New dividends tax hike drives investors to tax-free savings

New dividends tax hike drives investors to tax-free savings

Nonhlanhla Kunene | 27 February 2017 A growing number of investors are considering tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs) as a more viable option after being hit by a hike in dividends withholding tax from 1 March. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced

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Good news on the the tax-free front as the annual limit is raised

Good news on the the tax-free front as the annual limit is raised

Nonhlanhla Kunene | 23 February, 2017 Tax-free investors woke up smiling this morning after Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan gave them a welcome surprise in his 2017/18 budget announced yesterday. The annual limit for tax-free savings was increased 10% to R33,000,

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Wanna invest tax-free? Here’s how you can do it like a pro

Wanna invest tax-free? Here’s how you can do it like a pro

Nonhlanhla Kunene | 07 February, 2017 The tax year-end is around the corner, bringing with it familiar calls from tax-free savings providers urging investors to maximise their investments and meet their R30,000 annual limit. From 1 March, a new cycle

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The 2017 FM guide to tax-free savings

The 2017 FM guide to tax-free savings

Still don’t have your copy of the latest guide to tax-free savings? The hunt is over. Download your free copy today and get the lowdown on tax-free savings.

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TFSAs – a word from National Treasury

TFSAs – a word from National Treasury

Staff Writer | 02 February 2017 It’s a case of slow and steady for the tax-free savings market with no material changes to the regulations likely to be introduced. With Treasury largely happy with the progress of tax-free savings accounts

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Intellidex analysts select their favoured ETFs for year

Intellidex analysts select their favoured ETFs for year

Every month our colleagues at Intellidex choose six exchange-traded funds they believe are the best in the market in each asset class, for clients of EasyEquities. We publish their selection here. Last year was a bad one for ETF investors

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Wondering how to rock that festive season bonus? Read this!

Wondering how to rock that festive season bonus? Read this!

Nonhlanhla Kunene | 01 December 2016 It’s midnight and that SMS you’ve been waiting for with bated breath arrives, bringing holiday cheer with news of that 13th cheque in your bank account. Logic comes to a screeching halt. Your mind

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Bad investments: is it time to fold?

Bad investments: is it time to fold?

Nonhlanhla Kunene | 11 November 2016 From tips to get you started to ideas on how to structure that killer portfolio and weather financial storms. When it comes to advice on finding the right investments for individual needs, investors are

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How to start investing with R1000

How to start investing with R1000

Nonhlanhla Kunene | 21 October 2016 South Africans are notorious for living above their means and failing to save. While some may attribute this to a consumer culture characterised by indiscriminate overspending, the 2015 Gauteng City-Region Observatory Quality of Life

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The best and worst reasons for drawing from your TFSA

The best and worst reasons for drawing from your TFSA

Life happens to the best of us, and when it does, it usually requires a not so small chunk of cash that you probably weren’t prepared to shell out.

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Treasury tightens the bolts on TFSA ambiguities

Treasury tightens the bolts on TFSA ambiguities

In a bid to remove “any ambiguity”, National Treasury has published proposed regulation amendments for tax-free savings accounts, strengthening its viewpoint on certain issues, while relaxing its stance on others.

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How to become SA’s next TFSA millionaire

How to become SA’s next TFSA millionaire

Nonhlanhla Kunene With careful planning and some investment smarts, you could become SA’s first tax-free savings millionaire. It’s won’t be a quick road to riches but by investing the maximum of R30,000 a year, industry experts calculate that millionaire status

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Longevity – is it really a threat to your retirement nest egg?

Longevity – is it really a threat to your retirement nest egg?

It sounds like the stuff of a science fiction blockbuster, but the first person to live to 150 has already been born – at least according to Aubrey de Grey, chief science officer at the UK’s Sens Research Foundation.

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Creating a sustainable savings culture requires more than just retirement savings

Creating a sustainable savings culture requires more than just retirement savings

By identifying with everyday financial pressures, employers are more likely to encourage employees to save for retirement.

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What do currency valuations mean for investors?

What do currency valuations mean for investors?

Danie Venter, Citadel Advisory Partner | 23 August 2016 Many South African investors were recently introduced to Nomura Holdings Inc.’s new iPhone index which will most likely herald a brand new catchy acronym such as Ii or I2 (but we’ll

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