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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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Rising Stars and Fallen Angels

Rising Stars and Fallen Angels

Conventional wisdom tells us that large, established companies are a safer and better investment option than smaller companies. These “blue chips” are the perceived stalwarts of the market.

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Investing in turbulent times – how to weather the storms

Investing in turbulent times – how to weather the storms

The most important thing to remember when it comes to investing in times like these is to take advantage of those things that are within your control and to stick to your financial plan for the long-term.

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Everyone’s guide to ETFs – exchange traded funds

Everyone’s guide to ETFs – exchange traded funds

Intellidex Research house Intellidex teamed up with EasyEquities and Savetaxfree.co.za to bring you this overview on the ETF’s available in the SA market. Building a portfolio of ETFs is the best way to use your TFSA – low-cost portfolios plus you

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The best investments for 2016 and beyond

The best investments for 2016 and beyond

Nonhlahla Kunene | 13 July 2016 Intellidex’s tax-free survey shows that of the 262,493 tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs) opened in their first year of operation, 59% are bank cash deposits; a somewhat concerning trend when considering cash investments are failing

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Poor spending habits hamper consumers’ savings

Poor spending habits hamper consumers’ savings

Derick Ferreira, Old Mutual | 18 July 2016 At least once in the last year, 57% of South Africans found that their income did not cover their living expenses. Recently released in the 2016 Old Mutual Savings and Investment Monitor,

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Explaining Intellidex’s research findings on tax-free savings

Explaining Intellidex’s research findings on tax-free savings

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