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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Investing 101: wise words from the masters

Investing 101: wise words from the masters

Nonhlanhla Kunene | 08 November 2016 Investing can be quite complex. The amount of knowledge required coupled with the very real possibility of ending up with less than what you initially put in, can be nothing short of frightening. If

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How to find the right investment to maximise your investment goals

How to find the right investment to maximise your investment goals

Nonhlanhla Kunene | 04 November 2016 Whether it’s a vacation to some of the finest destinations our planet has to offer or that pricey gadget you’ve had your eye on for a while, you’re going to have to part with

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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 cost of living in South Africa – SA in numbers

The cost of living in South Africa – SA in numbers

Did you know that the average cost of public school education from Grade R to 12 is R676 000? We’ve put together some interesting statistics for you to find out what living in SA is costing you. Check out the

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20 money saving tips to help you survive your next trip to the supermarket

20 money saving tips to help you survive your next trip to the supermarket

14 October | Nonhlanhla Kunene With the price of essential foods reported to have risen by 15.1% this year alone, stepping out of any supermarket with your wallet (and state of your bank account) intact is proving to be quite

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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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Let’s go shopping – South Africans and their spending habits

Let’s go shopping – South Africans and their spending habits

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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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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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Explaining Intellidex’s research findings on tax-free savings

Explaining Intellidex’s research findings on tax-free savings

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Still early days, but enthusiasm over TFSAs is steadily gaining momentum

Still early days, but enthusiasm over TFSAs is steadily gaining momentum

Nonhlanhla Kunene | 24 June Though some have hailed them as best thing to happen on the South African investment scene, the level of enthusiasm among service providers in offering the product has been mixed – some bluntly saying it’s not worth

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