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Money scams increasingly hiding behind religious leaders - expert

Sep 26 2016 14:34

The word of religious leaders and recommendations by family and friends are often used as proof of credibility by scam artists to promote money schemes, says an expert.

Home

Warning over money scheme for blacklisted consumers

Sep 26 2016 12:41

An expert has warned that a new money scheme claiming to help blacklisted debtors acquire loans appears to be an example of “advance fee fraud”.

Investment

Your guide to offshore investing

Sep 22 2016 13:47

More and more people are choosing to invest their money abroad. According to the experts, it's always a good time to do it. So here’s what you need to know if you want to take your money offshore.

Investment

How to save, even if money is sparse

Sep 22 2016 13:29

In these tough economic times, many South Africans live from pay cheque to pay cheque. Even so, it remains vitally important to start saving today, writes Schalk Louw, portfolio manager at PSG Wealth.

Health

Sharp increases for medical scheme members

Sep 26 2016 07:13

Momentum and Discovery Medical Schemes' announcement of average increases in contributions of between 10.2% and 11% has come as a shock for consumers.

Tax

Sugar tax alone can't solve health problems - expert

Sep 25 2016 12:53

Tax on sugary drinks on its own can't solve the health problem, but a broader education approach that raises consumer awareness may be the solution says an industry expert.

Property

10 tips for managing buy-to-let properties

Sep 22 2016 08:00

Investment gurus often advise diversifying your portfolio by purchasing residential property and renting it out to tenants, but it can be a challenge.

Debt

Leticha and the debt trap: A case study of how vulnerable people are preyed upon

Sep 20 2016 05:45

Leticha Marinana, like millions of other South Africans, has lived in a debt trap after buying on credit from companies such as Foschini and Edgars.

Debt

GARNISHEES: fallout uncertain

Sep 18 2016 08:32

Debt collectors are downplaying the importance of this week’s Constitutional Court ruling on so-called garnishee orders, but it could very well lead to a surge in reviews of existing orders and damages claims.

Debt

Should you switch to credit cards?

Sep 18 2016 06:54

In May 2016, the amendments to the National Credit Act came into effect, which set new maximum ­interest rates that can be charged on a loan, based on the repo rate. In many cases, this has reduced the maximum rate that creditor providers can charge,

Property

What are you responsible for in a sectional title property?

Sep 18 2016 06:54

There is a difference between repairs and maintenance. According to Sayed-Iqbal Mohamed it is generally accepted that maintenance is aimed at keeping the condition of a property as close as possible to the original.

Debt

Why your garnishee order is still valid

Sep 18 2016 06:54

This week, the Constitutional Court issued its ruling relating to emolument attachment orders (EAOs) – also known as garnishee orders – in a case that had been brought before the court by Stellenbosch University’s Legal Aid Clinic.

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