Welcome to Maya on Money.

This site is a collection of articles written by finance journalist Maya Fisher-French as well as other contributors. The aim of Maya on Money is to help you with those day-to-day money decisions related to South African finance matters. Articles cover all those areas that you need in order to manage your money effectively such as budgeting, saving, investing, banking and insurance. Feel free to engage with us and post your questions on the Forum.

Increase your home loan repayment

How to pay off your home in ten years

If you have a R1m home loan, payable over 20 years at the current prime interest rate of 10%, you are set to pay more than R1,3m in interest by the time you’ve paid off that bond and the home is finally yours.

divorce

Financial mistakes people make in divorce

Discussing “what will happen if we get divorced”, particularly financially, is a conversation that is often avoided before entering into a marriage agreement because it is deemed unromantic or tainting a marriage before it’s even started. But...