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SMEs affected by looting can negotiate with SARS

SMEs affected by looting can negotiate with SARS

Jashwin Baijoo, Legal Manager: Africa Tax and Compliance at Tax Consulting SA, suggests a solution for SMEs facing difficulties meeting their tax obligations. In the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, riots erupted in South Africa in early...

E-cigarettes and your life insurance policy

E-cigarettes and your life insurance policy

Clyde Parsons, Actuarial Executive at BrightRock, explains why regular users of e-cigarettes are charged smoker rates by life insurers, and what you can do about it. For decades now, we’ve known that smoking is bad for our health – the research has...

Listen: Creating a passive income with shares

Listen: Creating a passive income with shares

In this podcast, Maya (@mayaonmoney) chats to money blogger Brett (@ETFenthusiast) on how blogging helps keep him on track financially, his plans in working towards financial freedom, and which investments he is using to provide a passive income in...

You don’t need a lot of money to start investing

You don’t need a lot of money to start investing

Many people feel they need to have a lot of money in order to start investing. In fact, the opposite is true. Investing small amounts every month actually provides the best risk-return scenario when it comes to longer-term investing. Investing via...

Beware the unpaid CGT shock

Beware the unpaid CGT shock

Many taxpayers may not be aware that the payment of capital gains tax (CGT) is due before you receive your investment tax certificates. This affects existing provisional taxpayers as well as any resident taxpayer who disposes of an asset and earns...

Teach your kids the value of money

Teach your kids the value of money

The best financial legacy you can leave your children is to teach them the value of money - how to save it as well as how to spend it, says Stephen Katzenellenbogen, Senior Executive and Wealth Manager at NFB Wealth Management. You don’t have to...

How will the recent looting affect the rand?

How will the recent looting affect the rand?

Bianca Botes, Director at Foreign Exchange Specialists Citadel Global, shares her insights on the recent protests and looting, and what it might mean for the value of the rand. One cannot deny the chaos that has ensued since the recent...

Listen: It’s tax time: here’s what you need to know

Listen: It’s tax time: here’s what you need to know

Tax filing season opened on 1 July, and non-provisional taxpayers have until 23 November to file their returns. Some people look forward to tax season because they can get a rebate, but for many of us it can feel a bit overwhelming. A particular...

Tips for expats to get tax ready

Tips for expats to get tax ready

Tanya Tosen, Master Mobility Specialist at Tax Consulting SA, has some tips for expats to make sure they have all their ducks in a row when it's time to file their tax return. Adding to the challenges of 2020, the South African Revenue Services...

Make the right choices from the start

Make the right choices from the start

The great thing about getting your first paycheque is that you have the opportunity to do the right things before the bad habits kick in. The day that first paycheque hits your bank account you feel like you have finally arrived. But how you manage...

Maya Fisher-French author of Money Questions Answered

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Are banks putting customers first?

Banks were in the spotlight recently with the release of the annual report by the Ombudsman for Banking Services (OBS) and feedback from the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) regarding the banks’ adherence to the Conduct Standard. The draft Conduct Standard...

Today’s extraordinary popular investment delusions

Flagship Asset Management Fund Manager Kyle Wales discusses some modern-day popular investment delusions in which fundamental valuations matter less and less, and prices are simply a function of investor sentiment. These include Tesla, Gamestop, Bitcoin and...

Should women celebrate community of property rights?

There has been much celebration around the protection of women in customary marriages with President Ramaphosa recently signing into law the amended Recognition of Customary Marriages Act. However, are these women fully aware of the implications, especially around...

Five tax myths many employees still believe

Tanya Tosen, Tax and Remuneration Specialist at Remuneration Consultants, addresses five tax myths that have become popular over the years. Many employees don't understand the complex tax calculations that payroll applies to their earnings each month and often...

Changes for FNB Gold customers

FNB has announced a new account as part of its annual pricing review, with a focus on banking the family. As from 1 July all FNB Gold customers will be converted to FNB’s new Aspire account. It comes with lower monthly fees – dropping from R109 to R99 – and customers...

Listen: Use the lessons learnt from Covid to improve your finances

We know from studying history that entire generations can share a similar money attitude or behaviour due to a major financial event that their generation experienced. What effect, if any, will the Covid pandemic have on this generation? In this podcast, Maya...

The effects of delaying your retirement

What if you could change your retirement by working just one more year? André Wentzel, Head Client Solutions Savings at Sanlam, explains how delaying your retirement by one, three or five years could fundamentally change your savings and enable a better quality of...

Relief for struggling restaurants

Soft loans and payment holidays are available for restaurants still battling to survive the pandemic. At the beginning of May, my favourite local coffee shop closed its doors after 20 years of trading. My neighbourhood shopping centre, which caters to many “mom and...

Money and divorce

David Thomson, Senior Legal Adviser at Sanlam Trust, shares some practical tips about the financial side of divorce. The news of Bill and Melinda Gates filing for divorce after 27 years of marriage sent shockwaves through the philanthropic world. The couple is worth...

Listen: Your midlife money makeover

In this interview with financial planner Kim Potgieter (@KimPotgieterM3), Maya (@mayaonmoney) discusses Kim’s new book Midlife Money Makeover. The book delves into how our relationship with money and those money stories we grew up with either help or sabotage our...

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