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Don’t write-off residential property

Don’t write-off residential property

The Weekend Argus Personal Finance page carried an article on whether it is better to buy or rent property. This was prompted by research by Henno Vermaak, an analyst at PSG Asset Management, which suggests that you may be better off renting and...

The legalities of renting a home

The legalities of renting a home

Whether you're a tenant or a landlord, it's wise to keep in mind the legalities of residential letting in South Africa. Landlords need to follow correct procedures in terms of recovering rental. A landlord is obliged to send a letter of demand...

Is your divorce a corporate risk?

Is your divorce a corporate risk?

There's only one thing more fascinating than a celebrity marriage, and that's a celebrity divorce. Particularly when it's messy, vituperative and, yes, expensive. But it's when we think of divorce as a corporate risk that it takes on another whole...

Should you be paying provisional tax?

Should you be paying provisional tax?

If you've checked the provisional tax status of your eFiling profile, you may have noticed that all taxpayers are now loaded as provisional taxpayers. Why is this? Technically, any person deriving income that's not remuneration is eligible for...

Should you fix your mortgage?

Should you fix your mortgage?

In some cases, the banks will only offer customers a fixed interest rate, in other words no matter what happens to the prime lending rate, your home loan repayments remain the same. This is usually for customers who have had a problem with their...

Maya Fisher-French author of Money Questions Answered

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