Life cover fraud on the rise
Maya on Money
by Guest Author
5d ago
Life cover fraud has been in the spotlight following the harrowing case of former policewoman Rosemary Ndlovu, who was sentenced to life in prison for orchestrating the murders of six family members between 2012 and 2018 to reap insurance payouts. While not all instances of life cover fraud are as extreme, it has had a […] The post Life cover fraud on the rise appeared first on Maya on Money ..read more
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Understand how volatility affects your portfolio
Maya on Money
by Guest Author
1w ago
Wendy Myers, Head of Securities at PSG Wealth, has some sound advice if you are concerned about stock market volatility and how it could affect your portfolio. Amid escalating volatility in global equity markets due to numerous factors, an understanding of the concept of volatility and how it can play to your advantage is important […] The post Understand how volatility affects your portfolio appeared first on Maya on Money ..read more
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Listen: Navigating the financial waters as a young graduate
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by Maya Fisher-French
1w ago
Congratulations! You’ve tossed your graduation cap, landed your first job, and are ready to dive into the real world. But with the excitement of your first paycheque comes the daunting realisation of adult responsibilities: rent, groceries, car payments – and let’s not forget about retirement savings. In this episode of the My Money, My Lifestyle […] The post Listen: Navigating the financial waters as a young graduate appeared first on Maya on Money ..read more
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Is there a nasty surprise in your short-term insurance contract?
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by Maya Fisher-French
2w ago
When last did you read your short-term insurance contract? This year I was surprised to discover that the excess on both my car and building insurance had increased. While the premiums had not gone up significantly, the portion I would have to pay when making a claim (the excess) had increased substantially. Increasing the excess […] The post Is there a nasty surprise in your short-term insurance contract? appeared first on Maya on Money ..read more
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Is a pension-backed home loan a good idea?
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by Maya Fisher-French
2w ago
A pension-backed home loan is an alternative form of housing finance where a person uses their pension savings as security for a home loan. When you apply for a home loan, the bank will consider the property as security for the loan but will also look at your risk rating. In some cases, the bank […] The post Is a pension-backed home loan a good idea? appeared first on Maya on Money ..read more
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How to borrow responsibly
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by Maya Fisher-French
3w ago
Many of the articles on this website focus on helping people to get out of debt, but credit is not necessarily a bad thing if you understand how to borrow responsibly. In personal finance, we often talk of “good” debt versus “bad” debt. Typically, we consider an asset-backed loan ‒ such as house or car […] The post How to borrow responsibly appeared first on Maya on Money ..read more
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Listen: When love doesn’t pay the bills: dating outside your financial league
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by Maya Fisher-French
3w ago
In this episode of the My Money, My lifestyle podcast, Maya is joined by Queen Malobane, Provincial General Manager at Metropolitan, as they delve into the complex intersection of money and relationships. The romantic notion that love conquers all is challenged by the harsh reality that financial disagreements are a leading cause of discord among […] The post Listen: When love doesn’t pay the bills: dating outside your financial league appeared first on Maya on Money ..read more
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Five stock market myths keeping you from building wealth
Maya on Money
by Guest Author
1M ago
Wendy Myers, Head of Securities at PSG Wealth, looks at some myths that are prevalent among South Africans when it comes to the idea of investing in the stock market. When it comes to the world of investing, many people have no idea where to start, how to invest, and what the risks are. There […] The post Five stock market myths keeping you from building wealth appeared first on Maya on Money ..read more
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TikTok: a cesspool of financial scams
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by Maya Fisher-French
1M ago
While there is certainly good financial education content to be found on social media, there are also numerous scams and unethical practices, and TikTok is no exception. In fact, the massive increase in TikTok’s popularity has seen a massive increase in financial scams being perpetrated via the platform. The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) recently […] The post TikTok: a cesspool of financial scams appeared first on Maya on Money ..read more
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No change to 2024 income tax tables, but watch out for bracket creep
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by Guest Author
1M ago
Beatrie Gouws, Tax Director at BDO, and David Warneke, Assoc. Prof. and Tax Partner at BDO, share their insight into the implications of the 2024 budget for taxpayers across all economic tiers. South Africans breathed a collective sigh of relief as the 2024 budget avoided any rate increases to income tax for the 2024/2025 fiscal […] The post No change to 2024 income tax tables, but watch out for bracket creep appeared first on Maya on Money ..read more
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