News Changing from one medical scheme to another - effortlessly
Danielle van Wyk

It is coming up to the end of the year and you might be looking to change medical schemes, or options within a scheme in preparation for the new year. While you don’t necessarily have to wait for year-end to do so, providers often recommend it.

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News Your guide to financially surviving Christmas
Danielle van Wyk

There are a few times each year where you need to dig deeper into your pocket and spend more money such as birthdays, anniversaries, and the Christmas period. Whether you celebrate this religious holiday or not, the festive period - depending on how you choose to spend it - means increased travelling, buying of gifts, entertaining, and eating out at restaurants.


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News Trump, Trump and a little bit of South Africa
Andre Botha

What a November we had, with the rand staging one of its best months and closing below the R14.00 level. To be honest, this looked like quite a far-fetched possibility at one stage during the month. It seems that the tide has changed a little, even though it might be short lived since the US dollar bulls are not so sure of their case anymore.

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News Momentum vs. The people: Who is at fault?
Danielle van Wyk

This week has seen insurance giant Momentum in the hot seat as debate sparked around its initial refusal of a R2.4 million life insurance pay-out. The deceased was killed in a hijacking but lost the right to claim upon failing to disclose a raised blood sugar condition at the inception of the policy, in 2014. Momentum has since agreed to the pay-out.

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Calculators

Have you ever wondered how much money you will need for your retirement? Or how much you will pay in taxes on your new salary? click on any of our free calculators below to work out exact numbers within minutes - it's as simple as a regular calculator.

JM Video

What are credit downgrades?

Elize Botha, managing director of Old Mutual Unit Trusts, explains what credit downgrades are. This, in light of Moody's affirmation of South Africa's credit rating. Find out more here: https://bit.ly/2JzTtIk


Why is the budget speech important?

Every year in February, after the State of the Nation Address, the finance minister presents the budget speech. Steven Nathan, CEO of 10X Investments, explains why the budget speech is important to all South Africans.


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