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Articles by Fiona Zerbst

Liable for someone else’s debt? Consider this

Liable for someone else’s debt? Consider this

20 February 2024

Under certain circumstances, debt incurred by your partner – or someone else – can become your problem. We examine potential scenarios, and how to handle them.

How to read your credit card statement

How to read your credit card statement

15 February 2024

A credit card statement can be complex and confusing. We help to demystify this monthly summary of your transactions, account activity, and fees.

“How I manage my finances as a retiree”

“How I manage my finances as a retiree”

8 February 2024

Persistently high inflation rates are taking their toll on pensioners. We explore what three senior citizens are doing to protect their financial wellbeing in retirement.

Can’t afford to live alone? Some expert tips

Can’t afford to live alone? Some expert tips

6 February 2024

You may enjoy living alone, but it’s expensive. If you’re willing to compromise, you can contain costs and potentially even achieve home ownership. We investigate.

Who needs a power of attorney?

Who needs a power of attorney?

1 February 2024

A power of attorney is a legal document granting someone the authority to act on your behalf. We explain why and when you may need it.

How to manage university costs

How to manage university costs

30 January 2024

With the cost of tertiary education rising above inflation, it’s vital to manage the associated expenses. We explore how students and parents can make smart financial choices.

Saving or investing? Explore your options

Saving or investing? Explore your options

23 January 2024

Saving or investing – which is best for building your nest egg? Two financial planners provide tips.

Want to leave a financial legacy? Here’s how

Want to leave a financial legacy? Here’s how

18 January 2024

Leaving a financial legacy can help you secure intergenerational wealth – but you will need a well-considered plan. We examine how to lock in value for your family.

Special needs child? Choose your cover wisely

Special needs child? Choose your cover wisely

16 January 2024

Children with special needs often require specialised medical care. We explore what medical schemes in South Africa can offer.

Early retirement – is it really feasible?

Early retirement – is it really feasible?

9 January 2024

The idea of early retirement may be appealing, but achieving it can be a challenge. We find out if this is a realistic goal, and if so, how to realise it.

Investors: what’s your risk tolerance?

Investors: what’s your risk tolerance?

28 December 2023

Your risk tolerance helps determine your investment strategy – but how do you find the right balance between risk and reward? We investigate.

7 Tips to start 2024 on solid financial footing

7 Tips to start 2024 on solid financial footing

21 December 2023

New year, new you – but does this extend to your finances? We explore how to make your money work for you in 2024.

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