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Bank card vs. Smartphone: What is the difference?

By Staff Writer

Although debit card fraud has decreased in South Africa, credit card fraud has risen to an annual loss of R436.7 million. This is according to the 2017 Card Fraud Stats, which was released by the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) in April this year.

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Cut in repo rate signals time to invest

By Isabelle Coetzee

Following a repo rate cut in March, investors should see this as an opportunity to place their savings into an equity-based unit trust.

Cut in repo rate signals time to invest
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What are the risks of investing in the money market?

By Isabelle Coetzee

Instead of sifting through hundreds of seemingly equal investment options, you decide to ask a friend, who has a background in finance, to point you in the right direction.  “Invest in the money market,” she tells you confidently. But what is the money market? And should you invest in it?

What are the risks of investing in the money market?
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Retirement planning,Investments

Estranged family fighting over your assets

By Isabelle Coetzee

Barely a week after your death your estranged relatives battle one another for ownership of your assets. Those dearest to you receive nothing while your nemesis becomes entitled to the bulk of your wealth. This is a train wreck. And, like 70% of the working population who pass away without a will, there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it now. 

Estranged family fighting over your assets
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Betting on active managers doesn’t pay

By 10X - Partner Content

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett wagered $1 million that an S&P500 stock index fund would outperform a basket of hedge funds over the course of a decade. Buffett had long been a vocal critic of hedge funds (and asset managers in general), holding that the industry’s exorbitant fees were not justified by their funds’ performances.

Betting on active managers doesn’t pay
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Investments

Spoilt for choice

By 10X - Partner Content

It feels like every second ad we see espouses the virtues of choice. We’ve become conditioned to believe that choice is always a good thing and that the more choice we have, the better it is. This is just not true. There’s a common sense truth to this argument, though we seldom stop to consider it. The problem with choice is that, after we’ve made one, we think about what we could have had, and wonder if it would have been better. 

Spoilt for choice
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A chastity belt for your savings

By 10X - Partner Content

We get it: you struggle to save. And it may not be your fault. According to a scientific study on 15 000 Swedish twins, some people have a lower propensity to save than others due to the genetic component underlying their time preferences and self-control. Apparently, this determines between a third and half of our savings behaviour.

A chastity belt for your savings
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Investments,Banking

How to build an emergency fund

By Isabelle Coetzee

Imagine getting out of your driveway with a box of your office belongings. As you climb the stairs you recall your boss unapologetically saying, “You’d be a better fit elsewhere”. 

How to build an emergency fund
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