OPINION: Bigger asset managers less flexible

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While investors might be tempted to entrust their assets to bigger asset managers, Alex Funk argues that these firms can’t offer the same agility as smaller managers.

MONEY: 8 ways to live below your means

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It can be so tempting to blow your entire salary within the first few weeks of the month, but setting aside a little money at the beginning of the month is the easiest road to financial freedom. Here are 8 ways to get there.

MONEY: 6 things to consider before buying a new car

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It might be tempting to spend your December bonus on a deposit for a new car, but you might be adding unnecessary pressure to your finances if you don’t consider all the financial implications.

MONEY: When penny-pinching doesn’t pay

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Sometimes trying to save money in the short term can end up costing you more in the long term. Here are three instances where the cheapest option is not always the best.

PROPERTY: International investments protect wealth

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Investing your wealth in offshore property is a good way to protect your wealth and sustain portfolio growth, says Monarch & Co CEO James Bowling.

MONEY: Why are South Africans not saving more?

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South Africa never really had a savings culture to begin with but now according to the FinScope Consumer Survey South Africa 2014, we only have a household savings rate of about 1.7%. This is currently the lowest number in the world. Finweek takes a closer look.

INSIGHT: Professionals stressed by families

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According to a recent survey of nearly 3000 of Profmed’s graduate professional members, families are the main source of stress in their lives. The Profmed Stress Index indicated how financial commitments and occupation doesn’t even come close to family stress. Finweek investigates.

MONEY: How Alzheimer’s can impact your will

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The number of people afflicted by Alzheimer’s disease is increasing worldwide. Clive Hill, a legal adviser talks about a few scenarios where Alzheimer’s disease affects your will. Read more here.

MONEY: No debt for the New Year

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If you’re thinking about what your next New Year’s resolution is going to be, consider a debt free lifestyle. Here are a few tips on how to wisely manage your money when turning over a new leaf in 2015.