INVESTMENT: Considerable returns predicted for Africa

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Africa is commonly referred to as the ‘dark continent’ by investors due to political and economical risks. The opportunities in investment however are expanding beyond South Africa, and it’s happening quickly. With 54 different countries, Africa is sure to deliver considerable returns.

MONEY: 10 money questions to ask before you get married

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Getting married has a huge impact on your finances. In the 9 May edition of Finweek, we’ll investigate how the different aspects of your financial life is affected by getting married. In this article, we recommend ten questions you have to answer before tying the knot.

MONEY: Your marriage and financial infidelity

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In the 9 May 2014 edition of Finweek we look how getting married impacts your finances. We investigate what the different types of marriage contracts mean for your money, how to make shared investments, the cost implications of getting divorced and who is responsible for your partner’s debt. In this article money coach Gary Kyle addresses financial infidelity.

INVESTMENT TIP: SA investors urged not to chase market performance

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Steven Nathan, CEO of 10X Investments warns that people should not be fooled by short-term investment returns. It is not that difficult to construct an optimal investment portfolio in theory, but in practice we are swayed by behavioural biases and bad investment advice.

MONEY: Choose your medical scheme wisely

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Understanding the difference between health insurance products and medical scheme cover is of grave importance. We look at why it’s wise to choose the appropriate form of cover for your family.

INSIGHT: It’s your tattoo, but do you own the copyright?

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When it comes to tattoos people tend to forget about the copyright implications. We look what is stated about intellectual property rights when it comes to body art.

TECHNOLOGY: New era of data breaches for cybercriminals

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A new Symantec report reveals the number of mega data breaches went from one in 2012 to eight in 2013. This resulted in 552m identities exposed last year. We take a closer look.

OPINION: The balance between social media and unsocial teens

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Is excessive use of social media by young people in South Africa one of the main reasons for unsocial behaviour amongst friends and family? Moxima Gama answers this question by looking at the Annual SA Social Media Landscape report.

LIFE HACK: Three tips to go from working mom to super mom

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In the next issue of Finweek (17 April), reporter Lisa Illingworth investigates the contribution of working mothers to the economy. Here she shares a few tips to help working mothers find a balance between familial obligations and rocking at your job.

MONEY: Annuities and Divorce

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One of the biggest questions in the case of a divorce is, why can’t a spouse claim from an annuity? Lize de la Harpe from Glacier by Sanlam provides some much needed clarity on this issue.