MONEY: Retirement or education?

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Should you save for your retirement, or for your child’s education? Here we weigh up the pros and cons of each option.

Finweek Quiz #51

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Welcome to this week’s edition of the Finweek quiz! Let’s see if you’ve kept up with current affairs over the past few days.

PROPERTY: The next generation is ready for the market

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Millennials are entering the South African property market at a rapid rate, says RE/MAX South Africa.

MONEY: Tomorrow versus today

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Why is it so hard to save, and how can we change our savings behaviour in 2015? We offer a few ideas.

MONEY: Effective ways to use your credit card festively

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The festive season is upon us and many South Africans will be heading off on holiday, enjoying family time and relaxation. While the next few weeks should be filled with rest and relaxation, FNB Credit Card suggests that South Africans use their credit cards to make their last minute holiday preparations less stressful. “Your credit […]

LIFE: 6 ways to stay safe on the road this Christmas

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Roads are dangerous this time of year due to increased traffic and reckless driving. Here we offer six tips to help you get through the holiday safely.

INVESTMENT: Simon says

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The PPC and Afrisam merger, a Rolfes cautionary, a South African mine facing land claims in Australia, a gold rally and weak local markets all attract the attention of investment specialist Simon Brown this week.

INVESTMENTS: Cannon’s Christmas wish list

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Victor von Reiche, Senior Investment Manager at Cannon Asset Managers, suggests some stocking fillers for those who wish to invest wisely over the festive season.

INVESTMENT: The long-term effects of low oil prices

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What is the cure for low oil prices and what will low prices mean for long-term investors? Colin Morton, vice president and portfolio manager, Franklin UK Equity Team, shares his thoughts.

INVESTMENT: 6 tips to rock your portfolio in 2015

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With a brand new year comes brand new investment opportunities. In this article Moxima Gama shares a few tips on making the stock market work for you in 2015.