PROPERTY: Are sole mandates the right choice?

House

A sole mandate can be defined as an exclusive contract between the seller of a home and a real estate agent, allowing that agent to market the property and find the right buyer for the home at the highest price in the shortest period of time. Finweek looks at why mandates have more benefits than meets the eye.

MONEY: 5 ways to keep holiday spending under control

Christmas

Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, the holidays can be hard on your pocket. We share five tips to help you stay in control of your finances this festive season.

BUSINESS: Is the traditional CV enough?

CV

As technology evolves with social media and online professional networking on the rise, Angelique Robbertse from Job Mail talks about the relevance of CVs when looking at job opportunities. Is the use of online job portals suppressing the traditional CV?

INVESTMENT: Glacier on multi-asset class fund portfolios

Investment 3

Imraan Jakoet from Glacier Research talks about some of the benefits of industry assets moving towards funds which may invest into multiple asset classes. This has thus resulted in many portfolios comprising exclusively of multi-asset class funds.

INVESTMENT: Credit health should build form the bottom

Debt

Having a good credit record or history is very important to South African consumers when trying to purchase houses or cars. But being denied credit is increasing among a certain percentage of the population. Glenda Williams talks about credit health and behaviour in South Africa.

NEWS: New app to keep an eye on the JSE

Techno

VectorVest has announced major enhancements in to its new release of VectorVest Mobile. Finweek investigates.

MONEY: How compounding works

Investment

One very important aspect of long-term investing is compound interest. If you ever wondered how your investment is compounded, then this simple and informative explanation is for you.

MONEY: Legal insurance of a swimming pool

Swimming

One of the last things people think about when going into summer, is the insurance implications regarding a swimming pool. Finweek considers a few relevant facts about pool safety rules that you need to keep in mind.

OPINION: Pension reformists should heed warning signs from African Bank 

Entrepreneur thinking

If proposals by National Treasury are implemented, all pensioners will find themselves compelled to purchase an annuity upon retirement. Shalin Bhagwan from Ashburton Investments talks about the financial institutions from which the pensioners will have to purchase an annuity.

PROPERTY: Six steps to achieve sales success

House

Property pricing is crucial when trying to sell your home. To ensure a successful sale within a short time frame, consider the following factors when putting your home in the market.