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Four reasons you should not cash in your retirement savings

Tempting as it may be to access your retirement savings in times of need by cashing in your retirement fund savings, it will make a significant dent in your retirement savings plan, if not crash it altogether. Changing jobs or being retrenched should never be viewed as an opportunity to access extra money in the form of your retirement savings, says Gary Fisher, Head: Member Education Services at Alexander Forbes.

Ways to spot get-rich-quick schemes

For many people greed and unrealistic expectations combined with desperation are human cancers when it comes to making investment decisions. Regrettably, decisions are made without asking any questions about the authenticity of the opportunity. The result is the continued loss of cash by people whose initial intention was to make financial returns for their livelihood and sustenance.

From poor to the rich, everyone is taking strain

If money issues are a major source of stress in your home, don’t feel alone. There has been a significant increase, year on year, in the levels of financial stress in households across all income brackets, the latest Old Mutual Savings & Investment Monitor shows.  This year, 50% of all respondents in the annual survey of 1,000 working metropolitan households in South Africa said money was a major source of stress in their homes, compared with 40% of respondents last year.

Zuma's many cabinet reshuffles saw public servants operating in silos: Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has lambasted frequent cabinet reshuffles under his predecessor Jacob Zuma, saying they resulted in policy uncertainty and a government operating in silos.

S.A unit of carmaker Ford to add 1,200 jobs

South African unit of carmaker Ford to add 1,200 jobs

Bills targeting China's Huawei introduced in U.S. Congress

Bills targeting China's Huawei introduced in U.S. Congress

Pineapples make sweet return

Community work on revived farms bears fruit

Potato farmers learn new skills

We now produce quality products, says Ndobeni

Car exports derailed as workers embark on a go-slow at SA ports

Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan said a go-slow by workers at ports was affecting the automotive industry and other commodity exports.

Government Employees Pension Fund was 'misled' about R4.3bn investment

The fund that looks after the pensions of 1.7 million current and former public servants was misled by the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) in respect of its R4.3bn investment in Ayo Technology Solutions, an inquiry into the state-owned asset manager heard on Monday.

Nedbank says YES to job creation

Lift for youth employment.

Three steps on how to manage the risks that come with buying Bitcoin

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Zimbabwe hikes fuel price again after minister says it's still cheap

Zimbabwe hikes fuel price again after minister says it's still cheap

Embattled Steinhoff reports major losses

JOHANNESBURG — South African retailer Steinhoff reported a $401 million (R5.6-billion) half-year loss from continuing operations on Friday, as the damage from a massive accounting scandal drags on. Steinhoff first flagged holes in its accounts in December 2017 — the warning shot for an accounting fraud since put at over $7 billion — shocking investors that had backed its transformation from a small South African outfit to a discount furniture retailer spanning four continents.

SAVINGS MONTH: Use your salary for a bursary and save big on tax

Through a company bursary or scholarship you don’t only open the door to education, but you can stretch your income.

Kagiso Stable Fund a good option for risk-averse investors

To help support transformation in SA’s asset management sector, Sowetan Money has launched a monthly series profiling easily accessible and affordable unit trust funds managed by black asset managers. In the third of our series we find that track record, trust, investment philosophy and strategy are key building blocks for success.

Do the maths before consolidating your debts

The idea of consolidating multiple debts into one account is becoming increasingly popular, but are all debt consolidation plans beneficial to all consumers?

Watch out for creeping credit limits

The National Credit Act allows for a credit provider to temporarily increase your credit limit in response to a request from you, and it seems it doesn't have to be verbally.

Woolies' clothing business turns the corner

Department chain Woolworths said on Thursday it had turned around its fashion, beauty and home business after fixing poor product choices in clothing, which had weighed on its sales the previous year. Woolworths shares jumped more than 8% to a 6-1/2-month high after it said sales in its fashion, beauty and home business in the 52-weeks to the end of June rose 1.

Kenya orders Safaricom to shut down betting payments in revenue blow

Kenya orders Safaricom to shut down betting payments in revenue blow

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