Tax smart investing in turbulent times

Amid unsure times, being tax smart and investing optimally can go a long way to improving one’s long term financial outlook. In this article, we look at findings and insights derived from an interview with Senior Legal Advisor at Nedgroup Investments, Denver Keswell. Keswell shares useful tips to make the most of tax-saving opportunities...

Different retirement funding vehicles and how they work – A look at the rules for withdrawals, early termination, and transfer

In this article, we explore in more detail, the various types of retirement funds that are available to investors, as well as the rules that are applicable regarding withdrawals, early termination, and transfer. Pension fund Contributions The contributions that an employee makes towards a pension fund are tax deductible up 27.5% of pensionable income,...

What happens to your debt when you die?

A deceased estate is a term for your assets, income, and liabilities after you pass. This is vested in the Master of the High Court, who appoints an executor to manage the affairs of this estate – including: collecting assets, liquidating the estate’s liabilities, and distribution of the balance to heirs. The executor is...

Living annuity vs life annuity

Once you opt to retire from a retirement savings product, two-thirds of your funds need to be invested into a living or life annuity. If you have reached retirement (55), the time to draw an income from your retirement savings is now. People who have retired have two options, to purchase either a life...

Safar 1442

Literal meaning: “Empty” During this month, the houses used to be empty and deserted because the ban on going to war in the month of Muharram came to an end and everyone proceeded towards the battlefield. Safar also means to be yellow. When the names of the months were being given, it was the...

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