Saving & Investing

Buying and Selling Property: Some Common Questions Asked and Answered

Buying and Selling Property: Some Common Questions Asked and Answered

“Owning a home is a keystone of wealth… both financial affluence and emotional security” (Personal Finance Expert Suze Orman) When you buy or sell your “Home Sweet Home”, and/or an investment property, particularly for the first time, the process can seem complicated, the terminology confusing, and the risks of making a costly mistake intimidating. You …

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How Safe Are Money Market Funds and What’s the Fuss About Absa’s?

How Safe Are Money Market Funds and What’s the Fuss About Absa’s?

Many South African investors make use of money market funds. According to the latest unit trust statistics, there is R438bn saved in these products. Absa’s decision to close its money market fund has, however, raised concerns about whether these products are safe. The bank made it clear that its reason for closing the unit trust …

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