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Should I use most of my provident fund as capital in a new business?

25 Sep 2020
Quantify the business risks: this represents the majority of your pension, and you don't have time on your side to build it up again.

Can all my investment allocations in my provident fund be invested offshore?

22 Sep 2020
Unfortunately not. The best thing is to look at the total allocation of your provident fund to ensure the maximum of 30% offshore exposure is fully utilised.

What are the tax implications of transferring my RAs into a living annuity?

17 Sep 2020
Transfers to a living annuity are done on a tax-neutral basis, but there are a few things to be aware of.

Can I split my retirement savings into two living annuities without incurring tax?

16 Sep 2020
It's not necessary – diversification can also be achieved within one vehicle.

My husband’s preservation fund interest is low. What are the alternatives?

6 Aug 2020
The first step is to determine whether the current asset allocation is appropriate.

Should I invest R1m in a balanced unit trust for medical expenses?

5 Aug 2020
If I go through with this, I would then cancel my medical aid.

Is the value of a living annuity included in the calculation of executors’ fees?

30 Jul 2020
The only instance where such fees may be charged is where no beneficiary is nominated to the living annuity.

Is it wise to invest R1m of my pension in fixed assets for five years?

29 Jul 2020
Investing in fixed income instruments over a long period could lead to higher longevity risk for retired investors.

Are provident fund transfers restricted when changing jobs?

22 Jul 2020
You may move your provident fund but it's important to understand all the options available before making any decisions.

Should I cash out my policies to pay my business’ debt?

14 Jul 2020
The using of debt to fund a business is a useful tool if kept under control.

On retiring, can I pay my provident fund into an existing preservation fund?

9 Jul 2020
Can I later make lump sum withdrawals from the preservation fund, pay withdrawal tax and leave the remainder in the fund?

What is the maximum I can increase my monthly pension payout to?

1 Jul 2020
The living annuity drawdown rules have been temporarily relaxed, allowing annuitants to adjust their drawdown rates to between 0.5% and 20% until September 30.

How can I get a better return when investing R100k?

24 Jun 2020
Your investment term will determine your investment options and potential return.

I’m 75 with no pension. How can I invest R750k to generate income?

23 Jun 2020
Investment plans have to be carefully customised to each investor’s specific requirements.
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