Questions tagged [south-africa]

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One RA vs multiple RA's (investments in general as well)

I am young and trying to work out how I want to get a retirement annuity sorted. My question is, is it better to put 9 in to one RA, or 3 3 3 in to 3 different RA's? (here I just use the numbers to ...
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What should I invest in other than pension or real estate

I live in South Africa, and the country is not exactly going in a good direction. I am 24 years old. I would like to start investing in something for my future. One option is to get a pension fund. ...
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My Account was used to commit fraud

I started dating Sven at the end 2016, I had just been divorced. He left for Congo in December 2016 and returned in December 2018. Upon his return, he advised that he needed a card where he can ...
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Would high interest rates offset the issue of keeping money in a weak currency?

I am a UK resident and recently I managed to unlock an account in South Africa with FNB that my family had set up for me. The account is worth R90k (~£5k). I have no intention of moving back to South ...
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Having worked overseas and accrued a pension, can I transfer it to my country of origin?

As a Brit who worked in South Africa for a few years and accrued a pension, now I've returned is it possible to transfer said pension tax-free to a UK pension provider (SIPP or otherwise)?
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Is Private Pension Worth It

I am 23 and now looking into what to do with some leftover monthly money. My question is whether getting a pension is worth it or not. Are pensions in general just scams? Am I just wasting money on a ...
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How do I calculate my provisional tax so I don't get so much tax back?

I am a South African provisional taxpayer with my own business. I usually calculate my provisional taxes only based on my business incomes and expenses. Then when I file my income tax I have a ton of ...
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How do I determine my local version of the American FDIC or NCUSIF insured savings account?

I'm not an American, but I'd like to take advantage of this good advice and put 6 months of emergency funds into a savings account. However, I don't know what account to use locally because there aren'...
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Is the full monetary amount of sub-contracting tax deductible?

At the moment I effectively work for myself, contracting full-time to a single company. I invoice this company $x every month. In the near future, I would like to either hire or sub-contract other ...
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How to join the U.S stock market? [closed]

I am from South Africa. I want to find out how to join the U.S stock market as a foreigner. I am currently a musician, a piano player, but trying to explore opportunities to join the financial ...
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Do I declare money earned outside Sweden?

I am presently resident in Sweden, but I am not Swedish. However, I do all my work outside the country for a foreign company and leave my money outside, only bringing in what I need. I am tax ...
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YouTube Monetization. Must i still pay tax even if I'm underage in South Africa?

I live in South Africa. I make videos for YouTube and I haven't monetized my videos. I would like to, but I want to know whether I will be subject to taxation even if I'm underage (I'm 15 years old). ...
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Is sending money from abroad (p2p) banned in India?

I was looking at Paypal wikipedia entry and came across this https://rbi.org.in/scripts/NotificationUser.aspx?Id=5216&Mode=0 Am I reading/understanding this wrong ? This facility shall be ...
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How do I switch from payment to invoice basis?

I have done my personal finances using payment basis, because it is the simplest and the books of my small business are not particularly complicated. However, I have recently had to register my ...
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What to do with south african currency free fall

The South African money is losing a lot of its value and media are very pessimistic. What can i do in order to avoid my savings being worthless in a few months ?
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Does credit card declined negatively impact your credit score?

I have been told that trying to make a payment with a credit card that declines due to no funds, negatively impact credit score. Is this true? Edit: This was for a payment online. Note that I don't ...
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Should I avoid month-end for my foreign salary payments?

I get paid from South Africa into the UK and get to choose which day of the month I want to be paid. I was wondering whether avoiding month-end might give me a better chance of getting a better rate (...
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Advice on money transfer from Canada to South Africa [closed]

I am trying to figure out what is the best way to transfer money from Canada to South Africa. By best way I mean the cheapest way and of course the safest way for me. I have found a few weeks ago ...