What stops a lot of beginners placing their first bet is the simple fact they don't understand the betting platform.
Fear not, as I have three simple to follow steps that will allow you to place your first winning bet.
Read on to discover how you could start earning a second income, watching your favourite sporting events.
Tradi... ››› more
Over the weekend I was speaking to a friend of mine. He just moved into a new area after switching jobs. While he's checking out the property in the area he's renting a property.
One of the issues he faced was a rental deposit - and this actually affected which property he chose to rent initially.
You see, because of tenants not paying rent, or damaging property many landlords have been fo... ››› more
If you think that you're too broke to start investing your money, then you've been misinformed. It is possible to start growing your wealth with as little as R500 ever single month.
Despite what most people think, you don't have to have millions in the bank to invest your money. There are exciting new platforms that you can use to invest with as little as R100.
Of course, R100 gives you ve... ››› more
If you're saving up for a specific goal or don't need access to some of your cash for a while, what are your options when it comes to low-risk investments?
You could opt to put your cash in the bank in a fixed deposit account or you could buy RSA Retail Savings Bonds.
So which is the better option for you?
Read on to find out…
What are RSA Retail Savings Bonds?
RSA Retail Savin... ››› more
I'm often amazed by the raw deals offer to purchase contracts hold for buyers of property.
I recently did a deal on a property without an estate agent as the middleman and boy was I in for a surprise when I saw the supposedly “standard” contract.
My eyes instantly fixated on the following clause:
“In the event of the Purchaser failing to secure loan finance required within 31 (thirty... ››› more
A friend of mine just bought some property - cheap.
In fact, he bought this property from the bank as a distressed sale for 70% less than the developer is selling similar properties to other buyers in the market.
That's right, he paid R90,000 for a piece of prime real estate from the bank. Similar vacant stands like the one he just bought are selling for R300,000 in the same development!
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“Francois, I have R20,000 that's been lying in a savings account for 20 years now - I've finally decided I want to invest the money and make a return to supplement my retirement…” - M
So M wants to invest her money after years of keeping it in a savings account. Turns out she received R15,000 cash 20 years ago as part of her inheritance.
But then she made the biggest mistake she possib... ››› more
Before you entrust a rental agent with your property, you need to make sure that you deal with a few aspects first. As a buy to let landlord, you don't want to find out a few months down the line that your property is falling into disrepair with its new tenants. Read on to find out three crucial aspects of dealing with a rental agent…
When dealing with a rental agent, never forget that the pro... ››› more
When it comes to trying to predict whether a recession is looming, there is one way you can find out. Have a look at the yield curve. Let's take a closer look at why the yield curve can indicate that a recession is on its way…
There's been on-and-off talk about a double-dip US recession for years, Dr Steve Sjuggerud explains in Daily Wealth.
A few months of bad data come out and the mai... ››› more
Investors love being on the front foot and knowing what next hot sector to invest in is. But it's often difficult to predict what's going to be the next big thing. That's why it's important to review top stocks from previous years to see what's worth putting your money on. Experts point to bank deposits and the emerging market banking sector as the way to go in 2013. Here's why you should take adv... ››› more
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