At Franc we emphasise over and over again that saving is not enough – you must invest your savings. But there are so many different ways to invest your money. Here, in our opinion, are the best types of investments in South Africa.
Nic is an investment specialist with over 40 years investment experience. His other interests include short cappuccinos and guitar.
The stock market goes up and down. The Satrix 40 ETF – the equity fund in which Franc invests members’ money – goes up and down with it. Here’s how these stock markets work, and who decides the share prices.
The only things certain in life are death and taxes. This is something worth remembering when we are tempted to postpone our investment strategies.
If you’re starting on the long journey of creating a nest egg, you might look into tax-free accounts and retirement annuities. They’re not actually mutually exclusive, but in this life, it’s important to know what you’re buying and why.
At the end of last week the big markets in the USA were lower than they were at the beginning of January. And the question is… should you care?
What is "risk" when it comes to money and investing? This article answers that question and explains how Franc's in-app risk assessment helps our users.
In this article we're going to explain a bit more about debt – what makes it bad… and when it is good.
You may have seen articles about the decision by the SA Reserve Bank last week to keep interest rates unchanged. What does this have to do with your savings plan?
Stokvels are an important part of the South African savings culture. Many stokvels still operate in a traditional way. This article suggests how we can update them a bit.