Can I make a fraction of my retirement fund accessible during Covid-19?

A travel agent currently not earning a salary wants to know if it is possible for her to access a percentage of her retirement annuity during Covid-19.

I have R5m to invest. What are my options to ensure a salary of R30 000?

A reader who has inherited R5 million in a savings account is looking to invest to ensure a monthly payout of R30 000.

I will have access to R2m soon. How can I cut my monthly expenses?

A reader who retired seven years ago and has been living off other investments will soon gain access to a R2 million fixed deposit. He seeks the advice of an expert on how to go about cutting back on his monthly expenses.

I have R10 000 to invest. What are the best options during Covid-19?

A reader asks about investments during the coronavirus pandemic.

Can I be charged double interest on a home loan plus R50 000 in legal fees?

A reader questions the legality of being charged double interest on outstanding bond debt, as well as thousands in legal fees.

I'm under debt review. How will lockdown affect my repayment order?

I’m currently under debt review. How will the national lockdown affect my monthly repayments as per order? 

What if I can't pay my rent during lockdown?

The landlord and tenant relationship can be traced back to the 10th century. It is an intrinsic relationship that is here to stay, however it ultimately evolves.

As a private individual, can I request a rental payment holiday?

As a private individual without the clout of big business, what are my options to request a rental holiday/reduction? The lease is on an annual basis.

Is it worth investing in a living annuity during the time of Covid-19?

A Fin24 reader heading into retirement seeks the opinion of an expert on investing during the uncertainty of Covid-19.

My property registration was sent off just before the lockdown. Do I still have to pay rent?

My concern is that I bought my house for cash in December 2019. Just before the nationwide lockdown was announced, my registration papers was sent to the Deeds Office. Unfortunately too late.

I won't earn any income until the end of June - how will I pay my debt?

Due to markets and festivals closing until the end of June, a Fin24 reader will have no source of income and wants to know if there will be a payment holiday period. A debt expert responds.

Large SA companies are not paying full rent. What will happen to small businesses who refuse?

A lawyer expects that a huge number of demands for payment and summonses will be issued after the lockdown.

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