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LIFE: Vinyl makes a comeback

Who ever thought that vinyl records would make a big come back in the music industry? Apparently it’s a highly-sought after collectable, and you could potentially make a record return. Blair Burmeister investigates.

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INVESTMENT: Understanding the retail sector

Understanding different sectors is an important part of building an investment portfolio. In this article, Finweek contributor Simon Brown explains the retail sector.

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NEWS: Saving on fuel this month

Road users across the nation will be happy to learn that the fuel price will be decreasing at midnight tonight (2 September 2014). Read more here.

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NEWS: Standard Bank system update

Standard Bank has just released an update on the system disruptions that occurred on the 1st of September 2014. Read more here.

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NEWS: New mental health emergency vehicle launched

Global statistics are indicating that mental illness is on a steady rise. Finweek investigates the newly launched Akeso Clinics’ Psychiatric Intervention Response Unit. Their aim is to assist people with a potentially life-threatening psychological emergency. Read more here.

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MONEY: Ensure debit order legitimacy

To prevent unauthorised debit orders, people need to accept that there is a mutual responsibility for both the service provider and the customer to ensure that debit orders are correctly authorised. Finweek explores a few rules on how to prevent any fraudulent activity.

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TAX: Circular reference problem in new tax bill

The draft 2014 Taxation Laws Amendment Bill brings with it some important proposed changes to the formula that employers use to calculate the fringe benefit value of their contributions to employees’ defined benefit funds. Rob Cooper from Sage VIP Payroll & HR investigates.

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SAVING SAVVY: Five habits of women with financial flair

Every woman can be financially savvy with the right mindset, a good plan and the ability to say no. In this article, FNB’s Eunice Sibiya offers five tips to help you take control of your financial future in August.

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BLOG: One Rand Man #3

The One Rand Man only has R240 left for the rest of the month. With a budget of R40 per day, will he see the 31st with a few coins left in his pocket?

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Finance for non-financial sorts: A company’s moat

This is a new series prepared by Finweek that aims to unpack financial jargon in an easy-to-understand and accessible format. Instead of making accounting dry and boring, we show readers how to apply it to their businesses and investments.

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Finance for non-financial sorts: Record or evaluate?

This is a new series prepared by Finweek that aims to unpack financial jargon in an easy-to-understand and accessible format. Instead of making accounting dry and boring, we show readers how to apply it to their businesses and investments.