Me in 5 seconds

Hi, I am Walter. I am husband and father. I am planning to become completely debt free before my kids go to school.

I am the creator of The 🔥 Consumer Braai Index (CBI) ©  &  😱 The RA Horror Show. I also started this site, along with, end of 2019. On this site, I share some of my own research - best RAs, best JSE stock brokers- as well as thoughts on investing and personal finance. A lot of the material I share is interactive. So you can use my calculations & apply it to your own situation.

Warning: If you 💗 Old Mutual; Sanlam or Liberty, you will hate me! Good-bye 👋

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🏆 Comparisons

- Retirement Annuities. Here are the most cost effective RA solutions in SA
- JSE Trading Platforms. I compare costs for investing in JSE shares.
- Best Fixed Deposits. SA's fixed deposits compared and ranked. Hosted at

🗺️ Interactive Guides

Here are some of the more popular guides I have written.
- Should I contribute to an RA?
- Here are three ways to pay less tax in 2021/22.
- A mini-guide to RSA Retail Bonds. What are they? How do they compare to fixed deposits?
- Guide To TFSAs. A middle finger to SARS 🖕 & how much tax you can actually save.
- Saving for my Child's Education(in progress)

🔨 Tools

- Fees calculator. Effect of fees on your retirement. Work, work, work and retire after 80.
- Should I move my RA if moving entails huge fees? Sanlam, Old Mutual, Liberty often charge penalties before you can move. Does it still make sense?
- A financial independence calculator for South Africans.. When can I be financial independent?
- Home Loan Calculator - Additional Payments. How much earlier can you pay off your home loan by paying in an additional R500, R1000?
- Home Loan Calculator - Lower Rates. What impact do lower interest rates have on your existing home loan.


- 🕊️ My email address is [email protected]. Give me feedback. Got a question? Or want to complain about your Sanlam advisor? I love getting mails.
- 🐦 You can also find me on Twitter. @ratecompare