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Monthly Update

Nov 25

Click the link to view our monthly Newsletter Summary – October ‘20 Monthly Market & Fund Update    

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To invest locally or offshore? That really isn’t the question

Nov 16

As a local investor who has faced a bumpy 2020 in financial terms, you may be looking to global markets to expand your investment horizons, with the hope of recouping some of the losses that you may have incurred in local markets this year. Before you move your money offshore though, take a moment as […]

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Investment guidelines to see you through the crisis

Oct 21

Bouts of market volatility may be unsettling but they are an unavoidable feature of long-term investing. The important thing is to avoid making mistakes along the way. These investment guidelines hold true for any environment, but they’re particularly useful to keep in mind during times of extreme volatility. Here are six investment guidelines to keep […]

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The importance of a Will

Oct 21

Too many people don’t consider the essential importance of writing a Will, assuming that everything they have earned will automatically be left to the ‘obvious’, intended beneficiaries when they pass away. But that’s not always the case. WHAT HAPPENS IF I DIE WITHOUT LEAVING A WILL? The short answer : If you pass away without […]

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What Is a Will and Why Do I Need One Now?

Oct 5

The document spells out who should get your assets after your death. A will is a legal document that sets forth your wishes regarding the distribution of your property and the care of any minor children. If you die without a will, those wishes may not be carried out. Further, your heirs may be forced […]

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Saving tips throughout the ages

Sep 21

Planning for retirement is all about setting the right savings goals for each stage of your life, and starting as early as possible. Most South Africans only start saving for retirement at 28 when they should ideally start at 23. Most are also saving less than they should. Here are a few honest conversations you […]

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What is Compliance?

Sep 21

In short – the term compliance describes the ability to act according to an order, set of rules or request. In the context of financial services businesses compliance operates at two levels. Level 1 – compliance with the external rules that are imposed upon an organisation as a whole Level 2 – compliance with internal […]

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Financial Freedom : from surviving to thriving

Jul 2

Most South Africans say they are experiencing anxiety (55%) and nearly half are dealing with financial pressure (46%) and/or depression (40%) during the lockdown, according to a recent online survey by the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG). With the bleak economic forecast and retrenchments or pay cuts on the cards for many South […]

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Surviving a recession

Jun 18

Pay off debt and don’t dip into your retirement savings! With several analysts projecting the economy to contract between 8% and 10% this year, which would result in massive job losses, consumers might be tempted to dip into their retirement savings to buoy their cashflows, but experts have warned that they should not. South Africa […]

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Financial desperation

Jun 5

Financial desperation –  A breeding ground for Ponzi schemes As the coronavirus pandemic leaves more people in financial distress, the breeding ground for investment schemes is unfortunately fertile. Fraudsters know that desperate times call for desperate measures and now, more than ever, we need to remain vigilant against investments scams and schemes. It’s hard to […]

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