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Four often overlooked steps to reducing financial stress

A lot of people are quite financially stressed right now. It’s understandable – it’s been a hard few years for most of us, and the uphill climb back to a bustling economy, both locally and globally, is far from [...]

Four often overlooked steps to reducing financial stress 2019-09-23T08:00:06+00:00

Five reasons to be stoked on SA

Most of us know someone who has emigrated, or is about to emigrate. After several hard years for our nation, it can sometimes seem like the bad is overwhelming. And, the South African media often seem to talk about [...]

Five reasons to be stoked on SA 2019-09-02T08:39:47+00:00

Diversifying happiness

The ancient philosopher Aristotle came up with a single word for what every person wants: ‘Eudaimonia’. Eudaimonia means happiness but more than that it alludes to a sense of fulfillment. Many people have viewed financial planning as the management [...]

Diversifying happiness 2019-09-09T08:00:27+00:00

Take the dread out of disease cover

A lot of people misunderstand the term ‘dread disease cover’… and with that name, it’s enough to take the smile out of anyone’s day. But dread disease or CI (critical illness) insurance is a powerful tool to ensure that health emergencies don’t trip up your financial dreams or weigh heavily on your family.

Take the dread out of disease cover 2019-08-26T08:00:30+00:00

Mind the gap within

What you think you can do and what you can do are not the same thing. What would you try with your finances if you couldn’t fail? When it comes to the things we want in life, most of them are inextricably linked with our finances.

Mind the gap within 2019-08-12T08:00:07+00:00

The seven habits of cyber secure people

It’s not for nothing that cyber crime and hacking was considered 2019’s number one “major risk” by the world’s largest insurer, Allianz, in their latest Risk Barometer Survey. These days, it’s not if the security of your electronic identity and assets will be tried by a criminal, it’s when.

The seven habits of cyber secure people 2019-08-05T08:00:13+00:00

Running on empty – is it time to fill up your tank?

Are you the type of person who puts in a little petrol here, a little petrol there, or enough to last you the week based on calculations you’ve done of what you need, or are you someone who fills your tank up every time you visit the garage?

Running on empty – is it time to fill up your tank? 2019-07-22T08:00:56+00:00

Tips for a less taxing tax season

‘Tax season’ elicits in most people the kind of shudder you’d imagine ‘open season’ to elicit in hunted animals. We all hate doing our taxes and, because of this, we often postpone the inevitable, sometimes with horrible consequences like penalties and waiting hours at SARS.

Tips for a less taxing tax season 2019-07-08T08:00:23+00:00

Soil is not enough – what does it mean to be truly rich?

Last month we talked about interest rate risk – the risk of your investment devaluing and you losing money due to changes in interest rate. In a sense, this is about an investment’s possibility of flailing due to macroeconomic conditions. This month, we’re going to look at credit risk.

Soil is not enough – what does it mean to be truly rich? 2019-07-01T07:58:02+00:00
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