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Investing: How elections matter

There are three things we should never discuss around the dinner table: money, politics and religion. Ironically, the three things we normally always talk about around the dinner table… are money, politics and religion! One reason for this is [...]

Investing: How elections matter 2020-12-21T08:00:38+00:00

The gift of compounding interest

Every holiday season, the search begins for gifts that keep on giving. From music to cooking classes and other hobby-related courses - scores of us try to find a gift that won’t be tossed onto the pile of unwanted, [...]

The gift of compounding interest 2020-12-14T08:00:11+00:00

Taking stock and talking stocks

Anyone with a mediocre knowledge of investing will be familiar with the term “stock”.  But few people are aware that there common stocks and preferred stocks. And they’re fundamentally different. Stocks have been traded for over 400 years - [...]

Taking stock and talking stocks 2020-11-23T08:00:19+00:00

Three ways to survive a bear market

What do you do when a bear attacks? For many of us, we don’t live near any bears, so we’re likely to be unprepared. When it comes to a bear market, the situation is not too different. No one [...]

Three ways to survive a bear market 2020-11-20T08:00:45+00:00

What lockdown taught us about wills

When lockdown happened, it happened fast. For some, there were only a few days to prepare for an indeterminate time of severe restrictions. For others, they had more to do and less time in which to do it. Travellers [...]

What lockdown taught us about wills 2020-11-09T08:00:23+00:00

The next best thing for investors…

Ray Dalio is an American billionaire hedge fund manager and philanthropist who has served as co-chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates since 1985. As a thought leader and industry pioneer, he also founded the world’s largest hedge fund and [...]

The next best thing for investors… 2020-10-26T08:00:47+00:00

Who wants to save more?

This is not such an easy question to answer. Many of us may shoot up our hands, quickly realizing that what follows is a tough call-to-action: “Then start saving!” So we shrivel back and think we’ll rather start saving [...]

Who wants to save more? 2020-10-19T08:00:10+00:00

How much is enough?

Medical aid (including insurance products) contributions need to form part of our overall financial planning. Every year these products are adjusted slightly - both in how much they cost in monthly premiums and in what they cover. These increasing [...]

How much is enough? 2020-10-05T13:00:01+00:00

Pre-Lockdown vs Post-Lockdown Spending Trends

The largest factor in our wealth creation, and our wealth protection, is our behaviour. How we choose to save and how we choose to spend are the habits that will determine if we are able to grow our money [...]

Pre-Lockdown vs Post-Lockdown Spending Trends 2020-09-28T08:30:51+00:00

ETF not EFF

Not to be confused with the EFF (the South African political party or the lesser-known Electronic Frontier Foundation…), ETFs have been gaining popularity in investment portfolios for about a decade. ETFs (exchange-traded funds) were first developed in the early [...]

ETF not EFF 2020-09-21T12:16:51+00:00
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