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Marriage and Divorce | Plan ahead to safeguard your assets

With four out of 10 marriages in South Africa ending in divorce before their tenth anniversary, it is crucial that spouses plan ahead to safeguard their assets.

Political instability a concern?

While South Africans are still coming to terms with the implications of junk status (so far not much), global markets are not standing still and a number of notable developments are taking place.

Actively growing your wealth

When it comes to successful investing, there is no goose that lays the golden egg. So, while passive versus active investing is often presented as a simple either/or, in reality there should never be a binary choice between active or passive investment vehicles as the sole solution to your investment needs.

Investor opportunities using S12J VCCs?

In June 2009, The Income Tax Act was amended to make provision for investors to be incentivised to invest in Venture Capital Companies (VCCs).

A bumpy ride for the rand in 2019?

Few currencies matched the rand’s turbulence in 2017, with factors such as Trumpenomics, the firing of finance minister Pravin Gordhan and the appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC president, contributing to the R2.04 price swing during the year.

Tax impact on your retirement savings

Despite the tax benefits on retirement contributions and the tax free growth, the fact that pension income benefits are ultimately taxed has led people to question whether saving in a retirement fund really is better than making your own retirement savings arrangements with after-tax earnings.

South African investors need to fall out of love with equities

South Africa’s equity market capitalisation equates to more than 200% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), the highest proportion in the world and a level that is simply not sustainable.

SA HEDGE FUNDS – PERFORMANCE AND QUALITY DEFY QUANTITY

In the words of Alexander Graham Bell, "when one door closes, another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the...

Looking to invest offshore?

Investing offshore should never be a knee-jerk reaction to current events, but rather a decision that is taken as part of an overall financial plan. With elections looming and many investors in panic mode, South Africans need to make sure they are investing offshore for the right reasons.

Demand simple, personalised life insurance

The start of the year is a common time for people to re-evaluate their lifestyles, their careers and their financial situations. This often manifests as the famous “New Year’s resolution,” an impulsive decision to kickstart the year with some form of lifestyle change, fitness goal or new habit.
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