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Steps women need to take to prepare for longevity

Many people find planning for retirement challenging, but retirement planning for women can be particularly tricky. This isn’t because women are any less capable of planning for the future than men, or less interested in saving. Rather, it’s as a result of one simple reality – women tend to live longer than men.

Effects of EWC on Land Bank

In the Land Bank’s 2018 Annual Report released earlier this week, the top risk on a list of 18 principal risks is unsurprisingly the issue of land reform and the impact of the possibility of Expropriation Without Compensation (EWC). 

Key benefits of a restaurant franchise model

A franchise with a proven track record will probably have a lower risk and should therefore be an attractive investment. When investors are considering a franchise in the restaurant industry they should, however, evaluate the following pointers that could influence their decision:

Beating the odds and staying wealthy

In 1982, Forbes Magazine in the United States published its now renowned list of the 400 wealthiest Americans for the first time, ranked by their net worth. Twenty-one years later, JP Morgan conducted a study to examine the list and determine which families remained amongst the country’s wealthiest. The result was astonishing:

Victory for Ramaphosa, but hung NEC will challenge

Geoff Blount | Managing Director | BayHill Capital | geoffb@bayhill.co.za | www.bayhillcapital.co.za |  This is a win for Cyril Ramaphosa, but given the make-up of the new NEC, this is not necessarily a loss for the Zuma faction within the ANC. Markets got this one wrong – and were pricing in a Cyril slate victory, rather than a “hung” NEC. Hence, we expect the rand and the domestic-facing stocks to weaken tomorrow after their recent rally. Some of the euphoria will be repriced out of the market and it will retrace some of its steps as the reality sinks in. If people were looking for

What makes a valid will?

Your will is one of the most important documents on which you ever have to place your signature. It is your last wishes on earth and the document that determines how your assets should be divided, nominates an executor and trustee to take care of the division of the estate's assets and to handle the administration of any trust assets.

Using TFSA’s and RA’s to achieve better savings rates

With the range of investment options available today, the choice of products investment products is overwhelming. Perhaps this is one reason that when it comes to household savings, South Africa does not fare well compared to global standards.

Weighing up the risks in the land debate

Hot on the heels of President Ramaphosa telling the European Parliament on 14 November  that South African land reforms will be enacted in adherence to the country’s Constitution, the joint constitutional review committee formally recommended that section 25 of the Constitution be amended to allow for expropriation of land without compensation.

FEATURE | PROTECTING AND GROWING YOUR WEALTH

In this feature, we take a look at wealth creation and the protection of high net-worth individuals (HNWI) assets. With so many financial products available both locally and internationally how does one know what to invest in, when to invest and how much of one’s assets should be allocated to a particular investment product?

More important than ever to manage finances

Two weeks have passed since political drama caused havoc in markets yet again, this time with very serious consequences for the South African economy, consumers and investors.
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